Let me set the stage for you: It is that time in church to say hi to the people around you. It is already an awkward moment, but you politely turn around and smile at the man behind you. You courageously extend your hand, but his stays right by his side. Your hand is left hanging in the abyss like a rock climber stranded on the side of a mountain. Your mind starts to race a million miles a minute and beads of sweat form on your brow. As your hand begins to tremble (because it has been hanging in the air for what seems like hours) the man says: “Oh I’m sick, sorry!” Let me tell you what to say next: “Just one person in a room adds 37 million bacteria to the air every hour, a handshake is not going to kill me.”
We have all been in that situation before, but does not shaking hands or giving hugs really subdue the amount of viruses and bacteria our bodies are exposed to? Is that really the difference between catching a sickness and staying well? Let’s explore this question more, and discover other means of boosting your immunity.
First off, your cell phone is on average has 10x the amount of germs as your bathroom toilet. Other things that are found to have high bacteria concentrations are: your kitchen sink, your laundry, the bathtub, and public drinking fountains. If all these things have millions of bacteria, what is stopping them from infecting us? Why do some get sick and other don’t? This, in my opinion, is the million dollar question. If we are all exposed to the same amount of bacteria, yet only some get sick, there must me some reason other than bacterial exposure causing sickness and disease. Let me propose that the problem is not outside the body, but inside. Your immune system is the most sophisticated bacteria fighter known to man, able to destroy the bad and protect the good (unlike antibiotics and sterile wipes which destroy all bacteria good or bad.) It even learns and morphs with the environment and changing viruses to stay up to date on its database. With such an amazing immune system, how do we ever get sick at all? They give the immune system what it needs to function optimally. Here are the top 3 things these people are doing.
- Power Eating
- Organic, nutrient dense veggies and fruits
- A diet free from fast food, dairy, and gluten
- Regular Exercise
- At least 30min 3x a week. (but preferably every day!)
- Exercise increases lymph and blood flow throughout the body (which increases nutrient flow and waste removal)
- Natural Detox
- Regular Chiropractic
- “A 1992 research group found that when a thoracic adjustment was applied to a subluxated area the white blood cell (neutrophil) count collected rose significantly.”
- “The nervous system had to also have a strong influence on one’s susceptibility to cancer.”
- Pero’s [research] team measured 107 individuals who had received long-term Chiropractic care. The chiropractic patients were shown to have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and a 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer or serious diseases
- “Chiropractic may optimize whatever genetic abilities you have so that you can fully resist serious disease…I have never seen a group [chiropractic patients] other than this show a 200% increase over normal patients.” Source
Every one of these options is affordable and easy to incorporate into your routine. It does take discipline, and it will take courage because marketing companies for drugs are spending billions of dollars a day to convince you otherwise. If you have any questions, or are interested in learning more about chiropractic care feel free to use me as a resource! (Also, don’t be afraid of shaking hands with the sickly, chances are you have already been exposed to their bacteria)
Our office number is 951-304-2242.