I joined the WEGO Health Team and lots of other bloggers in the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. Every day, all the bloggers get a writing prompt from WEGO health and we are supposed to write a blog post based on it. I have had a ton of personal stuff going on in my life lately (all good stuff), so I haven’t really done much with my blog. This writing challenge is the perfect way to get me back on the saddle, so to speak.
I missed the first 3 days of April, but I decided not to let that discourage me from starting now with the challenge and seeing it through to the end!
For today’s challenge I’m supposed to finish this sentence:
I write about my health because…
and then reflect on why I write about my health for 15-20 minutes without stopping.
I will have to change it up a bit since I don’t actually write about my health, but just health in general… so here goes…
I write about health topics because I want to share what I have learned. I was raised in a chiropractic family where we approach health differently than most families. We believe that the body was made with the ability to heal itself with the right conditions. By conditions, I mean, a properly functioning nervous system with no interference, enough sleep, the proper fuel (whole foods and water), movement (exercise), and a positive state of mind.
Truly, the most important of these things being the properly functioning nervous system. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord and nerves. Your spinal cord stems off of your brain and the nerves come off of the spinal cord. The spinal cord and brain are protected by bone; the brain by your skull and the spinal cord by your vertebra (spinal column). It is protected by bone for a reason… the nervous system controls every function in your body!
Here’s the problem… things happen to make the bones in your spine move out of place and inhibit the information sent through the nerves to the parts of the body. When the nervous system is not working properly due to this inhibition, there is no way for your body to function properly and some sort of disease process will develop. I know that may sound… I don’t know… presumptuous… but it’s true. and if you think about it for a second, it will make sense. For example, if a nerve that goes to your heart is compromised due to a bone out of place in your spine, will your heart work at its’ best? NO! It’s function will be compromised. Now, we don’t know how that will represent as far as symptoms… clogged arteries, poor blood pumping, chest pains, lack of energy due to the body having to work harder at pumping blood, or worse, a heart attack that kills you and you never had any symptoms letting you know something was wrong. That kind of thing is why I believe all people should be under chiropractic care. There is a great likelihood that you have a bone ( or more than one bone) out of place in your spine that is interfering with the way your body is supposed to function. You won’t always have symptoms right away, so you can’t trust how you feel.
I could go on forever about that, because I feel it is so important for the world’s health. I will have to save it for another day or this post will turn into a book! The other 4 things I listed (sleep, nutrition, exercise, positive attitude) are also very important and of those last 4 things, I am especially passionate about sharing the things I have learned about foods.
To get back to why I started all of this, though. I was asked to write about ‘why I write about health topics”. Mostly, I do it because when I learn something new about health that others already knew, sometimes I get upset. I get upset that my friends that knew didn’t tell me! My goal for this blog is to hopefully make an impact on someone. Even if just one person is able to improve their health and the health of their family from something they learned here, then I have met my goal.
I don’t normally write posts this long, so I apologize. I do thank you if you made it this far for hanging on to the end! :)