This is the time of year that everyone is tired of the cold weather and is ready for Summer.  This is also the time when people have a tendency to get sick.  One of the common symptoms this time of year is a fever.   When we get a fever, we feel terrible and fatigued.  Most of the time we grab a medication to reduce the fever.  But, is that the best thing for us?  Why do our bodies get warm.  Here in Maine when we camp and we don’t have access to proper drinking water. The first thing we do to the water is heat it up.  This kills all of the bugs.  Our bodies do the same thing by increasing the temperature.  Our bodies are very smart with this Innate response to an infection.  This system is designed to be fast and intense.  It is not designed to go for weeks.  The immune system of the body controls the temperature.  Now if there is interference with the Immune system from functioning at 100%, one may have a fever for a prolonged period of time.  So actually a fever is a great way for our bodies to fight off infections.  

One can increase their immune system by getting their spines properly adjusted.  Tiny shifts in the spine can change the effectiveness of the immune system.  After an adjustment the immune system increases 200-400%. According to Natural News, in 1975, Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor in Environmental Health at New York University, began researching the most scientifically valid ways to estimate individual susceptibility to various chronic diseases. He has conducted a tremendous amount of research in this area that includes over 160 published reports in peer reviewed journals.

Pero and his colleagues discovered that various DNA-repairing enzymes could be significantly altered following exposure to carcinogenic chemicals. He found strong evidence that an individual’s susceptibility to cancer could be determined by these enzymes. Lack of those enzymes, Pero said, ‘definitely limits not only your lifespan, but also your ability to resist serious disease consequences.’

Pero was fascinated by the relationship cancer-inducing agents had on the endocrine system. Since the nervous system regulates hormone balance, he hypothesized that the nervous system had to also have a strong influence on one’s susceptibility to cancer.

To support this argument he found a substantial amount of literature linking various kinds of spinal cord injuries and cancer. Pero found that these injuries led to a very high rate of lymphomas and lymphatic leukemias. This understanding led Pero to consider Chiropractic care as a means of reducing the risk of immune breakdown and disease.

Pero’s 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. Interestingly, Pero found no decline with the various age groups in the study demonstrating that the DNA repairing enzymes were just as present in long-term chiropractic senior groups as they were in the younger groups.

Pero concluded, ‘Chiropractic may optimize whatever genetic abilities you have so that you can fully resist serious disease…I have never seen a group other than this show a 200% increase over normal patients.’Getting adjusted is one of the most important ways to feel better faster.  Vitamin D3 also has been found to help increase immunity.  Reducing sugar intake is huge for helping the immune system. By doing these simple things your chance of staying healthy infinitely increases.  If you or someone you love is not feeling well get adjusted, it will help you get over your sickness faster so that you can get back to your daily activities.



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