#12: Movement and Spine Health
Stimulating Neuroplasticity Through Spinal Motion: The Importance of Movement and Spine Health.
In this episode, The Truth About Your Brain Health No One Is Talking About.
In this training, I’m going to explain why 90% of normal brain function is stimulated through the movement of your spine and how we were designed to translate that motion every day.
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- How big brains coincided with the intricate physical movement of the spine
- How stress and inflammation are a normal adaptive process that builds our brain
- Spinal movement send input into the brain that releases a cascade of neurobiological molecules
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?
As it turns out, the movement of your spine is an essential component in brain function and neuroplasticity. In fact, over 90% of normal brain function is stimulated through the movement of your spine. But what is neuroplasticity exactly? It’s the brain’s ability to rewire itself, repurpose bits and pieces, and grow and adapt.
The Significance of Hormesis and Homeostasis in Movement and Exercise
To explore this concept further, we need to define some terms. Homeostasis is the body’s way of responding to a normal operating state, while hormesis is the body’s biological response to low doses of a stressor that improves its ability to handle that stressor. Unlike homeostasis, hormesis doesn’t return the body to a normal state, but rather a better than the normal state.
To illustrate this point, let’s take a look at bodybuilding. When we lift weights, heavy stress is placed on our muscles, and the body reacts with an immune response and inflammation. This reaction is a normal adaptive physiological mechanism our bodies use to respond to environmental stress. The body uses both stress and inflammation to rebuild and grow, resulting in bigger and better infrastructure. The same is true for our brains, which require spinal motion to grow and become more resilient.
Spinal Motion, Biochemicals, and Neurotransmitters: The Building Blocks of Brain Growth
Spinal motion places a demand on the brain, just as it does on muscle, resulting in the release of biochemicals like Brain-Derived-Neurotrophic-Factor. This chemical triggers the growth of cells to meet the increased mental demands of movement, flooding the brain with essential chemicals that grow new brain cells and improve brain function. Different movement patterns release other neurotransmitters as well, like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
The Importance of Movement in Our Sedentary Society
Unfortunately, we have become a sedentary society, not behaving in ways our genome is programmed. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors walked 8-10 miles each day, made quick sprints, and lifted heavy from time to time. The chiropractic profession is evolving into movement doctors, recognizing the importance of spinal joint motion and its role in everything we are discussing. To maintain spinal health, chiropractic checkups and spinal hygiene are necessary in today’s sedentary society.
Maintaining Spinal Health: Chiropractic Check-Ups and Spinal Hygiene
Movement and vigorous aerobic exercise are crucial for the health and well-being of the brain and body, and chiropractic care is the only profession that can help build both muscle and brain development through spinal motion.
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