The underlying #1 cause of death: Dis-ease
I am writing my books to help people understand their aches, pains and even silent symptoms like elevated blood pressure are a sign of being in a state of dis-ease. Masking the pain with pain medication, is like taking the battery out of the fire alarm. The fire alarm is going off for a reason. Best to find out the reason as soon as possible. Not only is it easier to put out a small fire than a big one, but it is easier to fix the damage caused by a smaller fire.
What is dis-ease?
Dis-ease is a state of being that results when a person is under prolonged stress, independent of whether it is a physical or mental stressor. Simply, its s a state of agitation and non-relaxation.
Why is stress so deadly?
The human body evolved to handle physical stress: You either survive or you die. For example, if you get attacked by a tiger, your body automatically goes through steps to decide whether to fight or flee. Your adrenaline kicks in, activated by your fight-or-flight sympathetic nervous system.
Blood flows out of your internal organs and into your arms and legs. This rerouting of energy and blood gives you extra strength and endurance, and decreases the amount of blood loss you would experience from your organs if you were to be wounded. Your primitive brain automatically controls all of this; you don’t even think about it. Your only job is to act and survive.
The primitive brain cannot tell the difference between a mental and a physical stressor. Its reaction is the same: to prepare your body for fight or flight. But if your stressor is the result of your job or an argument with a loved one, the primitive brain’s fight-or-flight response is disproportional to the threat of the stressor. Your body is prepared to move, but instead you sit, tense. This is unhealthy over time because the lymphatic system (the body’s sewage system) requires movement to drain the metabolic waste out of your tissues.
If the muscles stay tense, they not only prevent lymphatic drainage, but also impair blood flow to the very muscles being contracted. These constantly contracting muscles produce metabolic waste (lactic acid) and need the oxygen-filled blood to be able to contract, yet they are blocking the very flow of fluids that brings in their nutrients and drains their waste.
This sitting tense and stressed out is unhealthy over time because it leads to the buildup of toxins in the body. This is one reason why stressed people tend to be tender to touch. If your neck and upper back are stuck in chronic contraction, your muscles will become so filled with metabolic waste that they will be just plain sore, never mind sore to touch.
TENSION LEADS TO
Prolonged stress leads to adrenal fatigue; if you need a boost of energy, your body just doesn’t have it to give to you. Your digestive system suffers from the diminished blood supply (because the fight-or-flight response has diverted blood away from internal organs). Then your appetite changes as you become deficient in nutrients within the intestines, leading to either weight gain or excessive weight loss.
STRESS LEADS TO
Your blood pressure also goes up as a result of oversupplying blood to your extremities for the anticipated fight or flight. Over time, your arteries harden from being under such high pressure in a low-nutrient environment.
STRESS LEADS TO
HEART & CIRCULATORY ISSUES
Eventually, your body starts deteriorating, becoming more susceptible to sickness. Every day your body fights viruses, bacteria, and fungi as well as mutations in a few of your one hundred trillion cells. It starts to lose these battles when weakened by stress, thus becoming more susceptible to colds, allergies, flu viruses, infections, cancer, and other grave diseases.
STRESS LEADS TO
A WEAKER IMMUNE SYSTEM
Stress leads to the body and mind being in a state of dis-ease.
Dis-ease is the number one cause of death; it’s just given names like heart attack, cancer, stroke, suicide, etc.
This is why I am writing my Combat Dis-ease series. Most ailments are symptoms of being in a dis-eased state. Learn how stress and lifestyle affect your aches, pains, and other symptoms.
My books contain advice on how to break this vicious cycle of stress, which leads to pain, a sign of “dis-ease,” which in turn can lead to physical disease and, potentially, an early death.
What makes me qualified to write books on health?
I am a chiropractor. Chiropractors are primary care physicians who have as many years of education as a medical doctor. It only takes months to learn how to adjust, but years to learn differential diagnosis.
Chiropractors have more education in nutrition, anatomy, differential diagnostics, and imaging than medical doctors do. A medical doctor’s education is filled with pharmacology, which chiropractors study minimally.
If you can get better with chiropractic treatment and lifestyle changes, those approaches are better than turning to a pain pill. If you go the prescription route for pain, you are not solving the problem. You’re masking it and allowing the pain to worsen with time while the pain medication’s efficacy wanes.
Most people are misinformed about chiropractors. Many hesitate to try chiropractic but don’t even hesitate to take an over the counter pain reliever! This never ceases to shock me, as the negative heal effects of taking an over the counter pain reliever heavily outweighs the minimal risks of chiropractic. Bonus, chiropractic treatments often have positive health “side effects”.
After treating neck pain with a cervical (neck) adjustment, I often hear things like “I haven’t had a migraine since,” “My sinuses have cleared,” “My vertigo is gone,” “My carpal tunnel syndrome resolved,” and “My arms don’t fall asleep or hurt anymore.”
Nerves that exit the mid-back region send signals to the organs in the mid torso, including the lungs, stomach, spleen, and liver. After treating for mid-back pain, I have heard things like “My GERD has improved” and “My asthma is better.”
Nerves that exit the lower back region of the spine send signals to the organs in the lower torso, including the lower intestines, reproductive organs, and lower extremities. After treating lower back pain, I often hear things like “My bowel movements have been more regular than ever,” “My menstrual cycle is more normal,” “My ED (erectile dysfunction) seems to have resolved,” and “I was told by my medical doctor that I was infertile, and now I am pregnant!”
After treating children, their parents report, “They are calmer,” “They are sleeping better,” and “They are able to focus more.”
I prefer these types of “side effects” to the side effects people experience with allopathic medicine, which often have incredibly long lists of possible negative side effects, including “Can cause death.” When you take any medicine, there is always some negative effect; sometimes that negative effect ends up outweighing the benefit.
So, I hope my books help combat the misinformation out there, so people can learn how to combat their dis-ease.
BE AT EASE,