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Trigger VS Cause

I’ve spent the last what feels like almost a decade in different mommy groups, personal growth groups, and business groups on Facebook and I noticed something that really stuck with me recently.

The words we choose to use are SO important, and there were people literally choosing the words I saw and needed right before my very eyes.

You see, when you’re a holistic practitioner, you already see the body and how it works differently. The key to sharing what you see with others is being able to use their words to help them see what you see in a way that makes sense.

The two words I wanted to share with you today are TRIGGER and CAUSE. They are extremely important because they affect how we choose to take care of ourselves on a daily basis.

TRIGGERS are often what I hear people talking about, but they also usually think about taking care of them as though they are somehow going to take care of the problem or CAUSE by removing them. Removing TRIGGERS only reduces the chances of experiencing the concern that you have.

Some examples of triggers - certain foods that trigger headaches/migraines, hot flashes, lack of sleep, temperature, lack of exercise.

Many times we try to help take control of our health issues by removing these triggers - we stop eating the specific food, we start exercising, create a better schedule for sleep or drink more water. AND many times getting rid of the trigger can help lessen the symptoms or reduce the frequency. When we slip up and eat that gluten or do get the rest we need- the issues come back again.

But here’s the thing, there are still people who don’t eat gluten, or who already have an awesome exercise regimen that are still experiencing these issues. What I’ve found when working with all of them - is they have some underlying injury that happening in their past that is preventing their body from functioning the way it was designed.

This improper function may show up as migraines, or it may show up as a neck pain or TMJ issues (for a larger list, look at the image below). The health concerns we experience end up being the symptoms of the underlying CAUSE which has to be taken care of before we truly start to experience proper function.

The CAUSE is the alteration of proper structure which eventually over time affects our function. Realistically speaking, there is unfortunately no way for you to check this yourself. Most people end up trying to remove their TRIGGER and if it doesn’t work then they look for a deeper CAUSE. By the time these people get to me, they’ve been suffering a long time.

To find out if an injury from your past is the CAUSE of your body expressing its health issues, its pretty simple! All you have to do is schedule some time for an examination with me. We’ll go over your history, use x-ray to take a look at your spine and see how its affecting your function, and take thermal scans to see if your body is functioning and adapting the way it should, or if it’s stuck in survival mode.

All you have to do is give me a call at 805-255-6769 or click the button below to let me know you’re ready to rule out one of the biggest underlying CAUSES I’ve found in the last 11 years.

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Trouble Sleeping?

I keep hearing more and more people talking about having trouble with there sleep. The hardest part for me is that I know that the body only gets to heal when its in a state of rest.

If you're struggling with sleep (especially if you're going through menopause!), I'd love to have you join me for a workshop in May 2018. We'll talk about sleep challenges, the basis for sleep and healing, how to create the proper environment, and natural sleep aids for extreme cases.

Here's where I need your help! I want to make sure you can attend, so I need to know when you can make it! Comment below with if you prefer weekdays or Sundays and if you prefer, mornings, afternoons, or evenings so I can get something on the schedule ASAP!

Don't forget to take a peek a the video below too!

Want to be Healthier and Happier? Try Increasing Your Orgasms.

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3 orgasms a week cut down on heart disease by about 50%. February is Heart Health month and heart disease is a top killer for women. Orgasms reduce stress, improve cardiovascular strength, and make you feel better.

We all lead busy, intense lives that seem to never stop.  Devices, kids, work, relationships all take time, that there never seems to be enough of. I often hear, ‘I am too tired to have sex.’ What ongoing effect is this having on your life? It could be shortening it.

When we climax, oxytocin and other endorphins are released into our bodies. These chemicals bolster the immune system, lift our mood, improve sleep, create emotional bonds, and even act like high-end cosmetic products! Yes, you read that correctly. The endorphins and chemicals discharged during an orgasm, stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen improves skin tone and texture, reducing wrinkles and cellulite. The ‘healthy sex glow’ is not a myth, your skin improves after great sex.

When we look better, we feel better and when we are happier, we are healthier and more fun to be around. We even make more money. Orgasms also reduce stress and calm nerves. Stress in our lives trigger a myriad of health problems including high blood pressure and heart problems, asthma, diabetes, depression and anxiety, gastrointestinal issues, headaches, and obesity.
 
The lack of sex in a relationship is a top reasons couples argue. Think about the way you feel when you are having fantastic sex. This could be with a partner or self-pleasure. Everything in life is a little easier and smoother. Those everyday irritations, stresses, and agitations, such as traffic or your honey not taking out the trash, melt away. I call sexuality, life’s lubricant.

So, the next time you are feeling a little down, need to reduce your blood pressure, or have a headache, add some sexy time to your day and it will improve!


