Alignment For Life – Grow Yourself A Backbone Son!
This week was capped off by a mind expanding lunch – while the belt was also loosened a notch or two. One of the lunch guests, a Chiropractor, works on integrated health focusing on four key elements: bodily alignment, movement, stress and natural foods. The initial assessment investigates skeletal health being the cornerstone on which our body hangs and functions, through spinally delivered messages.
Our spinal cord transmits cerebral messaging and is a remarkable piece of high tech kit. It’s a fluid bathed, human broadband – but without the excessive charges and spam emails. Our nervous system is the master ruler of (hopefully) decades long health – but one normally ignored unless it majorly malfunctions with the cry: “we’ve lost the legs Mr President, the sciatic nerve is playing up”. Our nervous system is not just there to give us pre-exam jitters, or worry about public presentations: it fires up our immune system, acting as a kindly guardian, yet one who never sleeps. It never demands sick pay nor overtime, yet fires off a myriad of messages from tongue to toe.
We haven’t always taken our spine for granted as those of a certain age will recall The Small Faces and their classic song ‘Lazy Sunday Afternoon’ and even asked… “how’s your Berts’ lumbago?”. But if you want to take a deep dive into the spine, pioneering Vet Noel Fitzpatrick does it all in ‘gory’ous technicolour on SuperVet – his ground breaking TV show. The patients are usually four legged and barky (but not while he’s doing spinal implants, with luck). He gets through drills and precision metalwork by the bucket load – while there’s rarely a dry eye in the house as ‘Fido’ and ‘Rover’ recover.
In short, like us all, Chiropractor man seeks long term wellness, a natural based approach to staying healthy. We all seek a symphony of the synapses in the brain and more so as we age. Who truly seeks a heavy metal brain? – we really must avoid toxins like mercury, Ethyl… Talking of natural health, my lunch partner spoke of vaccine free kids – now there’s a big health topic for another day. Perhaps even a World First Clinical Trial which examines the health of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children, that really would be an interesting and tasty starter – before we move on to the main course.