Monday, February 23, 2009
Homeostasis: The ability of the body or a cell to seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability within its internal environment when dealing with external changes
The key to health is homeostasis. It is the constant regulation of all body functions. Dis-ease occurs when the body falls out of balance, usually due to its surroundings. Environmental factors cause our bodies to make an adaptation to restore homeostasis or balance.
Temperature is an environmental factor that our body responds to and makes an adaptation to. If we are too cold, our body will begin to shiver. Shivering is an involuntary firing of our muscles in an effort to produce heat and warm our core temperature back to optimal temperature. When our bodies are in an environment that is too hot, we begin to perspire and give off heat via convection in an effort to lower our core temperature back to optimal.
Homeostasis is the most important aspect of our health. All bodily functions are trying to maintain homeostasis. Symptoms are usually an indicator that the body has veered away from homeostasis. Often times, people ask me if chiropractic is “good” for this particular symptom or ailment. My answer is always the same. Chiropractic removes interference to the nervous system, the master control system of the whole body. The nervous system is the center of regulation and homeostatic functioning of the whole body. Chiropractic is great for restoring nervous system function and homeostasis. Symptoms are not the problem. They are our helping indicators to let us know that something has fallen out of balance and something needs to be done.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Guess who was named Momtrepreneur of the Month by Surprise Photography?
That's right, Dr. Jessica is Momtrepreneur of the Month. Melissa Surprise, a momtrepreneur herself has a fantastic blog that show cases her style and personality. What's even more extraordinary is her ability to empower others using her internet presence and blog as a vehicle.
It was a pleasure to meet Melissa and Kieran (Melissa's youngest son) at our office when she came to meet us and take some pictures. Despite being so young, he seemed like a seasoned veteran when it came to letting mom get her work done. Be sure to check out Melissa's work at http://www.surprisephotography.com/ and http://www.SurprisePhotography.com/blog and her previous work at http://www.surprisephotography.blogspot.com/.