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Friday, July 01, 2016

The Ice Maker's Dilemma

At my house, I make the ice.  We don't have an automatic ice maker inside the freezer.  I use ice daily so I monitor the ice usage.  During the winter it's not a big deal, but now summer has arrived and everyone in the house loves ice.

You can imagine what happens during the hot summer days.  We're drinking a lot of ice water or iced tea.  No one else replaces the ice they take since they are lucky enough to find a full bin.

Then, mysteriously, the ice runs out and I am making ice twice a day.   When the ice bin was empty I probably made ice three times a day but people had to wait since it takes a few hours for the water to freeze.  In order to keep up with the demand for ice, I put an extra bin in the freezer and filled that up with a pile of ice, too.

In a week or so, the temperature cools down for a bit and the need for ice is not as great. Then something really awful happens.  The extra bin stays full of ice and then it turns into one big ice chunk that I later have to dump into the sink because it is too difficult to break up.  Whew!  Do you see how busy I am?

We can use these examples of ice making to understand how the body compensates for stress.  When stress increases the body senses the need to  kick in the cortisol, fight or flight response.  Now the body is in crisis mode to handle the stress before healing reserves get too low.  An empty ice bin represents an inadequate stress response.  When the ice is refilled in a reasonable manner, that represents our ability to take care of ourselves, such as getting good sleep as a routine, going to the chiropractor as a consistent habit, and taking high quality food concentrates.  When we have to wait for the water in the ice tray to freeze, that could be a temporary illness that requires our patience to work through.

In chiropractic we understand that the nervous system fluctuates between high activity and low activity.  Hopefully, we don't get the nervous system patterns stuck in a hyperactive state or too low of a state.  We don't want to run out of ice, nor do we want a big useless chunk of ice either.


See you at the table,
The adjusting table.

---Dr. Lisa
---Your Health Freedom Advocate


Lisa Herb said...

I make ice cubes to throw in the tea and the tea becomes not so hot for the throat!

Lisa Herb said...

I make ice cubes to throw in the tea and the tea becomes not so hot for the throat!