Health vs. Disease

Dr. TonyNSA

The first time I ever heard that the body has an inner intelligence was when I was in Chiropractic school. Up until then I really hadn’t given it much thought. I was going about my days fairly healthy, trying to avoid getting sick.

But instead I could have been going about my days focusing on being healthier. I continued on with my studies and now over 25 years later, I have come to recognize a truth: Studying health is different than studying disease.

You could say that by studying disease, that you’re learning how to be healthy. But there’s so much more available when it comes to our health.

Chiropractors do have to learn about all kinds of disease processes because we are primary health care providers. We need to be able to recognize a disease process and refer a patient to an appropriate specialist if the patient is seeking medical care. But rather than learning about drugs to change how the body is working, Chiropractors study the intelligence of the body and learn how to best help it express itself. Intelligence is the word that’s used because it implies that there’s an order to things; The complexity could not happen by chance.

I’ll give you some examples:

The heart beats over 2 gallons of blood per minute, over 100 gallons of blood in 1 hour, over 100,000 times in 1 day through 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
And your vascular system is 3% of your body weight.

You lose 25 million cells every second.
You make 25 millions cells every second.

1 cell of your body goes through the order of 100,000 to 6 trillion functions per second. Multiplied by the 50 to 70 trillion cells that make up your body, all of that communication is happening faster than the speed of light.

You inhale 2 million litres of air per day. And within seconds it’s transported to every cell of your body.

Are you trying to keep track of all of that throughout your day? And that’s just for starters.

There’s an intelligence that’s giving us life. And if we want to have our best life that’s possible, then we want to tend to our bodies and work with that inner intelligence as much as possible.

This is ultimately why it’s good to meditate and to stretch and to exercise, to eat healthy foods etc. etc. When we do these activities we are working with our inner intelligence and helping it to fully function in all the cells of our bodies.

This is how we can ensure that we evolve to the very latest version of ourselves. This inner intelligence has helped our species survive plagues, environmental disasters, high school, and even times of political stupidity:). There is hope:).

Next week I’d like to take a look at the age old controversy: genes vs environment. I first have to do some research and watch the movie Trading Places.

And...Action!
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