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Be HARD on YOUR Health, Life, and Purpose

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When discussing health, I don’t mean to imply that you’re being overly harsh on your body and need to relax your lifestyle and choices. Instead, I encourage you to challenge yourself. Humans thrive on challenge; our continued strive and progress have made us dominant on Earth. Stagnation and lethargy are detrimental, leading to pain, disease, and overall problems. A passive approach to healing and hoping issues will disappear without active lifestyle changes is ineffective.

This proactive stance starts with our diet, physical activity, mindset, and rewards. Living with an “it won’t happen to me” attitude can lead to recklessness and unforeseen consequences. It’s believed that with a conscientious lifestyle, one can feel youthful well into their 80s. Aging doesn’t necessitate decline; it’s about living well and consciously, even as we heal slower past our prime.

Consider the life of early humans to understand this concept. Imagine being a hunter, male or female, leaving your family to hunt or gather. Men might track and hunt game, utilizing fruits for energy, while women gather, fish, and teach survival skills. This cooperative, active lifestyle provided essential nutrients and fostered community bonds. Cooking meat, for instance, made nutrients more accessible, aiding brain development and health.

This historical perspective illustrates that being hard on your health means embracing life’s challenges positively. Today’s convenience and processed foods contrast sharply with our ancestors’ active, natural diet. We evolved to thrive on proteins, fats, and minimal carbohydrates, not the high sugars and processed foods prevalent now.

The cycle of life, from plant to predator, is a continuous process that nourishes and sustains us. Acknowledging the sacrifice of the animals and plants we consume is part of respecting this cycle. And while some argue that animal agriculture is more harmful than plant-based approaches, this overlooks the benefits of sustainable, ethical farming. Grass-fed, free-range practices have a significantly lower environmental impact than intensive, plant-based agriculture, which often requires extensive land use, soil degradation, and ecosystem disruption.

In essence, challenging our health means engaging with life actively and mindfully, respecting the natural order, and choosing sustainable practices that honor our bodies and the environment.

References: https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/chiropractic-care-for-pain-relief https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/07/18/the-overwhelming-evidence-of-the-healing-power-of-food/ https://www.drperlmutter.com/new-evidence/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/diagnosis-diet/201903/the-brain-needs-animal-fat https://youtu.be/9k5UEFPGpfU https://youtu.be/hGleeVGS8F8

 

A chiropractic assessment, which includes neurological examinations or reflex tests conducted by the chiropractor to assess nerve function.

The Mental Impulse (The Bridge Between Universal Forces & Innate Intelligence)

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What is the purpose of the mental impulse?

The mental impulse, as I perceive it, is the essence of life. It transcends scientific definitions and the systematic processes we typically associate with living beings. It’s an intangible force, the command that imbues life with vitality and existence. This impulse is the coordinator, orchestrator, and conduit for all measurable aspects of life, embodying what I would describe as “Impulsed Intelligence.”

This concept is not just theoretical; it’s a dynamic interplay between Universal Forces and Innate Intelligence. Universal Forces are the external pressures that constantly act upon us, often in destructive ways. In contrast, Innate Intelligence is our internal, creative force, constantly adapting and creating within us. The mental impulse acts as a bridge between these two, facilitating micro-adaptations that allow for a harmonious existence amidst these forces.

Consider the analogy of a broken bone: when external forces exceed our innate capacity to adapt, the bone fractures. Yet, even in this state of breakdown, there’s an underlying intelligence at work. This mental impulse ensures that blood continues to flow to the affected area, vessels re-route, and clotting occurs where necessary, all while maintaining essential functions. It’s an adaptation to the adaptation, a testament to the resilience and ingenuity of life’s internal mechanisms.

In essence, the mental impulse is life’s underlying current, enabling existence and adaptability without conscious thought. It allows us to appreciate and marvel at the complexity and wonder of being alive. It’s a part of us that connects our conscious self to our higher, more universal self. The mental impulse is the silent, ever-flowing stream of intelligence within us, orchestrating the symphony of life in ways we might never fully comprehend but can always appreciate.

A chiropractor is seen conducting a spinal assessment by palpating the patient's spine, employing touch to identify potential misalignments or areas of tension.

Define the Adjustment with the “Extra Something”

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I acknowledge that the Palmers originally did not envisage the “extra something” in chiropractic practice as a spiritual or psychic element. Yet, personally, I experience a profound connection when engaging with a patient. There’s an undeniable spark, a sense of contributing to their healing through a transfer of energy or Universal Forces, which seems to ignite my own inner vitality. This sensation, as I perceive it, represents a dialogue between their Innate Intelligence and the therapeutic energy I channel.

I’m aware this perspective isn’t universally embraced among my peers in the medical and philosophical communities. It doesn’t neatly align with the Palmers’ original intention, which characterized the “extra something” as a profound readiness and precision in administering an adjustment, encompassing a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s condition, meticulous preparation, and flawless execution. I fully endorse this rigorous, knowledgeable approach. It’s the hallmark of professionalism and far from the discredited practices of less scrupulous practitioners.

