Weekly Wellness Tip

Health Myth #3 Germs Cause Disease

Posted: May 24, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

Time to tackle health myth #3: Germs cause disease.

Think about this…right now, wherever you are, you are surrounded by millions of germs.  It’s a given, there is no escape from germs!  So why aren’t you sick 100% of the time?  After all, you’re exposed to germs 24/7!

Think back to grade school.  Do you remember the classmate that was always sick?  I bet you’re thinking of him or her right now!  You know, the one with snot all over his/her  face, sneezing, coughing, lethargic.  I know you know who I’m talking about!  Why is it that only one, or a handful of kids, from a class get sick when the entire class is exposed to all the same germs? 

People say all the time, “I’m concerned about hanging out in certain environments because I don’t want to catch the flu!”

In reality, germs do not cause disease!  If the germ theory of disease were true, there would be nobody alive to believe it!

So if ten of us were all in the same room with the same germs.  Who would come in contact with the germs?  Everybody, all ten of us.  But maybe only 4 of us get a cough, cold, flu, or fever.  The rest of us are just fine.  How does that happen?  Well, your nervous system controls every single part of your body, including your immune system.  So the person who has a weakened nervous system, also has a weakened immune system.  Their bodies cannot adapt properly to the environment leading to sickness and dis-ease.

So it’s not the seed, it’s the soil.  In other words, a perfectly good seed will not grow if the soil isn’t right.  Just the same, germs will not cause sickness if the environment within the body is not right (meaning you have a strong nervous/immune system to fight the bug off). 

What most drugs and medications do is treat the symptom so you “feel” better, but you’re actually still sick!  What Chiropractors do is work on building the body’s health by strengthening the nervous system which will strengthen the immune system and prevent the sickness in the first place!

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz


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