The World Health Organization (WHO) describes health as follows: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition has not been altered since 1948 and yet what we have modernly come to recognize health as being “the absence of symptoms and disease.”
Due to the quick-fix theory and instant access that so many live by, people think that the answer to all ailments can be found in the utilization of a drug, medication or surgery. Instead of focusing on the basis of good health, science has concentrated on trying to find the cause of disease and on defining the ability to fight disease.
What is today called traditional medicine works at eliminating or controlling signs and symptoms of disease by utilizing external invasive forces, such as surgery. It is mechanistic in nature by using chemicals in the form of drugs to change chemistry, attempts to control readings and battles disease by attempting to take over the body’s innate wisdom. All while working at relieving pain and postponing death – regardless of quality of life. This is NOT health.
The health care system in the United States is in serious trouble. In the U.S., more money per capita is spent on health care than any other country in the world. We have become the product of commercialized propaganda and have made many decisions about health that actually lead to increased disease and morbidity. The U.S. makes up less than 5% of the world population, yet Americans consume more than 50% of prescribes drugs worldwide.
Many reputable and highly regarded researchers have provided information to governments that could serve to improve the health of our communities and save taxpayers billions of dollars; yet few of these ideas are ever implemented. Documentaries such as Doctored, Bought, Undoctored, Sicko and Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging present facts that are hard to believe – and fatal to ignore.
The dedication of the majority of medical doctors is without a doubt to the wonderful advancements that have taken place regarding crisis and emergency care. For that we are grateful. Yet, at the same time, there have been serious abuses of power. The influences of control by pharmaceutical companies towards how health and health care is perceived is definitely a concern. We are constantly bombarded with this information. In an average 1-hour news TV broadcast, there are 24 commercials and 17 are prescription related.
The book The Truth About Drug Companies says, “Drug companies are involved in every detail of research, from design of the study through analysis of data, to deciding whether to publish the results or not. That involvement has made bias not only possible but also extremely likely. Researchers don’t control clinical trials anymore, sponsors do.”
According to WHO, the United Sates, who has excellent resources of scientific minds and technology, is not among the top of the healthiest countries in the world. As health care systems go, the U.S. holds the esteemed position of…37th! Can you believe that? We spend the largest amount towards health care, take the most prescription medications and yet 36 countries rank higher than our stars and stripes. Shocking!
Under the heading, “ World’s Heathiest Countries,” Bloomberg’s ranking positions the U.S. at 33rd, Canada at 14th and Australia as 3rd. To achieve better results with your family’s health, you must be willing to think differently, look at all of the available options and make wiser informed decisions.
Albert Einstein said; “You cannot solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created the problem in the first place.”
Therefore, we must encourage all politicians taxpayers and health care professionals to recognize the value of moving our health care system to embrace and respect the human’s body innate ability to health itself.
Every spine might have a subluxation (displacement that affects the nervous systems self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms). We know that each subluxation leads to dis-ease and, in time, full blown disease. Every subluxation needs to be adjusted and ultimately needs Chiropractic.
The developer of Chiropractic, B.J. Palmer said, “Every man, woman and child has a spine. It makes no difference whether he or she is black or white, red or yellow, whether they live on a mountain or in a valley; on land or water; at the North Pole or equator; rich or poor-it is equally applied.”
It is our hope that this motivates you to come learn and communicate the large amounts of research towards this exceptional healing art called Chiropractic, whether for your child, a loved one or yourself.
Dr. B.J. Palmer said; “Potentially every sick person is demanding Chiropractic-calling for it, needing it, crying for it-actually shouting for it, but doesn’t know.”
Be the person who tells them. We can only impact those around us by talking about it, whether it be uncomfortable or not. Share your knowledge to those who may not know. I leave you with this: Syrus said, “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.”
- Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19-22 June, 1946; signed on 22 July 1946 by the representatives of 61 States (Official Records if the World Health Organization, no. 2, p. 100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948.
- Dr. Marcia Angell, MD. The Truth About Drug Companies (2005)
- Dr. Gilles LaMarche. The Art of Being Healthy, Real-Life Accounts of Children and Mothers Healing with Chiropractic (2016)