Dehydration can cause a person to have many unhealthy symptoms. Remember to try and drink half of your body weight in ounces. A hydrated body is a happy body. Choose Wisely, Be well!!
We offer free alkalized water to our patients!! There has been research done showing that cancer can not live in an alkaline body. Offering this is another great reason why Durbin Wellness Center goes above and beyond for their patients. Contact them for information on how alkaline water can help you.
Your spinal column has 4 main functions:
1. To protect your brain and spinal cord.
2. To support your hips, legs, shoulders, and arms.
3. To serve as attachments to muscles, permitting you to stand and move.
4. To support your head and ribs.
If your spine becomes unbalanced, it stresses your bones, spinal cord, brain and other nerves and causes pain, fatigue, weakness and disease (loss of health or wholeness). The Durbin Wellness Center here in Peoria, Illinois is able to locate this unbalance and realign your spinal column to remove stress fromm your nerves and bones, thus helping to restore health and wholeness to your body.
Your brain and spinal cord are very delicate. Since brain damage can be permanent, your soft brain is surrounded by hard bone to protect it. If your spinal cord were protected by solid bone you wouldn’t be able to bend or twist. Instead it is surrounded by spinal bones that are stacked up like a pile of bagels or donuts (with the center holes forming a “canal” through which your spinal cord passes). However, with flexibility you give up a bit of protection. Your spinal bones may slip out of position and damage or stress the very nerves they are designed to protect. This condition is called a subluxation and chiropractors here at the Durbin Wellness Center are trained in locating this nerve-damaged condition.
6 Steps to a Healthier You!
Taken from “To Your Health” magazine
1. Beat the Leading Cause of Death
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, responsible for at least 26% of all deaths. Finding natural ways to reduce your risk of developing heart disease can give you the most years with the people you love. Studies show that Vitamin D can help reduce cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
2. Engage the Body
Physical activity promotes a lean physique, of course, but studies have now identified that regular exercise also has a direct causal role in how long we can live. Physical activity in midlife helps to retain overall health later in life.
3. Slash Inflammation
While acute inflammation is an important way for the body to rid itself of infectious agents, chronic inflammation is often an unhealthy situation that is associated with heart disease, stroke, tye 2 diabetes, arthritis and a host of other afre-related debilitating diseases. Yoga reduces inflammation implicated in stress and premature aging.
4. Excite the Brain
Like your biceps, triceps, etc., the brain is a muscle and must be positively stimulated in order to maintain optimum performance. Challenging the brain improves cognitive function (mental exercises aid cognitive skills).
5. Maintain Healthy Relationships
As social creatures, humans respond positively to interactions with others, and this engagement is now confirmed to boost health and well-being as we age. Strong, functioning relationships benefit overall health.
6. Stay Well-Informed
According to Greek philosopher Diogenes, “The only good is knowledge, and the only evil ignorance.” Given today’s healthcare climate, we each must serve as our own health advocate. Staying well-informed may indeed be the best medicine. The majority of American adults rely on the internet for health information.
How many of these are you participating in on a regular basis?? These aren’t the only 6 ways to maximize your health, but they are a great place to start! There’s never a bad time to sit down and assess your current health and what you can do to improve it, especially when some simple behavior and lifestyle modifications can have a profound impact on your lifespan. Talk to your doctor for more information!
Do You Get Enough of This Powerful Immune Booster???
Americans don’t get enough sleep to stay healthy! Only about 1 in 4 gets a full 8 hours of sleep! Yet research shows that a person’s sleep amount is an important predictor of reduced immunity and susceptibility to sickness and disease. Humans with shorter sleep times have been shown to be more susceptible to viruses, bacterial infections, cancer and obesity.
Beat viruses with a good night’s sleep: a study at Carnegie Mellon University showed that individuals sleeping an average of less than 7 hours a night had almost 3 times (300%) greater incidence of sickness that did those who slept 8 hours or longer. Also, those with lower sleep efficiency were more likely to get sick. Sleep efficiency is the ratio of time spent sleeping compared to time spent in bed.
A good night’s sleep reduces cancer risk: another recent study concluded that women who exercised and got a full night’s sleep had the lowest incidences of breast and other cancers. However, women who exercised but got less than 7 hours of sleep a night had significantly higher cancer risk.
Sleep can also reduce the risk of excess weight and obesity. Inadequate sleep alters the level of key hormones that regulate the hunger signal, causing appetite stimulation.
What should you do if you can’t sleep???
Stay away from prescription drugs because all they do is put you into a stupor that resembles sleep but is not sleep and does not confer any of the benefits of sleep. One of the best foods for the sleep deprived is sunflower seeds because they contain high levels of 4 nutrients that are very important for sleep. Taking a safe, high quality melatonin supplement for adults over 35 may also help promote healthy sleep.
*Article from www.alignlife.com