Dysfunctions within the human body happen every day. They can be dangerous because decay starts to happen without any symptoms as first. In most cases, a person doesn’t not know there is a problem until they are in pain, hospitalized, or the disease has formed into something worse. Degeneration is the human life time is a fact of life; with each day, we slowly lose health potential. There are three main causes that can worsen a body’s overall health and those are injury, toxicity, and deficiency. By understanding how those three groups can damage our health, we can make daily changes that can promote longevity.
An injury can affect the body in multiple ways, such as cellular damage, repetitive stress on the body, and an emotional injury. First, cellular damage is mostly caused by unhealthy foods. Heavily adulterated foods when consumed in high quantity can cause direct injury to our cells. Food categories that are deep-fried, highly processed, sugar filled snacks and beverages, and anything that contains MSG, aspartame, or nitrites we need to be aware of. Our body cells need a clean environment that gives them nutrition, not disease. Second, repetitive stress injury can be a sprained ankle, whiplash from a car accident, or a strained back. If injured joints and muscles are not properly taken care of post-injury, it might result in scar tissue buildup and nerve dysfunctions that will cause degeneration and problems with mobility over time. Lastly, emotional injury fogs the mind; the main connector of our nervous system. When the mind is overthinking, anxiety and fear occur that stress the body making our nervous system weak. How fast does a unhappy person get sick? Very fast.
On the other hand, we have toxicity. There are two types of toxicity: exogenous and endogenous. Exogenous are chemicals that are not made from our bodies and we tend to inhale or ingest them such as smog, prescriptions, and recreational drugs. However, endogenous are made within our bodys. Some of these toxins are released as gas, while others make their way to the bloodstream and access our cells. Chewing foods well, eating fresh, and consuming probiotics are a few ways to minimize the amount of endogenous toxins.
Furthermore, deficiency in nutrients, rest, sunlight and fresh air are also ways of dysfunctions in the body. For whole body function we need enough energy to carry out complete potential health. Nutrition comes from macronutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrates and micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes. Rest and water are essential to clear the mind and hydrate the body. Providing vitamin D with sunlight and fresh air can support major organs, immune system, and the heart with oxygenated blood. A great way to stay energetic and healthy is by keeping balanced, making sensible choices daily, and getting adjusted by San Deigo Chiropractor to keep your body aligned, subluxation free, and fully functioning to its highest health potential.