Alright! You are pumped! You now totally understand the workings of your Nervous System – that incredibly complex and wondrous part of you that runs the whole shebang! So on that note, let’s develop this further and talk about how you develop disease! Hang in there – this is going to be a ride……
Last month, I talked about the fact that if something interferes with the function of your Nervous System, your body will not be able to do what it is programmed and designed to do. It will absolutely do its own thing, it will “wing it” – this is the notion of Malfunction:
And I need to make sure that you understand what this means: It means that it doesn’t matter how much you exercise, how well you eat, how much you watch your diet and take all sorts of wonderful supplements. None of that matters.
Your body will not receive the proper information it needs in order to carry out the myriad of complex programs it needs to follow. The chain of command is broken or skewed. And if some part of the body is not functioning normally (i.e. malfunctioning) and is allowed to remain that way, what do you think would happen over time?
Yes! You are absolutely correct: The part of your body that is not functioning normally will start to break down and become sick.
We call this next step DISEASE. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Let’s look at this further: When we take the word “disease” and analyze it closely, it is really made up of two separate words—DIS and EASE.
Dis is a Latin derivative meaning “not.” Ease on the other hand, means you are “comfortable.” Dis-ease simply means that your body is not comfortable – not at ease. Medicine removed the hyphen and created a new word called “disease” – something to be feared! And the public has been carefully taught to be fearful of this new word. And often, that is the whole point – keep the population in fear.
I know I am being a bit in the face and blunt, but our health care system is designed to run mainly on fear.
Yes, Fear. But, that is another topic for another time!
Alright, back to our discussion of Disease: Once we have identified a particular disease process, we can then give it names and labels – and there are thousands to choose from: Names such as Asthma, Colitis, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Meningitis, and more.
This is done because for every name you can give it, there is – you guessed it – a drug to deal with that particular disease.
I will continue this topic in the next issue. Please stay tuned!
Dr Daniel Bronstein is the clinic director of Beacon Chiropractic in Grover Beach CA and specializes in the chiropractic care of children and pregnant mommas. He is Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and devotes the core of practice to helping children and families live healthy lives.