Sometimes we think of the neurology as either an accident or a blessing that, either way, we can’t control. Controlling how your brain functions is much like going to the gym and giving a heaping helping of WORK to the muscles.Want to know a secret? The brain needs work too…
So work it baby!
Some studies have even shown that Alzheimer’s disease can be warded off by the moving of furniture and changing your watch to 24 hr mode. Crossword puzzles are another great thing to do… basically anything that you can do to make the brain work a little harder or in a new way, than it has done, will provide a lasting benefit.
The brain is not a muscle… The brain is an intense electrical map. It is networked together in the most efficient and powerful ways to make the processing power of your brain better than any computer. The brain will process constant stimuli from your body in the background and still be able to carry on a normal conversation without much difficulty.
You know when things are not right. Speech patterns and memory deficits are primary indicators.
IF you can do a few simple things your brain will be in Olympic shape in no time.
So how do you get that brain of yours into tip-top shape?
And eat right.
I will save the last one for another day… but a plug for our health talk coming up is IF your body is full of crappy foods and crumby lifestyle choices… your brain will be so busy working in the background that your mental sharpness may suffer.
Here is the link to the questionnaire about DETOX and if you need one.
Leave a comment and tell how you like to boost your mental prowess!
The Brain of Dr. Bench :)
Many people have issues that arise with the daily fight against gravity… Some have a bit more of an issue than others. This is usually referred to as vertigo. There are two main centers of control for the balance and posture of the body. The primary center is in the inner ear. The labrynth of the ear is the best place to look if you have vertigo problems… but do not be fooled into thinking that the ear is the only problem area. The cervical spine (the neck) is rich in proprioceptors. The proprioceptive reflexes can give bad information to the brain because of misalignments of the spine (subluxations) or previous injuries.
In the Evo Chiropractic office we have seen many cases of dizziness resolve with some cervical adjusting. Some people need only a few adjustments and other need some diligent care… one patient I am thinking of was quite a case. The patient presented to the clinic with vertigo, so bad that she could not stand straight, looking drunk was the nice way to put it! She was dizzy and slurring and swaying and running into things. I would have thought someone gave her a drink, but she had been under parental supervision for the past few days. She had just come from her primary care doctor, and the lab work was normal. They had no idea why she was so “off.” After a careful evaluation and an adjustment we let her rest for a few minutes on the table. She got off the table with an immediate relief of about 75% of her vertigo! With only one visit she had seen her body respond in a more than positive way. This patient is in the office for a checkup now and then and has to this day not had a recurrence of the vertigo…
I have attached a more in depth article about causes, treatment options, and problems to watch out for with vertigo.
Causes of Vertigo