We see a great many people at our Center with these digestive difficulties. Many people seem to feel that their digestive problems are simply an inconvenience. That rectal bleeding is normal, that blood in the stool is Ok, that constant bowel accidents are livable, and that stomach cramps are just a part of life. It is estimated that approximately 70 million people in North America suffer from digestive problems ranging from Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, IBS, and others. So many people are affected that there seems to be a sense that there is “safety in numbers.” That it somehow seems normal. I hate to burst your bubble, but I would like to be emphatic. It’s NOT!
Have you ever wondered why, in such a technologically advanced society, so many people are sick? In the year 2000, the pharmaceutical industry sold over 96 billion dollars in drugs to”treat” digestive problems.
Symptoms of digestive problems are indicators that there is a malfunction somewhere within the system. Ignoring such signals is akin to having cerebral constipation! One thing we can all agree on: Your Body does not like being ignored. Let’s look at your digestive system more closely. Your digestive system is essentially a long tube that starts at your mouth and ends at your other end. It has one purpose only – to extract nutrients and energy from the foods we eat. Your digestive organs; esophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, intestines, etc., are simply modifications of this tube. Their function is to make the extraction of energy more efficient. This system is very efficient – as long as it is functioning normally. Many children and adults however, suffer from a malfunction of their digestive system. The three most common conditions affecting intestinal function we see at our Centre are; Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Although not exactly the same, they have a great deal in common.
These conditions increase the risk of colon cancer by as much as 20 times! If left untreated, bowel function slowly deteriorates and can be life-threatening. Definitely conditions which should be avoided at all cost!!! Would you agree?
Medical Treatments include anti-spasmodic medication, anti-inflammatories, immuno-suppressive drugs, surgery, diet, and counseling. You have probably noticed that these treatments are designed to deal mainly with your symptoms. While often necessary, this type of approach does not really deal with the CAUSE of these difficulties. Surprised?
We see these conditions in a different light. We need to remember that we are dealing with human beings, NOT their intestines. Our approach recognizes that difference. We feel it is most important to deal with the person, not the disease.
So let’s look consider some basic neurology. In order to deal with these conditions, you first need to understand how your body functions: Your Health is really based on four profound principles:
Your body is self-healing. Yes, your body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. It is designed to heal itself and regulate all its functions. Your body follows a very exact program in order to perform all of its amazing functions. You could say you are on “Auto Pilot”
Your nervous system runs and controls your whole body and all its functions. It controls the way you see the world around you, the way you breathe, the way you digest food, the way you move, your Immune system, and everything else! As long as there is no interference to the normal function of your nervous system, you should experience the best of health, period.
If something interferes with the function of your nervous system, it will no longer be able to control your body as it was meant to. Your body will not work as it should. It will do its own “thing”. This is called MALFUNCTION. Signs of Malfunction include; severe cramping, malnutrition, loss of appetite, explosive gas, diarrhea, weight loss, and malabsorption. These are just a few of the most common signs. And if a part of your body is malfunctioning, it will slowly start to become sick. This is called dis-ease.
When your body is no longer able to handle the disease stage, it will then “talk” to you in a language you can easily understand. The language your body uses is called symptoms. The most common is PAIN. There are others and some may be the same as signs of malfunction: Explosive gas, uncontrolled diarrhea, fever, malaise, cramps, headaches, rectal bleeding, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc.
So…what can interfere with the function of your Nervous System? If one of the vertebrae of your spine becomes subluxated, it will interfere with the way your nervous system sends messages to your intestinal area – your intestines will no longer be able to function normally; Your Body will do its own “thing”.
My mission is to correct these Vertebral Subluxations. This restores normal nervous system balance, and your bowel function starts to improve. The result is Health!
The following will assist you while you are having your Vertebral Subluxations corrected: Slippery Elm, raw carrot juice, vitamin C, digestive enzymes, cabbage juice, calcium, and magnesium. Things to avoid include: alcohol, tobacco, stress, preservatives, food additives, and heavily refined foods.
If you or someone you know is dealing with these issues, have them visit their local wellness Chiropractor, or give me a call and we can chat!
Give us a call to schedule your consultation today. It may be the smartest thing you could do for your health. www.mytulsachiro.com