Can You Go To The Chiropractor When Sick? πŸ€’

So I wanted to speak to you guys today about what to do if you’re not feeling well. You know, sometimes if you’ve got the sniffles, you got a cough and a cold just spluttering around and you think, oh my gosh, one, I may not want to share these germs or spread the germs everywhere, whatever those germs are… Remember it’s germ theory. But also whether you know, you might feel worse going out and, you know, interacting out in the public. Now, the thing is, is that let’s bear in mind what happens when you go to see a healthcare practitioner, guess what news flash, we treat people who are sick. So first of all, you should definitely be questioning who your practitioner is. If they are not practicing what they preach, because if you’re practicing what you preach, then the thing is, is that you want to be making sure that your practitioner is nice and healthy already.

So if they’re already healthy, they’ve been taking their health really well. Then of course, they’re going to make sure that nobody get ill themselves. But secondly, let’s think about you, first of all, if you are not, well, then, you know, why don’t you go get the care that you need now going to a chiropractor? How could that possibly help you? If you’re feeling like you got a cold or you got a flu, things like that. Now I’m not saying we’re going to directly treat those things. However, what I am saying is why don’t we create an environment where your body can then he’ll really well and promote health really well. So as the cold weather goes into action for these colder winter months coming up, I mean, it’s raining like crazy right now. As I do this stream, the thing that happens is you know, people go, oh, don’t go outside in the cold weather with wet hair because you’re gonna get a cold, but a cold is a bug.

So if you’ve got the cold bug, there’s nothing, there’s no science behind the fact that having cold hair is going to attract the cold bug. We’re just looking at germ theory right now. So first of all, it doesn’t make sense. The other thing is, is that you want to think about how a cold works. Now, remember what I said, there is germ theory because it’s still a theory it’s not been proven yet. I’d like to introduce you to something else. There’s something called terrain theory. Now terrain theory is, I mean, I’m a huge fan of, and let me explain to you why, and you probably have heard of this and it’ll make sense to you when I explain this because in terrain theory, let’s say, for example, in your kitchen, you spill a whole bunch of sugar.

What’s likely to happen is a whole bunch of answer like you to be attracted to that sugar. And if that happens, the logical thing would be to like, you go, oh great. Let me get some ant killer and kill all the ants and will happen is live the answer still come along because you haven’t cleared the sugar. So the terrain has been contaminated if you like. So if you instead clean up the sugar, there’s no reason for that terrain to now attract those ants. So you wouldn’t even need the killer, the medicine, the drugs, and that’s the way that our body works too. If you have a nice clean, healthy environment inside your body, there is no reason for any bugs to even come along and get you. So that’s a starting point that we always miss is terrain theory is number one. Now the second thing is to think about what happens when you go visit a chiropractor, how do you, how can that help anything?

Well, in, in terms of, in terms of your, your immune system, there is research showing that it does help with regards to improving dynamic fluid flow. So if you’re feeling congested, the nose is really congested and so on, you know, breathing well, certainly getting your ribs worked on your thoracic humid part of your back, worked on getting the lugs, the lungs, moving, getting the fluid dynamics working. It’s going to all start moving things around, but also don’t forget the fact that your chiropractor probably has a whole bunch of really amazing wealth knowledge. And so when you have all that wealth of knowledge, you know, things like, are you drinking? I’m going to go through, are you drinking enough fluids? Are you drinking enough water? Are you taking enough rest? Are you having other supplements that you could have? You can do all these other things.

It’s not just about having a spine cracked in a famous way that the chiropractors will adjust you. There’s all these other things that chiropractic can do and osteopathic can do. And the physio can do. And anybody else who’s worth their weight as primary healthcare practitioners. And by the way, primary healthcare practitioners means you go to them first before anybody else, a primary health care practitioner, just like your medical doctor, just like your dentist, just like your opticians, just like a podiatrist, just like your I’m trying to think who else now, like you asked you about the chiropractor and physios, all of them, we are all the kind of people who can diagnose you, or you can go to as a first point of call. So if you’re wondering, should you go to get your health checked out either to a chiropractor or an osteopath or a physio when you’re sick, as long as you’re comfortable doing it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t.

And that’s, and then that’s what we tell our patients. And by the way, I’ve never become ill from a patient coming to see me level. Why is that? Because my internal terrain, I look off myself, I’ve got a rebounder. I use everyday. I drink the right water every day. I’ve got water right here, right now. I drink tons and tons of stuff. I have ginger pretty much every day. I have turmeric pretty much every day I move my body correctly. Every day I get my spine adjusted regularly. I get massages regularly. I will exercise regularly. I mean, all these things, I do all the right things, my mindset, by the way, let’s not forget that your emotional, mental wellbeing is super important for these things too. So, you know, if you’re doing all those things correctly, then of course, you know, why would you not?

