“Some people would rather die, diagnosed, than get well, undiagnosed.” – Jim Sigafoose, DC
How many of you have heard the following references to your pain “it’s just arthritis” or “you are just getting old” or even “The doctor said there’s nothing anyone can do. He said to learn to live with it.”
The reality is that you can heal. You are born with intelligence that allows you to grow, adapt and heal. We are meant to be healthy. You can do better, better than you expect, better than “The Doctor” said that you could do. But, it takes effort.
It takes effort because there is a lot to overcome, if you want to be healthy. Medical doctors are generally not trained to seek a cure or a resolution of any kind, other than get rid of the symptom. Usually they supervise the decline into feeble weakness. The medications that manage this decline take a toll. Statins (anti-cholesterol) beat up the liver, the kidneys and the muscles. Blood thinners can cause bleeding in the stomach, or worse yet, in the brain resulting in a stroke. Diabetes meds lead to heart disease. Blood pressure medications can cause vertigo, low energy, as well as concentration and memory problems.
26 million people in the US have Diabetes. 79 million have pre-diabetes. Over $174 mil annually is spent on Diabetes treatment. 20% of US population never eat vegetables, 40% rarely consume fruit – or even fruit juice. The potato is the most popular vegetable, most often as french fries and potato chips. Most of our food is grown on depleted soils and lacks nutrients. The National Academy of Medicine
estimates that 15% of Us population has fatigue due to chemical sensitivities. The chemicals are found in our food, our drinking water, our toiletries, and in processing and storage sites. Over 80 medications in the Physician’s Desk Reference list chronic fatigue as a side effect. The 5% of the world’s population that lives in the US uses 60% of all of the medications for psychiatric disorders. Antidepressants have often been linked to suicide, especially in teens.
As people age they often begin to depend on canes and walkers. A major principle of chiropractic is that our ability to grow, heal and adapt comes from the nervous system which is protected by the spine. When a person uses a walker they tend to be bent forward. This puts the very top of the neck into a position that directly negatively affects the brain stem and the cerebellum. The cerebellum is where we compute balance and coordination. So, using a cane, or walker, can also interfere with health.
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of roadblocks to our health. It is easy to start thinking, “What else can I do?” The first step is to decide not to “learn to live with it. If you are breathing, there is hope.
I specialize in hope. If you are wondering what your back has to do with vertigo/heart conditions/bad hip/out-of-control diabetes/depression/urinary problems; the answer is EVERYTHING.
Your back, particularly your spine, contains and protects your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is the super highway of the nervous system. Vertebral subluxation is when there is an accident on the freeway. It can be a small accident, or a 30 car pileup. Either way, eventually, or immediately, the result is a loss of proper coordination and communication between the brain and the rest of the body. That means chaos instead of health.
Disease processes are chaos in the body. The correction of vertebral subluxation, by chiropractic adjustment, allows the body to heal and function at a higher level. It is the first step in dealing with the laundry list of stresses to your system at the beginning of this newsletter. Once you are getting adjusted we can work on the other stresses you are faced with. Get started today with this month’s New Patient Special. For only $45 you get a comprehensive initial exam and your first adjustment.
“If I knew that I was going to live so long, I would have taken better care of myself.” – George Burns