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The Truth About Germs


Feel like you’re frequently ill? You may have a compromised immune system.

Why does it seem that some people go from one cold to the next, getting all the bugs that “go around” and others don’t? In 1895, it was this very question that prompted D. D. Palmer to pursue what we call chiropractic!

Today, many of us are fearful of germs. Since about the time the microscope was invented, there has been an undue focus on them—but germs are a lot like seeds. Have you ever tried to start a lawn or plant a garden? It doesn’t just happen. The conditions have to be just right over a period of days or weeks.

The same can be said when it comes to germs manifesting into disease.

It’s All About Immunity

Like all tissues, organs and systems of your body, your nervous system affects the function of your immune system. That’s why it’s thought that spinal misalignments can dampen your immune system response. Weakened by a compromised nervous system, your stomach, lungs, nose, ears and throat become the perfect “soil” for viruses, microbes and other bugs. For kids, this often means recurrent ear infections, colic and asthma. For adults, it can mean using up all your sick days – and then some!

Restoring the integrity of the nervous system (and the workings of every cell and tissue) is how chiropractic care works. It’s a simple idea that helps people enjoy better health, naturally.

If it’s been a while since your last visit to our practice, consider giving us a call to make an appointment.

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  1. Philip says
    Mar 20, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    Great article! So many people in the last 4 or 5 decades (moreso the last 2 or 3) have been duped into taking toxic chemicals to combat the common cold, and other ailments. When in fact, have moved away from the teachings of our bodies ability to fight most illnesses naturally through our immune systems. A strong immune system centers around a sound nutritional diet. So much to say on this but would love to share more with others in my weekly news letter here makingsensewithscents.marketingscents,com/go/ms-nutrition

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