Health: The Process of Elimination*

*When I told you all at the beginning of the Health|Fitness|Beauty Quest that I was going to take you on my journey I wasn’t kidding. I am sharing the education, experiences and humor. Most of it is informational and some of it is TMI. Consider this your TMI warning. 

Stitching TreeOne of the things I found fascinating about my visits with Dr. Ho and Dr. Q at Pinnacle Wellness was the part where they talked about spinal alignment helping with better bowel movements. Yes, I just typed that and now you know what the subject of this post is about. I pondered several post titles such as “For Guts and Glory” or this winner “Happy Bowels = No Jowls”.

It turns out that if your intestinal tract is functioning properly that many of the health challenges we face disappear or in many cases the existing health challenge symptoms minimize.  At today’s visit, Dr. Ho mentioned the benefits I could expect to see from spending a few minutes on the vibrating platform. One of which was, “improved bowel movements” which also contributes to weight loss.

Not not to put too fine a point on this, but when he said that, I thought he must mean other people who are having trouble. Not me. No siree. Me and my bowels get along just fine. In the past, if and when I’ve had a challenge I turn to trusty mineral oil to set things right. Needless to say I once again dismissed his statement as a benefit other patients might see and didn’t think twice about it……..until I got home.

I titled this post the process of elimination for a reason. Turns out Dr. Ho was right (imagine that). I didn’t know what I didn’t know. In my first week of treatment I am already learning more about my physical self than I thought possible. On a side note, I also discovered that getting my spine adjusted makes me giggle. I am not sure why that is the case, but I would rather laugh than cry any day of the week.

I am still only at the beginning of my journey. I am not sure exactly what I should expect, but I do find it all interesting, strange and kind of exciting. Thank you for being a part of the ongoing adventure.

2 comments for “Health: The Process of Elimination*

  1. September 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I’m sure Dr. Ho also told you that the improved bowel movement is a form of detox. Our body can only flush the toxins we take in through elimination of urine, bowel movements, and sweat. The Usana nutritional supplements you started on will also improve your elimination process. If we have healthy elimination habits then we have a healthy gut. When you take into account that 70-80% of our immune cells are found in our gut it makes sense that if we have a healthy gut we have a healthy immune system and are less susceptible to illness. I’ve often wondered why traditional medicine doctors are not more concerned about our bowel elimination. Maybe they are and are just to sensitive to talk about it.

    • September 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      I recall him mentioning many things regarding improved bodily functions, which I glossed over in my head as something that was not meant for me. Next time I see him I am going to be just a bit more attentive.

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