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About the Author:

Tiffany Yelverton is the founder, and Chief Sexinista® of Entice Me®. Her mission is to change the way sex is talked about and to educate and entice people to have more pleasurable, fulfilling, and healthy sex lives.

hrough coaching, workshops, private Sexy Soirées, keynote speeches, and consultations, Tiffany has helped men and women connect with themselves, at their sexual core to feel sexier in and out of the bedroom.

E,mail: tiffany@enticeme.co
Website: www.enticeme.co

Regaining Clarity from Fibromyalgia-Related Brain Fog

Chronic pain is often the first thing associated with fibromyalgia, but there are many other facets to this condition that affect people.  Fibromyalgia sufferers also experience cognitive changes, such as difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, trouble finding words, and poor short-term memory.  These cognitive difficulties are sometimes referred to as "brain fog" or "fibro fog" and can be extremely frustrating to cope with.

Fighting the fog can start with some simple lifestyle changes:

  • Establish routines for day-to-day tasks.  Doing things like putting your keys in the same spot each time you get home or setting reminders for phone calls or meetings can help with clarity.
  • Declutter your space.  It's difficult for anyone to focus when you're surrounded by too much stuff.  Try to remove distractions around your home and/or office.
  • Get regular exercise.  Low-impact exercises such as walking, swimming, or cycling can improve blood flow and reduce some of the cognitive effects of fibromyalgia.
  • Clean up your sleep habits.  Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day (even on days off) can improve sleep quality.

Getting to the Cause of the Brain Fog

Although much still remains to be understood about the condition of fibromyalgia, one thing researchers tend to agree upon is that there are changes that occur in the way the brain processes signals relating to pain.  These signals can be distorted due to a misalignment of the C1 (atlas) or C2 (axis) vertebra.  This area of the spine is known as the upper cervical area and plays an integral role in ensuring the normal transmission of brain-body signals.
Upper cervical chiropractic is a branch of chiropractic care that focuses specifically on this area of the spine since it is known to cause dramatic health problems when compromised.  In the case of fibromyalgia, the ability to restore normal signals between the brain and body can mean not only a decrease in pain sensitivity but also a reduction in the cognitive deficits known as "fibro fog."

Sleep: Nap Time for Grown Ups!

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So I'm one of those smart chiropractors, the kind that knows you're not going to go home and do like 15 exercises that I might recommend.

The one homework I have that I know over 85% of my practice actually does: Nap Time for Grown Ups!

In a society where we're always go, go, go wishing we had just a moment in the day to stop, Doctor's Orders to take a nap are JUST PERFECT!

I usually recommend that my patient's find 15 minutes twice a day to stop and rest on their neck bone pillow. It give them a chance to slow down and gives the body a mini healing session. Bonus is that on the neck bone pillow, they get passive stretching to put the neck back into proper alignment for optimal brain/body messaging. 

The more often your body gets a chance to rest, the less overworked it feels and the more healing that will get done. This means you have more energy to do what you need to do!

So, give your body a break every now and then. It needs you to!

Doctor's orders!

If you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support. 

The Best Thing to Help You HOLD a Correction

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I have patients asking me all the time what they can do to help hold their correction.

Sadly the answer they don't want to hear is rest! Rest is when your body gets a chance to heal.

Here are three things I've noticed that help my patients hold their corrections longer:

1. Actually take my recommendations for rest. The only homework I usually give to my patients is to find 15 minutes 2 times a day where they can rest. Really and simply rest. No other multi-tasking except maybe prayer, meditation, or a guided relaxation.

2. These patients that rest often really start noticing their results when they realize their sleeping longer and more deeply.

3. Those that take the extra step to sleep on the neck bone pillow promote passive stretching and restoration of the proper cervical curve. Many even take it up a notch by purchasing a zero gravity chair for their home or office. (If you'd like more info on purchasing one, please connect with me directly as I can usually get you a nice discount!)

That's it! For most people all that needs to happen is treat your body right and give it the time it needs to rest and heal. All things will start to fall into place!

f you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support. 

Are you getting enough ZZZ's?

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There are days like today where I have to stop and think about one thing I'd really like to implement in my life. Then I get excited and decide that I have to share it with you.

Like now, before I forget. So here I am at 12:12 AM writing a post about sleep.

If I follow my own wisdom, you won't be getting another one of these late night posts anytime soon!

If there was one thing I really recommend you implement when it comes to your sleep, it's consistency.

Having an approximate regular bedtime helps keep your body's rhythm flowing and give it time to properly go through the sleep cycles and get to its healing phases.

So if you're like me and you get distracted by the one or two more things you need to do, try setting an alarm for 30 minutes before you'd like to get to bed. This way you can finish off what you need to do and get to bed on time!

If you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support.