A Normal Life
During childhood you have the usual illnesses, but conservative treatment gets you through them without antibiotics or drugs, and you build your natural immune defenses. You don’t eat white sugar, white flour, hydrogenated oils, too much meat or cheese, or drink soft drinks or pasteurized milk. You concentrate on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and a clean, natural diet.
You never learn to drink coffee or to smoke cigarettes. The only pills you take are natural antioxidants and enzymes and minerals, which are part of your daily intake. You drink at least 2 liters of water every day. Into adulthood, you never get sick: no colds, no flu, no headaches, no diabetes, no ADD, no “thyroid problems,” no panic attacks, growing pains, fatigue, or digestive disorders, no high blood pressure. The only pains you experience come from accidental injury. Perhaps you do moderate exercise or sports activity to maintain mobility and general fitness. You look to the care of your spine.
Your entire adulthood is spent in this disease-free mode. As you age, your mind gets sharper, your body gets stronger, your immune system tougher. You experience no arthritis, cancer, or osteoporosis, no Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Finally one day after 90 or 100 years, you flicker like a candle and go out.
The above paragraph may be useful in choosing a doctor. Some doctors will say all this is impossible; which for them is true. So don’t choose them. All this is possible; moreover, thousands and thousands of people are living it, and have been doing so for centuries. So listen only to those who can help you achieve such a condition of living health. Because now we’ve arrived at the threshold of a time when good health and a powerful immune system are not only advisable; they are the very determinants of survival.
Many Doctors believe that having a nutrition program as part of the practice may distract them from their primary objective of normalizing the spine and nervous system. My view is that we Chiropractors are in a unique position to offer additional support for those who are in need of the holistic model. Nutrition is certainly a pivotal feature in such a world view.
Most Chiropractors who have been in practice for any length of time have patients who have been coming in every few weeks with the exact same segmental problems. And we fix them and they get relief and will be back later. But as the years go by, it often becomes apparent that even though the spine is being maintained by regular care, the patient’s general health may be steadily declining. In the absence of frank injury and specific disease, they are getting sicker, weaker, and have more and more daily pain as they age. And the reasons are obvious:
- no exercise
- fast food lifestyle: the worst nutrition
- indiscriminate drug use, whether prescription, recreational or OTC
In these cases dramatic advances may be made if the patient is provided some fundamental information regarding nutritional lifestyle, and has the motivation to follow through.
The average person over 60 years old takes 16 prescriptions a year. Unger 60 its 6. We are seeing a dramatic decline of health in our country. Diabetes in record number, Heart Disease, Cancer and Obesity. Take time to attend one of our FREE seminars as we address WHY this is happening. Are you living a NORMAL LIFE? Or are you one of the masses that is living a life of one pill to the next, pain, obesity, sickness and disease?
Remember whether you are just trying to lose that extra weight or get over chronic health issues, take time to attend one of our free seminars on Wednesday evenings. Register or call our office and we will save a spot for you. I am currently giving every one who attends a copy of my new book, “Improve the Quality of Your Life – Why Live in Pain?”
We look forward to seeing you.