Have you ever noticed how your performance in bicycle riding has been good one day and poor the next? Most of the time we just brush it off as “bad biorhythms”. We even consider it as normal fluctuations of health. Then upon deeper investigation, we really begin to question our body’s ability to perform as we know it should. We figure there has got to be more to it than just getting up on the “wrong side of the bed”. Eventually we begin taking a closer look at our personal health habits putting each aspect up for closer scrutiny. Again, we end up at the same conclusion. We realize that our exercise regime is basically the same week to week, our stress level is about the same as it’s always been (but everybody has problems with their boss, right?), and our diets are fairly decent too, (especially now that we’re no longer having that ice cream for dessert with our morning cold pizza and coffee!). The bottom line is, we’re basically the same today as we were yesterday, last week, and last month too, for that matter. Yet something is causing us to feel sluggish one day and zippy the next. What’s going on; and why is it affecting our daily activities and outlook on life as well?
Welcome to the mid-stream of American health. You’ve got what everybody’s got, and that is, basically nothing and a little bit of everything. You’ve got aches and pains that seem to be present for no apparent reason, early fatigue with activity (but not every time), some anxieties (but who hasn’t got that in today’s crazy world), and maybe a stomach that likes to flare up and tell you, “You shouldn’t have eaten that, and now you’re going to pay”! Yet you’re thinking, “C’mon, it’s what I’ve always eaten, and it’s rather healthy food to boot”. This is the common it’s-all-in-your-head-you-crazy-coot syndrome, and it is a blatant misdiagnosis.
The human physique is made up of a myriad of systems, all interacting one with the other to support a healthy, finely tuned body to proceed with our daily lives. All these different systems interact together to formulate what is known as the “Triad of Health”.
(Dr. Richard Hanson, chiropractor in Jamestown, New York, can be reached at (716)664-0445. Most major insurances are now being accepted.)