You body was created to survive. How you survive depends on your conscious choice in the 6 essentials for life. If you make good choices, the response is health. If you make bad choices, the responses lead to pain, disease and death. It is a choice!
1. Evaluate what you eat
There are two kinds of food – acid and alkaline. Your body was designed to operate in an alkaline state, which requires alkaline foods – mostly fruits and vegetables. Eating too much of the acid foods make your body acidic, causing acute physical stress. The food recommended in your Hygiea Health Plan will work to alkalize.
2. Evaluate what you drink
Your body is mostly water and needs water as its primary liquid. Since your body was designed to regulate itself internally, drinking stimulants puts stress on your body and interferes with the regulation of blood sugar. Through our evaluation we will determine the exact amount of water you need.
3. Evaluate how you exercise
Your body needs exercise that increases your heart rate, promotes muscle activity and aids neurological integration, so your body works as it was designed. Excellent exercises that achieve all 3 are swimming or walking correctly. We are bid fans of Burst exercise, especially for those who need to lose weight.
4. Evaluate how you rest
Adequate, uninterrupted sleep each night is essential for cleansing and cell repair. If you eat large meals too close to bedtime or drink the wrong liquids throughout the day, you over-stimulate your body. This makes uninterrupted, restful, repairing sleep difficult
5. Evaluate how and what you breathe
How – correct breathing is important because it activates the diaphragm in a manner in which it was designed, which augments heart action. Correct breathing helps re-balance the autonomic nervous system.
What – if you can smell the air you breathe, it’s stressful. While the toxins in your food and liquids are cleaned by the liver before entering the bloodstream, the toxins you breathe – from smoking or living/working in a smoke/smog-filled environment, go directly into your bloodstream.
6. Evaluate what you think about
What you think about affects your body. Think about a lemon and your mouth fills with saliva. If you are angry or in fear, your body is so uptight as if you were fighting a tiger. If you worry, your nervous system triggers more acid in your stomach even if you have nothing in your stomach – producing indigestion and ulcers. And most of these physically harmful feelings come from replaying the past.
Your Hygiea Health Plan will incorporate recommendations for the 6 Essentials for Life. These recommendations are incorporated slowly and within your comfort zone.
More information can be found on our website in the Healthy Living section.
Contact our Sherman Oaks chiropractor at 818-788-8242 for information about our programs.