So you wanna be healthy?

If I asked a room of 100 people: “who wants to be healthy?” Chances are all 100 would raise their hands. Everyone wants To be healthy; but are you really doing the right things that create health?

What are the requirements for health? Can we eat pizza and McDonalds every meal? Can we snack on potato chips and watch 200 hours of TV each week? Everyone knows nutrition and exercise are important when it comes to health. But why is it that some of us have that 90 year old relative that drinks, smokes, eats fast food, and just never seems to be sick; when others exercise 6 days a week and only buy organic veggies from Whole Foods yet are constantly battling illness?

We’re missing one key component to health. Everyone knows we need food, water and air but the truth is you could live a period of time without one or all of the those things. The TV show Survivor showed us you could live about 30 days without food, you could live about a week without water, even a few minutes without air (five if you’re Michael Phelps). But you can’t live ONE SECOND without nerve supply. Yup, Nerve supply! Your brain communicates with the rest of your body through your nerves or Nervous System. In order for your heart to beat there has to be communication from your brain telling it to beat. If the nerve to your heart was cut…the heart stops beating instantly. If the nerve to your liver is cut, it stops instantly. If the nerve to your stomach…you get the idea. Nerve supply is the one thing you can’t live without and it’s what most of us are missing health-wise.

If you’re reading this, I’m sure you know Christopher Reeve (Superman from the 80’s). If you aren’t familiar with his unfortunate story I’ll give you the cliff notes: He fell off a horse, hit his chin in the dirt and fractured his top vertebrae (the Atlas) into his spinal cord. After the accident, God bless him, he needed a pace-maker too run his heart, an iron lung so he could breath, intestinal massages to help him digest food, etc… He didn’t have a defected heart or other organs but the life supply coming from his brain couldn’t make it down to those organs. Life supply is what keeps us alive and healthy and we better make sure it’s working at 100%. The smallest amount of pressure on a nerve can shut down that nerve. It’s like turning on the garden hose and then stepping on it…obviously the water doesn’t come out as fast! In fact, the research tells us that the weight of a dime on a nerve shuts that nerve down up to 60%. If that nerve is going to my heart I want to find out how to remove the pressure on the nerve. Of course there’s a time and a place for medicine but if my blood pressure sky-rockets I’m NOT taking medications for the rest of my life. I might take them in an emergency but over the next 4-6 weeks I will be figuring out WHY my blood pressure sky-rocketed. Your nervous system carries out all function in your body so it SHOULD be the FIRST place we look. Covering up the symptoms with drugs is like putting duct tape over your check-engine light; just because you don’t see it or feel it, doesn’t mean it’s fixed.

It’s about time we start being proactive with our health instead of reactive. Don’t wait until you have neck pain, back pain, migraines, or numbness in both legs before you seek help. If you do have any of those things and haven’t been checked, what are you waiting for? If you’ve never had your nervous system evaluated then get to a doctor who knows how to do it.

Remember: information without action is dead
Either you just wasted 5 minutes of your life, or you’ll take action and do something to bring yourself closer to health. The choice is yours!

Action steps:
1. Stop eating potato chips
2. Turn the computer/tablet off
3. Get your nervous system checked find a doc here

In health,
Dr. McNabb⚡⚡⚡

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
~ Philippians 4:13

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