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Video | Brain Health 101

Brain Health 101 and The Chiropractic Approach

Chiropractors understand that the brain and nervous system control every function in the body, from our movements to our cognitive abilities. By keeping the spine in alignment, chiropractic adjustments can improve the communication between the brain and the body, leading to better overall health and wellness.

Regular chiropractic care

In addition to regular chiropractic care, there are several lifestyle factors that can help improve brain health. Engaging in regular exercise, getting enough restful sleep, reducing stress, and staying socially active can all contribute to better brain function.

7 Steps to a healthier brain

  1. Tiny Movement + Exercise
  2. Eat Fat. Consume animal-based omega-3 fats
  3. Get enough sleep
  4. Reduce stress through relaxation techniques and mindfulness practices.
  5. Stay socially engaged and interact with others.
  6. Protect your head from injury.
  7. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help improve brain function and communication within the body.

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It is also essential to consume the right kinds of foods, such as those high in healthy fats like omega-3s found in fish and nuts. These healthy fats have been shown to support brain function and can help protect against degenerative brain diseases.

Overall, taking care of your brain health is crucial for lifelong wellness. By incorporating chiropractic care and healthy lifestyle habits, you can optimize your brain function and live a healthier, happier life.

References:

  1. Haavik, H., & Murphy, B. (2012). The role of spinal manipulation in addressing disordered sensorimotor integration and altered motor control. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 22(5), 768-776.
  2. Lelic, D., Niazi, I. K., Holt, K., Jochumsen, M., Dremstrup, K., Yielder, P., … & Haavik, H. (2016). Manipulation of dysfunctional spinal joints affects sensorimotor integration in the prefrontal cortex: a brain source localization study. Neural plasticity, 2016.
  3. Niazi, I. K., Türker, K. S., Flavel, S., Kinget, M., Duehr, J., & Haavik, H. (2018). Changes in H-reflex and V-waves following spinal manipulation. Experimental Brain Research, 236(6), 1645-1652.
  4. Pickar, J. G., Bolton, P. S., & Spinal Manipulation Task Force (2019). A Proposed Mechano-Neurological Theory of Spinal Manipulation. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 27(4), 213-221.
  5. Schmahmann, J. D. (2010). The role of the cerebellum in cognition and emotion: personal reflections since 1982 on the dysmetria of thought hypothesis, and its historical evolution from theory to therapy. Neuropsychology review, 20(3), 236-260.


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