As you age you are going to deplete your Vital Reserves; your ‘functional’ tank is going to get low.
You are going to run out of energy, get tired more easily, gain weight, lose memory and affect all of your other conditions.
This will happen when you do nothing and just let life happen to you.
But, if you want to live with gusto your entire life, don’t fret. You can change these sequences of events. You must first understand how your body’s systems function.
Several systems in your body are going to swing violently from highs to lows. Your catabolic and anabolic systems do a marvelous job of trying to keep up with your stresses.
Catabolic phase of metabolism is energy-producing and causes breakdown in your system. This peaks around six o’clock in the morning and diminishes throughout the day.
The anabolic phase of metabolism is energy restoration, healing and repair. It peaks about 8:00 p.m. and continues throughout the night.
On one hand, your cardiac system may give you high blood pressure yet a low heart rate at the same time. While this might not be ideal, it is the best response your body has at the time; it may be all that your adaptive capacity can handle. Your body is low on the resources it needs to function, so what you get instead is a sign or symptom as your body tries to cope with your stresses: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low triglycerides, severe fatigue, chronic pain, depression…all because your body is low in its adaptive capacity and vital reserves it needs to function well.
What you need to do is find out what is causing the swings in your systems that is causing imbalances in your body. You may find them in a blood test; it may be determined from your physical symptoms; it may be found in a physical exam that looks and compares your metabolic systems. You don’t often need a drug to stimulate or depress your symptoms while it creates metabolic imbalances somewhere else.
More importantly, you need to look at your lifestyle to see what you are doing that is aggravating your health and continuing to make you worse. Is it the food you are eating? Is it the lack of or too much exercise? Is it the effects of stress? Is is a faulty brain function?
What are you doing now that if you changed, could improve your health?
Your health goal is to maximize your adaptive capacity and increase your vital reserves. You do not want to do things that will tear these down.
Dr. Peter Lind practices metabolic and neurologic chiropractic in his wellness clinic in Salem, Oregon. USA. He is the author of three books on health, one novel, and hundreds of wellness articles. His clinical specialty is in physical, nutritional and emotional stress. For more health tips go to http://www.wellnessbite.com
Editor: Jennifer Townsend