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Reflex: Your Survival Instinct for Dealing With Life

Stressed womanInstinct: An innate (characteristics /abilities native to the individual before birth), typically fixed pattern of behaviour in animals and man in response to certain stimuli.

The autonomic nervous system has the task of maintaining constant conditions within the body. The body’s response to stress has been developed over thousands of years. It is a reflex animal instinct. It is our survival mechanism for dealing with fight or flight response and we either confront/face up to what is alarming us or we flee from it, mentally or physically.

If whatever caused the initial stress continues, the body’s ability to adapt to the stress becomes exhausted and the body shuts down. Burn out is a symptom of this too. Even though the actual stress being experienced is less than our ancestors, the fact that it is continually happening can make the consequences even worse. For instance if you are eating foods that create inflammatory conditions in your body, on top of the “modern” living, then you could potentially have a weak and unhealthy body.

Here are some tips to use, especially coming up to Christmas and the “rest” you’re going to get.

  1. Get a copy of Dr Peter J Damos book “Eat Right for your Type”.
  2. Exercise each day whether you feel like it or not.
  3. Decide to be as nice and courteous to everyone you meet especially those who are antagonistic to you and watch the magic unfold in your universe.
  4. Come to Get Back Health Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic this week and get your back adjusted, especially if you have not been with us for a while. Your nervous system controls your Autonomic Nervous system, so it makes complete sense to keep it in good order on a regular basis.

Yours In Health John Keane Spinologist.


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