Raising Drug Free Families
The statistics are staggering. Every year more than 5000 teenagers commit suicide while another 500,000 attempt to do so. Thousands of kids are killed and injured each year in an automobile accident and horrible acts of violence that are linked to drugs. Millions of kids are turning to drugs and alcohol to try to find their place in the world. What can we as parents do to make sure that our children grow up with the self worth and the values that empower them to “just say no” and use good judgment when they are out on their own?
Many times, while your intention is to raise a drug free family, you are creating a drug dependent one without even realizing. You actually program drug dependency into your families behavior! What do I mean by this? How could this be? Please follow along with me for a minute without judgment and open yourself up to this information as you read on…
This could make a big difference in the outcome of your child’s life.
Think about what happens when your baby is born and he/she gets sick for the first time. If you have not educated yourself about your child’s natural immunity and how it develops, you might immediately run to your doctor in a panic to alleviate your child’s apparent suffering, at any price and give your child a drug.
As they grow up to become toddlers, they may get another cold or infection and so they won’ t “suffer”, you give them a drug. They continue to grow up and each time they complain, they don’t feel good, what do you do to make them feel better? You run to the drug store and get them an over the counter drug.
Finally, they are old enough to go to school and the teacher tells you that your child isn’t concentrating or sitting still. Rather than look for alternative ways to teach, like many good teachers do, the child is labeled hyperactive or attention deficit and given a drug, Ritalin. It is amazing that in some schools, 50% of the children are on Ritalin, while others less than 5% of the kids are on this drug that has severe side effects.
Drug companies market their products, drugs, to physicians and parents with little emphasis placed on these side effects. Ritalin, for example, includes side effects such as insomnia, appetite loss, stunted growth and suicide. Antibiotics cause digestive disturbances and create highly resistant bacteria that cause super infections which strain your immune system and are untreatable. Aspirin causes abdominal bleeding while Tylenol and Ibuprofen increase the risk of kidney disease.
Even worse than the side effects of these drugs is the message it sends. From the time they are born, your children get the message that when they feel bad they should take drugs to help them feel better. As subtle as it may seem, this behavior is conditioned. They see it every time you say “I have a headache” and choose to take a pill. Is it any wonder that when a child doesn’t make the cheerleading squad or gets dumped by their boyfriend or girlfriend, they turn to drugs to relieve pain?
You can stop the insanity that this quick fix, relief orientation causes. Millions of people already have. Last year Americans made over 100 million more visits to holistic doctors than they did to medical doctors because people everywhere are tired of taking pills and are concerned about their horrible side effects. Almost every person you talk to today has a horror story about a severe drug reaction.
People today want wellness. They know that the human body has an incredible inborn healing power that heals them from a cut. At the same time they have little faith in drugs which are harmful chemicals with unpredictable side effects. They are demanding information on how to build their body’s immune system for long term health rather than performing constant crisis care.
Chiropractic has led the way for these people by providing incredible results, information, scientific validation and research material on how to restore the body to optimum health and keep it that way. Thousands of families receive ongoing Chiropractic Wellness Care and have practically eliminated medical expenses because they are healthier now than ever before. These people have turned their medicine chests into bathroom cabinets because they no longer use drugs.
THESE ARE NOT JUST PEOPLE WITH BACK PAINS. These are people who are suffering from every disease you can name from cancer to Crohn’s disease, from asthma to menstrual problems. While Chiropractic doesn’t treat these conditions, it allows the body to return to normal function so that it has the best opportunity to heal itself. Many of these people are perfectly healthy and are just looking to get to the next level.
One patient, in particular, had such severe menstrual problems, she had to completely get away from people every month and check into a hotel. Within 90 days of getting Chiropractic care, her body chemistry balanced itself out and her hormonal rages were gone. Another woman with a severe intestinal disorder couldn’t leave the house because of her condition. She was scheduled for surgery because she was dying. As a last resort, she tried Chiropractic. Her bodies Innate healing ability took over and she cancelled the surgery. One month later, she was in Europe with her children. Her entire family now receives ongoing Chiropractic Wellness Care.
People are seeking out Chiropractic care for superior performance also. Olympic and professional athletes receive Chiropractic Wellness Care to help them get the most out of their training and enhance their performance.
Children who used to get sick all the time and be on constant medication are now getting Chiropractic Wellness Care with their families and they are truly healthy and drug free. Think about the difference in the message your kids are receiving with these two different approaches.
The old system says, “I’m sorry you feel bad. Your body is weak and you need these drugs to be well.” Wellness, on the other hand says, “your body is strong and has the ability to heal itself. Let’s remove the interference so you can get well on your own. You can trust your body.”
Children that grow up in wellness, grow up believing in themselves and are independent from drugs. Families that receive Chiropractic Wellness Care are sharing healthy times and perpetuating healthy values. Kids run into Chiropractic offices and can’t wait to get on the table for their adjustments. They are much healthier for it.
Give yourself and your family every opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. A drug free life! Empower them to believe in their own inner strength, healing capacity and their unlimited human potential.
If it works for millions of others, why wouldn’t it work for you? Are you alive? Are you breathing? It will work for you, once you make the commitment!
Chiropractics for Kids
The TAB, May 19, 1992
Mistakenly believed to be merely “‘back doctors’” for adults, chiropractors have always realized the benefit children receive from chiropractic care. The spine is the container for the entire nervous system, the system that controls functioning for the entire body. Any obstacles (called vertebral subluxations) to a free flow of energy along those nerves would interrupt normal, healthy, body function.
