People all over the world, from third-world countries to the British Palace, heal from the same diseases on different healing protocols. Accessibility to certain types of foods and different techniques varies by geography. The common denominator resides in the innate intelligence of the body.
For anyone who is unfamiliar, there is a connection between the brain and the gut. In fact, the gut is often referred to as “the second brain”. We have all heard it before, you are what you eat. The nutrients that sit at the end of the fork become the building blocks of the body. Food becomes the human body. Choosing high-quality, nutrient-dense food is essential to proper bodily function and especially healing.
Healing requires three core components:
- Proper mindset
- Proper nutrition
A proper mindset is understanding one’s full capacity to heal and knowing that the body heals itself. A proper mindset tunes into joy and gratitude. A healthy mindset is one that recognizes negative thoughts without dwelling. Believing in your bodies ability to heal is the first step to a healthy mindset.
Proper nutrition allows the body to build itself as a nutrient-dense machine. Proper nutrition allows the body to carry out every other bodily function with efficiency and to repair the gut, which is the root cause of several autoimmune diseases. Turn meals and snacks into acts of self-love. Understand that food is energy and provide the body with clean energy.
Chiropractors are nervous system specialists, enhancing the communication between the brain and the body. The spinal column houses the nervous system, a.k.a. the communication route for information. When the spinal column has a subluxation, it is as if a pot hole was created in the communication route. The information becomes lost or misread. Chiropractors align the spinal column which allows the brain to properly communicate with the body and send instructions on how to heal itself. Proper communication is imperative for healing.
Gut dysfunction has increased exponentially over the past couple of years, arising from misinformation on proper nutrition, hidden ingredients and toxic environments. The increasing gut dysfunction has uncovered the simple truth that a gut imbalance can lead to many other diseases in the body.
The gut is where the outside world integrates into the body. As a protective measure, the body is designed to fend off foreign agents. When food dye, processed sugar or chemicals enter the gut for absorption, the body naturally kicks into “fight mode”. This is the start of a bacterial imbalance: foreign agents continually entering the digestive tract and weakening the gut lining until it becomes permeable. Permeability allows these foreign agents to enter the bloodstream where the bodies “fight mode” becomes targeted at the body itself.
The definition of an autoimmune disease is a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the body.
Instinctively, many will believe that all bad bacteria should be removed from the gut to prevent autoimmune disease. However, the emphasis is on “balance”, ensuring that there is a healthy amount of good and bad bacteria to maintain gut equilibrium. Good sources of good bacteria include fermented foods, kombucha and playing in the dirt – our natural world is inhabited by beneficial microbes.
The first step is to align with the three core components of healing: a proper mindset, proper nutrition and improving the brain-body connection with chiropractic care. Understand that healing takes time and repetition.