Hi gang! I hope you all are doing great!
In the next few posts I want to tackle a few of the biggest health myths that I come across constantly. The first myth is:
IF I FEEL GOOD, I’M HEALTHY!
I ask people all the time, “How’s your health?” To which they respond, “Good!” My next question is usually, “How do you know?” They say, “Because I feel good!”
And this is how the conversation goes the majority of the time.
Here’s the truth…you can’t judge your health by how you’re feeling! Think about it. We’ve all known people who felt great, and dropped dead of a heart attack or went in for a routine check-up, and were diagnosed with cancer. Remember, they felt fine! On the other end of the spectrum, what if you went out for dinner and got served some bad (contaminated) food. You get home and you feel awful. Stomach cramps, fever, vomiting, you name it. Would you say your healthy or sick? Most people think that is sickness because they “feel” bad. Nothing could be further from the truth! Your body is expressing health! Your body is so amazingly smart that it knows something “bad” got in and it is going to do whatever it takes to kill off the bacteria and rid the body of the toxins. Hence the fever and vomiting.
Now, what most people do is run out to the drug store to get Pepto Bismal, aspirin, and other medications to stop this natural process. So your body is trying to help you, and you just created interference in the process of masking the symptoms. Now all those toxins and bacteria that your body was trying to get rid of naturally, will remain and could lead to further sickness, dis-ease, and even possibly death (if severe enough).
Again, your body is so amazingly smart! You have more Innate wisdom in the tip of your pinky finger than all the doctors on this planet combined! Nature needs no help just no interference!
In conclusion, symptoms can be very misleading. That’s why symptoms aren’t something principled Chiropractors track very carefully. It’s not how you’re “feeling” that matters. It’s how you’re “healing” that matters! All healing begins with a healthy nervous system!
Love and Health,