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5 Health Myths

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Probiotics yes or no?

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How much versus what kind of vitamins?

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What does it take to be healthy? Part 1

What does it take to be healthy? What a great question, huh? Does any one really know? The medical society implies that being healthy is when "your numbers are with normal limits". Really? My numbers? What numbers and who decides what these numbers are? I...

What does it take to be healthy? Part 2

What does it take to be healthy? In the last blog, I pointed out the different philosophies based on the opinions of various health professions. WHO's (World Health Organization) definition of Health. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well...

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Disease Process and the Autoimmune Response

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My life is so stressful!

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What does it take to be healthy? Part 1

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What does it take to be healthy? What a great question, huh? Does any one really know? The medical society implies that being healthy is when “your numbers are with normal limits”. Really? My numbers? What numbers and who decides what these numbers are? I mean, where did the medical profession get the “NORMAL” numbers of a person, or persons, who are “HEALTHY”, and should MY numbers be the same as his?

We started treating ‘the numbers’ in only the 20th century; see that’s when man got smart, because for thousands of years prior man was stupid. But yet, people were not dying of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, etc. Societies like the Eskimos or Australian Aborigines did not have heart disease and cancers. They just ate real food, and used plants for medicines.

Is it healthy to put chemical toxins into the body? No, but this is our traditional medical care of the times.

Now, I am sounding a little harsh, however, I want to point out I am thankful for what modern medicine has to offer, that is emergency care, crisis care, sadly not much in the way of HEALTH CARE.

So what does it take to be healthy? Again, it depends on who you talk to. If you ask us Chiropractors, we say that being healthy is having the body in balance and the nervous system intact. Which is to say, there is free nerve flow from the brain to every tissue cell and then from the tissue cell back to the brain. The spinal vertebra are like switches, when the spine is aligned properly then the nerves flow freely. But if there is spinal misalignment (Subluxation) then the nerve flow is congested (stopped). Certainly the Chiropractic philosophy is a sound one. But is that truly the answer to health? I think it’s part of the picture. I mean, what if the patient is toxic from breathing-in toxins at work? What if the patient has trauma in his life? What if the patient eats Taco Bell every meal? And what caused the subluxation in the first place?

What about Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture..they claim that poor circulation (either stagnation or excessive energy flow) of the chi (body’s energy) is the cause of poor health. So Acupuncturists stick needles in people to get the “chi” moving and balanced. But if that works for a short term then the problem returns? Well, I would be inclined to ask the same questions; what about nutrition, toxins, emotional stressors, or trauma?

Talk to the psychologist and now it’s all about your emotional state and how your parents raised you. So let’s talk about what bothers you and how that makes you feel. The interesting thing is, the more you talk about it the more you “program” your nervous system to feel that way all the time. So in essence you create more of ‘feeling bad’, without even realizing it!

Then, of course, you have the “religious” side to it. God is punishing you, or better yet the “devil” is out to get you. Then you pray and beg and plead that God (or some other Deity) will miraculously heal you. Without YOU having to make any changes.

What does it take to be healthy? Continue reading the article in part two.

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