Seems like an easy enough question. However, before we answer it, we should probably define what “health” means.
Our definition of health is different than most you’ll find online. We think health is the absence of disease or infirmity. It also implies full-function of the body and all its faculties.
The reason this is important is because many people think they’re healthy when they aren’t feeling ‘sick’. Not true. It is very possible for you to feel ok, and still have disease within the body.
For example, someone who recently is diagnosed with cancer, may feel fine until consulting their doctor. It doesn’t mean they were healthy when they didn’t know they had cancer.
Unless they run some diagnostic testing on their body and find that they had a disease process that had taken root, they would have assumed they were healthy. If you take anything away from this post it is this, judging our health on the absence of disease or symptoms is just a piece of it.
The other part has to do with how we’re functioning.
When was the last time you checked the function of your nervous system?
If you’re like the majority of Americans, then your answer is probably never. The reason it’s important to know the function of your nervous system is because it controls and runs everything in your body. Therefore, it’s the ultimate place to start to determine how well your body is working, or not working.
What sort of tests do you run to see the strength and function of your nervous system?
There are many different tests that tell us different information about the nervous system. Such as: a Static Electro Myography Assessment, Thermography, Heart Rate Variability, etc. These tests are objective measurements that give us a window into the nervous system and also allow us a basic idea of how other systems are functioning as a result.
Through assessing and analyzing your nervous system function, we can have a better understanding of how well we’re functioning. From there, we can decide how healthy we are or aren’t.
Stay healthy friends.