“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
For the past several weeks, we’ve discussed numerous organ systems and the many ways you can help keep these organ systems healthy. Sadly, we’ve come to the end of this blog series, but before we move on to other topics, I thought I’d provide you with a brief summary of the tips we’ve learned throughout the weeks…
Tip #1 – Use an infrared sauna to detoxify your body. This tip comes from our blog on the Lymphatic System. Regular use of an infrared sauna has also been noted to help with restoring lymph function. Infrared saunas detoxify your body through the sweat glands, cleaning and draining your system.
Tip #2- Find Ways to Manage Your Stress. This tip comes from our blog on the Adrenal System. If you aren’t ready to remove yourself from a stressful relationship or job, than find ways to manage your stress. Meditation and yoga are excellent ways to calm your overactive adrenals and other stressed organs, down!
Tip #3- Avoid smoking, drugs and alcohol. This tip comes from our blog on liver health. Processing drugs and alcohol is very difficult and damaging to the liver. They are also damaging to most other organs in the body including the heart and lungs.
Tip #4- Clean up your diet. This tip comes from our blog on the gallbladder, but was a common tip in all organ blogs. Stop eating sugars, reduce or eliminate grains and try to eliminate all fluids, but water. Also, try to reduce your saturated fat intake. Too much fat in the diet contributes to gallstones. But don’t eliminate fat. Fat is an essential nutrient. Stick to eating non-processed, whole foods! Load up on veggies, lean proteins, and healthy grains like quinoa and brown rice. And make sure that you are eating enough fiber.
Tip #5- Stay hydrated. This tip comes from our blog on the colon. Drink plenty of water and other caffeine-free fluids. Every cell, tissues, and organ in the body needs water to function correctly—not consuming enough water can result in a variety of symptoms including: dizziness, headache, fatigue, and dry mouth. Moreover, it can cause your organs to malfunction.
Tip #6- Exercise. This tip was taken from our blog on pancreas health, but was another tip that was recommended across the board. Activity increases your use of blood sugar, which allows your pancreas to rest. Work out five times a week for 30 minutes to help strengthen your pancreas. Moreover, exercise to improve cardiovascular health and maintain an ideal weight. An excess of weight places a great deal of stress on your organs and can result in malfunction and disease.
Tip #7- See a chiropractor. This tip was taken from our blog on heart health. According to a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, chiropractic treatment may have a significant effect on blood pressure and anxiety levels. The study showed, in all cases, those who received active treatment saw a distinct drop in their anxiety levels and in their blood pressure. The results of this study show evidence that chiropractic treatment can offer support to help the cardiovascular system. The role of a chiropractor is to bring the musculoskeletal structure into proper alignment. By realigning your spine, chiropractors unblock nerve energy to allow it to flow better down your spine and throughout your body. When committed to a wellness program the benefits overtime can provide you with overall optimal health, including a healthier heart and organs.
Tip #8- Catch some Zs. This is another tip that was recommended in pretty much every blog but is particularly helpful for brain health. You should be sleeping 7-9 hours per night and trying to get into bed before midnight! A lack of sleep will result in you dipping into your cognitive reserves. This is bad because as you age, and your brain becomes stressed or diseased, you have less cognitive reserves to dip into. Having trouble sleeping? Address it now so that you don’t experience cognitive decline in the future.
Tip #9- Limit Your Sodium Intake. This tip is from our blog on kidneys. Limit your sodium intake. Too much sodium can place a strain on the kidneys, for too much can cause an imbalance of water in your body. It can also cause high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Tip #10 – Listen to your body and keep minor issues under control. This tip comes from our final blog of the organ series: the endocrine system blog. Although symptoms range depending on the effected gland, most people with endocrine disorder experience extreme fatigue and weakness. Check your hormone levels through blood or urine tests to determine if you have an endocrine disorder, and treat it right away! Don’t wait until it’s too late. Don’t wait until it’s too late for any sign or symptoms; if something doesn’t feel “right” or if your are experiencing symptoms, even minor symptoms, talk to a health expert.
Tip #11- Get tested. Santé Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers the Es-Teck Full Body Analysis. The ES- Teck System is advanced technology and is a Health Canada registered Class III Medical Device. Using a finger “Oximeter” it allows for observation of heart rate, tissue oxygen uptake, arterial stiffness, hemodynamic indicators and autonomic nervous system (ANS) levels of activity. It is able to detect whether your endocrine system is functioning optimally and evaluate your hormone levels. Book your very own Es-Teck Full Body Analysis by calling the clinic at (613) 837-2883.
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