In this training
- Two Huge Reasons all kiddos must have their upper neck examined by a Doctor of Chiropractic
- The effects of “Sitting Disease” and spinal joint stimulation and diminished brain function; growth and developmental delays
- Dentistry led the way in the 1800’s eradicating epidemics caused by sugar; Chiropractic is leading the way in the 2000’s caused by sedentary lifestyle and immobile spinal joints
I am really excited to start you on this journey and I hope to add a lot of value to your life as a whole.
Nutrition is remarkable in its ability to have people with completely opposite views saying they have science to support completely opposite views.
Frustrating isn’t it? What are we suppose to believe?
Welcome to Dynamism Biohack, my name is Dr. Matt Hammett Wellness & Nutrition Expert, Lifestyle Trainer and Movement Enthusiast. In each week I’m going share with you how to make the right nutritious choices despite conflicting expert opinions where I help you to discover how to unlock your inner aborigine or your inner greatness. Thank you for spending this time with me today, so let’s get into the training.
Kiddos and Chiropractic Care.
The question we get from many people, “why do chiropractors check children?” A human brain requires constant input from movement to keep the batteries charged. This is especially true for children because spinal joint receptor stimulation plays an integral role in the development of the child’s brain and nervous system and the effects of decreased stimulation of the brain in childhood have been linked to central motor impairment, developmental impairments, learning disabilities, concentration problems like ADHD, behavioral problems such as violence and increased illnesses such as ear, nose, and throat infections, sleeping difficulties, and colic.
Researchers report that “spinal movement stimulates connectivity and is a crucial feature of brain development because the neural pathways formed during the early years carry signals that allow us to process information throughout our lives.” The great news in brain research is that with focused attention, as you will learn in the next training you can change your thoughts, change your sedentary activities, change your mechanoreceptor input (generate brain power), and change your behaviors to make a positive improvement in your life.
And that leads me to Dynamism Biohack Our Kiddos and Chiropractic Care.
The other awesome news is that if you don’t reinforce the neural networks currently used for sedentary lifestyle, improper food addictions, activities and behaviors and emotional suffering, your brain will stop using those networks, and they will fall by the wayside of unwanted past experiences. What is most promising, the greatest impact we can have with our brain power comes during our childhood, as parents, our job is to stop feeding the old circuitry that reinforces negative neural connections to activities that strengthen positive neural connections. In this day and age, only a Doctor of Chiropractic can adjust the spine and turn on the essential movement requirement our children need to get and stay healthy.
Most experts do not understand the importance of spinal movement and brain connectivity or plasticity. Many researchers think that it was just the exercise that improved brain and overall health due to increased blood flow and oxygen supply. Further research has shown that “aerobic activity is not what is responsible for the amazing benefits of proper movement stimulation of the brain. It is the neurological stimulation of the pathways between moving joints, (especially spinal joints) and the brain that are responsible for movement stimulation”.
One of the world’s foremost neuroscientist in neurology and nutrition Dr. David Perlmutter says, “Through neuroplasticity the brain can rewire neural pathways, and even establish new neural superhighways.” Specific focused and engaged stimulation is what creates neural networks. Perlmutter tells us “it takes more than simple repetition to create neural networks.” The bad practice also creates less than optimum circuitry that will need to be dealt with. Perlmutter demonstrated that a major component of neurogenesis is a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor ( or BDNF) which plays a key role in creating new neurons. BDNF also protects existing neurons helping to ensure their survivability while encouraging synapse formation or connection of one neuron to another. This connectivity is vital for thinking, learning, and higher levels of brain function. Perlmutter wrote a book with a medical anthropologist and shaman, Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. called Power up Your Brain. In their book they give a great description of the effects of BDNF:
“We now have a very firm understanding of the factors that influence our DNA to produce BDNF. Fortunately, these factors are by and large under our direct control. Increasing your production of BDNF and thus increasing neurogenesis while adding protection to your existing brain neurons doesn’t require that you enroll in a research study to determine if some new laboratory created compound will enhance BDNF production. The gene that turns on BDNF is activated by a variety of factors, including voluntary physical exercise…” As you know from our earlier discussion about BDNF in the training on the Move driver of a dynamic health, it is mechanoreceptor stimulation from moving spinal joints that Nobel Prize winner Dr. Roger Sperry said produces 90% of nutrients including BDNF into the brain and now we know are powerful epigenetic factors that modify the expression of your DNA.
