I feel like this is one of my more obvious analogies, but it’s a good lesson none-the-less, so here we go!

An iceberg is deceiving. What you see on the surface of the water is just a small showing of the actual size of the iceberg under the surface. What you can see isn’t even close to the whole picture.

With humans, we tend to think that if we feel good we are healthy. We base our health on how we feel, but how we feel is just the tip of the iceberg. How many people do you know who felt fine one day, and then were diagnosed with cancer the next? Or felt great, only to have a heart attack? I would hardly say that person was “healthy” before the diagnosis came…

We focus our attention and efforts on symptoms. We pour billions of dollars, and years of effort into finding the best way to cover up symptoms and then we call that health. Think about this: you have a guy with high blood pressure. He goes to the doctor and doesn’t fit in the “normal” range, so the doc puts him on medication. He goes back after having been on the drugs for a couple weeks, they test again, and his blood pressure falls in the “normal” range. The doctor is happy, he’s happy, and both think he’s healthy now. Is he really healthy? Because he’s taking a medication that alters his physiology so it falls within a certain value range…?

It wasn’t the tip of the iceberg that sunk the Titanic. Focus your attention deeper. Ask why? Why is my blood pressure high? Is it a lack of blood pressure mediation, or something else?

Every function in your body is under the control and coordination of your brain and nerve system (spine). If there is interference at the spinal level (vertebral subluxation), then your body simply isn’t going to work at its highest level of function. Regardless if you have a problem or not, you are always better off without subluxation. Having your spine checked on at least a once per week basis is like having an underwater scope scanning beneath the surface for potential threats, and then automatically course correcting the ship to avoid catastrophe.

That’s it on this subject – much love, until next time!

-Dr. Jen