Winston Churchill once said, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing…after they have tried everything else.”
This reminds me of what we are taught about health, disease, and our bodies in general. From a young age, most of us learn to “take something” if we are not feeling good. Taking something might include some type of herb, supplement, over-the-counter remedy, prescribed medicine, or other type of drug (legal or otherwise).
We are taught that our health depends on something “outside” of us, as if we couldn’t be healthy otherwise.
In medical school, future doctors are trained that prescribed medicine is what the body needs when it is in a state of illness or disease.
In chiropractic school, future doctors are trained that a chiropractic adjustment and good nutrition are what the body needs when it is in a state of illness or disease.
And while all of these things can help us feel better, the benefits are...
I used to have a lot of sensitivities. Food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, odor sensitivities, and even people sensitivities (lol). The term in the modern world is Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.
It seemed that everything bothered me, made me feel icky, or gave me a headache. And my list of bothersome things kept growing longer. More and more things in my environment were irritating me. I thought that it wouldn’t be long before I would need to retreat to my own little shack or safe haven in the woods in order to “protect” myself from the outside world.
Does this sound like you?
I stayed away from certain stores and malls because the air freshener they used gave me an instant headache.
I yelled at my husband every time he used air freshener in his car.
We couldn’t use any chemicals in our house or in our yard.
I restricted my family’s diet by only purchasing certain “safe” foods.
I wouldn’t allow over-the-counter medications in...
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