In this training
I’m going to explain how chemical and mechanical stress speeds up your aging…
- Drugs are foreign to the body. Your epigenome does not recognize foreign products or synthetics
- The Role of the Nervous System in Lifespan Determination
- How your POSTURE is a window into your HEALTH; just as Bad Breathe is a window into your dental health
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.
But we have other issues as well.
Like CHEMICAL POLLUTION.
The United States is the most medicated nation in the world. Most of us don’t consider that a chemical pollution- were taught medicine is medicine, not a chemical pollution. Consider this. The U.S. consumes 68% of all of the drugs in the world at the rate of 250,000 pills an hour, twenty-four hours a day. Do the math.
Why is this a concern to us?
Drugs are foreign to the body. Your epigenome does not recognize foreign products or synthetics. Yet, your DNA has to do something with it, it has to break it down an execute a program for it.
Drugs work by altering the body’s natural biochemistry in order to suppress symptoms. It’s called palliative care, in Latin it means, to cover up. And newer drugs try to change and engineer your DNA, this is an extremely controversial situation in the natural health world.
Let me explore this for a moment. If you have a plant growing in the back yard and it was dying. You could identify certain genes that seem to express and represent the decay. That’s true. But nothing says that by altering that gene, or engineering that gene will change the health of that plant.
It could, and very often does, make it worse. What if the problem is not the gene expression at all. What if the gene switching on while the plant was decaying was happening because your neighbor was dumping oil into the root system of your plant?
It’s not genetic. Be-careful with cliché; it’s the environment. 98% specifically, environment. No longer even a debate; no question.
If you have a hard time believing that. We once believed the Earth was flat.
Look, even with suppressed symptoms, the true cause of the problem may grow worse with the body’s natural healing mechanism compromised by the drugs.
In, fact by interfering with normal cell function, drugs cause cellular malfunction, gene defects, so called spontaneous mutations, even epigenetically down our family line, which is the same as causing disease, for us and our kids.
In addition to toxicity, drugs also cause severe nutritional deficiencies by depleting the body of essential nutrients. And, unless your medical doctor further his or hers education in nutrition, those nutritional deficiencies are never addressed.
Antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and steroids all damage the human digestive system by impairing the ability of the body to digest food and absorb nutrients. Did you know the gut has been called the 2nd brain. I won’t get into that, but think about that. Your damaging your 2nd brain when you take over the counter and prescriptive drugs.
The main side effect of steroids is to increase many of the parameters of aging. This includes arthritis, degenerative changes of joints, etc. These are all well documented in scientific literature.
Research has shown that NSAIDS, such as aspirin and ibuprofen interfere at the cellular level with the mechanism responsible for rebuilding and repairing cartilage. As a chiropractor, I see signs of this on xray film, and when I ask, I find out people, (actually even doctors and nurses- patients of mine- tell me they take this stuff for years to cover up the pain.)
They take NSAIDS for years, and they think that is normal. They think taking an over the counter drug or a prescriptive drug is normal!
NSAIDS actually cause degradation of joint cartilage causing further degeneration to the joints. This inhibits normal joint movement, which inhibits normal stimulation to the brain. When you inhibit joint movement and normal stimulation the brain, within 30 minutes, you have grey matter lesions which lead to white matter lesions which lead to shrinking key brain areas; and in children, because they are trying to grow and develop more so than in any other time of their life; get bone density loss because of the loss of mechanoreception and loss of gravity between moving joints.
See it’s not just the sitting. The sitting devastatingly causes immobile spinal joints, which shuts down the windmill of the spine that is the power generator to the brain and body.
You know doctors and nurses who come to see me. After I share this information with them- their eyes gloss over- they tell me they never hear or knew any of this! They appear brain washed. They believe what they were taught and discount anything else because they believe what they were taught in medical school or nursing school. They truly feel, if they weren’t taught something, then it must not be true!
You know, I hesitate in adding this here. But I just happened to see an episode on Hitler and the Nazi before and during world war II. I’m not trying to make a definitive comparison here; because it’s not. But, during world war II, the Nazi’s used marketing to brain wash germany.
One account, I will paraphrase as I remember it, but in the documentary explained how they would pick some jews, instead of taking them straight to the gas chambers, they would promise them, if they helped produce some films, they would let them go. They wanted to create an international film with Nazi propaganda in a friendly light showing how the jews were treated will and not mis-treated.
These actors were mostly woman and children, and they agreed to act happy for the film as they were promised freedom. The horror of the story goes, all of these actors in the film, were sent to concentration camps and killed.
The documentary continued to explain that all media was controlled for Nazi propaganda so mass brain washing come begin. They even took control of all the education system, even children began Nazi propaganda and military training.
You see, today, like the Nazi propaganda, there is both financial interest and politics, just like it is today.
Do you think were different?
