The Four Essentials of Health

Food―The fuel and building blocks for growth and reproduction of cells and tissues. It consists of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. If intake of any of these was stopped, you would die. If their balance is interfered with, your health potential would not be at its optimum.

Water―Seventy-five percent of your body is water. It is used in almost every body reaction. If you stopped fluid intake, you would die. If you drink unhealthy fluids such as caffeine, alcohol, additives, preservatives, dyes, or not enough fluids, your body’s health potential is decreased.

Oxygen―Oxygen is also used in almost every reaction of the body. It is carried by the pulmonary (lungs) and circulatory (blood) systems. Interference with these systems could stop oxygen and result in death. We should exercise and breathe deeply to increase the oxygen to our cells. Researchers say that oxygen deprivation can cause almost anything from fatigue to cancer. If oxygenation is not at its optimum, neither is your health potential.

Nerve Impulse―Nerve impulse is the most commonly overlooked essential for life and health. Nerve impulse is an electrochemical charge transmitted by the brain through the nervous system to the body. It is the life force that keeps us alive and “charged”. All body function is dependent on this life force or brain impulse.

One of the major causes for such nerve interference is a misalignment of the spine called a subluxation. Subluxations can interfere with the nerve, the spinal cord, and reflex nerve pathways resulting in abnormal function and a lower health potential. If your spine is subluxated, you cannot be at your optimum health potential regardless of how good your food, water, and oxygen are, because there is still interference with one of the essentials of life and health.

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    Dr. Gary Barker provides quality chiropractic care to patients in Portland, TN. Whether you're searching for effective pain relief or a way to boost whole body wellness, Portland Chiropractic can help.