On September 18th, Chiropractic celebrates another birthday since its founding in 1895 by DD Palmer, DC. Over 100 years ago Palmer asked this important question that sparked a new profession:
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?
This question is just as important for you and your family today. There is so much toxicity in the air, food, and water that we consume. Chemtrails mark the skies, genetically modified foods are sold in our stores, and the quality of our water supply 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?
Adaptibility: Vital to a Healthy Lifestyle
Without a doubt, one important part of the 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 organ systems will die. Interfere with this system and your body cannot function the way that it is supposed to. Your internal adaptation mechanisms become weak.
The Health of Your Personal IT System
Vertebral subluxation is a condition that happens in the spine and nervous system when it is injured from the birth process, childhood falls, accidents, or stress of any kind. Because your natural IT system can be affected by this condition, it can result in immediate symptoms and mimic any diagnosis or it can lie dormant and asymptomatic for decades leading to many types of health problems in the future. If you truly want to strengthen your body’s ability to adapt, you must make the correction and elimination of this condition a priority—before it leads to problems.
Certainly, healthy non-toxic food is an important and healthy choice. Exercise to keep your body fit and strong will build your confidence, increase your resistance, and help prevent some health problems. However, without a healthy spine and nervous system, the food and the fitness cannot be assimilated properly. Dr. Palmer was correct and the profession he founded lives on over 100 years later and counting. Isn’t it time that you make the health of your spine and nervous system a priority and schedule your next chiropractic checkup?
Make the health of your spine and nervous system a priority. Make good choices across the board. Live the 100 Year Lifestyle and enjoy a sensational century.
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