About Over All Health and Well Being

Over All Health and Well Being

Most individuals encounter factors in their daily lives, both from internal and external environments, that influence their overall health and well-being.  These can cause negative imbalances in homeostasis, the natural balance of the body systems and health.  These can reflect back in disease or at a sub-optimal level of health.  The four systemic constants that often impair our health and homeostasis are Stress, Toxic Insult, Inflammatory Response, Autonomic Imbalance.

Stress is all around us and although we need a little of it to keep our bodies and minds moving but high levels of stress can lead to development of cardiovascular disease, depression, insomnia, ulcers, and even some forms of cancer.

Toxic Insult

This occurs when our delicate bodies are hampered by environmental insults such as disease causing pathogens, hormone or pesticide contaminated food products, increased levels of free radical pollution, over exposure to radiation and hampered by any number of factors in your environment, diet, medical intervention, habits, genetics, etc.  Since our immunity depends on the bodies ability to produce effective white blood cells, complementary proteins and other cell and body barriers you can see how all these factors can contribute to the weakening of the immune system.

Inflammatory Response

This occurs when bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or other causes, injure body tissue.  This is mostly effected by a poor diet of high trans-fats and high carbohydrate, low protein consumption.  There is a direct link between chronic illness, inflammation and disease.  Most of the time this is presented in joint pain and lethargy.

 Autonomic Imbalance

This can result from a number of sources mostly found above such as: stress, decreased immunity, and inflammation.  It effects the autonomic nervous system or visceral nervous system.  Research has shown that there is a direct link between autonomic imbalance and hypertension (high blood pressure).  Also linking it to cardiovascular morbidity and even mortality.