Podcasts have been around longer than you may know. The name came after Steve Jobs gave us the iPod (back in 2001) – hence the name PODcast. The popularity has risen because of something we all connect with, stories. The format matches a human desire to know, understand, and connect with a personal story. That’s why we love tuning in: it’s got a familiar, personal feeling. In movies, the conflict driven narratives make us yearn to know more, rooting for the main character who is giving us a peek into a period of time. Movies have an added element of visual storytelling. Podcasts are popular on YouTube because of that, but listening still has a very intimate feeling – whether it’s the convenience of downloading it and listening to it on your daily commute on the train or bus (or listening to them on a long drive as I do) – a familiar voice is comforting. The podcaster becomes a familiar storyteller. Stories, even orally, need to be character driven to keep people’s attention. It makes sense, then, that some of the most popular podcasts have an expert who we can’t wait to hear from again.
I have my favorite yoga podcasts, like J. Brown’s “Yoga Talk”, but I’m always searching for a new one to listen to. I stumbled upon a local one here in San Diego I can’t wait for you to connect with. It’s called Cup of Joe with Dr. Joe. Focused on helping you be the best version of yourself, as you know I’m a huge supporter of, the podcast covers a variety of topics for optimal wellness.
I met Doctor Joe Snyder at a 5K years ago, when I was running, and believe he is one of the tools in my healthy toolkit that I use for peak vitality. I convinced him to answer a couple of questions for my readers at my last chiropractic appointment:
SS: What is the greatest benefit of a chiropractic adjustment?
Dr Joe: The DISRUPTION. The disruption of the messages to and from the brain to the rest of the body. Every joint in your body (especially your spine and Cervical Region to be even more precise) is constantly giving your brain information. Good information or bad information is being sent to the brain at all times. The brain adapts to those signals and neuronal pathways are formed. When a chiropractor checks your spine he is looking for areas that are out of alignment and that lack proper vertebral motion. When you are adjusted you change the signal to the brain and for a time, your brain can adapt in a positive way and start to become more efficent and less painful and that neural pathway has a chance to change to a more optimal one. The spinal adjustment can make you instantly feel better but thats not the greatest component. It is the chiropractors job to find and correct the vertebral insult to the system and remove it, this will help the nervous system facilitate healing on a larger and more effienent level. You properly adjusted versus you misaligned and not adjusted makes all the difference over 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months, 2 years, or 20 years of being misaligned. FIND. DISRUPT. LET THE BRAIN WORK. REPEAT.