So you decided to lose some weight. You are exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet and you’ve lost a few pounds. You have more energy, sleep better and feel stronger. Good for you!
Suddenly, after dropping some weight, you start to feel tired again, you may even get sick and have had to stop the great things that you were doing for your body. Why did this happen?
Because you did not do any drainage while you were losing weight.
Our body is designed to continuously and naturally remove toxins when it is functioning properly. However, toxins can be hard for the body to find because sometimes, they can hide in fat cells where they can be stored for years.
This is why it’s important when you are losing weight to be doing some kind of detox and drainage for your body.
Drainage therapy is a process and methodology to eliminate toxins and regulate the proper functioning of the organs, tissues and glands.
There are many products that can help you drain and enhance your weight loss. Our office uses the Biotherapeutic Drainage Liver and Kidney kit by Seroyal and the Pascoe Detox Kit depending on the patient.
If you or anyone else you know are currently trying to lose weight, remember to drain while you are doing so! Need help selecting the right products for you? Give us a call 613-446-6060
Have you ever wondered how your immune system works? At the very basis of it, your immune system, when working properly, is designed to be able to recognize what is you and what is not you. It knows what bacteria, etc are part of your normal flora and what is not. Once it decides that something is not a part of you, it destroys it and the body then gets rid of it.
When your immune system isn’t functioning properly, the invaders can take over and you get sick. In autoimmune conditions, the body has its signals mixed up and attacks its own cells in the body.
Most often, when we think of things that can hijack the immune system, we think of environmental pollutants, heavy metals, chemicals found in our food, etc. However, stress, thoughts and emotions also affect the immune system.
Do you remember when you were in school and had to write exams? You would get stressed out, study hard, write your exam, study again, pull all nighters, etc. Finally, when you exams were finished, you’d get sick. This is because the stress decreased your immunity.
When researchers studied people with anger disorders, they found that anger and violent behaviour were linked with inflammation in their body.
The immune system’s role is to identify self and non-self. If negative emotions are regularly part of who you are, it will lead to inflammation, a compromised immune system and eventually, illness.
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My daughter is currently learning to crawl. The challenge for her is...that she can only go backwards. This gets her really frustrated and she almost always starts to cry.
When she has a goal or wants to get to her toy, she will get on all fours, stare at her toy and start moving. But because she can only go backwards, she sees it getting further and further away from her. This leads to crying. My daughter is also pretty determined as she doesn’t stop trying to go after her toy until something stops her (wall, chair, table, etc.).
Watching this can be hard at first but I know that in a matter of a few short weeks, she will figure out how to crawl forwards.
In life, as in crawling, sometimes, you need to go backwards before you can go forwards. Think back to some hard times in life. Did you ever feel like you were taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back again?
Healing is also like this. Healing is not linear. We do not always get better and better. Sometimes we get worse before we get better, other times, we get better, then worse then better again.
The pain comes from having our expectations that differ from reality. Think about it for a minute. Let’s say you broke your arm, they tell you that you will be in a cast for 8 weeks and you will probably need to do exercises after. Most people accept this. However, if you expected to be out of the cast after 1 week, you would suffer for the next 7. The suffering comes from not knowing when things will end.
So, remember the next time that you feel you are having a setback that sometimes, you first need to go backwards before you can go forwards.
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Illness can show up on multiple levels (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) and in many ways. Most often, when we think of illness, we focus on the physical but that is not enough.
I had a new patient that came in with what seemed to be a simple back pain issue from shoveling his driveway too much. He stated that he felt he pulled a muscle because he was lifting and twisting too much. While, lifting and twisting certainly play a role in injury, I always dig deeper to see if there are other factors at play.
Questions I asked:
What I discovered was that he had been stressed out at work for months. When shovelling, he was thinking about how much he hated his work and he was even hoping for some time off. Well, his body did what he asked it to do! He got injured and got some time.
To get to the core issues hidden in your illness, here are some things to pay attention to:
To get more specific questions about your individual case, give us a call. 613-440-6060
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.