There is no better time to quit smoking than right now. Believe it or not, in less than 20 minutes after smoking your last cigarette, your body already experiences the benefits of kicking the habit.
Your blood pressure, pulse rate, and temperature, for instance, start to return to normal within 20 minutes after quitting. 12 hours after, carbon monoxide level which is abnormally high in smokers decreases as your blood oxygen increases to near normal levels. Continue Reading →
In 1927 R.W. Stevenson defined 33 principles that cover the belief structure of chiropractic. Whilst a lot of what was described in 1927 was not provable at the time it is amazing how much of what was stated then has been accepted as scientific fact now.
The purpose of today’s article is to draw your attention to the first of those 33 principles, which states:
“A universal intelligence is in all matter and continually gives to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence”.
So, what does this mean? Continue Reading →
For most of us, our journey into this world is no picnic. After a tortuous passage out into the light of day the child is taken from the mother for weighing and measuring, blood is taken for a PKU test and then Vitamin K is injected into the newborn. What a welcome!!!
Parents of newly born babies face a stand up battle in the delivery room with the hospital staff if they decide on any other course of action. Seldom are these procedures of an emergency nature and it is only in the most obvious cases of maternal malnutrition that this intervention should be considered. There is no reason to further trauma-tize the poor baby by sticking another needle in them to inject something that is most likely unnecessary in the first place and possibly very dangerous to their future health. Continue Reading →
In the 1970’s Ivan Illich wrote a number of books including The Disabling Professions: and Diseasemongers: How doctors, drug companies and insurers are trying to make you feel sick. He wrote about the process of turning ordinary life and its ups and downs into medical conditions, the so-called medicalisation of society. He observed how the definitions of diseases are being widened in order to boost demand for doctors’ services and new products. He foresaw the alliances that have formed between groups of specialists, drug companies and even some patient groups, who all have a vested interest in making their particular condition look as widespread and serious as possible.
The media plays its part in disease mongering by using the biggest, most dramatic estimates of how many people suffer a disease and by featuring the most severe cases of disability. Continue Reading →
It sure is something we hear a lot about these days, isn’t it? We have the idea that stress is something we all unavoidably face… and that it’s somehow bad for us. Stress is a part of life, there’s no denying it. Putting ourselves in stressful environments repeatedly over years or decades is one of the most damaging decisions we can make.
Over time our bodies have developed a complex and precise system of handling the stresses that we all inevitably confront. What a gift! Continue Reading →
Avoid stress? Impossible! To be alive is to be under stress.
But stress is not even necessarily bad for you. Any emotion, any activity may cause stress. The same stress which makes one person sick can be an invigorating experience for another. Stress is part of life, but is all stress the same? Continue Reading →
Did you know that the word “allergy” didn’t exist before the year 1906? It’s true: the word was created in that year. The reason the word “allergy” didn’t exist before 1906 is that allergies were almost inconceivably rare just 100 years ago! Can you imagine that? It’s so common nowadays for people to “have allergies,” but they were a new phenomenon only very recently. This clearly suggests that something has changed in our modern lifestyle – changed for the worse. Continue Reading →
It’s not what surrounds us that cause us to lose our health. It’s what’s inside us.
Looking around at the general population, you could be tempted to believe that allergies and sinus problems are normal. Or that they’re something you’ll just have to suffer with. They’re not. They’re common, but they’re definitely not a normal part of the expression of a healthy, well-cared-for body.
You see, you’ve been lied to. You’ve been taught that you’re a helpless victim to your environment. You’ve been taught that having “sinus” or “allergies” is a matter of bad luck – something you were born with. Continue Reading →
Chiropractic recognises two types of interferences to peoples nerve systems. One is the QUANTITATIVE or the amount of nerve energy getting through to the body. The other is the QUALITATIVE or the quality of the nerve messages getting through to the body.
The quality of nerve energy has a profound effect on your health. People who are moody, nervous and susceptible to stress tend to subluxate more frequently, have a weaker immune system and succumb to degenerative diseases more easily than their calm, happy and supported friends. Continue Reading →
iStock_000011922944_Large.jpgA major philosophical premise of medicine is that diseases need to be prevented and treated by chemicals. For most medical doctors the problem that we face as human beings is that the wisdom that made us made a mistake by not giving us enough drugs in our bloodstream when we were born. Because of this we need drugs created in a laboratory to make our poorly created body work better.
Every drug that is introduced into our body from the outside has an effect. It also has a co-effect. In other words, not only does it do what it is designed to do, (sometimes) but it has other, often far reaching effects. Continue Reading →