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Published on July 28th, 2016 | by Natural Awakenings Northern New Jersey


Six Steps to Optimal Health

by Donna Perillo

Creating a healthy and vibrant lifestyle is not as hard as we may think. According to Dr. John Brimhall and the result of 35 years of intensive research, the Six Steps to Wellness are: structure, electromagnetic therapy, nutrition, emotional therapy, allergies and sensitivities, and detoxification. By incorporating these six steps, we can begin the journey to optimal health and well-being. Health and wellness are a journey, not a destination. It is an ongoing process. These steps can empower us physically, emotionally and nutritionally.

Structure: Nerve and structural interference occurs when nerves or tissue are interfered with, causing the life energy which flows through them to be blocked. It can be produced through trauma such as an accident or fall, fractures, surgery, emotional stress, etc.

Reestablishing structural integrity is the foundation of health. Eighty percent of all conditions improve when the structure of the body is properly reestablished to allow a free flow of vital energy. Many modern tools and techniques exist to easily rebalance the body without discomfort. Things like yoga, Pilates, massage, chiropractic and exercise can help.

Electromagnetic: Electrical pollution is killing us. Power lines, air wave communication, fluorescent lights, computers and hair dryers are affecting our health and energy. The potentially harmful electromagnetic field caused by electricity interferes with our own energy field and nervous system. Many people feel weak, have headaches or just feel ill when they work in front of computers or under florescent lights. They may never feel as good as they would like to. It is often this electromagnetic pollution causing these feelings. Many devices are available to reduce the risk of electrical pollution.

Nutrition: Junk food is now the rule, not the exception. Surveys show that 20 percent of the U.S. population never eats vegetables, and 40 percent rarely consumes fruit. Eighty percent of the population never consumes whole grains or high-fiber foods. All forms of refined sugar lower the immune system response and interfere with the ability of the white blood cells to destroy unfriendly bacteria. The standard American diet, which contains food grown on depleted soils, has left us deficient in many nutrients important to health. To get the right nutrition, we must supplement our diet.

Health and wellness are a journey, not a destination. It is an ongoing process. These steps can empower us physically, emotionally and nutritionally.

Emotional: Many people suffer from a phobia that is getting in the way of their daily functions, feel depressed for no reason or suffer from anxiety attacks. Emotion has been shown by the latest research to be a complex reaction between the body and mind. This results in chemical reactions in the brain and cells that produces energy made of electrical and magnetic nerve signals. These energies or emotions literally have a frequency which radiates outward from our energy field.

Techniques such as color therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, meditation, visualization, Emotional Release Therapy and behavior modification are available to help clear negative emotional energy that is affecting our health and happiness.

Allergies and sensitivities: Many people have had allergies and sensitivities since they were young or developed them over time. In many cases, removing food allergens such as gluten, soy, nuts and corn can tremendously help allergy and sinus problems.

Detoxification: We continuously consume artificial additives in our food. We breathe pollution. We are exposed to chemicals, pesticides and cigarette smoke. Exposures to these toxins are not blatantly obvious to us and are hard to pinpoint as a cause for illness. Some toxins are naturally occurring chemicals that our body has a hard time breaking down. When accumulated in our cells, these toxins can cause mutation or death. They can be harmless in very small quantities but deadly in large amounts. All of these toxins are getting in the way of our health. There are many ways to detox, but here are a few: footbath; cold laser, which can facilitate detoxification by increasing blood or lymph circulation; colonics; colon cleanse; Epsom salt baths; infrared saunas; and enemas. Regular detoxification is also a good way to maintain a general feeling of well-being and overall health.

Dr. Donna Perillo, DC, NMD, CNS, of Chiropractic Healing Center of NJ, provides chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, weight loss and massage therapy. For more information, call 973-872-213, or visit ChiroHealingNJ.com.

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