The statistics are staggering. Every year more than 5000 teenagers commit suicide. Thousands of kids are killed and injured each year in automobile accidents and horrible acts of violence that are linked to drugs.
Most people try to raise a drug free family, but without even realizing it, they may be creating a drug dependent one.
Think about what happens when your baby is born and he/she gets sick for the first time. If you have not educated yourself about your child's natural immunity and how it develops, you might immediately run to your doctor to alleviate your child's apparent suffering, and give your child a drug.
As they grow up to become toddlers they may get another cold or infection and so they won't “suffer”, you give them a drug. They grow up and each time they don't feel well, what do you do to make them feel better? You run to the drug store and buy an over-the-counter drug.
Finally, they are old enough to go to school and the teacher tells you that your child isn't concentrating. Rather than look for alternative ways to teach, the child is labelled hyperactive or attention deficit and given a drug, Ritalin.
Drug companies market their products, drugs, to physicians and parents with little emphasis placed on the side effects. Ritalin, for example, includes side effects such as insomnia, appetite loss, stunted growth and suicide.
Antibiotics cause digestive disturbances and create highly resistant bacteria that cause super infections which strain your immune system and are untreatable. Aspirin causes abdominal bleeding while Tylenol and Ibuprofen increase the risk of kidney disease.
Even worse than the side effects is the message these drugs send. From the time they are born, your children get the message that when they feel badly they should take drugs to feel better. As subtle as it may seem, this behaviour is conditioned.
You can stop the insanity that this quick fix, relief orientation causes. Last year Americans made over 100 million more visits to holistic doctors than they did to medical doctors because people today want wellness.
They know that the human body has an incredible inborn power that heals them from infections and diseases. At the same time they have little faith in drugs which are harmful chemicals with unpredictable side effects. They are demanding information on how to build their body's immune system for long term health rather than performing constant crisis care.
Chiropractic care has led the way for these people by providing incredible results, information, scientific validation and research material on how to restore the body to optimum health and keep it that way.
Thousands of families receive ongoing chiropractic care and they are healthier now than ever before. These are not just people with back pains. These are people who are suffering from every disease you can name from cancer to Crohn's disease, on asthma to menstrual problems.
While chiropractic care doesn't treat these conditions, it allows the body to return to normal function so that it has the best opportunity to heal itself.
One patient had such severe menstrual problems she had to completely get away from people every month and check into a hotel. Within 90 days of getting chiropractic care her body chemistry balanced itself out and her hormonal rages were gone.
Another woman with a severe intestinal disorder couldn't leave the house because of her condition. She was scheduled for surgery because she was dying. As a last resort she tried chiropractic. Her body's innate healing ability took over and she cancelled the surgery.
Children that grow up in wellness grow up believing in themselves and are independent from drugs.
For more information on chiropractic care, contact Dr. Joseph Lawrence, B.Sc., D.C., Broadview Chiropractic Clinic, 765 Broadview Ave., 728-2929.