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I am sure many of you have observed how different people respond to pain. You have some that seem to lose it emotionally when they’re in pain and others that suffer quietly. You also will notice many shades in between these two expressions.

I am sure you have noticed with people close to you or maybe even about yourself that there might be a different response to pain depending on your state before you became hurt. For instance if you’re tired and stub your toe you might react differently than when you’re not tired. Our ability to handle pain depends on how well we’re handling stress overall.

Some people seem to live their lives in a high level of stress all the time (a sign of ill health), while others working in the same environment seem to handle things just fine. Not only does our level of health and stress management affect how we respond to pain but in some circumstances it can keep us from situations that cause pain. For instance, I discussed earlier about stubbing one’s toe. When we get tired and/or under a lot of stress, this will affect our coordination and awareness, which could make us clumsier. I’m sure you have all noticed when you’re under a lot of stress or dealing with a lot of things, your ability to handle things is compromised. Studies have indicated that just talking on a cell phone can make your driving skills like someone intoxicated.

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Have you ever noticed when you’re stressed about something that you’re not always the most pleasant person to be around? Things can be going on that are subtler, that can affect your attitude, things below the surface your not aware of.

A lot of times the person that has a bad attitude, it is due to the fact that they’re in poor health. The problem with poor health is that most people are not aware that’s where they are. You can have health problems and yet no pain or distracting symptoms. Most people who are in poor health would not admit to it, if they were asked. Not because they feel they need to lie about it, they just don’t realize where they are. Most of us lose our health so slowly that we ignore all the warning signs. But we end up one day not sleeping well, with digestive problems, using stimulants like caffeine to keep our energy level up. Our bodies are in an ever increasing level of stress and were not realizing what’s happening.

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We are short with people, particularly our own families, we get home and crash on the couch thinking we enjoy watching TV. The truth is, if we had the energy, we would be doing constructive things that we enjoy. Many of us don’t realize that we’re in a slow state of decay year’s before our time.

As we struggle to function day by day we don’t always put our best foot forward. We’re surprised when people say we’re gruff or unfriendly because that’s not how we see ourselves. That’s not who we want to be. We must realize that emotions are “energy in motion”. The higher emotions like joy or happiness require more energy then depression, anger or sadness. So you end up having to think a lot more about how you come across to others, and if you’re busy or distracted, you end up coming across in a negative way without even realizing it.

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If you find yourself screaming at others or you’re told that’s how you come across, this could be a sign of poor health. If you find yourself in a cycle of sleeping, working, eating, vegging, and then sleeping, you could be in a state of ill health.

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Think about this, if heart problems or cancer or any other chronic disease would have more warning signs years before, there wouldn’t be as many people dying from these diseases. The facts are, most health problems gradually develop with only minor symptoms like fatigue, stress, aches and pains etc. A lot of times when our body is in trouble it only whispers. Sometimes as it whispers, you scream. By this, I mean, you come across maybe in some strong emotional way that later when you reflect on it, or are told about it, you feel regret.

If, after reading this, you identify yourself, a family member or maybe a friend, tell them about Keefe Clinic. We know how to listen to the body’s whispers… or screams.

Even though there can be many causes for poor health. The stress on the Central Nervous System from misalignments is a major cause. Diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors are what we specialize in. Don’t put up with fatigue, sleep problems, digestive disorders, aches and pains etc. This is your body telling you something is wrong. Are you listening? We are.

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Natural Healthcare vs. Drug Therapy and Surgery

Looking at the 10 top reasons people seek healthcare

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There’s a lot of misinformation, politics and deception in healthcare and as a patient it can be difficult to make educated decisions. There are really only two types of healthcare in the United States, allopathic medicine and natural healthcare. Allopathic medicine focuses on drugs and surgery whereas natural healthcare focuses on enhancing body function, diet, exercise etc. (See our posts on the natural laws of health)

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I thought, as a healthcare consumer, you might simply want to see the different approaches with the 10 most common reasons people see doctors of any type.

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Cholesterol leads the list. Most of you are probably aware of the drugs that are used for cholesterol as you see their advertisements 50 times a day on television and radio as well as print media. What you might not know is how the drugs work.

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I believe that you need to understand 80% of the cholesterol in your blood your liver made. That means only 20% comes from diet. Even so diet can lead to the stress factors that promote the liver to make cholesterol. So in natural healthcare our focus is on establishing a healthy liver. Whereas the drugs for cholesterol actually make your liver a little sick. The sick liver doesn’t make as much cholesterol and thus your cholesterol numbers fall.

In natural healthcare we don’t see that is making much sense. Plus the statistics don’t show it makes a big difference in lifespan. You can’t be healthy by making parts of your body sick so in natural healthcare we identify the proper diet that a person needs and also the nutrients the liver needs in order to establish normal cholesterol levels. I will let you decide which of these approaches makes more sense.

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Acid reflux is the next major reason people visit physicians. Most of you know that antacids are the number one approach allopathic medicine uses. Digestion is a complicated system and I encourage you to read our pamphlet on acid reflux to fully understand the process. Is acid reflux caused by a lack of antacids in our diet? Chronic antacid use causes malnutrition because it suppresses your body’s normal digestive process. In natural healthcare we work at reestablishing a normal digestive system because any organ in the digestive system can be a source of acid reflux if it is operating abnormally. If you take antacids you need to ask yourself what organ is that correcting? Of course it’s not correcting anything it’s just suppressing symptoms at a cost. The cost to your digestive process and your nutritional status and thus your health.

