Human nature often leads us to cheat.
Cheat literally means to “fall away from something.” Like when everyone is on a pathway and
someone takes a side trail trying to get ahead of the others.
With our health we often use dubious methods which only appear to help
us on our way. As we “fall away” from
health we may suddenly wake up and become desperate for “loss avoidance” and we
cheat. We take any and all desperate
paths to get what we want back again, our health.
Just like in many human relationships, we have a friend or loved one and
we may find ourselves cheating on them.
We are falling away from them. We
will frequently risk the relationship for some unrealistic lofty goal.
Humans often measure position in life by their relating to others. We are pack animals. We place and order ourselves mentally and
psychologically in comparison to others around us. And we may have unrealistically raised up
these others on a pedestal, especially if we have just met them and don‘t know
them well. Then we may see ourselves in
a hole-full-of-losses by comparison. How
could we possibly be anything like them?
Frequently that is when the only way to catch up seems to be by
Humans like many other animals are greedy and will do almost anything
for reward. We are often hyper-motivated
and desperate for getting what we want.
Pain and pleasure motivate and we usually choose pleasure even at the
expense of something we my cherish like our relationship or our long term
health. Short term gain for long term
Loss of health may not be in one’s mind’s eye when we cheat a little,
nor may be the loss of a cherished relationship, but we know as we behave
poorly that one day we will have to face the losses we chose to initially
Health is usually taken for granted and viewed by most as a given, an
ongoing thing that is stable. We may
look at ourselves and not care about the sway back or the rounding uneven
shoulders, the tilted head, or a limping gait.
And we may just go out and buy a new set of clothes to make it go away,
to cover us up, to keep our eyes off of what is real. That is cheating. And the marketing and sales people love it.
To make a good first impression, “look at your posture, others do.” And remember the others are going to use
their impression of us, to place themselves, to order themselves and set
priority in the pack.
Poor posture is telling. It tells
of our “falling away,” our being cheated out of our health and letting it
happen. Sure a poke in the belly or ribs
will call attention to the problem but only momentarily. We soon automatically go back into our
slide-away-from-health, our poor posture, and back to showing the fact we are
So hiding it away is the next natural realm of cheating ourselves. Drugs and other non healthy items are readily
used to hide pain in our outrageously selfish and greedy society. We willingly throw all kinds of money on all
kinds of foolish and dangerous items to get ourselves feeling good, or to look
better for awhile.
But the fact is our health is an ongoing undulating and fluctuating
item. It is alive and pulsing and we don’t
do well if we cheat for it. We get
caught every time and lose dearly except for when we prevent rapid loss by long
term appropriate lifestyles and proper bodily management.
When our body is literally falling and stooping over and we see it and
don’t take heed of it we are cheating and getting cheated. It is the antithesis of self help, it is
greed itself to not look after ourselves, to not maintain ourselves for the
sake of our species.
We accelerate our loss of health by not responding to the signals of
desperation that our body is screaming out to our deaf ears and boldly signing
to our blind eyes.
Seeing ourselves in a pit of losses and uselessly cheating to avoid
confrontation, the hard work to recapture health, we willingly and unwittingly
let the burdens of gravity rapidly grind us down.
In physics, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics states that, “entropy
is: energy lost from a closed system breaks down the system,” and “the older
the system the more rapid the breakdown.”
“Gee if only I’d have known I’d live this long I’d have taken better
care of myself, ha, ha, ha.” And “Ha,
ha, ha” back at you.
Reversing entropy just doesn’t happen.
The best we may expect in life is to get an early start on slowing our
loss of health, our entropy and continuously pursue that task.
Over the past 40 years in chiropractic family practice I have observed
tens of thousands of children attempting to struggle along under the constant
stress of gravity. As the sapling is
bent so grows the mighty tree.
Parents that have greedily cheated along their path of life do not
understand and are not going to easily understand the struggle their children
may be having until it is late. It
quickly becomes too late to fully apply the necessities to slow down loss of
What necessities are these and what does a chiropractor have to do
with slowing down our loss of heath?
Simply put, children as well as adults, acquire
throughout our bony frames. Subluxations
acquired throughout our lives on an ongoing nature, from the womb to the tomb,
upset the fragile “gravity speak” of our joints, ligaments, muscles and
tendons. In turn this inability robs the
nerves of their potential to communicate directives to and from our ancient
brainstem, blocking our potential ability to find and centrally place our bony
structures along the optimum axis of gravity.
Maybe it isn’t so simple is it?
But be patient for that is how it all works and it is the chiropractic
principle that works too.
Earlier this week I had an email from my niece Dr. Stacey Scott, a
seasoned chiropractor in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Although reserved it was apparent from her
email that she was very pleased with being appointed to the post as the first
officially sanctioned Canadian chiropractor to the athletes at the winter
Olympic Games in Whistler, B.C. You’ve
come a long way Baby!
And so has chiropractic. By
taking the subluxation and manually adjusting it, reducing the binding and
jamming of the joint, the whole, the concord of our organism responds better to
Things work better after being adjusted into their former and potential
range of motion. Especially if we start
when our bodies are young and supple and we keep them that way.
Dr. Scott should be proud of herself as she leads this great profession
into further future exposure. With
to-days research and sciences rapidly communicating throughout the globe, “nothing
can stop an idea that has met its time.”
By safely adjusting and correcting the segments of our body that are
continually “falling away” from the gravity midline, we in the chiropractic
profession can help prevent rapid bodily breakdown, the rapid acceleration of
entropy our loss of health and life.
Chiropractors like Dr. Scott know that rubbing and drugging isn’t going
to dent our rapid loss of health we are only allowing to continue by not
addressing aggressively the cheating our misaligned spine and extremities
Keeping accelerated entropy at bay is a constant ongoing battle and we
need experts to take the reins and guide us towards our health potentials. We all need experts to keep us on the path of
So my friends if you haven’t addressed your “entropy” then I suggest you
get to your chiropractor quickly and often and stop the “cheating of your
health“ from continuing. If you don’t have a chiropractor then get one. Hopefully you may find yourself in an ongoing
relationship with a Dr. Scott.
“Beam me up Scotty!”
Dr. Stacey Scott, DC
About the author:
Dr. Brian Blower has been a licensed chiropractor for 35 years
practicing Applied Kinesiology and has been in private practice on
Grand Bahama Island for the past
10 years. He is a founding member of Applied Kinesiology Canada and was
educated at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He has treated
many celebrities and also specializes in sports medicine. Dr Blower is
currently in practice at the Family Wellness
Center across from the Rand Hospital, Freeport. He can be reached at 242-351-5424 or 727-2454. You
can also find Dr. Blower on Facebook HERE