Though chiropractic does not treat specific symptoms, the improved immune system function that results in Childrenis effective against ear infections, allergies, asthma, and bed-wetting that emerged when a subluxation interrupted communication between the brain and the body .
These pediatric chiropractors are trained to adjust children, even shortly after birth, such that it may take only one, two, or three adjustments to remove subluxations and dramatically affect the future Health of the child.
Is there more information about Pediatric Chiropractic Care?
For more information, please visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Traumatic Birth Syndrome
This is a subject nobody likes discussing. Dr. G. Gutmann, a German medical researcher, however, discovered that over 80% of the infants he examined shortly after birth were suffering from injury to the cervical spine, the neck, causing all types of health problems.
Traumatic Birth Syndrome is not a new condition. A researcher by the name of Duncan, measured the amount of force it would take to severely injure a baby’s neck during delivery. He found that 90 pounds of force was enough to cause still birth, while less than that would cause the spinal joints to sprain. Duncan commented, “this is not what most obstetricians would consider a great force.”
Dr. Abraham Towbin, from Harvard Medical School and the Department of Pathology, presented research at the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the American Academy For Cerebral Palsy. In his research, he found that “the birth process, even under optimal conditions, is potentially a traumatic, crippling event for the fetus.”
“Spinal cord and brain stem injuries occur often during the process of birth but frequently escape diagnosis.” Dr. Towbin continues, “death may occur during delivery or, with respiratory function depressed, a short period after birth. Infants who survive the initial effects, may be left with severe nervous system defects.”
What about the babies that don’t show immediate signs and symptoms of Traumatic Birth Syndrome? What if the signs and symptoms don’t appear until later on in life? What is the effect on that infant? How does it interfere with that babies potential to express itself completely and wholly as a human being? What kind of symptoms and diseases could it cause later on in life?
The neck is an area of the body where you can not afford to have an injury remain uncorrected. Since injuries here can affect the brain stem, all the vital functions of the body are inhibited. This can occur whether there are symptoms or not.
Do you remember what happened to Christopher Reeve, the actor who played Superman in the movies? He was riding his horse and fell forward on his head, breaking a bone in his upper neck.
In an interview he did with Barbara Walters, you could see that he was unable to breathe without the use of a ventilator machine. He also was unable to control his elimination system. Many of his other body functions were altered as well.
“Wait a minute, how could this be”, you might ask.” He didn’t hurt his lungs, his bowel, or his bladder, he hurt his neck.”
This is precisely the point. When the neck is injured, the entire body is affected. Similarly, when there is an injury to another part of the spine, the organs and systems supplied by those nerves become dysfunctional. These spinal injuries, called the vertebral subluxation complex, can alter the course of a persons life if they are not immediately corrected.
Several patients come to mind to illustrate these points. One woman had a full term pregnancy and her baby was fatally injured from the birth process. This is the most severe affect of birth trauma. Thankfully she was able to get pregnant again and deliver a beautiful baby boy. You can be sure this child receives chiropractic care.
Another patient, a 5 year old child whose birth was a very traumatic C-section, never had a properly functioning bladder. Her father, who was an eye witness to the traumatic delivery, described how his baby’s lower spine was twisted during the birth.
After just a month of Chiropractic care, the parents were amazed at their child’s improvement. They are now committed to Chiropractic Wellness Care as a way to maximize their families health potential.
A third patient that comes to mind is a woman who attended a Chiropractic Orientation one evening after learning about the importance of Chiropractic from her husband.
After learning about the condition responsible for “Traumatic birth Syndrome, the vertebral subluxation complex, she began to ask some serious questions about her own health.
Jeannie Cavallo Martin of Marietta, GA, said that when she was born, her mother told her she had bruises on her neck. She asked if there could be any connection between those nerves and her thyroid gland. When Jeannie saw the nerve connection to the thyroid gland from the part of her neck that was bruised at birth, her mouth dropped wide open in shock. She said, “that’s probably why I developed thyroid cancer when I was 26 years old.” This is a critical realization people! “Why didn’t somebody tell my mother about Chiropractic?” she asked.
Another Chiropractic patient who began care for a herniated disk in his neck, indicated that when he was 22 years old, he had his gall bladder removed. He didn’t understand why his gall bladder had failed at such a young age. The doctors didn’t know either. When he saw his Xrays for the first time, he noticed a huge kink in the bones between his shoulders. He immediately said, “what in the world is that, I don’t have any pain there!” He was also surprised to learn that this was the area of his spine where the nerve supply went to his gall bladder. He wished someone would have told him about Chiropractic Wellness Care also. He might still have his gall bladder. His birth was a forceps delivery
My Chiropractic colleagues around the world all agree that we would much rather examine and adjust a newborn baby for the vertebral subluxation complex than do an autopsy. We would much rather adjust a newborn baby than wait 26 years and learn about young people having cancer or gall bladder disease in areas where their nerve systems had been injured and compromised since birth.
The human body was designed to function as a well oiled machine until the ripe old age of at least 100. There are people who are living to be 100 years old in various parts of the world and they are functioning absolutely fine.
Traumatic Birth Syndrome, whether it causes symptoms immediately or just diminishes human potential over the course of a lifetime, must be dealt with and dealt with immediately.
Don’t be fooled if your medical doctor says your baby is fine. Medical doctors get little to no training in the detection and correction of the vertebral subluxation complex and will almost certainly miss it.
Chiropractors, on the other hand, have been detecting and correcting Birth Trauma Syndrome and the Vertebral Subluxation Complex for over a 100 years through a simple and gentle exam.
All children should be examined by a Chiropractor immediately after birth. Take this critical step to ensure that your children are as healthy as they are designed to be.