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Vaccination: A Healthy Dialogue

We’re going to change up the format on this week’s post as I would like to share a recent text conversation I had with a friend.  We are both blessed in that we have little ones on the way, and being such issues like this are quickly catapulted to the forefront on our list of concerns.  I felt like the thoughts and emotions are similar to what many have experienced or are experiencing out there so I hope that this will encourage further dialogue.

X:

“I just wanted to get your thoughts about the flu vaccine.  I’m kind of weary about vaccines in general but her doc and the internet say it’s important. What do you think?”

O:

“Many doctors will say that, and some pediatricians won’t even accept or work with you if you don’t follow the recommended regimen.  You need to find one who’s open to the lack of evidence and opposing statistics; and more importantly, personal choice.”

X:

“I’m focusing on it a lot more now.  It can be so confusing because I am in no way trying to act like I’m a professional or even half that for this type of thing. I honestly would like to leave it up to them to inform me.

But when you think people in this industry are constantly trying to deceive you for a buck, it becomes very scary. Who the hell can you really trust? Just because a doctor says they are for vaccines for this and that reason doesn’t give me a great sense of trust, especially because they are influenced by money (to some degree as well).

I’ve never been a fan of any kind of medicines, drugs, or vaccines. I literally don’t even like taking Tylenol.  But aren’t there two sides to everything? Is the existence of a vaccine primarily due to big business trying to make more money? I’m not saying I’d be surprised if that were so, but are there any real concrete benefits and reasons why we should at least consider administering vaccines?

The internet is chalk full of “good” reasons why. Are the normal, relatively informed public to ignore the consensus of information out there and go at it “on their own?” It just fosters a very paranoid culture that is obviously unfortunate.

And to think, I’m going to trust these people to deliver our most precious thing in the world, but I’m not supposed to trust them to advise me on anything regarding drugs.  Where does the line get drawn?  Am I supposed to become the doctor and tell him what to do or not do? Very confusing my man.”

O:

“I hear you. It’s rough. Ignorance is bliss, until something happens and it’s not. Do you get me?

To your point, how are the doctors who are against vaccination or for choice motivated by money?  Maybe they will get a few patients because they get the reputation as a forward thinking doctor, but they lose out on incentives from the government and inflated bonuses from pharmaceutical companies for administering or prescribing as much as possible.  We can go as deep as you want as far as unethical practices, but the bottom line is there aren’t any long term studies confirming the safety or efficacy of vaccines, in some cases quite the contrary.  Just like with most drugs on the market, we’re the Guinea pigs in this real life experiment.  Personally I trust the human body to protect itself as it was designed to do, if allowed to do so.

I don’t judge or envy anyone else having to make the decision; to each his own.  Obviously everyone does what they do in the best interest of themselves and their family.”

X:

“What do you say to us all raised in a time where forward thinking was probably not as advanced – all probably being administered vaccines at some point, but turning out “ok” nonetheless?

Are we just “lucky?”

O:

“Perhaps. Like I said, there are no long term studies. Who is to say some of that aluminum in the shots that has bioaccumulated in our brains isn’t going to eventually contribute to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s?

But I hear you; many are fine from the surface and time being. But what about the other percentage that isn’t and all of the sudden is deemed autistic, has severe digestive issues and allergies from all antibiotics administered in the vaccine and thereafter for every other issue.  I guess the difficult thing about this position is we are now calling the shots for another human who we want the best for.  What if your child is one of those cases that could’ve been prevented? That’s where the issue is.

I’ve seen parents whose child was “fine” prior to a vaccination and then all of the sudden, is symptomatically autistic. I’ve met other couples whose child was vaccinated and provided non-stop anti-biotics for ear infections and now has noticeable digestive issues, allergies and they’re noticing “odd” personality traits.

These people search for “alternative” medicine because for whatever reason, (money, stubbornness, too much pride to admit past error, etc.) traditional medicine dismisses that it could quite possibly be the surplus of vaccines and over medication that could be contributing to, if not causing the problem.  So what’s the mainstream answer? More drugs, which is a whole other conversation.

All I’m saying is it comes down to what you believe, as you can find “research” and “evidence” for either side. I believe that our bodies possess the power to heal and protect ourselves, provided they are presented with the proper nutrition and environment; overall lifestyle to do so.  Contemporarily, we run into issues here because of the abundance of poor choices being made and the body and quality of life subsequently suffering, but again, another topic for another time.  So with vaccines, it’s all about if you want to roll the dice; which can be construed in either direction depending on what you believe.”

Posture: The Window to Your Health

In business, excellent posture is a universal sign of confidence and power, yet few truly realize the importance of posture to our health and performance.  Good posture goes way beyond simply sitting and standing up straight.
Of the 680 muscles in our body, only a few are specifically designed to hold the body upright and relaxed, but most of us tense dozens of the wrong ones when we sit, stand and move.  Over the course of a typical work day this results in an enormous waste of personal energy.
With poor posture, your body begins to adapt to the imbalances.  This results in chronically misaligned bones and over stressed muscles.  (You know, that tight neck and aching low back many feel after a long day.)
Improper posture also hinders our lungs ability to fully expand, leading to a decrease in vital lung capacity (meaning less oxygen being delivered throughout the body) which leads to increased fatigue and a global reduction in function.
Poor posture limits our range of motion and causes stiffness in our joints, contributing to pain syndromes such as headaches, jaw pain and muscular aches.
Due to this less-efficient positioning we assume, an altered weight-bearing takes place and the load of our bodies and gravity becomes less uniformly distributed.  This leads to a severe increase in work load for certain bones and joints. Early osteoarthritis anyone?
The reduction of oxygen and blood flow to the brain can be especially troubling,  Remember, the brain requires fuel by way of oxygen and glucose (both delivered via blood) in order to function.  As expected, less fuel to our master control center leads to things like impairments in thoughts, concentration and emotional control, decreased creativity, slowed reaction times, reduced alertness and productivity.
It can even foster a tendency towards cynicism, pessimism, drowsiness, and even depression.  Think of those four descriptive terms in the previous sentence, and then think of how that looks posturaly.  Now think of things like confidence, optimism, pride and positivity and how that traditionally translates into a particular posture.  This is not a coincidence, the linkage clearly exists.
The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy is available for thinking, metabolism and healing.  What this means is that you can’t even think you are operating at your highest level while precious resources are being consumed due to poor posture.
With our increasingly seated, computer-attached lifestyles, poor posture has become epidemic with signature forward displaced skulls and hunched shoulders.  With a professional, you can identify and begin to correct that head tilt and those unlevel hips and shoulders so that you won’t fall victim to the laundry list of symptoms mentioned above.
Poor posture, particularly the oh so common forward collapse, can also be a sign of decreased function within the brain. This is why that stooped forward posture is a main characteristic in so many neurodegenerative diseases.
Posture is the window to our health and a by-product of a nervous system program.  We can tell people to stand and sit up straight all day long, and they will in the moment, but as soon as they give up that consciences thought, they will revert back to what’s comfortable.  Until you address and re-program the brain via neurologically based chiropractic care, you will be continually fighting an uphill battle.
Optimal posture consists of no tension or stiffness at all.  It provides an exhilarating feeling of moving smoothly and comfortably in space.  Doesn’t that sound oh so lovely?
Posture is yet another piece to the holistic puzzle that we account for when treating the entire individual.  Do you know and care about someone with suboptimal posture?  Maybe it’s you?  Remember, just because it’s deemed “normal” by sheer way of numbers doesn’t mean it’s right or mandatory as a part of aging.  Let’s get to work on that posture or any other issues that are of concern.
As always, I’m here when you’re ready.