If you are a pet owner of a dog or a cat, do you notice when they first get up and stretch? They innately know that the spine is what is controlling function. I think many of us do it too, but it is usually are arms. That first stretch actually increases blood and oxygen to the tissues.
In today's world we sit too much. With our jobs and computers, tablets and cell phones, we spend countless hours in a poor posture. Not surprisingly that will cause neck pain, upper and lower back pain along with joint pain. But what about our internal chemistry which of course affects our daily life and overall health.
Chiropractors have long known that structure directly dictates function. Most of us non-chiropractors associate this loss of function as simply back or neck pain. Could there be more to the story? YES!
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What I can say that after 16 years of practice, the patients that stick with routine chiropractic care and stay long enough to make a structural change, they report less stress, being happier, having more energy and sleeping better. That is an incomplete list, but those are the highlights.
Take a look at some research and studies done on posture. How poor posture can affect your body's chemistry. Many people would like to think that their spine is no big deal. So most of us ignore it. We ignore what happens when the nervous system malfunctions. Oh sure we get it when we have pain. That is easy. You're in pain and we say we pinched a nerve. But what happens when your child falls off their bike, sleeps wrong or is in sports over time? Health problems. Gymnastics are the one of the worst for little girls.
Your spine is the protector of your nervous system. Your nervous system is your brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves. Without 100% function of these parts, the rest will falter, break down and fail. What do we do when things breakdown and we experience symptoms? We grab a pill. We artificially attempt to block signals to the brain. I think people fail to recognize how dangerous medications are. Not only prescriptions but over-the counter ones. I guess if they sell it, we think it is safe. But things like alcohol and cigarettes are also legal to buy, that does not make it any less safe.
Too many drugs have a negative effect on us. How many patients come to my office and are on anti-depression meds, when exercise works better and is good for you? Did you know that 2g of fish oil / day would replace the dangerous Tylenol. How many of you that routinely pop a pill are going to use fish oil when you have pain? NONE!
It is incredibly shocking to see patients run to their doctors for pills when a better choice exists. Just as shocking is the myth in a flu shot that many of you receive. Do you really think that is a good idea? To get formaldehyde, mercury and a dead flu virus injected into you? If you say yes, then you are really are drinking the Kool-Aid.
We are so bombarded with drug info that we are so desensitized to the message of side-effects. Before there was the internet, the average 18 year-old was subjected to over 20,000 hours of drug advertisements. Now we have the internet and bogus sites like WebMD.com The latest study from Mercola.com proves that WebMD is just a ploy to sell more drugs. Every screening survey on that site recommends that you take drugs. Everyone. Shocking. More pills please.
I wrote a book on nutrition, and recently I was on a website that was loaded with so many myths and mistakes about exercise and nutrition my jaw hit the floor. How can they just completely push wrong information? Probably so they can sell the magic pill. How many magic pills are there now?
Take our own government. Do you trust they are truthful? Your answer goes here. I am suspicious of any info located at the CDC.gov. But as "they" say the flu kills 30,000 people every year. Really? Is that true? If 30,000 people actually died from something every year I would think that I would hear about it with all the patients I see. Or someone would tell me that they know someone who died from the flu. This is just not the case. This is fear mongering at the highest level. No one NEEDS a flu shot, nor does it protect you at all. But the fear of getting the flu, outweighs the logical thought process as every drug store and retail business offers flu shots. What a crock of crap.
The ability to be healthy and stay that way is not overall difficult, it is just asking yourself are you willing to take that path. Oh sure in life there are always short cuts, but at what expense? My 3 kids continue to live without medications or injections. They don't need them. Health is a choice. I am choosing health. When there is an emergency, I will then utilize the best medical care there is, until there is an emergency I will carve out my own health with natural foods, exercise, water and chiropractic care. I will not succumb to the medical propaganda machine supplied by the drug companies and lower my health. Without a prescription pad, your medical doctor would be out of work.
2014 is on its way. Where will you be? It is your future health, be there HEALTHY!