Our mighty force of health lies mostly within our nervous system. This system controls the function of every cell, tissue and organ in your body. The nervous system can perceive a "threat" (i.e danger or in the above example an injury like a cut). When that threat is perceived the nervous system initiates an action. That action could be a reflex to quickly move your hand away from a hot pan. The action could also be initiation of the immune system to fight off germs or the initiation of new cells to form and repair our wound.
So, what happens if the nervous system doesn't function properly? You probably guessed it already...your whole body will suffer and not function properly.
Maintaining optimum function of your nervous system can be accomplished in a few easy steps:
- Your spine houses and protects the bulk of the nervous system (spinal cord and spinal nerves). However, occasionally the vertebra (bones) that make up your spine will become restricted or misaligned from their proper position. When these little guys misalign, their normal range of motion becomes limited. We may notice this when we have tight muscles, back pain, headaches, neck pain, or even numbness and tingling. However, a subtle misalign can affect the function of the nervous system and we be unaware. So how do you keep you spine moving well?
- Nutrition is important in providing your nervous system with the proper nutrients to function. A well balanced diet with proper intake of water can help your nervous system have everything that it needs to function at 100%. Some of the most important things to consider include: Vitamin B, water, fatty acids, electrolytes, and vitamin C.
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