PUBH 1517 Bumps On The Journey

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Bumps on the Journey Understanding Symptoms That Can Occur On the Road Back To Good Health Paul A. Goldberg, M.P.H., D.C., D.A.C.B.N. Clinical Epidemiologist Clinical Nutritionist Chiropractic Physician
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1 Bumps on the Journey Paul A. Goldberg, M.P.H., D.C., D.A.C.B.N. A significant area of confusion for patients seeking health renewal is understanding the meaning of symptoms, which can accompany the beginning of a rejuvenation program. Failing to understand symptoms as they occur frequently makes the difference between the person who successfully completes a health building program and enjoys a renewal of health, versus one who abandons their efforts and continues on a downward spiral into greater disease. After experiencing years of poor health, the person making positive changes that allow the body to increase its vitality must allow for a transitional period. Just as one does not develop chronic illness overnight, neither does one become well instantly either. Our quick fix society has come to expect immediate relief from drugs, potions, pills, and other treatments obtained from physicians and pharmacies. Many drugs, herbal preparations, special “energy” aids, tonics, etc. are promoted under the guise of “ instant relief”. Relief? Perhaps very briefly . This temporary relief frequently comes at a high price, however, paid for by a continued deterioration of health. Drugs, pills, and potions work primarily by stimulation and/or suppression of normal body functions all of which drain the body’s energies. Those desiring health will want to make changes that improve the body’s vitality and its ability to perform cellular rehabilitation without chasing after elusive cures that operate through stimulation and depression of the body’s systems. There are two basic physiological phases the body goes through in its quest for homeostasis and health: 1) A Catabolic and Resting Phase. 2) A Anabolic and Balancing phase. Catabolic and Resting Phase Following years of engaging in destructive behaviors such as ingesting substandard foods, overeating, getting too little rest and sleep, taking drugs, ongoing severe emotional stressors, etc., accumulations of debris from cellular metabolism and micro-organisms accumulate in our tissues. These wastes are an outgrowth of bad habits and aging combined with our genetic predisposition. When the body becomes overloaded with these superfluous materials, they contribute to disease symptoms such as fatigue, skin disorders, digestive and bowel problems,
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2 bad breath, loss of vitality, endocrine dysfunction, premature aging, and the development of chronic, degenerative conditions. This general state of affairs, in which the body cannot keep up with the stressors it is under, was referred to as “Toxemia” in the 1940’s by John Tilden, M.D., who wrote the now classic Hygienic book Toxemia Explained. In this text, Dr.Tilden explained how a variety of different causal factors affect the body in similar ways leading to a lowering of our vitality and a gradual
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