The brainstem is a router...it directs electrical traffic no different
than the one used for internet connections. What happens when the router stops
working? The internet connection is lost. As dependent as our society has
become on the internet (banking, email, news, etc.), we must ensure that the
router is attended to if not working the ways it's supposed to. Without it, the
online network fails.
Interestingly, a key component in a lot of common mental conditions is a similar
interference in connection. We just aren't taught to look at our bodies the
same way that we do an electronic device. The brain is just as dependent upon
the brainstem to route traffic from one part to another as the heart or lungs or
digestive system or immune system are dependent upon the brainstem to ensure
that they receive 100% transmission of the electrical signals from the brain.
Those interconnections between parts of the brain are what allow for things like
emotion, attention, and learning/comprehension. Equating the brainstem to the
internet router, any disruption to the brainstem's function leads to
signs/symptoms like ADHD, anxiety, dyslexia, and depression the same way that a
router on the fritz causes you internet connection problems.
It's important that we realize that symptoms are usually just a sign that the
body is not working at 100%, no different than the faulty internet connection
could be a sign that the router isn't working at 100%. We often look at things
like attention deficits or anxiety as conditions that don't have an identifiable
cause. Everything has a cause and we're best served to look at the simplest
possible culprit before we go complicating things by adding chemical concoctions
in pill form which, themselves, usually disrupt connections like a computer
The simplest explanation is that our brain's lose their ability to adequately
process because the very thing that allows for that processing has been
interfered with. Each and every other theory is secondary to ensuring that the
connections are properly made. People with too high an IQ for their own good
can formulate all the genetic, environmental, and social theories that they
want, but they're all moot if the connection isn't properly established and
would be like buying a new router BEFORE checking to make sure that all
the cables and cords are plugged in.
Much can be learned from simply looking within our bodies in a logical
manner. After all..."There is nothing new under the sun. All things conceived
in the mind of educated man existed previous to him in created natural objects.
Man imitates which existed before him." - BJ Palmer