What Does It Really Mean To Be Healthy?

By Dr. John Reizer

Occasionally, a patient will ask me a question about how they can become healthier. As a natural health care practitioner, I become excited when someone takes the time to ask an intelligent question about improving their overall health and well being. In many situations, people are preoccupied with getting rid of symptoms and avoiding discomfort. They’re not necessarily concerned about solving a specific health problem.  It’s refreshing to encounter that special individual that shows an interest in something other than covering up a particular symptom that is affecting their body at that point in time.

I think a lot of us fail to understand what it really means to be healthy. Health is certainly more than just the absence of symptoms and diseases. People drop dead every day of the week that had no prior signs or symptoms associated with an illness. I’ve heard people make the statement, “He was the picture of health right before he died.” No, obviously, he wasn’t! Knowing that so many people are confused about what it actually means to be healthy, I thought it would be a good idea for me to write a brief article about this subject.

All life has the natural ability to adapt to its surrounding environment. Whether we are discussing very small organisms or the most complex forms of life (human beings); living things must either adapt to their environment or cease to exist.

How adequately or inadequately life adapts to its surroundings is the true measuring stick of an organism’s level of health. This formula is applicable to both microscopic organisms and human beings.

When a person becomes physically or emotionally compromised, (run down, overworked, overstressed, malnourished, etc.) his or her natural abilities to adapt to environmental stresses become less than what they should. Naturally occurring microbes, that humans normally coexist with, suddenly pose a serious threat to physiological systems when a particular individual is unable to properly adapt to environmental challenges. In other words, we become unhealthy when we lose our natural adaptive tendencies.

We don’t catch influenza because we come in contact with a specific virus. We become infected because our immunological defenses, that allow us to adapt to that viral microbe, are weakened or compromised. Bacteria and viral opportunists, that we regularly encounter, are only as strong as our natural, adaptive tendencies allow them to be. This is why only five out of ten people will come down with the flu or another sickness that has crossed everybody’s path. The five individuals that remained healthy weren’t just lucky. They adapted more appropriately, in an immunological sense, than the five people that contracted a particular strain of influenza.

Catch a flu virus or some other type of bacterial infection and your body will immediately begin a plan of attack in an effort to adapt to the challenging, microbial invader. In most situations, human physiology will activate a fever to kill off the bacteria or virus affecting your body. Most of these opportunistic organisms cannot survive in higher temperature ranges and so the body modifies its internal thermostat, making it impossible for them to survive. The body’s ability to adapt is absolutely amazing.

Unfortunately, in many situations, human beings do a plethora of things that interfere with the body’s innate abilities to adapt to its environment. Taking fever reducing drugs is one of them. Because we have been misled by drug companies, that have a financial interest in teaching us bad health practices, we commonly believe fever is a bad thing and that it can cause brain damage. In reality, fever is a friend and will minimize the duration and severity of most common illnesses that are generated from opportunistic bacteria and viruses.

There are many things that you can do on a daily basis that will improve your body’s ability to adapt to its surrounding environment. Consuming drugs, vaccines, artificial sweeteners, unnatural food additives, and other toxins are not some of them.

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Consuming fruits, vegetables, non fluoridated water, and eating properly will help your body adapt to its environment more efficiently.

Because the intelligence that regulates your body’s physiology, and allows you to adapt to your environment, operates directly through the nervous system, it’s vitally important you have your spine checked by a chiropractor several times each year for tiny vertebral misalignments called subluxations. If left unchecked, spinal subluxations can inhibit the functioning capability of the nervous system and will cause the human body to adapt less efficiently to its surrounding environment. This translates into an unhealthy individual.

When people finally begin to understand and respect the fact that true health originates from a living thing’s ability to properly adapt to its immediate surroundings, we will finally begin to see a marked improvement in the overall health of our population.

Disclaimer!

The health information that has been written on this website is not intended to replace a professional relationship between a patient and a health care specialist nor is it intended as medical advice. Readers are encouraged to make health care decisions based upon their own independent research!

