11. Improved Performance

Everyone seems to be attempting to improve their performance these days.  The economy has corporations and industry trying to get the most out of their employees.  Athletes are doing all kinds of things to improve their athletic performance.  Viagra and similar competitive medications are publicly touting enhanced performance in an area that a few years ago was a personal and private matter.  Perhaps it is part of the American psyche that we all want to do better at work, at play, and at everything else.  We are going to great lengths to improve our performance.  Self-help programs, food supplements, drugs, seminars and meditation are just a few of the methods that people are using to attempt to improve their performance in various aspects of life.

One of the easiest and most effective ways of improving performance, generally and in specific areas, is to remove or reduce the interference to maximum performance.  Unfortunately, our society is geared toward adding something rather than removing something.  Instead of removing the mental and emotional stresses that interfere with our ability to be effective in our job performance, we take mood-altering drugs as if that will make our internal problems go away.

Instead of removing the unhealthy things from our diet, we add supplements assuming that will compensate for a poor diet.  Instead of addressing the cause of our lack of energy (often getting enough rest), we take “pep pills” as if they were a substitute for getting the proper rest.

The human body was designed with all that is needed to reach peak performance.  Adding things to our body, especially in the form of unnatural chemicals, may stimulate increased performance on a temporary basis but it cannot be sustained and it has to result in harmful side-effects.  The best we can do is to live naturally and remove interferences.  That may not make us the best that there is but it will make us the best we can be and that should be sufficient.

On the subject of removing interferences to performance, we cannot overlook nerve interference.  It is probably the greatest interference, at least the greatest that can be easily removed.  When a vertebra subluxates (maligns) due to various activities of daily life, it interferes with the function of the nerve system.  The nerve system is the primary tool by which the innate intelligence of the body controls and coordinates all function.  Every function of your body will be reduced in its ability to perform if there is a vertebral subluxation in your spine.  How great that reduction in function will be depends on a number of factors and is different for every person.  But without a doubt, you will not be the best you can be.  Perhaps the reduction will be imperceptible, perhaps it will be noticeable only to you.  Or perhaps it will only be noticeable to others and affect your work and your life.  Regardless of who notices or who does not, you should have your spine checked regularly for subluxation so that there is no reduction in your performance due to nerve interference.

The human body was designed with all that is needed to reach peak performance.

By: Dr. Joeseph Strauss, D.C.