Celebrate - Your Health Expression!
Yay! Your body is so incredibly smart! It is always working in your favour, even when it can seem it is not with the aches and pains that arise, the fatigue or when you are feeling "sick."
Welcome to the philosophy of celebrating your health expression aka your body talking to you, slowing you down to heal and getting you back on track!
My very dear mentor, friend and incredible Chiropractor, Dr. Ali Allnut, brought this to my awareness years ago, while I was working on the front desk at her Auckland based practice. We had so much fun celebrating health expressions as people came in and were experiencing X, Y, Z and not feeling well. We would explain to them this is fabulous your body is working in your favour to get you feeling well!
With the wicked virus that has been dancing around the Gold Coast this winter season I have been finding myself celebrating a number of health expressions with our clients!
It is important during the winter months and all year round for that matter that we nourish our immune systems. There is no magic pill to take to kick a virus, it is solely the power of the body and immune system to kill it off.
Getting adjusted is a huge boost to the immune system! You can rest assure that your nervous system is working well and the innate intelligence that coordinates your immunity is flowing with ease, which allows your body the best opportunity to heal and kill off any nasty virus! We have specific techniques here at Nature's Way Chiropractic that brings body awareness to the pathogen (nasty bug) to allow your body to heal quickly!
We also have a number of supplements that are ideal in this situation! Personally I have been taking ZMST by ATP Science and ArmaForce by BioCeuticals daily to keep myself protected in the walls of Nature's Way Chiropractic and support my immune system along with my regular Chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture sessions.
ZMST contains zinc, magnesium, organic selenium and taurine, all of which, are very important to our diet. Unfortunately in the world we live they are deleted from our soils and therefore not found at adequate levels in our food! Zinc plays a central role in the immune system - from the barrier of the skin to gene regulation within the lymphocytes (white blood cells found in our lymph system) and neutrophils (white blood cells). Zinc also functions as an antioxidant. So you can see it is very important to have the proper levels in our body!
ArmaForce is packed with immune boosting goodness of olive leaf extract, echinacea, vitamin C and zinc as well. Olive leaf can help relieve low fevers and echinacea can help relieve other symptoms.
Rest is also very important for our bodies to rejuvenate, heal and restore! It takes a lot of energy to fight off viruses and our body purposefully slows us to allow these processes to happen!
So celebrate your health expression! I say "Go, body go!" - it is so incredible what our bodies are able to do and deal with when we give it the opportunity to! You don't want to keep masking your symptoms and forcing the body to be quiet, rather listen to it, nourish it and allow it to do its magic with the support of an additional adjustment, immune boosting supplements and self-love!
Dr. Kayli Manner, Chiropractor & Kinesiologist, Nature's Way Chiropractic