Are you aware that our nervous system is essentially the master of our entire body? We live our life through the nervous system, so, simply put: a better nervous system means a better life. Our nervous system effects everything from our ability to digest food, enjoy a sunny day, or be delighted by a child’s laughter. Our nervous system is what allows us to experience life at a greater level. However, if your nervous system is compromised, it will affect your ability to live life to the fullest.
Most everyone has experienced neck pain at some point in their life, and knows just how frustrating it can be, making the age-old saying “a pain in the neck” one that is so relatable. Just recently, Loyola University presented a new study, in which they set out to learn more about neck pain and to answer the question of whether or not women experience more neck pain than men.
You reach for something on the top shelf of your cupboard, and you wince in pain as a muscle in your back spasms. The pain is excruciating, and you can barely move. How could it be that something as simple as reaching for a cup could result in such terrible pain?
The New York Times published an article earlier this year explaining how the New York State Attorney General in the U.S. accused major retailers of fraudulently labeling several of their supplements. These supplements included gigko biloba, ginseng, valerian root, St. John’s wort, and more.
Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin”, has been making headlines in recent years for its possible health benefits. Some reports indicate that a when people have deficient amounts of Vitamin D, they face a number of incredibly serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.
Some chiropractors and other natural healing disciplines suggest that occasional fasting has positive effects of cleansing the body and ridding it of toxins, allowing it functions better.
Others critique fasting, saying it starves the body and that regular periods in between eating, such as during sleep, are enough to give the digestive system the rest it needs.
So…whom do we believe?
Natural remedies are becoming increasingly popular as people are looking for alternatives to pharmaceuticals. If you'd like to try some natural remedies for common ailments, you don't have to spend a lot of money. Most kitchen cupboards are full of good stuff that works as natural remedies!
Do you prefer walking, jogging, hiking, or running? No matter your preference, do at least one of these daily for 30 minutes. Research has shown that walking for 30 minutes a day helps with heart health. Plus, it's free and fun!