Friday, December 5, 2014

How to Keep Your Health Tank Full

Recently one of my patients fell suddenly and very seriously ill from a virus. One day he was fine, the next day he felt like he had been hit by a truck: body an joint aches, exhaustion, fever, pounding migraine - all the good stuff.

A day later he was admitted to the hospital, and stayed there for a few days with classic markers of a vicious virus, including elevated liver enzymes and decreased white blood cells (these are the soldiers that comprise the front lines of battle; the decrease in WBC count meant that they were being killed off quickly by something vicious).

He was kept and monitored for several days, then when he improved enough, sent home to convalesce. When I saw him this past week, he was a bit tired, and very subluxated (in particular his upper neck) but on the mend.

If my patient had not already been quite healthy, how might this virus have affected him? 


This patient eats very well, exercises, tries to keep stress down, drinks water, sleeps adequately, takes time to do things he loves, and he gets his spine checked for subluxations weekly and cleared out as appropriate. I certainly consider him quite healthy - he takes very good care of his body.

What if, instead, he was not so healthy when he was handed this health challenge, a potentially deadly virus, out of the blue?

What if he was chronically subluxated, a workaholic at a job he hated, never exercising, eating whatever was fast and convenient, and experiencing unresolved underlying health issues such as chronic inflammation (which presents as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, or autoimmune disorders like Crohn's disease)?

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