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Stress. It’s something all of us experience. Whether it be acute and sudden or more chronic and ongoing, we all have some form of negative stress in our lives. But ever wonder what stress does to our bodies and brains? In short it forms adaptation. Picture a goldfish in a tank. For that gold fish…

Ok. I admit that when I heard this statement I was not convinced. How does your brain control your posture if it’s your muscles are responsible for keeping your spine stable? Well, in this blog we’re going to be talking about just that. Our muscles are subject to our brain and nerves. Meaning that, whatever…

Your brain is made up of remarkable tissue. It’s the stuff that looks like a white cloud when you look at an anatomy photo of the brain. That tissue is all made up of cells that’s primary purpose is to communicate electrical signals around the brain. The white stuff that we see is fat. In…

It may seem like a simple question. But what is the most important organ in your body? And no, it’s not your heart.. It’s your brain. Our brains are remarkable. It’s the processing centre for our whole body. It’s like having a super computer, processing complex information at an astonishing rate. In fact, there is…

Stress is a necessary part of life. We all experience stress and an overwhelm of it at one stage of our lives. Those periods last for a short while and in some seasons a lot longer than we’d like. Stress can come in 3 forms. In form of our physical habits, biochemical habits (what we…

In our last blog, we introduced you to the concept of constructive and destructive stress. We also spoke about how important it was to keep the scale tipped in favour of the positive stress rather than the negative. We used the leaking bucket analogy to demonstrate the effect that positive and negative stressors have on…

Stress. We often think about stress in a negative light. But in reality there is good stress and bad stress. Let’s expand this. Good or positive stressors are things that are constructive for our bodies. They help build us up. Bad or negative stressors are, well the opposite. They are things that tear our bodies…

New year, New me. That’s the mantra of many at the start of another year. We all fall victim to the infamous new year resolution. But ever wondered why most of us have troubles maintaining the momentum we have at the start of the year? Let’s talk about how your brain learns and how change…

Our brains have the amazing ability to adapt, change and learn a vast array of things. It’s called neuroplasticity. We have the ability to adapt to different environments like animals. Our brains take information about the environment around us and co-ordinate action to best survive and thrive in it. The most amazing thing is our…

The last month we’ve been unpacking concepts around health, wellness and chiropractic in our Wellness Concepts Video Series on our Facebook Page. One of the topics which I want to highlight is what I call my Action Principle. I did a video on this, why don’t you check it out here.   Someone once said,…

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