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How to Help Your Body Heal Itself

The human body is fascinating.

The body has the ability to absorb nutrients, remove unwanted toxins, regrow damaged cells, and even connect the wires so that you can understand this very sentence.

But, over time, we tend to inflict damage on our bodies through our daily habits, limiting our ability to do these very things naturally. Before you continue reading, you need to understand this: The human body can and will heal itself if you stop inflicting damage onto it.

The first rule of getting yourself out of a hole you've dug yourself into is to stop digging.

This is a simple concept that many people fail to grasp when it comes to their health. Most of the most common health problems are the result of long-term neglect, toxins and abuse to your body's intricate inner workings.

Things like chronic joint pain, migraines, digestive issues, weight gain, and brain fog can often times be attributed to a history of gradual damage the body has endured.

The first step to restoring your body's natural healing processes is to simply stop digging.

Stop drinking diet sodas and alcohol.

Stop consuming foods you are sensitive or allergic to.

Stop eating a diet full of "bad carbs."

Stop depriving yourself of sleep.

Stop going weeks without exercise.

Once you have hit the "STOP" button on these actions, the second step is to repair the damage that has already been done.

Detoxing is a big part of the repair process.

Taking the correct vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and supplements is another.

Ultimately, the repair process comes down to establishing healthy habits.

Taking steps to improve your wellness naturally through things like regular exercise, proper nutrition, routine chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and proper hydration can give your body the support it needs to reach its full functionality.

The ongoing third step toward restoring your body's natural healing processes is to give your body time to heal.

This is where the Magic of 90 Days comes into play.

As a chiropractic physician, I often have people ask: "Do I need to continue to take these supplements now that my problem has resolved?"

In most cases, the answer is yes.

Just because your symptoms may have been temporarily alleviated does not mean that the need for your supplementing has gone away.

Your body is continually trying to heal itself.

Of course, the best practice is to avoid digging yourself into a "health hole" in the first place. This is where preventative healthcare and wellness becomes essential.

It is better to eat right before your poor diet pushes you to the point of crisis.

It is better to improve your digestive health now than to suffer from chronic disease later.

It is better to get routine chiropractic adjustments so that you never have to experience the agony of back pain.

The list goes on and on...

It all comes down to this: Let your body heal itself on an ongoing basis, and you won't have to find yourself looking to recover from a health crisis.

If you do come to that pass, however, don't believe that extreme and invasive procedures are your only answer. Stick with those therapies and healthcare regimens that aim to restore your body's natural ability to heal itself.


*This article includes excerpts from "Made Whole: Regaining the Health Your Body Was Born to Enjoy by Working With the Missing Pieces of Wellness" written by chiropractic physician, Dr. Douglas B. Cook, D.C. To purchase this book, visit the Nutrition Store inside the Oklahoma Health and Wellness Center.

**The information in this post is based on the opinion of the authors and is intended for general consumer understanding. Read our full disclaimer here.


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