A man jumps off the EmpireStateBuilding. At every floor along the way he shouts out, “so far, I feel fine.” When he finally hits the sidewalk his first symptoms appear, but it’s too late, he’s already dead.” People ignore their health for years saying, “I feel fine” and by the time the first symptom appears, it is too late.
Why Are Symptoms Not a Good Barometer of Health?
The World Health Organization defines health as: a state of optimal physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Webster’s defines health as: a state of wholeness in which all organs are functioning 100%, 100% of the time. Health is not just how you feel or about your symptoms; it’s about how you are functioning.
Thousands of American’s die of heart attacks each and every year and their heart attack is their first sign of disease. Statistically, in cases of fatal heart attacks, the fatal heart attack was the very first symptom in over 40% of the male population. Think about it…
Have you ever had a friend who was feeling great, had a PAP smear, a mammogram or a chest x-ray and was given bad news several days later? Cancer doesn’t develop in just a few days and yet they were feeling good.
Do you know someone who has diabetes? You know that as long as they are taking a proper quantity of insulin they have no symptoms and feel great. Meanwhile the disease continues to ravage their body over time producing circulatory problems, nerve system disorders, kidney damage, and eventually blindness. You can’t wait until symptoms develop before you decide to maintain or regain health… it might be too late!
How Can We Get More Health?
We don’t get more health from outside ourselves. Health doesn’t come from pills, powders, potions or surgery. Health comes from within. You were born to be healthy. Your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and gland in the body. The catch is, in order to be 100% healthy; your body must be free from nervous system interference. The number one cause of nerve interference is subluxation, which only your chiropractor can correct.