This is an expansion of a post I put on Facebook recently:
Isn’t it interesting how some things can seem so logical to one person, yet to another person it is illogical? Have you ever had someone disagree with you on something you fully understood and believed in? Well in this profession, this seems to happen on a weekly basis as I have many discussions with people on all different aspects of health. Just recently, I was talking to a woman who said she had been to a chiropractor before, and he was “crazy”, then she said to me “Are you one of those crazy chiropractors?”
Hmm, let’s see ….. I believe the human body has an incredible ability to regulate itself and heal properly. I believe adjustments can help this process in an amazing way. I believe that drugs are way over-prescribed and unnecessary in a majority of cases. I believe that women giving birth without drugs, in water, at home, is normal and should be encouraged. I believe children should not be vaccinated.
I believe that our society way underestimates the power of proper nutrition, and that we also eat way too much sugar. I believe that GMO’s are a huge problem. I believe that pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies are heading in the wrong direction. I believe that obesity is a huge problem in our society, and you can’t treat it and the symptoms with drugs.
I love to run marathons and triathlons and yes, I believe people should exercise as well. I don’t mind voicing my opinion to people about these topics, and I also believe that each individual gets to make their own decision about what is right for them.
I believe that too many people are leading unhealthy lifestyles and then will rely on medications to help them. I believe and I know there is another way. I believe that chiropractic adjustments help the body heal & regulate it without drugs.
So what should I tell her? Yes, I’m a crazy chiropractor? My logical way of thinking may seem crazy to some people, but to me and thousands others, it totally makes sense. Health is not found inside a pill; health comes from within. Whole food nutrition, positive attitude, exercise and regular (like weekly) adjustments help you attain it. When was the last time you got adjusted?