Information and inspiration to help guide your holistic wellbeing.
Your brain needs three things: oxygen, fuel, and stimulation.The biggest stimulation comes from gravity! The type of receptors that do this are known as somatosensory receptors. These receptors also pick up on our muscle movements. The move muscle tone we have the more stimulation for these receptors!
The duck walk:To be honest, I didn't think much of this exercise until I saw it in action, and then I was very impressed. You want the child to walk with their feet turned out, and their hands turned in with thumbs pointing in. That sounds simple, right? They should be able to do this smoothly, walking back and forth.
If you don’t sleep, you don’t repair, and if don’t repair you begin to break down. Everyone needs sleep and time to rebuild. The modern world we live in constantly breaks us down and the one reprieve from this is quality sleep. Here are some resources to help you sleep better and live your best life.
Your feet should never hurt. If you have foot pain at any point during your day then there is a problem somewhere in the lower half of your body. If you have pain associated with hip, knee, or ankle pain it's extremely likely that the foot problem is linked and is the same problem. Most Individuals will have an injury that will come and go away multiple times throughout the year.
“Dr.G Lawrence Rarickk conducted studies indicating that physical motion in childhood supports endocrine and neurological development as well as overall metabolism, leading to healthy growth of body and brain.” The brain needs stimulation and it gets the most stimulation from movement.
The key is fixing the organ's toxicity, specifically your liver, digestive system, and blood glucose stability. When these systems are functioning the way we were designed it’s normal to lose weight naturally. Diet does need to be paid attention to and being physically active is important too but it’s honestly not the bulk of this weight loss equation.
A retained Fear Paralysis is associated with anxiety, paranoia, extreme fear, being easily overwhelmed, poor social skills, extremely attached to caregivers, inability to become attached to caregivers, over sensitivity to sensory simulations, elective mutism, extremely negative mindset, and temper tantrum (at an inappropriate age).
If you have ever had an injury of any kind, you know from experience how annoying and unwanted they are. They always seem to come at the wrong time, or right before a big event, you have been training for. The good thing is you can work through them as well as educate yourself on how to prevent it from happening again.
Without proactively addressing the core tenets of the Five Foundations of Health, it is easy to slip into the modern, American way of managing symptoms. This method has left us sick, in pain, and worn out. At Archetype, we believe that addressing these Five Foundations of Health will not only help us feel better, but allow us to live well.
As we shift gears from being in the Winter months and now getting into the heart of Spring here in Birmingham, more and more people have been coming into the office. Of the many types of patients we see, we have had so many of our patients coming in being pregnant. They have ranged from, "we just found out!" to week 34-36, "just get me out of pain!"
One of the most common questions I get is how long does it take to integrate retained primitive reflexes? The answer is complex.
First off we were meant to move, our ancestors walked on average of 19,000 steps per day. Our brain is dependent on the reception of 19,000 steps per day. On average the modern human gets 8,000 maybe 10,000 if they are “active”. With this being said the modern human “you & me” are moving significantly less than what our “template of life aka DNA” says we need to each day.
“The CDC changed and lessened important developmental milestones…”Developmental milestones, especially in the first year, are very important! When kids don't meet their milestones it's a red flag. Most therapists agree that early intervention is key.
Most professionals look at problems with the human body as isolated events. This is wrong and they will not get rid of your problem. They will waste your time. Find the right doctor for your injury, stay away from surgery until you have gone through all of the correct mediums of fixing your problem naturally, “without surgery or drugs.”