However, I also believe there’s room for a personal dimension to this “extra something.” In my view, it includes not just the technical precision but also the intent or energy the chiropractor brings to the treatment. While this might diverge from traditional interpretations and lack the empirical backing some might require, my experiences and observations have convinced me of its validity. I’ve witnessed the remarkable healing outcomes when a practitioner combines technical skill with genuine intent and care, surpassing what’s achievable through mechanical adjustments alone.

This doesn’t mean I see one approach as superior to the other. Rather, I’m drawn to an integrative model that views patients as individuals in need of not just physical adjustments but also energetic upliftment. In this context, chiropractors are not just technicians but healers, addressing the root causes of discomfort to foster holistic growth and well-being.

Our role is not one of heroism but of support and guidance. We assist and inform, helping patients on their journey to wellness. In embracing this philosophy, I’m not discounting the Palmers’ wisdom but rather building upon it, incorporating my unique insights and experiences. I don’t rely solely on quantitative data to validate my approach. Like many aspects of chiropractic practice, some elements elude conventional measurement yet are profoundly effective. I’m not claiming to have all the answers, but I am committed to a path that resonates deeply with me and, most importantly, benefits my patients.

A visual representation of a chiropractor applying a specific adjustment technique to the cervical spine of a patient, aiming to restore alignment and mobility.

Decoding Chiropractic: The Role of Innate Intelligence and Subluxation

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As I journeyed deeper into my latest read, a particular question caught my attention, encapsulating the essence of our discussions so far. It revolves around the intricate interplay between Innate Intelligence, the body’s adaptation to Universal Forces, the potential for matter to be both destructible and malleable, and the pathways our bodies create to compensate for these forces.

The concept of vertebral subluxation is central to this discussion. It represents a disruption at the vertebral level, affecting ligaments, tendons, muscles, and discs. Despite this disruption, these structures continue their vital role in protecting the nervous system. However, when they become unadaptable to the Universal Forces acting upon them, they compensate by creating alternative pathways to the tissue. This might result in reduced quantity, but not quality, of communication because Mental Impulses — the expressions of Innate Intelligence — are always perfect in their execution.

But what happens when these pathways are compromised? The body, in its wisdom, creates compensatory mechanisms to adapt as effectively as possible. Yet, this adaptation isn’t without consequences. A reduction in the quantity of Mental Impulse communication to tissue cells can lead to a cascade of dis-ease and incoordination, affecting peripheral body parts linked to the affected cells. This is where the concept of triage by Innate Intelligence comes in — it’s the body’s best attempt to adapt without succumbing to destruction.

Enter the role of the neuromere. When a vertemere is subluxated, it impacts the nerve’s ability to conduct and deliver impulses. This discoordination can manifest as various symptoms — what I like to call “Chiropractic Symptoms” — which are distinct from medical symptoms. They’re the neuromere’s cry for help, signaling the need for an adjustment.

As chiropractors, our role is to decipher these cries. We determine whether the symptoms indicate a neuromere in distress due to a vertemere subluxation or if there’s a more complex issue at hand. Our ultimate goal is to become a conduit for Universal Force, aiding the Innate Intelligence in reestablishing proper communication through Mental Impulses. By adjusting the vertemere, we aim to correct the coordination of the neuromere.

This intricate web of relationships and adaptations is the heart of chiropractic philosophy. It’s not just about adjusting a bone; it’s about understanding and facilitating the body’s profound ability to heal and maintain balance. Through this lens, we see our patients not just as individuals with symptoms but as complex beings with an innate capacity for health and well-being.

Harmony in Healing: Chiropractic Insights

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As I journey through my chiropractic studies, a principle has deeply resonated with me, shaping my understanding of health and healing. It’s the concept of Innate and Universal Intelligence, which I first encountered in my initial trimester of chiropractic philosophy. This principle aligns seamlessly with my long-held belief that our bodies inherently strive to preserve themselves, adapting to various situations and challenges rather than self-destructing.

I’ve come to understand that our bodies are in a constant state of adaptation, responding to both internal and external environments. However, when destructive forces disrupt this balance, it’s a sign that the natural energy of existence and balance has been interrupted, distracted, or weakened. This disruption, as I’ve learned, is often due to interference or subluxation. This insight isn’t exclusive to chiropractic; many doctors from various fields acknowledge this premise of disease and incoordination. They recognize that symptoms are often the body’s final cry for help after tirelessly fighting to maintain homeostasis.

The interplay between Innate Intelligence, the body’s inherent wisdom, and Universal Intelligence, the overarching order of the universe, fascinates me. While our innate intelligence works diligently to preserve and restore our health, universal intelligence seeks to maintain a coordinated flow of energy throughout the universe. When these forces clash, it’s often our health that suffers as a result of the disturbance in coordination.

As a future chiropractor, I envision my role as a facilitator of harmony. My mission will be to identify disruptions in the body’s natural coordination and assist in restoring balance. By doing so, I aim to bridge the gap between the body’s Innate Intelligence, which seeks to heal and adapt, and the relentless onslaught of destructive influences from Universal Intelligence.

