Last week I shared a piece about 10 foods that are banned in other countries but are leagal in the United States. After that post, I received several comments asking if I had any suggestions for good food choices since I had shut down so many others. This week I am sharing another infographic from the Mercola website.
I came across this article on the Mercola website. It had this really awesome Infographic that I feel is beneficial to everyone. I found it interesting that the FDA approved these items that are banned in many 1st world countries like England, Australia, and Canada.
To this day the leading cause of death in the U.S. is Heart Disease. The number one trigger to heart disease is stress. Structural stress in particular can wreak havoc on your body and your nervous system
When we are stressed our bodies release a hormone called Cortisol. This particular hormone suppresses bodily functions such as: immune response, digestion, urinary, and bowel. This also leads to fatigue, irritability, and tension.
Today’s post is not meant to be finger pointing or shaming parents for how they transport their children, but more of an eye opener to social norms that may not be the best for the structural development of our children.
Often patients come to me with concerns about their posture. They are frequently worried about ending up with that “hump” that their mother or grandmother has. Most of the time, a Dowager’s hump will not make you look like Quasimodo. However, it can be the cause of degeneration and constriction on the spine and nervous system.
I remember taking a biochemistry course in college where the professor pounded the idea into us that “Structure Determines Function.” He was using this to talk about biochemical processes of course. However, this same adage is applicable to our own lives in many ways. Look at your car or any mechanical device. If the structure is not correctly placed, do you think it will function as desired? The same is true of our bodies. If the structural components of our body are not how they need to be, we will not function properly.
Often a patient will describe their experience with discomfort as, “I think I slept wrong.” Sometimes we neglect just how important a good night’s rest is. When we look at the numbers, we spend a third of each day sleeping. Why then do some wake up feeling sore or completely unrested after a solid 8 hours? The answer may be your pillow or mattress.