From the Doctor's Desk
This is a rare MAGNA newsletter in the fact that I am personally writing it. As most of you know, I normally don't get involved with the distribution of the newsletters but I wanted to share something that I discovered recently that made a lot of sense to me and I wanted to pass it on in hopes of enlightening our MAGNA patients and their families.
I was doing some research for one of my upcoming seminars and stumbled across some interesting facts on cell reproduction. It is best broken down this way. Our body as a whole is made up of systems, then organs, then tissues, then finally down to individual cells. So far science cannot predict the amount of cells an individual has due to the dying and reproduction process that is occurring instantaneously, but there are billions upon billions of cells in our bodies.
Science has estimated that we replace approximately 30 million of these cells every minute of every day! The "system" that controls how and when this is done is the nervous system. It is the chief architect and conductor that makes sure all the repair work done on our cells is complete and accurate. We don't want to produce substandard or faulty cells do we?
Yet that is precisely what we are doing and not even realizing it! How you may ask? Let's look at it this example:
Our brain sends a signal to the gallbladder to start replacing and replenish the dead and dying cells. It sends the signal down our spinal cord to the proper level (the 4th thoracic vertebrae level-also known as T4) where it reaches the nerve that travels to the gallbladder. Once it reaches its destination, the signal gets decoded and new cells are formed. This "signal" provides all the information that the new cell's DNA will need, much like a construction blueprint.
This is what I learned in chiropractic school years ago, on many different levels, but here is what I missed and didn't piece it together until recently.
What if one of our loved ones was playing ball and slid roughly into home plate? No problem, but what if they twisted enough to rotate the T4 vertebrae? (some of you patients have seen things like this on the x-ray) They may not have any pain, but what if that twisting causes the muscles surrounding the vertebrae to tighten, inflammation to occur and that combination put pressure on the spinal nerve at that particular segment. This can cause a decrease or sometimes increase in nerve signal. Now guess what happens when the brain sends information to replace the gallbladder cells that information will be distorted and faulty or "weakened" cells will be built. There probably won't be any symptoms associated with this at first, but over time if this isn't corrected this could lead to serious problems.
Why did this recently start making sense to me? It was because I have seen several thousand x-rays demonstrate poor biomechanics, scoliosis, rotated segments and more often than not patients will complain about symptoms associated with those areas. I've had several patients say their children have symptoms like constipation, heart burn, bed wetting, allergies, and a host of other ailments not associated necessarily with pain. When they are examined more often than not there is a dysfunction in the area of the spine responsible for nerve supply to that involved area.
So where am I going with all of this. I can tell you that now after realizing this I am encouraging you to bring in all of your family members to be checked on a regular basis to make sure there is no "interference", even though they don't have pain symptoms. I am telling all of my patients to at least get checked, and definitely get their children checked. Why run the risk of having them produce faulty cells that in the future will cause them problems. Why even take the chance!
In conclusion, whether you are a patient at MAGNA or a special someone that one of our patients has cared enough to pass this information onto you, I urge you to simply get you and your family checked. Just imagine all the organs and systems that the spinal system regulates and if there is just one small amount of information being lost we will be producing billions of faulty cells that make up our organs every day. Life is too short, and we are seeing too much disease from Cancer, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and hundreds of other pathologies that stem from "bad" cells.
One last thing, don't take my word for it...look for yourself. There is so much information out there about getting adjusted, nutrition, exercise, and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Your health is truly in your hands make the best of it.