Getting Healthy Through Chiropractic

Dr. John Reizer

As a doctor of chiropractic, I have always felt an obligation to help educate patients, laypersons and anyone else that might have had a sincere desire to learn something about becoming healthier. This post has to do with the real life benefits associated with being under regular chiropractic care and how a better expression of human physiology and health can be realized by simply maintaining the integrity of the spine’s alignment.

My brother, Dr. Steven Reizer a successful chiropractor who practices in the Upstate of South Carolina, recently shared with me some pretty amazing results he achieved while working with a patient in his private practice.

The patient, a 14 year old male, entered his office complaining of neck pain and stiffness. Range of motion in the cervical spine had been diminished considerably. The boy reported the condition had been present for about eight months and had been getting progressively worse over time. After taking x-rays, Dr. Reizer discovered the young patient had a kyphosis in the cervical spine. This is a condition where the normal curve of the neck is reversed.

Upon careful examination of the radiographs (x-rays) it became apparent to Dr. Reizer that the cervical spinal bones in question were all well maintained and had not been fractured. Several of the bony segments in the region, however had been subluxated (slightly misaligned from each other) in a posterior direction. This situation had caused tremendous spasticity in many of the paraspinal muscles of the cervical spine. The spastic muscular activity along with the misaligned spinal segments caused a reversal of the normal cervical curve.

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The young patient was given a series of eight chiropractic adjustments over a six week period of time and then another set of cervical x-rays were taken to see if any changes might be noticeable. It should be noted that after the chiropractic adjustments were administered, the patient had normal range of motion and the pain and stiffness in his neck had abated.

Pre and Post X-Rays of Patient’s Cervical Spine

The first radiograph (taken before care commenced) pictured above on the left shows a very apparent kyphosis in the cervical spine. It’s possible to see in this view that the posterior arch of the Atlas vertebra (C1) has taken on the appearance of being pushed upward and into the occipital region of the skull. It’s also possible to see in this view that a number of cervical spinal segments have moved posterior in relationship to each other.

The spinal adjustments administered were very specific in that they addressed posteriority of the segments involved as well as any rotational considerations that were present in the patient’s spine.

Looking at the second radiograph on the right (taken six weeks after care commenced), it’s interesting to note from a clinical perspective that any posteriority associated with the mid and lower cervical segments as well as the extreme inferior tilting of the Atlas (C1) vertebra appear to have been corrected. It’s equally interesting to note that the kyphosis present earlier was replaced with an almost normal looking lordotic cervical curve. Keep in mind that these dramatic changes were made with only eight spinal adjustments.

It’s easy to see on a set of x-rays how the cervical spine can become adversely affected by vertebral subluxations. What is not visible, however is the amount of nerve damage that this problem can cause in the human body. Many spinal nerves can and do become negatively affected with the loss of proper spinal alignment and this can cause a loss of health and physiological expression in a person.

There is not a surgical procedure in existence nor a pharmaceutical product on the market that can correct a vertebral subluxation. Only a chiropractic adjustment can correct this problem. Vertebral subluxations occur at some point in most people and that is why it’s imperative that every person should take the time to have his or her spine checked by a qualified chiropractor each year.

What do you think about this subject?

TECH NECK: IT CAN BE A LOT MORE SERIOUS THAN PEOPLE THINK

By Dr. John L. Reizer

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If you’re like most people in the modern world, you probably have a mobile phone and spend a good portion of your daily routine looking down at the device’s screen. Nowadays, most mobile phones are actually handheld computers that provide us with numerous apps that make our lives a lot easier to manage.

We use handheld electronic devices to communicate with people, manage bank accounts, pay bills, accept payment from others, entertainment purposes, and so many other things that I am leaving out for the sake of keeping this post reasonably short. The point I am making is that the average person in today’s world is regularly staring down at a mobile phone. We’re using handheld devices for far too many hours each day and certainly a lot longer than anyone could have ever imagined.

As a practitioner of chiropractic, I have been seeing a large number of patients each week that have a condition known as Tech Neck. Tech Neck is simply pain and stiffness experienced in the cervical spine and it’s caused from constantly looking down at handheld electronic devices. Common symptoms of this condition are neck soreness, decreased range of motion in the cervical spine, headaches, shoulder pain, and numbness and tingling in the arms.