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Depression. The most common allopathic approach is to use drugs that manipulate neurotransmitters. Depression is a complex condition that can have several sources of malfunction within the body. Antidepressants do not correct these problems. At best an antidepressant might artificially alter certain neurotransmitters. Did you know your neurotransmitters are made by amino acids from your diet? In natural healthcare there are many nutrients that we might work with in reestablishing normal neurotransmitter levels. For instance with serotonin L-tryptophan is a very common amino acid that might be deficient. And so instead of artificially trying to alter the serotonin level in natural healthcare we would give the body what it needs to make more serotonin. Again other neurotransmitters and other health issues like hormone imbalances or blood sugar imbalances could be involved in this. In natural healthcare we would address those underlying causes. Antidepressants do not correct any of these underlying causes.

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Osteoarthritis. Of course allopathic medicine uses dangerous painkillers and artificial anti-inflammatories to address this condition. But did you know 20,000 arthritic die every year from perforated ulcers because they take aspirin? And did you know that aspirin accelerates arthritis? Treating a symptom just allows the underlying condition time to get worse over time. Treating the underlying condition eliminates the symptoms because healing has taken place. Arthritis has multiple causes: food allergies, fatty acid deficiencies, mineral deficiencies, autoimmune processes etc. Again painkillers do not address any of these underlying causes. The natural approach would include joint realignment to reduce inflammation and decreased wear and tear of the joint. Nutritional therapy to supply nutrients for cartilage and joint health as well as essential fatty acids to supply lubrication to the joints.  There are many other things a natural healthcare provider might utilize in helping patients overcome their arthritis not just covering the symptoms and allowing the condition time to get worse.

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Pain. Advisors for the FDA have recommended all painkillers to be removed from the market because of their danger. Just a few years ago three painkillers were permanently removed from the market because of the deaths they caused. Did you know 3500 women a year die from kidney failure taking ibuprofen for their headaches? We just discussed the 20,000 arthritic who die from taking aspirin. The facts are over 3000 people a week die from prescription drugs many of those from painkillers. And do painkillers address the root cause for pain? Of course not! When people notice pain relief in natural healthcare it is because healing has taken place. There are so many different aspects to pain that we can’t discuss them all here but natural healthcare is the most effective approach to dealing with the root cause of pain than any other approach on this planet. And you’re not going to die from the treatment.

Diabetes. I would be the first one to say that for type 1 diabetes taking insulin might be your only choice. Insulin does not cure your diabetes and if you’re diabetic you’ll suffer from the disease but insulin will keep you alive. When it comes to type II diabetes natural healthcare offers tremendous help. 70% of all type II diabetics can be drug-free with normal blood sugar levels with a combination of diet and targeted nutritional therapy. Natural healthcare is the only approach that can address insulin resistance. Plus it is safe as well as effective.

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Allergies. The most common allopathic approach is antihistamines. Histamine is a normal immune process and essential in keeping you healthy. One study indicated chronic antihistamine use could make you susceptible to cancer. Why? Chronically suppressing the immune system is not a smart idea. Allergies respond beautifully to homeopathic antigens and nutritional therapy to build up the adrenals and immune system. Antihistamines do not fix anything they just suppress symptoms. Again symptom suppression allows the underlying weakness or condition time to get worse. Natural healthcare offer some of the most dramatic healing results when it comes to allergies.

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Osteoporosis. Every osteoporosis drug has a long list of side effects. Ask this simple question, is osteoporosis a drug deficiency disease? Of course not! Of the five nutrients the FDA allows claims to be made for, hydroxyapatite for osteoporosis is one of those. Osteoporosis is a combination of nutritional deficiencies (and I’m not talking about calcium), hormone imbalances, and a lack of exercise. Which of these do the drugs fix? Of course none of these. To understand osteoporosis completely you should read our pamphlet The truth about Osteoporosis”.

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Sleep disorders. Sleeping pills are a public healthcare disaster. Just ask the lady who the police were called on and was found naked at midnight power washing her house. The sleep medication had caused the bizarre sleepwalking event because of the way it alters brain chemistry. We know serotonin and melatonin are behind most sleep disorders and guess what you get serotonin and melatonin from, L-tryptophan. Most sleep disorders are just a sign of nutritional deficiencies.  Sleeping pills do not appropriately address these issues. One of the things patients tell me when they received chiropractic care is that they sleep better. Do you think reducing the stress that misalignments cause the nervous system would help the body relax and sleep?  Find out the cause, correct the cause.

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Asthma is the last on the list of the top 10. Allopathic medicine use some of the most dangerous debilitating drugs on kids with asthma including steroids. Do these drugs cure asthma? I think you know the answer to that. Chiropractic and natural healthcare has a long history of fixing the underlying causes for asthma. Drugs don’t heal! I remember the seven-year-old patient several years ago who was having alarming symptoms from the drugs his medical doctor had put him on and yet he was a prisoner in his own house. He would look out the window at his friends playing and cry because he couldn’t go outside due to his allergies. Three weeks of chiropractic care he was off all of his medication and outside playing with his friends.

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The bottom line is this. You have been manipulated primarily by pharmaceutical companies in most cases into making decisions about your health that are the wrong decisions. Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars every year on manipulating how you think about your health.

They’ve even come up with phony conditions and then promote their dangerous drugs to treat them. And they use slick advertising to make you think that you need to take a drug in order to be happy or healthy.

 

Drugs are necessary in crisis care. Drugs are like the fire department coming in with their axes and hoses to tear down doors and walls to put the fire out. Allopathic medicine is very destructive to your body and your health.

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Natural healthcare is like the carpenters and who come in and rebuild the home. If you keep the electrical system and the gas lines in good working order you might not have a fire. If you keep your body, your nervous system and energy systems in good working order you might not need emergency healthcare.

Chiropractic and natural healthcare can make a tremendous difference in your health and the health of your family. Seek solutions for your healthcare. Health is a natural expression of your body.

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