If Only I’d Known

“If only I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”  Have you heard those words or, perhaps, uttered them yourself? Although we can’t turn back time, we can use what the body gives us naturally to improve our overall health and well-being now.

Taking Care of Ourselves

Maybe you’ve been really good about eating well, exercising, watching your weight, and have successfully managed stress. Yet, here you are, suddenly a few decades older and feeling it. Maybe you’re a little more sore after exercise or you slept wrong and now your shoulder hurts and your back is out of place. Or, maybe you got a sprain or other minor injury while doing something that once was routine. In any case, you might need a little extra support to bounce back. 

What the Body Does

Our bodies are, quite literally, miraculous beings. Most bodies produce what’s needed to maintain homeostasis, or the state of being in balance. Outside influences like pollution, stress, nutrition, and activity level greatly impact the body’s ability to remain healthy and/or heal. The body’s natural tendency is to repair itself. As we learn more about various aspects of healing and wellness, we can support the body’s natural function by capitalizing on and supplementing what it does naturally.

Take peptides for example. Our knowledge of peptides and their function is constantly evolving.

Peptide BPC 157

To fully understand the role of peptides in the body and what they do, you have to back up a little bit. At the most basic level, our bodies are comprised of singular molecules known as amino acids. Amino acids are monomers, or singular molecules that can combine with other molecules. When they combine in longer chains, amino acids form proteins that help regulate autonomic bodily functions including:

  • Regulation of blood sugar
  • Creation of antibodies against illness
  • Balancing hormones
  • Digestion

Shorter chains of amino acids form peptides, which help the body in a myriad of ways. Peptide BPC 157, for example, is an excellent example of a peptide that shows promise in treating injuries.

BPC 157 is a lab-created peptide. It is made from gastric juices that occur naturally in the digestive system and was used initially as part of a treatment plan for stomach ulcers. Since its inception, BPC 157 has also been used to:

  • Help heal damaged tissue
  • Aid in muscle repair
  • Support healing of other gastrointestinal issues

There is growing evidence suggesting that BPC 157 aids in healing injury or age-related joint injuries, as well, and has been used in treating knee pain.

Vallee Health Repair Recommends BPC 157

Vallee Health Repair suggests BPC 157 to aid in a variety of areas. We’ve found it effective in:

  • Managing inflammation
  • Quicker recovery post-injury
  • Collagen production
  • Expedited healing for soft tissue injuries
  • Pain relief

Call Us today

For those in the Quincy, IL area, Vallee Health Repair is committed to helping you heal and live well.   Our Family Nurse Practitioner, Tasha Vallee, provides traditional and integrative health support so you can live the healthiest life possible. Reach out to Tasha at (217) 577-2992 or via email at vhrillinois@gmail.com to live your best life. 

Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.