Use the lessons learned to Boost your Immune System today!
Updated Oct. 17th 2014 by Dr. Noah De Koyer
Every once in a while there is a perceived or real public health threat that is used not to empower people to strive for a healthier lifestyle but to create a tremendous amount of fear and control. The most recent example of this is Ebola on US soil and Enterovirus d68.
Lets take a brief look at the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918. This pandemic claimed somewhere between 20-100 million lives, a huge mind blowing number. An interesting little known fact is that this pandemic may have saved Chiropractic as a profession and in fact saved several thousand American Lives.
Statistics show that in Iowa 1 out of 15 people under traditional medical care lost their lives, while the rate of lost lives of those under Chiropractic care and other manual therapies was 1 out of every 789 people. Please read that again.
Here is more stats; “In Davenport Iowa 50 medical doctors treated 4,953 cases, with 274 deaths. In the same city, 150 Chiropractors including students and faculty of the Palmer School of Chiropractic treated 1,635 cases with only one death.
“National figures show that 1,142 Chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of 54 patients – one out of every 886.”
I follow the information provided by Dr. Joe Mercola on nearly all health issues and topics. To summarize his thoughts on how to protect yourself from the flu
1. Avoid Sugar 2. Get Enought Rest. 3. Eat Garlic regularly and frequently
4. Exercise 5. Reduce your stress levels 6. Wash your hands regularly
7. Maximize your Vit. D Levels 8. Probiotics / consume fermented foods
Along with Dr. Joe Mercola’s recommendations I want to add subluxation based – wellness – Chiropractic.
By reading the information provided regarding the outstanding results Chiropractors had with helping and keeping people alive during the Spanish Flu Outbreak of 1918 you get a sense of how powerful the power of Chiropractic is.
How is it that for one person a Chiropractic adjustment could mean mo more back pain, another no more headaches, another better more restful sleep, and yet another a more comfortable easy pregnancy?
The answer is that Chiropractic maximizes the way your body functions by maximizing the function of your nervous system. Your nervous system controls and coordinates all systems of your body. Chiropractic is the only profession that specializes in maintaining the integrity of your spine and nervous system. A Chiropractic adjustment for a new born, toddler, young athlete, mature adult, and/or senior is the single most important health gift you can give. Please pass this information on.
Yours in Chiropractic, Wellness, and Longevity;
Any questions please contact me at 201-437-0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much of the information in this blog is from, The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas, by Walter R. Rhodes DC