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Health Knowledge Challenge!

It may seem obvious, but it really cannot be overstated how ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL brain health is to overall health. The brain needs two things to be able to perform its function –coordinating every function in the body from your circulation, breathing, digestion, and sleep/wake cycles to sensation and movement to language, higher order problem solving, and social interaction –as well as to maintain itself through growth and repair processes. These are FUEL and ACTIVATION. Fuel can come in two forms -glucose from sugar or ketone bodies from fat -and both can be compared to gas in the fuel tank on your car. Activation refers to appropriate and balanced stimulation in different areas of the nervous system. Just like your care won’t run without BOTH gas in the tank AND a functioning ignition to get the motor started, your brain won’t work without BOTH adequate fuel AND appropriate activation. Do you know how well fueled and activated YOUR brain is? If not, contact us about setting up a functional neurology evaluation.

Neurotransmitters and the Gut-Brain Axis

Healthy guts make happy people for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being the ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, which is the brain of the belly and makes LOTS of our “happy” neurotransmitters. Even if you’re not noticing a great deal of symptoms in your belly, this is an essential place to look for roots causes when you have symptoms in your nervous system, like brain fog, mental fatigue, memory loss, depression, anxiety and more. With functional medicine assessment, we look past surface-level symptoms to see where your health challenges are really coming from, and the gut is often involved!

The Spine Remembers…

Once again for the folks in the back –ESPECIALLY THE SPINE! We store so much of our unprocessed shock and trauma in our bodies, and the spine in particular. Everything from our early childhood experiences to physical accidents large and small to years of compounded emotional stress –all of it lives in patterns distributed throughout the body in ways that make it manageable, even if just barely, until we have an opportunity to integrate those experiences. OR until there is too much to compensate for, and the pain becomes unbearable. Ideally, we can see you BEFORE that crisis point, but either way, at Crystalign Chiropractic, we strive to create an environment where your body and spirit can process your experiences, learn, integrate, grow, and heal in a LASTING way.

Apology NOT Accepted!

It may seem obvious, but it really cannot be overstated how ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL brain health is to overall health. The brain needs two things to be able to perform its function –coordinating every function in the body from your circulation, breathing, digestion, and sleep/wake cycles to sensation and movement to language, higher order problem solving, and social interaction –as well as to maintain itself through growth and repair processes. These are FUEL and ACTIVATION. Fuel can come in two forms -glucose from sugar or ketone bodies from fat -and both can be compared to gas in the fuel tank on your car. Activation refers to appropriate and balanced stimulation in different areas of the nervous system. Just like your care won’t run without BOTH gas in the tank AND a functioning ignition to get the motor started, your brain won’t work without BOTH adequate fuel AND appropriate activation. Do you know how well fueled and activated YOUR brain is? If not, contact us about setting up a functional neurology evaluation.