Health: Healthy Habit #1 The Nervous System

Published by: Joe Esposito on Saturday February 1st, 2014

Joe Esposito

There are 3 healthy habits we must have in order to obtain and maintain great health…

The first of my 3 Healthy Habits involves ensuring that your nervous system is working correctly. Your nervous system is your first defense against poisoning your own body. Problems with your nervous system short-circuit your energy, vitality and your ability to fight off disease, illness and ageing which equal one thing-your body being poisoned.

Let good ol’ Dr. Joe explain this one for you:

The brain sends messages down the spine, out to the nerves to every cell in your body. There are about 80 trillion cells in your body. Every single cell is controlled by the nervous system.

So, if you have a bone in the spine out of place pinching a nerve, if you have muscle spasm,  if one of your hips is higher than the other one of if your spine is twisted, for example, that could mean that you’re blocking the messages from the brain to the body. You HAVE to make sure that’s working.

There are some simple tests you can do to see if you have nerve interference. The easiest test is to ask yourself: “Do I have back or neck pain?” If you do, you have an irritated nerve. The best thing for this condition is to find out what is irritating the nerve and fix or repair it. By far, the most common cause of back pain is a bone in the spine that has moved out of alignment- this one simple issue which can usually be resolved through the painless work of a chiropractor. I am stunned at the number of people who live their lives consumer with back and neck pain and sometimes proceed to needless back surgeries with huge life-changing negative outcomes without ever thinking to consult with a chiropractor. When people who ARE aware of chiropractors consider their work, the first thought is usually the fact that chiropractors are synonymous with a resolution for some sort of back or neck pain.

Pain, as an indicator of a problem, is sometimes a good gauge of the need for help for your nervous system. However, about 80% of your nerves don’t cause pain. A qualified practitioner can test the nerves that don’t feel pain. So why risk it? Get a chiropractor to check you out.

Did you know?

  • Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year- that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable.
  • Know heart attack symptoms, but plan for prevention
    • Eat a healthy diet
    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • Exercise regularly
    • Don’t smoke
    • Avoid or limit alcohol use
    • Monitor your blood pressure
    • Have your cholesterol checked
    • Manage your diabetes
    • Take your medicine
    • If you have any concerns about the above recommendations, or any health issues, be sure to set up a time to discuss them with Dr. Joe.