The Principles of Health: Part 3
Then there was one! It’s been a journey but as we come to the final part of the Principles of Health it is important to remember WHY any of this matters. It is all about FREEDOM! Think back to when you were a child. You didn’t know much of the world. You ran around without a care! You had adults around to tell you what was right and wrong, what was dangerous and safe. They took care of you because you couldn’t take care of yourself. In that scenario you had very little freedom because you had very little knowledge of the world. You see, the more you know about HOW the world works the more freedom you have because you can make better decisions about your life! If you start playing chess and don’t know the rules, you will make bad decisions and likely lose. BUT if you know the rules in and out, you can start to strategize and master the game. Just like chess, when you know the rules of life (and health) you can use that knowledge to your advantage!
Most people have no clue how health works. You know you should eat more salads and less sugar but you don’t know why. You know you WANT to be healthy but you don’t really know HOW. Then, when you inevitably fall into sickness, you become a slave to the medical system all because you lacked the knowledge to free yourself. With that in mind, let us free ourselves with knowledge!
Principle 6: The Primary Cause of Malfunction
Subluxation of the spine is ALWAYS the primary cause of malfunction in the body.
“One cause, one cure” has been a motto in chiropractic since the early 1900’s. Back then chiropractors weren’t viewed a back poppers and neck pain specialists. Chiropractors were known for getting sick people well even when medicine couldn’t. The reason being was that chiropractors found and removed subluxations and were VERY good at it. If you’re not a patient at NGFC let me catch you up to speed. A subluxation is an area of the spine with dysfunction – that dysfunction of the spine interferes with the nervous system resulting in the body’s inability to function properly.
Most people are woefully unaware that the spine’s job is to surrond and protect the spinal cord, which is your brain’s only way of communicating with your entire body! Seems important. That is why God protected it with bone! More than that, every nerve in you body exits from the spine to go out and run/ heal your body. But, when outside forces come in and damage or misalign the spine, that dysfunction will either interfere with the spinal cord itself or any one of the trillions of nerve fibers that exit through the spine. NOW, all because your spine is misaligned, your brain can no longer tell your heart, your lungs, your immune system, your gut how to function and heal the way they were designed. This then is the PRIMARY cause of malfunction in the body.
Think of it this way, you can eat nothing but kale and broccoli for every meal, but if your digestive system cannot properly break down and use those good nutrients its all a big waste. Or lets say you exercise like a mad man but your lungs and your muscles only have 70% nerve supply from the brain, your body is still breaking down! The flip side is true as well. If you do everything wrong! If you are stressed to the max, never exercise, eat nothing but processed sugary junk, BUT your brain and body are fully connected, you will still be healthy! How is that possible?? Because it doesn’t matter how many bad decisions you make, if your body is FUNCTIONING at 100% it will HEAL from the damage.
So, if you have headaches, stomachaches, irritable bowels, hormone imbalance, neck pain, back pain, numbness, tingling, asthma, eczema, high blood pressure, diabetes, what ever ails you, the PRIMARY cause is subluxation. Because, if your body could have healed it, it would have healed it!
Please hear this well. There are an infinite numbers of secondary causes. I am NOT saying that you can get adjusted and then live like a slob and expect to be healthy! Like we saw in Principle 4, the body has requirements and if you are missing any of those requirements you cannot be healthy. What I AM saying is that subluxation is ALWAYS a factor with any malfunction or lack of health.
One interesting point to bring up is that when harmful forces come in from the outside, they impact the spine and cause subluxation. When we think “outside forces” we often jump to falling on your back, or a car accident. But outside forces can also be too much sugar, toxic chemicals, lack of fresh oxygen, a sedentary life, micro traumas from bad posture, even emotional stress can subluxate the spine! So, while your excess stress is bad, it is not the cause of your tight shoulders and headaches. Your stress is the cause of your subluxations, and your subluxations are the cause of your headaches. The same is true across the board. Your poor life choices lead to subluxation and subluxation leads to sickness, pain, and disease ALL because your body is not able to heal the way God intended.
Principle 7: Correct the Cause, Restore Function
When you correct the cause of malfunction, the body restores itself to full function
Principle 7 is the key to health. If we all understood this we would be living in a different world. We would no longer be living in a world where 5 out of 6 people die of chronic disease, where fathers forget their children’s names due to mental impairment, where young families lose loved ones to cancer or heart disease. Children wouldn’t have diabetes, asthma, eczema, and autism. We wouldn’t waste trillions of dollars on harmful drugs, vaccines, and surgeries. We would live in the world that God intended for us.
Bold statements but its true. By now hopefully you understand that you are designed for health! Your body is constantly fighting for you to get back to health when you make bad choices. When you are functioning properly your body always heals, BUT your body requires certain things to function properly, PRIMARILY to be subluxation free. When there is enough malfunction, your body warns you through symptoms to make a change!
It all seems so simple when you put it in those terms but without this basic understanding we become slaves to a system that does not utilize these principles, these laws, these fundamental truths about where health and healing comes from.
Back to our car! You ignored wisdom. You didn’t take care of your vehicle. It’s breaking down slowly and finally it warns you. Check engine light comes on. You are too busy. It’s too expensive to fix. You cover up the check engine light. You cover the warning instead of fixing what caused it. The problem can only get worse! A short while later down the road and your car is ruined! You have to buy a whole new car!
This is the problem with our “health” system today. Every drug, every surgery, every vaccine is a cover to an underlying problem. There is no correction of what caused the problem. Every time you cover as opposed to correct an issue, it leads to a break down, a crisis later on. BUT unlike your car, you only get one body.
But, no matter how bad it is, how long its been there, when you find and correct the cause; you remove subluxations, you give your body everything it requires and eliminate the garbage from your life, your body goes back to functioning properly and it will be restored back to health. Correct the cause and the body heals, every time. This is the way God made you, and it is the second most freeing thing I know of. Jesus is the first 😉
In Health and Faith,