Welcome to another week of well-being. It's an exciting week for me, personally. I officially become Dr. Chad McIntyre in two days. Family is in town. It's a good feeling. I'd like to take this moment to say thank you to those that have helped me get to this point. It's been quite a ride to get here, but make no mistake about it...the real journey is only beginning. It is not my passion to merely hold a title. I want everyone to understand that my passion is to help you realize the importance of chiropractic in your overall health. It is a passion ignited by a philosophical fire and fueled by 4600 hours of graduate education. It's been a long, trying 3.5 years to get to this point, and I'm proud to have made it through. I am excited to hold the title, but only because it lends me the credibility to speak to you about healthcare and aid in your realization of the truth. So, enough of the introduction, let's jump right into today's topic...

There is a commercial on TV featuring current Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K). In the commercial, he references my Alma mater's national championship winning coach, Jim Valvano. Jimmy V died from complications of cancer in the early 90's and established the Jimmy V Foundation to help fund cancer research. Coach K talks about how, one day, we're going to win the battle against cancer, just like winning a basketball game.

First of all, giving money for cancer research is a great idea. It's certainly a noble cause. I do take issue with how it is used, because there isn't any money being given to chiropractic and its own research on battling cancer. I know chiropractors, and I'll go ahead and single them out as upper cervical chiropractors, who have seen results that would make your head spin...that would shock you and leave you dumb-founded. Results that they've seen really reinforce the notion that there's literally no limit to what the body is capable of healing (by itself) if simply given the chance to do so. If your nervous system is free of interference, things that some would call "miraculous" can and very well may happen. Even the skeptics within my own profession will admit that upper cervical care provides for the most miracle cases. It isn't just hypertension and Crohn's disease...it's AIDS and cancer and multiple sclerosis.

So, I take issue with giving 100% of the cancer research money to people who are developing "cures" that only focus on things that are outside of the body. We simply have to give credit where credit is due. If simply restoring the nervous system's integrity through a chiropractic adjustment can have such a profound effect as to halt and actually reverse the progression of cancer, HOW IN THE WORLD CAN THAT BE IGNORED? It happens, people. And allow me to quickly make sense of it for you. Cancer is a collection of abnormal cells. Cells are created by an organ/gland. The organ/gland is told to make the cell by the nervous system. If the nervous system is being interfered with, it is functioning abnormally. Abnormal messages from the brain to the body make abnormal things...like abnormal cancerous cells, for instance...

I'm not saying that the other research should stop. Who knows what man may one day be capable of inventing? But, in honor of such an inspiring figure as Jimmy V, I'd like to see my profession get research money to more adequately explore and, most importantly, document in scientific journals the results of our own studies on cancer. The goal is to help the people that develop into cancer to develop out of it and stay clear of it forever. Chiropractic has been around for over 100 years and was founded on miraculous healing circumstances. Think of the people that could be helped...the number of cancer cases that could be prevented...if more than just 1% of the 6 billion people on Earth knew what chiropractic could do. If we get it documented in peer-reviewed journals, the word will spread...

Here's a sample hypothesis: "Research participants who receive chiropractic care with modest radiation treatments will see positive results in a more timely manner." OK, so I'm no researcher...

Credit is given to outside sources of healing all the time, so let's give some credit to the human body's own healing abilities. Most importantly, let us realize that cancer takes years to develop. At the very least, the D.C.s and the M.D.s should be working together on these cases. The reality is that cancer drugs do help a ton of people beat the first wave, but remember that I'm always going to try and make you realize the cause. Neurologic interference plays a role in the development of cancer. Eliminating that neurologic interference would then aid in the prevention of a relapse that would cause the cancer to return and spread.

There will be many challenges ahead for a young upper cervical chiropractor, but one of my definitive goals for the next 50 years of my life is get people to understand the value of prevention. It is a relatively new concept in healthcare, especially here in the States where you are told, for instance, to get a mammogram to "prevent" breast cancer (if the mammogram discovered a trace of breast cancer, it's already there...so what are you preventing?). When people find out that they have cancer, they will change their lifestyle. They'll eat better, they will stop putting destructive things into their bodies, they'll start exercising...why not take a pro-active approach and do those things RIGHT NOW? Why not have your nervous system assessed? Just to make sure...you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

"Truth will be truth regardless of a closed mind, ignorance, or refusal to believe."

You only have one body, so treat it well...

This week's closing note regards my need to branch out and spread the word to more people. I've slowly quadrupled the number of "Weekly Well-Being" recipients this year, but it's time to step up again. I challenge you to send me at least one email address by next week. This holiday season, give the gift of better healthcare knowledge...


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Chad McIntyre

"If we all did the things that we are capable of, we would astound ourselves" - Thomas Edison