Part 2 of 3: Physical Stressors
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Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on December 19, 2016
Genetics change over thousands of years. We adapt from generation to generation to our environment. The strong survive and reproduce. The weak have died before reproducing. It all goes back to Darwin and his book "Evolution of the Species". Obviously, our ancestors of the last several thousand years lived very differently than we do and adapted to the environment along the way over thousands of years.
In the last couple hundred years our lifestyles have changed dramtically but our genetics have not caught up to the change (not even close). We are not designed to sit in front of computers, do such repetitive activities, and eat so many empty calories. That's the prime reason we are seeing the rise of so many chronic diseases. Keep in mind that the increased longevity we see in our population is largely due to decreased infant mortality as that makes the average lifespan increase. It's not due to the miracles of modern medicine as is often cited in the media but mostly attributed to simple hygine, i.e. hand washing.
So there are the dramatic causes of subluxation such as falls, car accidents and lifting incorrectly but this represents a mere fraction of the causes of subluxation. A vast majority of subluxations come from the stress of not living according to our genetics. We stress our bodies when we eat processed foods, sit for prolonged periods and do not exercise away our stress hormones.
What can you do?
1. Move it, every day as if you are foraging for food or trying to catch it!
2. Eat whole food. I'll make this simple; if it has a fine print label it's probably not a whole food.
Yours in health, Dr. D.
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