Looking down at a handheld device for countless hours during the course of a day can lead to serious damage to the cervical spine. When the spine is set in a fixed position for extended periods of time, the paraspinal muscles that surround the neck and upper back can go into spasm. This can cause individual vertebral segments to become slightly misaligned from one another which can cause impingements of the cervical spinal nerves that control the functions of human physiology.

Many people falsely believe that pain and loss of range of motion in the neck and upper back caused from constantly staring down at a cell phone is not a serious problem. Truth be told, spinal misalignments in the neck and upper back can lead to degenerative arthritis in the same spinal regions as well as systemic diseases throughout the body. In addition, the intervertebral discs that exist between the various spinal segments can also become permanently damaged as a result of prolonged spinal misalignments.

Spinal nerves that run up and down the length of the human backbone are extensions of the brain and spinal cord. Electronic messages that run through delicate nerve fibers in afferent and efferent directions (to and from the brain and its targeted physiological endpoints) are placed in a compromised situation when pressure is exerted upon them from misaligned spinal bones. Nerve fibers can quickly lose their abilities to transmit the brain’s messages properly and this can lead to a state of poor health from a physiological standpoint.

Remember to set and respect time limits with regards to using handheld electronic devices. Take plenty of breaks during the course of each day and if your neck is getting sore and you feel tense, turn off your device and stretch for a few minutes.

Every person should also make an appointment with a qualified doctor of chiropractic to have a spinal examination performed several times a year. Spinal misalignments that can be quite devastating to any person’s health can be corrected in a matter of minutes by a spinal adjustment.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!

Disclaimer!

The health information that has been written on this website is not intended to replace a professional relationship between a patient and a health care specialist nor is it intended as medical advice. Readers are encouraged to make health care decisions based upon their own independent research!

A Chiropractic Conspiracy?

By Gina Flores

Editor at NoFakeNews

For many years I have suffered from chronic low back and sciatica leg pain. In my job I travel extensively and sit in airline seats for many hours at a time. In July, 2015 I visited a chiropractor because I was in a lot of pain.

The doctor I visited had a really small office, seemed knowledgeable about his profession, and I could tell that he wanted to help me. As it turned out, this was one of the best decisions I’d ever made. It’s been a year since I started chiropractic care and my back pain is long gone. And I have noticed other improvements in my health and I attribute these improvements to regular care at my chiropractor’s office.

I have learned a lot about chiropractic this past year and also about the attempts by mainstream medicine to discredit this natural healing art. There is a lot more to chiropractic care than just treating back pain. Most people have no idea what chiropractic really is and they’re not going to find out the truth about chiropractic through the mainstream media.

Watch the videos below to learn more about chiropractic and how this amazing practice can help everybody become healthier.

Getting Healthy Through Chiropractic (New Book by Dr. Reizer)

By Gina Flores

Editor at NoFakeNews

 

For those of you that have never been to a chiropractor, you have no idea what you’re missing out on. The health benefits that are attached to receiving this type of alternative healthcare are too numerous to write about in such a short post. Take my word, there are many health benefits associated with being under the care of a good chiropractor.

As many of you already know, Dr. Reizer has been a practicing chiropractor for nearly 30 years and he has authored quite a few best selling books on the subject. And he’s just added another short publication to his impressive resume that will help laypersons and prospective patients gain a better understanding about what traditional chiropractic can offer the public in the way of Getting Healthy Through Chiropractic. Click Here to Purchase Book!

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According to the author, “This newest book was written with laypersons and my current patients in mind. I wanted to be able to stock this title in my office and hand it out as a giveaway to new and prospective patients. It’s written and customized for the people that interact with me in my private practice. I want to have a tool that can educate my patients about what I have to offer them throughout the course of the year. It’s a short book and to the point. It’s something that can be read cover to cover in twenty minutes.”

Dr. Reizer’s new book will be available on Amazon.com and from other booksellers in the next several weeks. But for those of you that want to read it for free, check out his office website and peruse through the articles that are published there. A lot of those materials have been repackaged into the new publication.

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