The fountain of youth has been sought out for centuries. For example, Alexander the Great said he came across a great healing “river of paradise” in the 4th Century B.C. People are always searching for ways to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. We just found another way!
According to this new study, chiropractic care has been shown to increase telomere length!!!! Unless you have a science background that means absolutely nothing to you, and rightly so.
Telomeres are located on the end of your DNA have been shown to decrease through life. Shortening of telomeres has been associated with aging. As the telomere length decreases, the amount and preciseness of the DNA replication decreases. Because of this, shortening of telomeres has also been associated with a number of diseases such as:
Metabolic and inflammatory disease
Psychological and stress disorder
Cancer, and even
In this study, of a 35-year-old female teacher, showed that after 5 months of chiropractic care she had an increase in telomere length. Before she started care a blood test was performed and the length of the telomeres was determined. Then after five months of care, another blood test was performed and the telomere length on her DNA was increased.
During the care, the woman reported that she did not change any other part of her lifestyle. At the end of the study the teacher reported having less neck and back pain, she had less stress on her nervous system, the blood test showed that her telomere length increased by 8.23%, and she was able to sleep through the night (previously she woke around four times per night to urinate).
So, after 5 months of maintaining the same lifestyle (which included drinking 3 to 5 Mountain Dew® drinks per day) and just
adding chiropractic care she was able to feel and function better. She had less pain, could sleep, and she is giving her body the best chance to live as long as it was designed to.
Because this study only included one person, no absolute conclusions can be drawn from this study. But the last time I checked we all have a nervous system that controls and coordinates all functions of our body. And interference to that system via subluxations diminishes the nervous systems ability to control and coordinate all those functions.
So what does this mean?
The bottom line is that if there is interference to your nervous system you are not able to be the best mother, father, daughter, son, teacher, policeman, student, or person you could be.
To see if you have interference in your nervous system caused by subluxations please call (904) 718-6330 to schedule your first appointment and to see how we can help you!
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