“I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop, at the same bench was not. Why? What difference was there in these two persons that caused one to have various diseases, while his partner escaped?” asked DD Palmer.
This important timeless question is as relevant today as it was over a century ago when Dr. Palmer’s quest for answers became the foundation of the Chiropractic industry, celebrating its birthday this week on September 18. This question is just as important for you and your family today.
There are many elements that play a key role in our health and there are also many toxins in our environment that challenge it. We consume more toxins than ever through our air, food and water supply. Chemtrails mark the skies. Genetically modified and processed foods dominate grocery store shelves. Superbugs infect millions, aggressive vaccination schedules inject untested amounts of toxic mercury and aluminum into our bloodstreams and the quality of our water is so poor that the bottled water industry generates $11 billion a year.
How resistant are you to all of these toxins in the environment? How capable is your body of resisting the stress from the negative forces all around us? What is the answer to DD Palmer’s question?
Without a doubt, one vital answer is that your body must be able to adapt in a healthy way to your surroundings. The system within your body that controls and coordinates every function of your body and adapts you to your environment is your nervous system.
Healthy nerve supply is essential for a healthy life. Your brain consists of 100 billion neurons and sends messages at 325 mph over 45 miles of nerves within your body. This highly sophisticated and coordinated network is the Information Technology (IT) super highway that must be functioning properly for your body to appropriately adapt to your environment. Cut off this system completely and your cells, tissues and organs will die. Interfere with this system and your body cannot function the way that it is supposed to. Your internal adaptation mechanisms become weak.
One extremely common, neglected condition that effects the spine and nervous system is known as vertebral subluxation. Subluxations can occur from physical trauma during the birth process, childhood falls, sports injuries, accidents or stress of any kind. Because your nervous system, innate IT system, can be affected by this condition it can cause immediate symptoms that mimic any diagnosis, or it can lie dormant and asymptomatic for decades leading to more serious health problems in the future.
Priority Correction and Adaptation
Knowing that you have the innate, genetic potential to live a long life (calculate your Minimum Potential Years Remaining, M-PYR, now), quality years should become a priority. Correcting this condition is essential for health if you want to be able to adapt as you age.
Of course, cleaning up your external environment is necessary, but your internal environment is even more important. Since there is so much outside that is out of your control, it’s important make the correction and elimination of this condition a priority – before it leads to deeper problems.
Masking symptoms with medications while ignoring the underlying causes can have serious long-term consequences especially as you age. This band-aid, treat the symptom approach has caught up to our aging population that has been blindsided by their extended life span. Too many of our loved ones are sadly decaying in nursing homes with no quality of life.
Fortunately, the dinosaur beliefs about health, longevity and chiropractic care are also deteriorating as the younger generations, conscious seniors and everyone in between are realizing the importance of a healthy nervous system. In this fast paced, high stress world, having a chiropractor has become essential. It has even become cool!
People are realizing that disease and decay are not destiny. They are tuning out the mainstream media who are owned by the drug ads and they are disenchanted with pill-pushing providers who are swamped treating the effects of a system gone awry.
Millions of individuals and families are utilizing Doctors of Chiropractic for drugless family care as well as injury correction and peak performance – including most professional sports teams. Trained to recognize emergencies that require a referral, chiropractors work in tandem with other health care professionals while also battling to maintain their individual professional identity that assures the public of this much needed, safer, vitalistic perspective.
It’s been over a century since DD Palmer asked his important, timeless question and chiropractic has matured to have many different styles, specialties and techniques. Some chiropractors include nutrition and fitness. as a part of their care while others work in tandem with nutrition and fitness specialists.
Certainly, healthy non-toxic food is important as is regular exercise! Without a healthy nervous system and spine, however, food and fitness may not be assimilated properly.
Our world is in desperate need of new health leadership and the profession that DD Palmer founded over 100 years ago is answering the call in many ways and fulfilling this very important niche – a niche that certainly includes you and your loved ones.
Answer this important timeless question for yourself and your family with your long-term well-being in mind. Live your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle and enjoy a sensational century.