• Health, what is it really?

    by Dr. Terence P. McAuliffe Jr.
    on Feb 21st, 2018

Ok…you are confused.  I want you to know that we all understand and you are not alone.  Very few people really know what this health “thing” really is.  Is it simply feeling better?

Well…you are starting to have some doubts here, your mom used to be able to make all your boo-boos magically go away when you were little.  However, as an adult, you are finding out that her magic was very limited- and now you are having a real problem with your four year old and his ear infections.  

There must be more to this health issue than you previously thought.  Take your neighbor for a moment: Here is an example of a really healthy guy, eats well, runs, watches his weight and you just heard that he’s in the hospital with some heart trouble.  The last person in the world you’d expect to have a problem, right?

You are beginning to learn that good health is not at all what thought. No. It isn’t about simply feeling good. It’s about having your body function at an exceptional level-not simply being happy with tying your own shoes. You are beginning to understand that health is not how you feel.  It’s how you function. It’s how you are!  What a concept!

Our Amazing Body:

The approach we have always taken when faced with a health issue was to consult with your doctor.  The medical approach has always been, to prescribe antibiotics, pain remedies and all sorts of drugs to do the job your body was designed to do – on its own. People do not realize and understand that those drugs do nothing to help your body regain its ability to perform its functions in the future. In fact, relying on these drugs will actually hinder your bodies’ recovery. (Not to mention all the side effects that are associated with taking them.) There is no pill, potion or lotion on the face of this planet, which can possibly oversee the power of your own body to achieve Health!

Most people do not realize that our normal state is to be healthy. Our aim then, as parents, should be to allow our children’s bodies’ to function with absolutely nothing interfering with this process.  Nothing!  And that’s why we’re here!

Author Dr. Terence P. McAuliffe Jr. Family Chiropractor at McAuliffe Chiropractic Office

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