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Germs As Seeds

Hands holding a newly sprouted plant

Like seeds, germs need proper conditions to spread.

How come some people go from one cold to the next, getting all the bugs that “go around” and others don’t? It was this very question that prompted D. D. Palmer back in 1895 to pursue what we call chiropractic.

We meet a lot of people who are fearful of germs. Since about the time the microscope was invented, there has been an undue focus on germs. But germs are a lot like seeds. Ever try to start a lawn or plant a garden? It doesn’t just happen. The conditions have to be just right over the period of days and weeks. It’s the same with germs manifesting into disease.

A common factor is a depressed immune system.

Like all tissues, organs and systems of your body, your nervous system affects the function of your immune system. That’s why it’s thought that a subluxation can dampen your immune system response. Weakened by a compromised nervous system, your stomach, lungs, nose, ears and throat become the perfect “soil” for viruses, microbes and other bugs.

Restoring the integrity of the nervous system (and the workings of every cell and tissue) is how chiropractic care works. It’s a simple idea that will help you enjoy better health, naturally.

If you’re afraid of germs or know someone that is, please encourage them to contact one of our member chiropractors for more information today!

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