Understanding these concepts has not only deepened my appreciation for the complexity of the human body but also reinforced my commitment to chiropractic care. It’s a journey of constant learning, understanding, and adapting, and I’m excited to contribute to the field by helping individuals reconnect with their natural state of health and balance.

Health

Take control of YOUR own HEALTH, by simply asking why:

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I cannot, nor will ever be a practitioner that tells someone to get off of a medication. Regardless of scope, I leave the patient the choice for their own health. Now, I may highly recommend them to get off a medication and I will have another route for them to take. I don’t agree with or believe in any particular medicine, but I understand that it is all a choice of the person. I can however do my very best to educate those around me and those that come to me. I can and will always be honest about health and wellness. I will always educate people on the incredible power that is inside of the human body is far greater than the power that is outside of the body. I am not attempting to be any kind of hero, nor am I educated in a heroic model. I am passionate about the above-down, inside-out “ADIO” concept. Our brain being the above, the spinal cord and nervous system being down, the rest of the body being inside, and to the outside or environment being the out. “The power that created the body, has the power to heal the body”. There are a some that are educated in a heroic model-oriented program. Which is not a bad thing, but it creates a closed mind and sensitivity to concepts that go against that mindset. We as a species do not deal with threats lightly. If someone threatens your “known” facts from what you were educated in, or to say someone questions your intelligence. We tend to react by going for the metaphorical jugular.

When you are taught and told you will save people and get that hero mindset for your career path, of course it is understandable to want to keep that an exclusive and highly sought-after platform. The problem with that is that you can’t just be taught to be a hero. Look at Hercules, he couldn’t just feel he was a hero he had to be heroic by action. That was him learning to be selfless, not selfish. Being a hero isn’t just by doing what most can’t, it is by doing what most wouldn’t. As a practitioner we should be doing what others at a highly seen position won’t do. That entails educating the people around you, showing them a way that is better for them as a whole, showing them ways to take account for their own health that may not make us extra money, we need to help people be their own hero. The real heroes are the practitioners that don’t play a hero, they create heroes within their communities. Going natural with foods, supplements, activity, and energy is how you help your community become better than itself. You detox the patient, who then detoxes their personal community, which grows to a public community detox. Small towns do a better job of this being mostly a tighter knit community.

I don’t like to place blame and point fingers, but I can say that if you follow the money. you will see that we are set up to become reliant on unnatural and pseudo substances. We are from nature, why would natural anything be harmful to us? That is what I ask. From my point of view, why do we add the word “big” to the systems or manufacturers. We have Big Pharma, Big Food, Big Tech, Big Oil, Big Data, Big Law, Big Ag, Big Media, etc. These are all areas we label as “big” with the word intended to mean monopoly or in a negative connotation. We didn’t call those industries “big” before they became in control of their specific areas that make them money. We are also at their will when they make a claim or regulate what they consider to be acceptable to the public. A lot of us are not taught or educated on the matters that be from the “big” industries. A lot of us also go to the doctor, counselor, dietician, and more for our information. If those that you go to are taught that what the “big” powers are “the say all be all” on information, and never question them. Then in turn us, as the public will suffer the ignorance that is given to us. This is where a lot of addictions and health problems will begin.

Addictions are not often the ones portrayed on mainstream media sources. Most addictions are given as a prescription. As said by Marcus Aurelius “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth”. As is this entire post, it is my opinion all from my perspective. I do invite those that read this to understand that nothing is set in stone when it comes to health, a lot is an innate (logical) sense we are born and built with. So please read this with an open mind, and all I request is at the end ask yourself; why to mainstream accepted statements, and why not to yourself making your own decisions. There will be links to articles, documentaries, and books to back the claims that I am in favor of. This is all an opinion and perspective on my part.

Resources:

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/06/the-man-who-invented-medical-school/240887/

Hewa, S. (2002), “Rockefeller philanthropy and the “Flexner Report” on medical education in the United States”, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 22 No. 11/12, pp. 1-47.

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Questions

Trust Your Gut: Fun Questions to Ask Your Doc!

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Questions

Hey there! Life can be pretty hectic, right? But guess what? Taking care of your health can actually be a game-changer! Let’s keep it simple and fun.

So, you’ve got these awesome experts – doctors of all kinds, like medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, and more. They’re like your health superheroes. But here’s the deal: don’t be shy to ask them questions. Seriously, they’re here to guide you, not boss you around.

Imagine this: if your doc wouldn’t do what they suggest for you, should you? Probably not. Your doc’s job is to teach you the ropes of your health journey. If they’re not doing that, they’re not really being your superhero, right?

Just like you’d ask your lawyer about your case, ask your doc about your health. They’ve got the info, and you’ve got the power. Yep, YOU are the health boss!

Remember, your health is in your hands. Doctors are like cool mentors giving you advice, but you’re the one with the power to make choices. So, grab that power and live your healthiest, happiest life! 🌟

References:

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-should-i-ask-my-doctor-during-checkup https://drmelissawelby.com/why-you-need-to-ask-your-doctor-questions/