Saturday, March 3, 2012
The ALWAYS SICK Child by Corte Madera chiropractor Dr Harte
Does it seem like you’re always at the pediatrician’s? Is your child sick almost constantly… colds, flu, earaches, sore throats?
I understand. That was me as a child, back in the 50’s. I’d get colds that just about ran into one another, most of the year. I’d get terrible earaches, once so bad that I thought that I was going to die. I remember asking my mother to bring me my pet turtle, “Mickey,” so I could say goodbye to him. I had bad digestion, from top to bottom. I was taken to one gastro-enterologist after another, and had many, many “G-I” X-ray series. (It’s a wonder I’m not dead from all of that very serious radiation exposure.)
Strep throat was the most constant of my childhood sicknesses. My mother took me to the doctor. I took the antibiotics, the strep throat went away, and then it came back in a week or two.
Tonsils used to be the culprit, but that operation has been discredited. Then came the tubes in the ears. That has fallen by the wayside too. Popular antibiotics come and go, getting ever stronger and more risky as the years go by. I know. You’re told that they are safe and effective. Better look them up yourself.
I’ve looked on the net to see the latest that the pediatricians have to offer, at least as an explanation. It’s the same old stuff… wash your hands, and “germs are everywhere.” OK, it’s good to wash your hands, but not overly so. All these germicidal soaps end up producing more dangerous bacteria, and some are suspected of being carcinogenic. You are your kids do not need more weird chemicals in your environment.
I’ve seen a lot of natural remedies talked about on various blogs, to help kids who are always sick. Most if not all are safer than antibiotics, but they are not the answer. Why? They are remedies… treatments. They are designed to “stimulate” or “support” the immune system. What about if a child’s immune system is over-stimulated? Then you get into auto-immune diseases like asthma, Type I diabetes, eczema, etc. So, what to do?
Your “always sick” child needs to get checked for vertebral subluxation, interference to his or her nervous system. Why? Because the nervous system controls and coordinates every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body, and adapts that body to the environment. This includes the immune system. “Adapting to the environment?” That includes whatever “is going around.” You get your child checked for vertebral subluxation, and corrected for vertebral subluxation, by a straight chiropractor. (A straight chiropractor is the real thing, from both a historical and philosophical basis. He or she is not concerned with back pain. He or she is concerned with the body expressing as much life force as possible.)
Bottom line? Kids that come to see me barely ever get sick. When my son was in grade school and everybody else had colds, flu, coughing, sneezing, he wouldn’t get sick. At worst, he’d feel a little off and say “Daddy, please adjust me.” Twenty minutes later he’d be better.
Chiropractic does not fight disease. It allows the body to express more health, more life.
Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate
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