Your Posture Controls Your Heart!
Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. Every year there are countless lives cut short as a result of poor lifestyle choices that include a high fat/high sugar diet. This deadly combination causes the body to produce insulin and insulin is used by the body to breakdown sugar. However, insulin is also a fat-storage hormone that causes fats and triglycerides to be stored in places where we don’t want them, including the interior of the arteries.
If these arteries are clogged with cholesterol, triglycerides and fat, and the arteries supply vital tissues like the heart brain or kidneys, a small clot in that artery can lead to the affected tissues not getting enough oxygen and the tissue dies. If this occurs in the brain, it’s called a stroke, and in the heart it’s called a myocardial infarction. It only takes a few minutes of deprived tissue oxygen to cause the heart or brain to cease function entirely and death ensues.
Obviously this is one of the major reasons why we have incorporated medical weight loss in to our protocols of care at Benchmark Medical Group. Medical weight loss controls carbohydrates and fats and enables the body to shed excess weight and fat from the exterior (belly and thighs) and from the interior (around organs and inside vessels.) We have seen tremendous changes in the blood chemistry panels of our patients as they loss the inches and fat and concurrently lose the excess cholesterol and triglycerides from their bodies.
However, something is still missing. If a person has a healthy weight and good blood panels, that should protect them from heart disease and stroke, right? Not always. What is missing from the picture is the fundamental understanding that the heart and cardiovascular systems are controlled by the nervous system, which is housed in the spinal column! If there is degeneration at the level of the spinal cord where the nerves feed strength, energy, and information to the heart and vessels, the information will not be able to transmit efficiently from the nervous system to the target tissue. This can lead to an otherwise healthy person suffering from ill effects of abnormal posture.
Never forget that the nervous system controls every cell and tissue in the body, and understand that your posture controls your nervous system. If you have too much curve in your mid-back, this can be a major complication for your organs and lead to a an increased risk of premature death! Your posture is a crucial component of better health and wellbeing and must be address as a part of a wellness program.
At our state-of-the-art facility, we are able to accurately measure your spine and posture using our digital equipment and we have the tools necessary to correct spinal and postural abnormalities that may be complicating bodily pain, as well and decreasing your overall health. If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for the postural rehabilitation methods we employ, or if you have been told you need to lose weight or lower your cholesterol, contact us today to see if we can get you on the road to better health!
Dr. Jason W. Haas