Why would you not go get your health checked out by a professional? And it shouldn’t be under the covers. Then you should move your body around and start getting things working again, because we end up becoming like what we do to ourselves. You know, the more we do, the more we can do, the less we do the less we can do. So it’s very easy to get stuck into that rut. And actually my advice would be move, get going. Let’s do it. And go from there. Hope you found this useful. If you have any questions as always, please do feel free to DM me, tweet me write a comment in the, in the, in the comments below, I’ll be happy to answer any questions that you have and I’ll see you on the next stream.

Is Spinal Health Important During Menopause?

So, have you ever wondered whether spinal health is important during the change of life? Well, you know what I like to be really evidence-based and I think it’s important that we look at the research and see what is out there what’s happened in the past, whether those who have good spinal health have had a better response or had a better chance of going through a more comfortable change of life. Of course, we’re talking about the famous menopause and of course it didn’t affect everyone. Although there are some signs of men having the menopause, mano pause. But today I wanna talk about how having some spinal care has shown that the hormonal health in someone and particularly the two main hormones in a female, which is estrogen and progesterone can be sustained, managed well as they decrease. And of course, if someone’s looking after their health and wellbeing, then certainly that can help them go through those changes to things like those hot flushes, the discomfort and all those different things.

So there’s, there was a research study done in 2018, which shows that this lady who was 57 was going through the change and found that well actually it was presented. This case was presented to NUCCO the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. And in that study, they found that this lady was having about 10 hot flushes a day and she was also getting right-sided sciatica pain. So what they did was they provided nine adjustments. So right up in the neck adjustments, hi right there. And it was delivered over a period of 12 visits in six weeks. So nine adjustments in the neck, right, for a period of 12 visits over six weeks. And the patient reported a complete resolution of hot flushes and improvement in psychotic pain over that six weeks, well at six weeks. So that was pretty cool. I mean, bearing my cytokines is right-sizing notice right the way down in the lower back in the, in the leg that’s where it’s stemmed from, from the lower back and goes down to the leg.

That’s quite profound how the neck affects everything else in the body. So what they concluded in this study was that there may be a contributing factor from the neck to these hot flushes and psychotic pain. And it really demonstrates a point, even if it’s not talking about menopause, the fact that having other parts in your body looked at and cared for which may not seem directly related. So in this case for those sites nerve pain problems, you know, it’s important maybe to get the neck adjusted. I mean, key, this was one case. I get that in terms of volume of people and participants it means like, get more, but it certainly is leaning towards the right direction of the kind of results that we want to favor. So it was quite interesting to me. Also there were seeing that the regulation and the physiological processes in the body, the regulation of those nerves sort of those hormones is, is quite interesting too.

Now having said that, am I saying that if you’re going through the chain, that you’re going to get identical results, not necessarily, but what I am saying is that the research is quite clear that it’s worth having care compared to not. If we weigh the benefits to the risks, is it worth having spinal care than not? Is it worth having something that’s natural, healthy? A protocol that doesn’t put anything new into the body doesn’t take anything off the body. So it’s not like drugs or surgery. And is it worth going through that to help your body go through the changes? I think so. So if you have found this useful, if you are going through the change or know someone going through a change, consider finding a local practitioner who can specialize in natural, healthy movements into your body, particularly consider those who are open to the idea of looking at your upper neck.

And you know, the thing is, it’s really important to find someone who can look at the research, apply the research, understand the research, and consider getting those same sort of benefits. I felt this was important to share this information that I could be life-changing for someone at, I see so many female patients going into the change, having so much discomfort, and it may be preventable. Don’t have to go through so many difficult changes. So I hope it was useful. Please do feel free to share this with someone that you might find also a benefit to thank you for watching.

πŸ¦‘ Squid Game

I just started watching πŸ¦‘ Squid Game and had to go find out more about the person behind the show.
I was fascinated to learn that 🎬 Director Hwang Dong-hyuk recently revealed he initially struggled to find funding for the show after writing it in 2008.

The series creator started working on the script over 10 years ago and had the first draft ready a year later, but it took πŸ“Ί @Netflix a decade to finally give the series a chance.

Speaking to The Korea Times πŸ“° he said: β€˜After about 12 years, the world has changed into a place where such peculiar, violent survival stories are actually welcomed.’

But your own health story doesn’t need to be peculiar, violent or even just about survival. Leave that to the creators of shows like these.

πŸ”‘ Instead, be the THRIVING creator of your own story by taking the most obvious, simple steps to get to where you want to be.
1. Move πŸƒ

2. Nourish πŸ₯—

3. Breathe 🌬️

4. Stay hydrated 🚰

5. Get adjusted & massage

πŸ’†6. Rest & sleep πŸ›‹οΈπŸ’€

7. Do something new πŸ†•

8. Connect with others 🀝

Take a leaf out of Hwang Dong-hyuk’s book and be patient. Real success takes time, including in your own health βŒ›