5 Ways to Strengthen your Nervous System
The nervous system is one of the most complex and important parts of our body. It is the master control system of the body; consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, which connect to all the organs. Since it is responsible for controlling the larger part of our vital functions (breathing, heartbeats, hunger, thirst, posture, etc.) as well as for our emotions, it is important to strengthen it naturally to ensure a good quality of life.
8 Beneficial Foods:
Cacao: L-tryptophan is a neurotransmitter responsible for calming the mind, and it just so happens to be found in cacao and dark chocolate.
Bananas: Ever wonder why athletes eat bananas before a big game? Potassium is a crucial electrolyte that helps keep our bodies (and brain) hydrated.
Nuts: Almonds and cashews are rich in magnesium and Brazil nuts are said to have one of nature’s richest source of selenium – an unmatched feat when it comes to relaxing the nervous system.
Garlic: Not only does garlic contain plenty of antioxidants, it can help prevent aging of the mind and keep your brain sharper longer.
Spinach: High in folate as well as Vitamin B and B6, dark leafy greens like spinach help break down homocysteine – a chemical that can lead to dementia.
Pomegranates: These antioxidants can help fight free radicals, keeping our minds active and healthy.
Oatmeal: This a delicious nervous system stabilizer. It calms irritable states and mild anxiety, relieves insomnia, and increases mental performance. It is strangely a food that both relaxes and gives energy.
Bee Pollen: Pollen is a superfood that equalizes the blood pH and nervous system function thanks to its B vitamins.
Sunlight is an excellent regulator of the nervous system and it also provides us with vitamin D. To benefit from it, we can sunbathe for 10 to 15 minutes per day.
Walking Barefoot in a Natural Environment:
Walking barefoot on moist Earth, dewy grass, beach sand, in a river, in the sea, etc., for at least half an hour a day is an economic and healthy way to balance your nervous system. In addition, it helps us to eliminate electromagnetic radiation that we absorb in our body from continuous contact with electronic devices.
Water at different temperatures helps us to balance our nervous system. We can do various therapies:
+ Cool, wet rubs with a very thin towel – do this then dress warmly to enter into the heat.
+ Always ending a bath/shower with a few seconds of a cold shower is very beneficial.
+ Magnesium sulfate baths are very relaxing and revitalizing.
Chiropractic adjustments can positively impact your nervous system function. They correct mechanical stress on the spine (subluxations) that creates irritation and interference to the flow of information across the complex and sensitive nerve system. When each vertebrae is in a healthy position and allowed to move properly, there is no stress on the nervous system, which allows for proper regulation, healing, and the flow of vital information from your brain to your body. While medicine is treating the symptoms of a sick person, the patients of chiropractors are focused on getting well and staying healthy.