Friday, March 19, 2010

All Natural But Only When Needed

Just because something is touted as “natural” does not mean it is good for you. “All-natural” is a marketing ploy utilized by many in the food industry today to attract baby-boomers with their ever-increasing health consciousness. This is certainly true for products like oat-bran cereal (which can be loaded with sugar) and no- or low-fat snacks (which usually have chemicals and other additives to improve taste and/or consistency), but it is also true for things like vitamins and minerals. Just because vitamins are “naturally-occurring” does not mean they can be taken with reckless abandon. So be careful not to fall for the common, "all-natural", consumer trap.

Another thing to consider is that if something is good for you it does not mean that more of it is better for you. For example, exercise is good for you but running a marathon clearly can do more damage to your health than it does good. Similarly, vitamin C, has been lauded since the early 1900’s when it was discovered that British sailors who went for months on ships without fresh fruits developed scurvy, a disease caused by a vitamin C deficiency. Since then, and especially recently, vitamin C has been found to have antioxidant properties and researchers now believe it may lower your risk of cancer. But wait—before you go buy stock in Sunkist—too much vitamin C can clearly be harmful to DNA, which has been linked to cancer, heart problems and other conditions. Studies now suggest that a safe dose (about 200-mg daily) is about what you would get if you ate the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.

Oddly enough, people have a similar reaction to Upper Cervical Care. They think if it is natural they should be able to do it themselves and/or that more is better. The fact is unless someone checks your spine for nerve interference there is no way to know if you even need an upper cervical correction. A correction is given for the purpose of removing interference in the nerve system caused by misalignment of the head and neck. Regarding the issue of frequency, the only right time to give a correction is when there is nerve interference. So if there is no interference, a correction is neither required nor given. Whether nerve interference is found in your spine once a week, once a month or once a year, the best time to remove the interference is immediately. There is no substitute or supplement for a properly applied upper cervical correction. They are safe and effective at removing interference in the nerve system due to head/neck misalignment and promote health by allowing your body to function better naturally — no gimmicks.

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