"She Knows If You've Been Bad or Good"
Dr. Kenneth Freedman
Ken Freedman, DC
Every kid who's dreaming of getting that special Holiday gift thinks twice about how they behave. Why? Because "...he knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake!"
Poised at the end of one year and the beginning of another, the Holidays are a time of celebration and reflection. For a lot of people, 2013 was filled with stress and change that was challenging and exhausting. Over the months that passed, this stress can take its toll on your health, depending upon whether or not you've been "bad or good."
There is a “She” that knows if you’ve been “bad or good.” She’s our partner in life, the one who gives the gift of good health at Holiday time and the months that follow—She’s Mother Nature!
Like the trees that bend under the weight of the snow and live to see the Spring, there are things Ma Nature expects us to do so She can work to keep us healthy. That way we can stay flexible under life's daily pressures. This allows children and adults to grow straight and balanced. We also heal faster and completely from pain. She'll help us to have greater resistance to disease, move better, perform better athletically, and age gracefully into the twilight years with fewer restrictions. However, Mother Nature does not like to be cheated. While She'll never abandon you, if you break the rules of Nature--you can pay a hefty price in the form of a distorted posture and abnormal growth, increased susceptibility to colds, viruses and disease, prolonged healing time, lost time from work, lost mobility and limited ability to do the things you love to do.
If you've been "good," good for you! If not, a New Year is around the corner with plenty of opportunities to be healthier. What are some of the best ways to show Mother Nature you mean business? Here are five for your consideration:
1) First, Mother Nature controls and coordinates all of your body's functions. All--including growth, immunity, digestion, healing, movement, thought and reproduction. Energy travels from your brain, down your spine, and over the nerves to all of your body's parts. So if you have been subjected to physical, chemical and emotional stress this year, it can misalign your spine and mess with Mother Nature's energy that flows over your nerves to all of your body’s parts. That will adversely affect your ability to move well, heal from pain and illness, and function at your best. So, in order for you to have the best shot at being healthy, and having all of the things being healthy means to you, your spine has to be in good alignment without nerve impingement. In order to do that, put having a chiropractic checkup at the top of your list of healthy lifestyle actions for 2014. To schedule a checkup, we have morning, afternoon and evening hours available by appointment, and we're open Saturdays. Mother Nature will give you a big hug and a kiss for it.
2) Eat a wide variety of fresh foods right from Mom Nature's garden. They are best when steamed, poached, broiled, grilled, or baked. Eliminate toxins from your diet. Limit excessive intake of refined sugar, fat, carbs and fried foods. Stay away from artificial sweeteners. Many common maladies and diseases are related to poor diet. If you're overweight and are ready to take some excess pressure off of your heart, joints, and mirror, we have a terrific program. We'll help you jumpstart your way to healthier eating habits and having a trimmer body for the New Year. Most people have lost 20-35 pounds in only 6 weeks eating real food without exercise, drugs, hormones, prepackaged food, shakes or bars! The program is a fraction of the cost of other nationally advertised programs that are less effective and not doctor supervised. If you want to learn more, call to schedule your free consultation.
3) Get off of your tush and exercise. Our area has a wide selection of exercise opportunities indoors and outdoors. There are beautiful parks for you to enjoy field team sports, golf courses, tennis courts, biking and hiking. We also have a wide variety of gyms that offer everything from aerobics to Zumba.
4) Make sure you get your rest. Mother Nature needs time to help you heal from the daily grind, and She works best when you have proper rest. If you awaken with morning aches and pains and don’t have osteoarthritis, your mattress may be to blame. If it is old and worn, replace it with one that provides better support.
5) Think good thoughts. While you may not be able to avoid all of life's challenges, you can choose how to respond to them. Choose the thoughts that serve you best. Surround yourself with the types of people you would like to be like. Read books and view movies that empower you. Meditate, have written goals, say positive affirmations daily and visualize positive outcomes. Seek professional help for emotional challenges that are slow to clear. Love yourself more. Most positive change starts with loving yourself more.
Gifts of clothing, jewelry and electronics are nice, but they can’t compare to the best gift of all—the gift of good health. Most importantly, you don’t have to wait for someone to give it to you. You can give it to yourself with the help of Mother Nature. Happy Holidays!
Dr. Ken Freedman is located at Freedman Chiropractic Center, Brier Hill Court D-6, East Brunswick. For more information, call 732-254-6011 or visit FreedmanChiropracticCenter.com.
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