Health must be based on truth and the philosophy must be sound
In today’s blog, I want to go over the healthcare philosophy. I think it’s essential to get in touch on these things periodically and what I see happening in society. People are moving further and further away from the truth, meaning we need to understand what health is. We’ve bought into the propaganda, and we’ve lost sight.
I had a conversation with my sister about my brother-in-law, and we talked about several things: being overweight, having all of these different symptoms, and if there’s an issue with COVID, that your risk goes up, and what it all means about health. My sister follows certain principles, and I think she gets the basic philosophy which is that what we’re trying to do is remove interferences and allow our systems to work at a high level; that must mean addressing stressors: physical stressors and injuries, chemical imbalances, and lastly mental/emotional stressors, current and cumulative. That’s what creates imbalances inside the body. That’s what chiropractors talk about when subluxations begin, and over time, this lowers the person’s ability to adapt, puts them in a state of dis-ease, and your body develops diseases over time. That process is accurate. I know this to be true because I’ve been in practice for 27 years. I had my first philosophy class in 1991, and to this point, I’ve been taking care of thousands and thousands of patients and running thousands and thousands of blood work/testing, which is true.
Let’s be clear. When my brother-in-law goes to his general practitioner, and the general practitioner says, “hey, throw a little bit of vitamin D in it, take some zinc,” but doesn’t address his weight, that I’m going to say is 50 pounds overweight, we’re not providing health care. We’re giving disease crisis management. The other gentleman that just went down on Monday Night Football, and they had the medical professionals get out there and take care of them and save his life, that’s what the medical profession does at their best! They are much better than I am in that situation, but that’s not health care! That’s crisis disease intervention. If you’re in a crisis disease situation either from some traumatic injury or because you put yourself thereby not taking care of yourself and not understanding the basic premise, well then you may need some of that crisis disease intervention, but you must keep in mind that that is not healthcare. Going to those practitioners and asking questions about healthcare when they don’t provide healthcare is hazardous.
In my blog last week, I addressed “what was on colonoscopies and the real value of it. However, we’re all told to do this stuff, and pretty soon, I realized that society has no concept of the truth of health. Health is proper function, and proper function will be impacted negatively if your ability to adapt goes down based on physical factors, chemical imbalances, and mental/emotional stressors, current and cumulative. Gradually, when a person does not adapt, we create these things that chiropractors call subluxations, and the whole system is moving in the wrong direction. Then with time, 10, 20, 30, 40 years, you finally get symptoms. The symptoms are not the cause of anything; they are the end; it is not the beginning! By the time you get symptoms, you should know your system is barely hanging on. So then normally what we do though is we start getting on the merry-go-round of “let’s pop a pill, let’s pop a pill, let’s pop a pill,” and to go back with another blog that I made, the number one cause of dysautonomia in the world are side effects from drugs. Drugs are not required for health! If we’re using them to manage a symptom, we must recognize that you might have a direct side effect, but even if you don’t have an immediate side effect, they’re lowering your health guaranteed, every capsule, every pill, every time because it’s not part of normal health and normal physiology. Over a timeframe, it raises your allostatic stress load. It’s like having a blister, and you keep irritating the blister over and over again. We’ve never identified the original reason for having the symptoms. We’re now throwing medications on as a Band-Aid to manage some symptoms. The underlying mechanisms have never been figured out, and now gradually, you are on a roller coaster down toward death, down toward decline, down toward continued breakdown. You cannot get healthy with that model. You can’t! Now again, if you’re the football player who went down, you have to manage the crisis. Once you’re out of the crisis, you have to go back and figure out how I got myself into the crisis, and it looks like there will be a multitude of factors for that gentleman, and we’ll chat about that at another time.
Following this philosophy will have a person gradually fall into the symptom-management type process; they will look at the causes of genetics, which we know 95% of diseases are not genetic. 95% of it is caused by epigenetics. Epigenetics is what I’m a specialist in and trying to understand what factors are not letting the system work properly, and then how we identify them, measure them, know where we are as far as the baseline, and then set up a plan of action to restore function to the highest level that we can—also respecting your life and respecting your health! Recognizing this, you are going to have to pay for your health at some point in time. You can find a practitioner and pay someone along the way to keep the system as optimal as possible, or you can wait until you’re in a crisis and pay someone that has to wipe your nose and have you gone in and out of the shower. That’s so much more expensive, by the way. I have personal experience with spending over $400,000 in a concise time frame to try to manage someone who put themselves in a crisis situation when they could have spent money along the way.
There are no guarantees, but I can guarantee you this: if you find a good practitioner that has a solid mind and philosophy, you should pay that practitioner forever on some level to take care of you and your family and don’t buy into the idea of, “oh insurance, insurance, insurance.” Insurance is for crisis disease intervention. I hope it changes. It’s probably not because that is the model. That model is to give you a diagnosis, the drug, and the surgery and repeatedly keep you in the system. That is not healthcare. It’s crisis disease intervention.
If you have any questions, as always, please let me know. Again, philosophy matters, the practitioner that sees you should, number one, have a good philosophy, number two, they should look healthy (Do they look healthy? Are they taking care of themselves? What does their office look like? Do they present health to you? Are they showing you a healthy mindset?) If they’re not, go somewhere else because, for example, when you go to the dentist, and then they walk in and the dentist has no teeth, why would you stay there? Find actual practitioners that have a sound philosophy.
In my opinion, the soundest health care providers that exist today are chiropractors because I’ve seen that if you find a good one and a good one that understands the philosophy and has honed their skill, you are in the right direction (I don’t mean someone that was trained and went to school 20,30, 40 years ago and is doing the same thing and hasn’t updated anything, I don’t mean those practitioners. I mean genuine health care providers). They do exist! If you find a highly sophisticated chiropractor, a brain-based chiropractor, or someone who understands food and nutrition, they are the best person to have on your healthcare team.
God bless you, and God bless your family. Thank you.
If you have any questions, as always, please let me know. Thanks.