From the 100 Year Lifestyle perspective, health means nurturing your body’s Innate Intelligence in a way that supports you in living to your full potential through every phase of life. 100 Year Lifestyle Chiropractors have the real prescription for health, supporting your body’s natural health, alignment, balance, nerve supply, and ability to heal with healthy nutrition, appropriate exercise, along with necessary rest, sleep, family, and community. It’s so much simpler than it is made out to be.
What’s missing from this perspective? Lots. Lots of drugs, lots of prescriptions, lots of money being spent to buy your brain that you need drugs to live and survive. Today we hear from not only our medical doctors but from television, magazines, and social media (to name a few sources) that taking drugs can make us healthy. There are currently over 20,000 drugs approved for marketing in the US. It is estimated that 4.69 BILLION prescriptions will be filled in the US during 2021. Globally the pharmaceutical industry was worth $1.27 trillion in 2020. Surely, this astronomical number of prescriptions must be making people healthy, right?
This is interesting. A quick online search of “medicines that treat symptoms” yielded pages of physician-made videos talking about medications that treat the symptoms of a certain disease. A search of “medicines that cure diseases” resulted in pages of medical doctors and others talking about possible cures mainly focusing on diet, lifestyle, and other types of care, including chiropractic, but not mentioning a single drug.
Your 100 Year Lifestyle chiropractor knows that if drugs really made you healthy we would all happily take them and be healthy, but they don’t and we as a population aren’t. If pharmaceuticals really were all you needed for good health, then why and how would people taking a prescribed drug or too many drugs get sick? If you are defining your health with the use of pharmaceuticals, you need to reconsider your healthcare team of advisors.
Chiropractic care, unlike most western medicine approaches, keeps the body in working order, removing any blockages to the nervous system that are the root cause of disease. Keeping a symptom out of sight doesn’t constitute a cure; getting rid of a symptom doesn’t mean you’re healed.
Chiropractors offer the real prescription for health. They are essential medical providers, providers of primary care with a natural flair, who work together with you and your body’s Innate Intelligence to create your natural state of being—health. Continue this important conversation about your health. Find a 100 Year Lifestyle provider today.
The preservation of health is easier than the cure for disease.
D.D. Palmer, Father of Chiropractics