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Well it’s that time of year again… the holidays.  Have you ever noticed how much stress you put your body through around the holidays?

We are staying up later, eating more and less nutritious food and having a little too much holiday cheer.  We are stressing about traveling to meet family and worried about spending money we do not have to spoil our friends and family with gifts.  This is a recipe for disaster.  At our office we try and communicate the importance of getting checked especially when you are under undue stress.  I would say that the holiday’s is one of those times.

The science of today validates exactly why we encourage you to get your spine checked for vertebral subluxation not only when you are under stress but also when you are perfectly healthy.  NEW research from 2014 proves that the health of the nervous system directly influences the strength of the immune system. The study examined a group of patients who had just been diagnosed with cancer tumors. Medical examiners of the past would typically only look at the size of a tumor to make a prognosis about the future health and recovery of the patient. If the tumor was small, the prognosis and recovery outlook were deemed positive. The 2014 study changed that process altogether. The most important prognostic factor in determining recovery of a cancer tumor exists within a specific branch of the nervous system called the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve directly connects to the body’s ability to prevent sickness and recover from an affliction. Pharmaceutical labs and medical professionals responded to this discovery by initiating development of new drugs and technology focused on improving the function of the vagus nerve.  But as we already know better living through chemistry is not the answer.  You were designed to be extraordinary and everything you need to express that is already inside of you.  We just need a little help expressing that brilliance.

Chiropractic has been around for over 100 years and we have been yelling from the hill tops about how the nervous system controls immunity, now the science is starting to catch up with what we knew all along.  So over the holidays don’t change your habits, have fun just remember to get your spine checked.

Dr. Joel Richards D.C., is a wellness expert, doctor, coach, an entrepreneur, husband and  father of two young, vibrant boys. Dr. Joel grew up in a small Ontario town before studying Chiropractic at Parker University in Dallas, Texas.

Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents

April-June 2014; 28(2):195-201.

“If you have an active vagus nerve, cancer stage may no longer be important.”
Gidron Y., De Couck M., De Greve J.

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