Everyone is looking for the latest, newest thing to optimize their health. I would like to reintroduce you to the simplest of all things: Oxygen.
How important is Oxygen? Well it:
Creates energy (defeats fatigue)
Aids in digestion
Cleans & detoxifies the system
Metabolizes fats & carbohydrates
Transports gases across cell membranes (helping create energy and remove waste product)
Makes hormones & proteins (either as a catalyst or an ingredient)
Maintains a strong immune system
And much more!
Quotes from experts:
“Cancer has one prime cause. The replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body’s cells by an anaerobic (oxygen-deficient) respiration.” -Dr. Otto Warburg ~ 1883-1970, Winner Nobel Prize 1931
“Starved of oxygen the body will become ill & if this persists it will die.” -Dr. John Muntz, Nutritional Scientist
“In all serious diseases we find a low oxygen state. Hypoxia, or lack of oxygen in the tissues, is the fundamental cause for all degenerative diseases.” -Dr. Stephen Levine, Renowned Molecular Biologist
“Breathing is the first place, not the last, one should look when fatigue, disease, or other evidence of disordered energy presents itself.” -Dr. Sheldon Saul Hendler – Oxygen Breakthrough
Sit-up straight and take a deep breath. Now hunch over and take a deep breath. The difference is obvious. Proper posture is the best way to maintain proper breathing.
Did you know that your ability to take a full breath after age 20 decreases 5-20% per decade.
So how does Chiropractic help?
With chiropractic adjustments the ribcage can open and close efficiently as tight intercostal muscles are relaxed. Also, chiropractic adjustments to the neck will stimulate the vagus nerve which controls the Diaphragm, allowing for deeper fuller breaths. Next time you get adjusted, pay close attention to how much easier you can breathe afterwards. If you get a chance to watch someone else get adjusted, watch for the huge change in the motion of their rib cage. Chiropractic care can also improve your posture, which allows for better breathing and fuller breaths.
By Dr. Jesse Call, Sycamore Valley Chiropractic