Our Sedentary Lifestyle as defined by not getting that 15,000 steps a day or 8-10 miles of walking generating spinal motion & Sticky Spinal Joints, or subluxation of the spine, diminishes our power generator to the brain body pathways necessary to keep us functioning optimally.
Researchers and clinical professionals have given the ramifications of the widespread sedentary lifestyle, the nickname ‘The Sitting Disease’, due to the negative health effects associated with sitting down all day, exerting little energy. Worldwide, physical inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for global mortality, contributing to six percent of deaths, and is second only to tobacco smoking as a leading modifiable health risk factor contributing to the burden of disease and injury in Australia. Sitting disease is the new tobacco.
It is the fifth leading risk factor for men and the third leading risk factor for women. Interesting special note here, this research was aware of or did not utilize the newer research between faulty spinal motion and brain health.
In other words, these statistics are probably much worse than this if they were looking at ‘The Sitting Disease’ and its effect on specific joint, spinal mobility, the neuro-spinal organ, and brain to body function.
At any rate, this is what they found:
A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to negative mental and physical health outcomes, including; -Anxiety -Cardiovascular disease -Depression -Diabetes -Stroke -Colon and Breast Cancer -High Blood Pressure -Obesity -Osteoporosis -Kidney Stones -Decreased Life Expectancy
As I already explained in our last training on Family Matters, Chiropractic care is a supplement for our movement joint brain body stimulation needs. We simple don’t walk and move anywhere enough to what are genome is adapted for, and that is a serious stressor to our health, and in of itself, promotes disease and chronic illness.
It should be obvious why it is so important to ensure every child, and human being has a properly moving and aligned spine, as the spinal joints are the main source of sensory movement stimulation to the brain. If there is subluxation in the spine (or a movement dysfunction), movement and therefore essential, nutrient delivery to the brain and most cells in the body are compromised, in an emerging field called mechanobiology, we learn that this compromised effect leads to aptososis, or cells death.. Therefore, we are just beginning to understand how immobile spinal joints not firing proper mechanoreceptive stimulation to charge our brain, may lead to cell death including cancer.
The upper neck has been found to be particularly important to examine for two huge reasons. The first, because it is the most easily damaged especially in children due to birth trauma, falls, poor sleeping postures and it has by far the most movement receptors to stimulate the brain. The second, because it contains nearly 300 more mechanoreptive input than anywhere else in our body and has a direct bearing on the sensory input into our brain and overall body health.
These findings have been confirmed by clinical studies performed by both chiropractors and medical doctors. In fact, after examining thousands of children, one medical researcher concluded and I quote. Hold on…. I want to try this cool feature here for an effect…. Here we go… I quote.
“observations of motor development and manual control of the occipito-atlanto-axial (upper neck) joint complex should be obligatory after every difficult birth.”
He also states that the upper neck.
“should be examined and, if required, specifically adjusted.”
Cool. Okay, got that out of my system.
Here’s the bottom line, Don’t allow just any provider to adjust your spine; a specific adjustment is the ONLY way to correct a subluxation, and a Doctor of Chiropractic is the only one trained to perform it properly and safely.
Not only does proper spinal movement increase overall health, decrease dis-ease and improve the ability to create feelings of happiness and well-being, it also helps to reduce pain and discomfort and to diminish feelings of anxiety and stress.
When it comes right down to it, we are creatures designed for virtually constant movement stuck living in a society that involves almost constant sitting. We are also clearly intended to have correctly moved, and aligned spines and many of our citizens are unknowingly walking around with subluxation in their spines because they have never had a spinal health exam from a chiropractor.
So let me talk about good Spinal Hygiene.
To be blunt, most Americans in the 18th century had no concept of dentistry and certainly no understanding of cavities and the need for oral hygiene. Everyone had bad breath, so why should they brush their teeth?
The truth is, for the first one hundred years or so in dentistry, no one practiced oral hygiene. The people did not brush or floss their teeth, and it led to HUGE epidemics that today no expert denies. In fact, over two hundred years later 98% of Americans visit a dentist and practice good oral hygiene.
