Dr. Michael Moss – HealthSprout
Well, I had a pretty incredible and life changing weekend in Orlando this past weekend. This was my first experience at a breakthrough camp so I didn’t really know what to expect going down there. I just knew that something had to change in my life. As the saying goes… “I better change directions, or I may end up where I’m heading.” I was headed for a lackluster, uneventful life in which I would never meet any of my life’s goals… and definitely not make an impact on the world in the way that I need to.
This weekend was chock full of learning, and pushing ourselves physically and mentally to the limit.
I did more physically at camp than I thought my body could ever handle. There isn’t a spot on my body that isn’t sore! As Doctor Eric mentioned, the point of pushing ourselves physically was to break us down to the core, so that nothing was left but you and whatever was holding you back from achieving greatness.
The first thing we learned, and the greatest insight I brought away from camp was that to achieve a life of greatness and a life of happiness, you need to wake up every morning with the “Big Why” on your mind. Focusing on WHY it is that you wake up in the morning and WHY it is that God put you on this planet. For all of us, it’s certainly not to live a life of selfishness and laziness. We all have our own big WHY. My “Big Why” happens to be that I don’t want to see people needlessly suffering. I want to empower people to see that they CAN take control of their health. They CAN beat CANCER, diabetes, heart disease… the 3 big killers in our country that kill 5 out of 6 Americans are PREVENTABLE! That is profound to me… 5 out of 6 Americans are suffering or will suffer needlessly. And for the most part it is not their fault. America has been DISempowered by the medical system, by the food industry, biased research, and by pharmaceutical propaganda. We’ve been sold an “easier” way to deal with our health… We’ve all seen the advertisements for weight loss drugs, cancer therapies, and statin drugs. We’ve been taught as a society to understand that our bodies breaking down is normal and that disease is a crap shoot that you can blame on your genes, and we should seek the cure in a drug or surgery. It isn’t fair. Someone has to speak up and tell people that there is another way… the only way. Following the 5 essentials of health. And for those of you who have forgotten, those are:
Maximized Mind- The most important and impactful essential to health is having a healthy mindset. It is truly mind over matter. Without the will to live, the body has little chance at survival. In fact, cancer has been linked to mental trauma and depression. Waking up with that “Big Why” will make an enormous impact on your health.
Maximized Nervous Supply- Needless to say, because if you are reading this, you are here working on freeing up your nervous systems… but it wouldn’t hurt to reiterate anyways. The ONLY reason that you heart beats, or your digestive system processes food, or a cut heals on your leg… is because of the brain and spinal cord. All healing and all function begins in the brain and goes down and outwards. If a subluxation is cutting you off from this healing power… you automatically begin to have dysfunction which then leads to disease and early death. It can be a truly devastating condition. Chiropractic is the only way to free your nervous system.
Maximized Nutrition- Come to one of our nutrition talks:)
Maxmized O2 Supply- Every cell in the body needs oxygen. Interestingly enough, cancer cells thrive in an environment with little oxygen.
Minimized Toxins- AKA look at what’s in your food, under the kitchen sink, in the air that you breath… don’t let it into your body. It may be necessary for some of you to detox to achieve your optimum health potential.
So back to camp. We were all there wanting to find out more about ourselves and find out what story we’ve been telling ourselves that just isn’t true. These stories were holding us back from that life of greatness that God wants for us all. Some people knew coming in what their stories were, others didn’t find out until they were face down in the sand pit after almost 300 burpees, jumping jacks, sit ups, and push ups. I got to witness people transform themselves from an introverted, and unconfident person… to a person that was leading the entire camp of 75 chiropractors in workouts. It’s amazing how the story we tell ourselves forms our reality. Anything that you tell yourself, the brain will believe as truth. If you tell yourself you are worthless, and you are undeserving, your brain will understand that and take it as fact. If you tell yourself you are an amazing person with an endless amount of love to give, and that you can move mountains with your confidence and faith… your brain will believe that as well.