Our Society's Distorted Perception: Normal Physical Function by Dr. Chris Jackson, PhD, DOM

What is normal physical function? Well, it is debatable. In a previous article, I spoke of our society's distorted perception of women's health issues and discussed natural hormone balancing. The goal of hormone balancing is to achieve optimal function of the physical processes known as hormonal responses. Yet our society as a whole is unfamiliar with how these processes work, and more familiar with the physical malfunctions that are really manifestations of hormonal imbalances. Such manifestations include pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), hot flashes, night sweats, cramping, acne, bloating, ovarian cysts, poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), uterine fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, miscarriage, and many others.

Similarly, perceptions are distorted about other areas of physical health by the conventional views of “normal” aging. Here we picture elderly folks with arthritis, dementia, weak muscles, cardiovascular issues, prevalent wrinkling, dry, and thin skin, poor vision, and more. These are considered “normal” issues seen in aging adults, yet none of these issues exist in every individual of the same age. In fact, in many or even most cases, these disorders may be addressed with targeted natural treatments and improvements in diet and nutrition. Such issues are often the result of the accumulative effect of unaddressed nutritional deficiencies over time. Additionally, atrophy may develop over time as a result of a lack of physical exercise, both cardiovascular and resistance (weight-bearing), as well as stretching.

Even issues that may not appear to be physical, quite likely are at least rooted in physical processes. For example, psychological and behavioral disorders may be ameliorated by targeting biochemical processes using natural treatments, diet and nutrition. Precursors are often involved that allow the body to create the needed biochemicals, such as serotonin, dopamine, gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), and acetylcholine. Thus, normal physical function may lead to normal or improved psychological function.

So, let's break it down even further. This word physical is kind of a given, right? Well, not so fast. Our so-called physical reality is actually a convergence of electromagnetic energy and each molecule has an electromagnetic signature. What we call “solid” is really a reference to something very relative. We can look at solid as simply a more dense energy than semi-solid or liquid. More on that some day. For now, let's try to target truly normal (optimal) physical function rather than what is conventionally and apathetically accepted as normal. Cheers!

© May 2017 by Dr. Christopher Jackson, PhD, DOM