Today we have saved Americans from numerous dental health related epidemics that even caused death. It was not easy. Finally with the invention of Pepsodent in 1944, a chemical added to the toothpaste, the manufacturers found a way to cause a chemical addiction to our brains when it was added to the toothpaste. This addition caused addiction, and more people started brushing their teeth. (If this bothers you, I may add that processed foods and junk foods have similar additives to those foods for the same purpose today. In fact, it is Big Food business and an important strategy to marketing.) yup, and it’s legal.
It is interesting to note here that your grandparents will remember a time when their Medical Doctor warned them not to have their teeth scraped for tartar because they said no evidence existed for it and the cliché of the time, was that “the dentist was only taking your money.”
Did you know that?
Now, let’s contrast dentistry to chiropractic. Since most experts no nothing about the spinal movement patterns and the function of brain and body circuitry that spinal joint motion has we suffer an epidemic in America. An epidemic of chronic disease related to the Agricultural Revolution and sedentary movement patterns that may even prove to explain why the modern human brain has shrunk when compared to the anthropologist findings of our ancestors just one century ago before the invent of the automobile.
What else is alarming? Just twenty years ago, China used to be an example to researchers for health. Today, they are the most obese and rode with the most type II diabetes in the world! In less than twenty years they went from thin, fit, and nutritious people to the fattest, sedentary and nutrient depleted people in the world.
What was different in the last 20 years? Yes, the food played a role. However, if you visited China twenty years ago, when they were healthy and fit, you would have hardly seen an automobile because they walked, or biked everywhere. They were generating lots of movement and spinal joint movement that were giving them their terrific levels of health.
Like dentistry of the 1800’s, Americans are suffering from a massive epidemic, and they don’t understand how essential it is for our overall health of our brain and body to reestablish movement in their lives, especially spinal movement.
Dentistry diagnosed and treated cavities. Chiropractic diagnoses and treats subluxation. In the summer of 2015, a survey was published by Palmer College of Chiropractic. That survey showed an increase of chiropractic services to Americans. When I graduated over a decade ago, only around 14% of Americans were seeing chiropractors. Today, nearly 50% of Americans are visiting chiropractors for the diagnosis and treatment of subluxation.
Who would ask a medical doctor to look into their mouth to diagnosis and treat their cavities, a dental problem? No one. They are not trained to do so.
Why would anyone ask a medical doctor to diagnosis and treat a subluxation, a chiropractic problem? Think about it.
The fact is each moment you delay having your spines checked is no different from living in the 1800’s and refusing dentistry and not taking soap showers. You got bad breath, contagious-disease-promoting body odor, and impaired brain function due to sedentary spinal joints and that is disgusting!
What is the absolute scary fact? How much more important is your brain and body circuitry than the tartar or the cavities in your teeth?
Don’t delay anymore. You have got horrible posture, sedentary spinal joints, a delayed brain development and a little overweight, and it is disgusting! Got it?
Stop letting provider discrimination, which began in 1910 and still very much present keep you from having your spines checked by a trained chiropractor. Also, get outside and get the family outdoors and moving around. Everyone will feel better, think better, and have a healthier spine and increased overall health. Join the almost 50% of Americans who have made the decision to add chiropractic as part of their routine preventative maintenance health program and enjoy a much greater quality of life. All human beings deserve an incredible quality of life, and proper spinal movement is an integral part of this; especially in our children. Motion is lotion, the movement is essential to life, and chiropractic delivers. So get out there and get those spines moving!
Aligned bright white teeth and an aligned functioning spine make excellent hygiene in the next millennium and beyond… Timeless strategies. That is the purpose of this training… Now you know the how to.
The very first thing you need to do is to have a thorough chiropractic evaluation and if clinically needed an x-ray of your spine. You and I simply are not able to move like a hunter-gatherer even though our genome requires it of us. Supplementing with chiropractic adjustments along with the essential requirements I am revealing in this training , managing our five pillars of a dynamic health is the only evidence-informed solution for human beings so we can lighten up, move better, and live fuller.
The Black Plague killed 30% of Europe, and it was predominantly caused by poor body hygiene. The Chronic Illness Plague is killing 80% of the globe, and the major contributing factor is due to sedentary lifestyle conditions including poor spinal hygiene. Causing our spinal neural organ to diminish our power generator to the brain and body. As a result, over 80% of civilization now suffer with chronic disease, including our children.
While we have not gotten to the full plan I have laid out in this show, you can start your chiropractic care at any time.
Lighten up, move better and live fuller.
(22)#36: Kiddos & Chiropractic Care by Dr. Matt Hammett
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