I recently visited a website that a friend of mine had suggested that I check out several months ago. I finally got around to it and I'm glad that I did. At the top of the home page, it reads "If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you always got."

Awesome quote!

Think of the time and money you've spent on "modern" medicine over the years. The pills you've bought, the prescriptions you've filled, the ointments and creams you've purchased, the "health" insurance that you forked out all that money for so you could go sit in a waiting room for an hour and talk to the medical doctor for 12 seconds...

And for what?

My grandmother believed in that system. I say believed because she passed away last week after being drugged out of her mind for the last 3 months. It was that system that gave her high blood pressure medication, yet never addressed the cause of her high blood pressure. It was that system that gave her thyroid medication, but never addressed why her thyroid was malfunctioning. It was that system that had her so dependent on taking oxygen during her every waking hour, but never addressed why her lungs were failing her.

"Modern" medicine may prolong the absence of your symptoms, but it does not prolong your life. My grandma, honestly, has been dead for a lot longer than a week. Taking pills and getting all these treatments done, people, is NOT living. Truly MODERN MEDICINE is seen in the emergency rooms where amazing surgeons use cutting edge technology to aid their abilities to save lives when people have reached the point of no return. When the fire starts, you call the fire department...and the doctors in the ER are amazing at putting out fires.

But even medical doctors will tell you that they are tired of pushing pills on people. Modern medicine isn't about health, sadly...it's about money. It probably wouldn't be the way it is if the medical doctors actually owned medicine, but big drug companies own medicine. While that's neither here nor there, it certainly is worth mentioning and pointing out. It is that money hungry mentality that has created for such a sick society. Somebody tell me what the difference really is between a pill like Tylenol and cocaine? Legality is the only general difference. They are each drugs that have chemical and physical effects. Is the strength different? Sure...but so what? It hurts worse getting hit with a baseball than a bean bag...it's still pain; one just hurts to a greater degree. It's the same thing with illegal drugs and legal drugs...

In rehab programs, so I see on the reality shows, the doctors attempt to wean the addicts off of their source of addiction. That same weaning process has to occur with people on drugs for a period a time. There was a woman in the office the other day who was on antidepressants. And she wanted off of them. So, she simply quit taking them. She'd been taking them every day for 2 years. Her body said, "NNNNoooopppe." So, she went right back on them. Again...tell me the difference between that and, say, heroin?

Drugs are drugs...

Did you know that SEARS used to sell heroin and the syringes needed to inject it into the system during the World Wars? Yeah...heroin used to be given to the wives of the men who left for war to help them deal with the depression!

You probably already knew that marijuana is legal for cancer patients...

See what I'm getting at?

There's really just no difference between the hard stuff that you get arrested for and the stuff that you take for a headache...THEY ARE ALL DRUGS!

The reason I started to do the weekly "Conditions" is because I want you to understand that the strength of the body's own healing abilities is enormous if the body is functioning at its optimum level. Yes, I want you to understand that there's really nothing that having a fully functioning brainstem/nerve system can't be helpful for. Even if you've been told you have 5 months to live, then get your spine checked so we can ID the neurologic compromise, fix it, and get your body able to sustain you for 10 months. The soap opera title says it all: there is only "One Life to Live." Live it to the fullest!

Condition of the Week: Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in the United States. Its diagnosis revolves around the body's loss of ability to regulate its blood-glucose (sugar) levels. Glucose, which is what we call blood sugar, is very important to the normal function of the body. It is what gives cells the energy they need. Not just some of the cells, mind you, but all of the cells. Probably the most common thing in the body that you hear of when it comes to diabetes, though, is insulin. Insulin is what the body naturally produces to regulate your blood sugar. Just as eating sugar in large amounts is absolutely God-awful for you, the body producing too much blood sugar (glucose) is absolutely God-awful for you. So, insulin's job is to make sure the body produces just the right amount...

Therefore, the condition known as diabetes is all about that insulin:glucose ratio. If the body isn't producing enough insulin, then blood sugar sky rockets. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is diabetes. Pretty simple...

Well, in honor of the Super Bowl, let's do a football analogy. Whether you love the game or hate the game, you understand that the quarterback is one of the most important positions for every team. The offense is 100% dependent upon his production. When he produces, the team (all other things being equal) is balanced. The team has its best chance at winning when he is out there throwing touchdowns and managing the game...that's his job. But if he turns the ball over, if he can't get the ball into the hands of the players who score touchdowns, then the team is in a state of utter chaos. Once his production plummets, there goes the chance of winning.

Well, understand that insulin is one of the most important hormones produced in the body. The blood sugar levels in the body are 100% dependent upon its production. When insulin is produced, the blood sugar levels are balanced. The body has it best chance at maintaining itself when insulin is being produced at levels that keep the blood sugar levels on an even keel...that's its job. But if insulin is low, if it can't regulate the amount of glucose, then the body is in a state of utter chaos. Once insulin production plummets, there goes the chance of blood sugar balance.

Many medical "experts" point to hereditary factors as the cause of diabetes, but that's just flawed logic. If there is a neurologic compromise that prevents the pancreas from making the proper amounts of insulin, then blood sugar levels rise. It's really that simple.

The lesson to be learned is that when the top bone slides out of position and puts a stress on the brainstem, then the nerve that allows the brain to tell the pancreas to make insulin may be compromised. Every nerve in the body originates from the brainstem. Therefore, the brainstem controls the pancreas. When you take that stress off the brainstem and restore the normal function of the pancreas, then insulin will be produced at the right amounts and the body will be able to regulate blood sugar once again.

It's so simple that it's really hard to get...

As always, I'm thinking good things for you...