Your Body, the amazing drugstore
Do you think about everything that happens inside your body? No. Everything happens without your conscious control. You don’t have to tell your stomach: “produce two ounces of digestive juice please,” or tell your pancreas to “please make one- quarter ounce of insulin,” or cortisone or antibiotics. You don’t have to think about running your body because, along with the ability to create all the chemicals you need and the ability to run all your organs, you have within you an “intelligence.” This is your “greatest doctor in the world” and it writes prescriptions for the “drugstore.” This internal doctor sends its prescriptions for running the body along your communications network—the nervous system.
The nerves send instructions from the innate intelligence in the brain to every part of your body. It tells your body what to do to remain healthy. As long as your internal doctor can communicate effectively with your body it will do everything necessary to make and keep you healthy. If the communication lines or nerves weren’t working properly, your internal built-in doctor would lose control and you wouldn’t be healthy any more. Your body wouldn’t know the right chemicals to make, at the right time, in the right amount. You wouldn’t be able to fight infections properly and a simple cold could turn into pneumonia. If your chemical balance is off, dangerous cells, which would have been destroyed, could grow into cancer. As a matter of fact, almost anything could go wrong if your innate intelligence isn’t properly controlling the functions of your body.
When the control mechanism of the brain isn’t doing its job, your body is in a state of “dis-ease”—it’s not working right. That means you can’t effectively adapt to changes in either your internal or external environment. So how do you get rid of disease and protect your child from it? First find out what caused it and learn a little about its anatomy. The brain sends messages to all parts of the body by way of the nervous system. It’s your internal “Internet.” The nerves that run your body exit between the bones of your spine called vertebrae. Much like the roots of a tree, they reach out to every cell, organ and tissue to convey instructions sent by the brain. If a vertebrae is misaligned, certain nerves fail to transmit vital messages. The result is that the body is not able to do what the brain wants it to. This results in chaos and causes disease.
How can you regain control? All that’s necessary is to correct the misalignment, so the messages can once more travel without interference over the nerves to the whole body. That’s the job of the doctor of chiropractic. A chiropractor is specially trained to correct spinal problems, allowing you to enjoy excellent health. Once nerve control between your brain and your body is restored to normal, the right chemicals will be made again in the right amounts at the right times. The greatest drugstore will be working properly once again under the direction of the greatest doctor. That’s what health is all about!
Your child’s body knows what to do. Influence him or her to eat well and exercise so nature can work easily.