When it comes to systematic chronic inflammation, your own body can be sabotaging your performance + slowing your healing. A consistently healthy lifestyle can help your body keep away from pain; but we get it, those are tough to commit to! It’s why we have created a space where it’s safe to ask for help. As experts in the body, we adjust the base through Chiropractic measures, but we always take the time to step back and examine the in’s and out’s of your daily lifestyle to help hold you accountable and keep you motivated along the way! This is all done through a very important lens: love. We believe in pouring our love into everyone who walks through our doors, not just because you deserve to have a Doctor who thinks of you as a soul, but because love has a surprising effect on the body. People say that love heals. Is this an A) airy fairy woo woo thought 🧚 or B) legit science? 🔬 The answer = B!
💕 Love has been shown to:
💚 counteract the fight-or-flight response
💚 down-regulate the production of cortisol (even low levels of stress cause the body to release cortisol, which is associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression)
💚 produce oxytocin, the "feel-good" or "love" hormone that can reduce cardiovascular stress and improve the immune system, which in turn decreases cell death and inflammation
💚 produces norepinephrine and dopamine in your brain (both hormones associated with adrenaline), which leads to increased feelings of joy and pleasure
💚 decrease anxiety and staves off depression, which subsequently reduces the signs and symptoms of heart disease
💚 decrease inflammation and improve your immune system and can be a potent pain reliever
Reminder: there is so much more to love than just romantic love. There is the love of life, love of nature, love of animals, love of others (family + friends + humanity), and love of self, and all of these acts of love provide amazing health benefits.
Love really is your best medicine!