Pay attention to the drug commercials you hear on TV every few minutes. By the way, its only legal to advertise Big Pharma in the USA and UK. Propaganda. And guess what. Big Pharma and Big Food own all major media companies in both radio and TV. Big Pharma owns our schools, universities, and even our government.
Again, I’m just the reporter here. I’m not making any suggestions. I just happened to watch that documentary and it seemed like a good idea to share it.
So let me talk a bit about NEUROLOGICAL STRESS.
The human body can respond and adapt to just about anything it encounters provided it is a state of homeostasis, which means that the body is able to send and receive nerve information. The central nervous system is the master control system of the body and every single function reflects its activity.
Nerve impulses travel from the brain, down the spinal cord and out through nerves to all parts of the body. Nerve impulses then return to the brain through return pathways.
There are in excess of 100 billion neurons, or nerve cells in the human central nervous system and the number of possible interconnections between these cells is greater than the total number of electrons in the known universe. Isn’t that mind blowing!
So you ask, Dr. Matt, what exactly is The Role of the Nervous System in Lifespan Determination?
Recent studies in diverse organisms have provided evidence that, indeed the brain may control
lifespan. Signaling pathways involved in both central nervous system and peripheral stress
responses and regulation of energy metabolism may play important roles in lifespan determination.
The brain also controls neuroendocrine systems strongly implicated in aging. The hypothalamic- pituitary system; these are a part of the key brain areas that shrink with immobility, and they have a strong influence on lifespan. Again, may I add, a chiropractic adjustment stimulates proper control of these systems.
A consistent feature of environmental and genetic factors that increase longevity is that they increase cellular resistance to stress. The brain coordinates the responses of the whole body to such stressors on both rapid and long-term time scales by modulating the activities of neuroendocrine pathways (involving the hypothalamus and pituitary gland) and the autonomic nervous system.
The responses typically involve a behavioral response (fleeing the tiger), a vascular response (increased blood pressure and diversion of blood flow from the gut to muscles) and a metabolic response (increased mobilization of glucose).
By the way, this is why NASA is saying that immobility past 30 minutes is the deeper layer of Type II diabetes. The Finnish Twin study proved it, the diet was the same over a period of years, it was the lack of tiny daily movement, or immobility past 30 minutes that causes a pre-diabetic state and eventual Type II diabetes.
At any rate, an increased ability of an organism to escape from a potentially lethal stressor will obviously increase its probability of having a long lifespan, and this is one way the brain can determine average lifespan.
However, the brain may also control maximum lifespan by its ability to stimulate signaling
pathways that increase the resistance of cells to stress.
So how chiropractic corrects this is by checking the spine for VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATIONS The vertebra of the spine protects the central nervous system. Because the spinal column is moveable, it is also susceptible to various stresses and forces, which can cause them to lose their proper structural position, inhibiting their function which as you now understand the vital function is to generate the power to the brain and body including every tissue, cell and organ of the body.
These faulty mechanics of the spine, known as “vertebral subluxations” inhibit normal spinal movement, which diminishes proprioception and decreased nerve signaling to the brain, causing an increase of nociception or bad stress signals, causes what neuroscience causes noise and chiropractors call nerve interference.
This resulting in decreased nervous system function, loss of synapses or connection between the nerve to nerve signaling, nerve to muscle signaling, nerve to gland signaling, nerve to organ signaling, nerve to cell signaling, nerve to tissue signaling, and causes improper and/ or delayed healing, cellular death, cancer and accelerated aging.
Subluxations also alter the optimal structure of the spine, which weakens it and increases degeneration. Vertebral subluxations are often referred to as the “Silent Killer” because they can be present for long periods without any evidence of pain or symptoms. This is similar to a cavity eating away at a tooth, only properly addressed and treated by a dentist.
Any force that the human body cannot adapt to can cause a vertebral subluxation. Such examples include auto accidents, work related injuries, physical stress, chemical stress- especially side effects from over the counter and/ or prescriptive medications, emotional stress, even mental stress from bad thought, and of course engaging in normal sports activities with or without an injury, and repetitive movements. Such as work or sports performance stress.
In fact, emerging fMRI studies show mechanical cueing is needed during embryogeneis and it has just as importance as the placenta, the umbilical cord and blood flow; it turns out movement in the womb is essential to the normal formation of proteins, cells, tissues, structure and organ function.
And especially the mechanical or lack of movement stress on the baby during and after the birth process.
Vertebral subluxations are devastating to a person’s health and longevity and are well
documented by leading health authorities.
“Subluxation is very real. We have documented it to the extent that no one can dispute its
existence. Vertebral subluxations change the entire health of the body by causing structural
dysfunction of the spine and nerve interference.
One study found that The weight of a dime on a spinal nerve will reduce nerve transmission by as much as sixty percent.”
Again, medical doctors and nurses don’t learn this in medical and nursing school; just as they don’t learn about dentistry and chiropractic.
