Written by Barbra Brost D.C., The Brost Clinic
Most of us are dependent on a car to get around. When we purchase a car, new or used, we find out what the service requirements are and take it in for regular oil and filter changes etc. If anything goes wrong with the car or it starts to make a funny noise, we immediately take it in to a good mechanic to get it checked and fixed. We don’t wait until it stops running since we can’t function very well without it.
Did you ever stop and think about that what is so much more important than taking good care of your car, is taking good care of your most important vehicle, your body. If a car breaks down or gets too old for our liking we can easily buy a new one. No so with our bodies! We are stuck with the body we have been blessed with for the rest of our days. If it breaks down or wears out we no longer have a functioning “vehicle” and become dependent on other people and if it totally breaks down we are out of luck!
Wouldn’t it be nice if bodies, like cars came with an instruction manual to tell us what fuel it runs best on and how often it needs to be tuned up to last as long as possible?
Unfortunately the healthcare system is not geared at prevention and maintenance but focused on patching things that have broken. It is up to each individual to learn how to best care for their body to get the most mileage out of it and to have it perform the most effectively and not break down.
We have all heard the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It is so true and makes life a lot more fun! Who has time to get sick and constantly have the body break down or gradually deteriorate at a much more rapid speed than it’s intended too! The financial implications of this are also huge.
A good diet, some extra vitamins and supplements, plenty of water, exercise and sleep, a positive outlook and happy friends make a big difference. Add regular adjustments to keep the nervous system working optimally, which regulates all other body systems, and your chance is greatly increased at traveling in a beautiful classic vehicle instead of an old beater that is rapidly heading for certain demise!