Thursday, September 16, 2010
Cancer, Nutrition And Upper Cervical Care
There are more and more cancer treatment centers that are promoting the idea that they have a nutrition program for the cancer patients who come to their hospital. They believe that utilizing a good nutritional program will strengthen the body’s immune system and improve the person’s overall physical well-being which in turn will enable them to better fight the cancer. Apparently, they also think that is a novel idea among cancer treatment centers and it may very well be. However, it demonstrates a sad state of affairs as far as the prevailing attitude among people who treat disease. It suggests that it has never occurred to the medical community that in treating a disease, it makes sense to also do the things necessary to maintain health. You see the problem is that they view health as an absence of disease and if they can successfully treat the disease, health will just naturally return. That could not be further from the truth. Effective treatment for cancer will not make you healthy if you have a poor diet, are overweight, do not exercise, consume unhealthy foods, do not get enough sleep and are under stress. It is not designed to. It might make you an unhealthy person who, at least for the time being, no longer has cancer. The point is that while having a disease may mean you are not healthy, not having a disease does not mean you are healthy. In that sense, health and disease have very little in common. What this hospital has apparently come to realize is that even if you have cancer, you should be doing those things necessary to be healthy. That is, if you can raise the level of your health, you have a better chance of successfully handling your disease.
However, the real problem with this approach is that they are thinking in terms of doing things to be healthy when the individual is already sick or has shown the signs of a medical condition. It is important for sick people to try to raise their health level, but why not apply and promote that idea to all people? Question: Who needs to do all the things needed to be healthy more, the person with cancer or the person without? Answer: Everyone needs to do them equally. Sure it would seem that a person with cancer needs to address health-raising measures more than an apparently disease-free person. However, appearing to be disease free does not mean you really are or that you are healthy. People who seem fine today will be dead or dying from a disease tomorrow. They are not healthy simply because they have not been diagnosed. You cannot know whether you are healthy. It is not something that can be measured like a disease. It is largely an intangible. We need to make a concerted, systematic effort to do all the things that promote health, things like eating right, sleeping well, exercising and keeping the nerve system free of any interference on an on-going basis. Upper cervical care contributes to the health and well-being of mankind in this small but very important way. Everyone should have their spine and nerve system checked periodically to maximize their expression of health.