A basic textbook called Clinical Neuroscience says that Abnormalities of central afferent and efferent pathways, these are the nerve signals going to and from the brain, they have been revealed by evoked potential studies in diabetic patients.
Central nervous system abnormalities are more frequent in patients with peripheral neuropathy, but evoked potential can be abnormal even in patients without neuropathy. Meaning they admit in studies, silent bad things can happen when vertebral subluxation exists, so you don’t need to have any kind of symptom or feel anything at all, and it can be slowly killing you.
This is why a Doctor of Chiropractic is a primary care provider, meaning you don’t need a referral to see a chiropractor. A primary provider is usually an MD, DO or a DC. I bet you never knew that?
In fact, Dr. James Woddersee, a famous Neurosurgeon said that Subluxations of vertebra occur in all parts of the spine and in all degrees. When the dislocation is so slight as to not affect the spinal cord, it will still produce disturbances in the spinal nerves passing off from the foramina.
And this is not theory or some philosophy, research not done by chiropractic from Dr. Lee found that “Hyper-functional or hypo-functional neurons along a neural chain prevent normal nerve transmission causing disturbances in the homeostasis of the cells, tissues and organs.”
Chiropractic is a health care system that is founded on the premise that a properly functioning nervous system is essential to overall health and function of the human body.
Doctors of Chiropractic detect and correct vertebral subluxations by physically adjusting the spine. This restores the nervous system to an optimum level of function, which maximizes the body’s inherent healing potential.
Chiropractic adjustments restore normal nerve function; improve spinal biomechanics, range of
motion, reflex arcs, and posture, all of which are essential to a properly functioning nervous system. Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in spinal structure and body mechanics.
Chiropractic adjustments restore and maintain the structural integrity of the body by correcting spinal subluxations.
Chiropractors emphasize the importance of posture to overall health, a concept that has been often overlooked in traditional methods of health care.
So your POSTURE is a window into your HEALTH; just as Bad Breathe is a window into your dental health.
Some key facts to know about posture.
- Posture and normal physiology are
- Posture affects and moderates every
physiological function from breathing to
- Abnormal posture is evident in patients with
chronic and stress related illnesses.
- Homeostasis and nervous system function
are ultimately connected with posture.
- Despite the considerable evidence that
posture affects physiology and function,
the significant influence of posture on health
is not addressed by most physicians.
The American Journal of Pain Management reported that deviations in the body’s center of gravity or poor posture… have resulted in intestinal problems, hemorrhoid, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, that was the obvious stuff the journal reported. But then they blew it away when they said that poor posture causes POOR HEALTH, DECREASED QUALITY OF LIFE, and a SHORTENED LIFE SPAN.
And nowhere in the article, is a mention of chiropractic care. Well, if that is so, how can you not refer to a chiropractor who’s primary job, like a dentist, is to fix poor posture and mobilize joints which stimulate neurobiology!
Dr. Lee Hadley, at Syracuse Memorial Hospital recently said that, “Subluxation alone is a rational reason for Chiropractic care throughout a lifetime from birth”.
Another 10 time Nobel Prize nominee has something to add to good posture. He is stress researcher, Dr. Hans Selye. He found that “The beginning of the disease process begins with postural distortions.”
So I always talk about THE CHIROPRACTIC LIFESTYLE. What do I mean by that?
Health care is slowly changing from a symptom, disease based system to a better function, and
performance based system in which the structure of the human body is restored and maintained.
And chiropractic care is at the center of it because it sparks the power generator, to your brain and body!
Correction and maintenance of the structure of the spine is of paramount importance in the pursuit of optimal health and longevity. Yoga, stretches and other exercises are great to help ensure global posture of the spine.
However, it’s the tiny postural segmental movements of the spine that matter most, and those can only be properly attended to by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
In his book, “The Wellness Revolution” economist Paul Zane Pilzer predicted that wellness will become the next trillion-dollar industry.
According to Pilzer, wellness is “not about a fad or trend, it’s about a new and infinite need of infusing itself into the way we eat, exercise, sleep, works, save, age, and almost every other aspect of our lives.”
Wellness incorporates all the elements for preventive health care– nutritious diet, aerobic
conditioning, good posture, strength training, tiny movement, rest and periodic spinal adjustments.
Wellness really involves all aspects of your life.
Although millions of people have experienced relief from back and neck pain through chiropractic care, the focus and intent of chiropractic is far beyond the elimination of symptoms, but rather is in the correction of vertebral subluxations or dysfunctional joints in order to ensure a properly functioning brain and nervous system; so you can get and stay well for a lifetime; that’s Dynamism.
I’m Dr. Matt Hammett inviting you to-
Lighten up, Move Better, and live fuller.
(11)#49: Chemical & Mechanical Pollution by Dr. Matt Hammett
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