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Chiropractor Weekly Sticky: Why Adjustments Don’t Heal You

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If you were the unfortunate recipient of a nasty cut, you know what it’s like to get stitches. With a little local anesthetic and some skilled suturing, your cut looks much cleaner. After a few days when the stitches come out, you barely notice there was even a wound. So did the stitches do the healing?

Stitches and Chiropractic Adjustments have one thing in common… they can’t heal you. Sure, both may be necessary after an injury. But both can only create a cleaner environment for the healing to take place. Stitches align skin to seal a wound, adjustments align vertebrae to ease nerve pressure – but it’s the healing power of Life inside you that completes the job.

The next time you come in for an adjustment to instantly fix your headache, your sciatica or your sleeping problems, understand it isn’t the adjustment that produces the result. It simply creates an environment more conducive for healing. The doctor inside you is the one who deserves credit for the work.

Thanks: Chiropracitc Weekly Sticky

Chiropractic Weekly Sticky: Healing with the Brakes on…

foot on brake

Ever feel like you’re spinning your wheels when it comes to staying healthy? You eat right, exercise five days a week and try to get enough sleep – you’ve got the ‘pedal to the metal’ when it comes to staying fit, but something’s holding you back. Maybe it’s time to pay more attention to your Nerve System.

Although you’ve got one foot on the gas, Subluxations can put the brakes on your pro- gress. Subluxations are troublesome misalignments in your spine that irritate your Nerve System and rob you of potential health energy. The effect is like trying to drive with your brakes on. You’ve got your fitness throttle wide open, but you’re going nowhere fast.

If you want to stop spinning your wheels when it comes to your health, prioritize your spinal care. When it comes to unleashing more health horse power, nothing releases the brake like Chiropractic can.

Thanks to Rob at The Weekly Sticky

When You Eat and What You Eat

If you are of a certain age then you most assuredly recall either your grandparents or parents starting off most days with a ham/bacon/egg breakfast loaded with saturated fats, triglycerides and cholesterol. Since the federal government (via the USDA and their vile “Food Pyramid”) indicted these components as factors for heart disease, most Americans now shun such a breakfast instead opting for “healthier” fare like whole-wheat toast with artificial better-for-you-than-butter spreads or maybe skipping breakfast altogether and stopping at Starbucks for a no-fat triple shot latte, or perhaps a bowl of Special-K cereal with skim milk.

Since Americans adopted this “healthier” high-carb-low-fat diet strategy, obesity rates have skyrocketed as have diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic-syndrome.

This article may explain why this is the case and also vindicate our forefathers’ eating habits. Now granted, it was done in mice and human trials need to be performed before we can accept this as gospel. BUT, the mice model used has demonstrated over time to be a fairly accurate surrogate for humans. Therefore I’m passing this along to all my patients interested in better health and achieving an ideal body weight.

Follow along…

“Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Baylor College of Medicine kept two groups of mice. One group got a high-fat meal upon waking and a low-fat meal before bedtime; the other had the low-fat meal first and the high-fat meal for dinner. Both groups of mice consumed “identical” amounts of total calories and calories from fat. But the mice with high-fat breakfasts had “significantly lower body weights and body fat composition” than their counterparts who ate high-fat dinners.” (1,2)

“Those weren’t the only differences. The mice that began the day with more carbs developed insulin resistance, a condition that increases the risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. They also wound up with more insulin, leptin and triglycerides circulating in their blood, which are also associated with diabetes and heart disease.”(2)

The authors believe that:

“consumption of a high-fat [breakfast] is associated with increased ability to respond appropriately to carbohydrate meals ingested later … whereas a high-carbohydrate morning meal seems to ‘fix’ the metabolism toward carbohydrate usage and impairs the ability to adjust metabolism toward fat usage later.” (1)

Bottom Line
The old-wive’s-tale goes: “Eat a King’s breakfast, a Prince’s lunch and a Pauper’s dinner” and it appears they were intuitively onto one of the characteristics of a healthy lifestyle. By making your biggest meal of the day a low-carb breakfast, you may actually:
• lose more weight than your identical twin who eats the same number of calories as you in their “healthier” American diet, and
• reduce your risks of developing Insulin Resistance and Type-2 Diabetes, and
• naturally develop more a more lean body composition.

Our parents and grandparents were pretty smart, weren’t they?