The signs and symptoms of stress are innumerable, and chances are you are surviving (not thriving) in a constant state of stress. “I’m not stressed”, you say? Most of us say the same thing, and what we have seen is that living in a state of stress response has become the new normal. So normal, in fact, that we don’t “feel” the stress, and we believe we are thriving! Reality check, we aren’t!
Your body thinks it’s in mortal danger because your stress response isn’t turning off.
Our nervous systems are confused, and they need a little help regulating the stress response. Our physiological stress response to non-immediate stresses should not be the same as when we are fighting a gorilla for survival! We do our part by making sure your neurotransmitters are actually communicating via synapses with your organs by getting that subluxation out of the way! A subluxation and a misalignment are NOT the same! A subluxation is a misalignment of the cervical vertebrae that impairs the ability of the nervous system to send and receive messages to and from the brain and throughout the body. Every single cell, tissue, and organ in the body can be affected by a subluxation because of where the subluxation is located. Although there is some debate on where a subluxation is located, through extensive research Upper Cervical Doctors believe that subluxations are located in the top two cervical vertebrae, which is where the brain-stem is housed. The brain-stem is the biggest bundle of nerves throughout the spinal cord, but the spinal cavity is the same size all the way through, this means the likelihood of nerve interference is far greater at the site of the cervical vertebrae. In fact, there are 274 unique ways the cervical vertebrae alone can become misaligned. That’s 274 ways your nervous system can be impaired and a misalignment can become a subluxation.
Removing subluxations is only half the battle.
You can do your part by helping your body regulate hormones in a natural and safe way through supplements. Why is all of this important? Because we want to make sure our bodies are increasing and restricting chemical responses appropriately so that we can start thriving, and stop just surviving!! Sometimes our bodies need help in regulating hormones and neurotransmitters. There are several ways you can regulate your stress response NATURALLY:
- Eat plenty of whole organic foods
- Address mental and emotional stress triggers
- Exercise daily
- Remove as many chemicals as possible
- Use supplements to fill in nutritional gaps
- Research medications and try to find more natural solutions
- Get plenty of sleep
- Watch less TV
A constant state of stress response wreaks havoc on health.
We all know how stress can negatively affect our health – we know that stress increases risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue, and on and on the list can go. The point is, we KNOW these things! It’s time to put that knowledge to work, and emerge a healthier and happier person!