I know it may be hard to believe, but occasionally I get sick too. But I’d like to take this opportunity to explain the difference between what happens when I get sick and when other people get sick. You may not realize it but the biggest difference is my belief system. When most people get sick, their first thought is “there is something wrong with me.” When people think there is something wrong with them, they try to "fix it.” Their common fixes are antibiotics (regardless of whether or not it is actually a bacterial infection), fever suppressants, cough medicine and flu shots. They are taking action based on the belief that something is wrong. Now from a chiropractic perspective, you already know that the body is self-healing & self-regulating. So when I get a symptom, I start to retrace my stresses over the last few days and weeks. Did I allow my chemical, physical, or emotional stresses to build up to a point where it weakened my body? I can tell you with 100% certainty that I always know how I earned my sickness. But knowing that the body is always right, I take action based on the knowledge that being sick doesn’t mean something is wrong. I now need to give my body the chance to self-heal and self-regulate like it intelligently knows how to do. So rather than try to fix my body, I give it the support it needs to boost my immune system function. I get adjusted daily, increase my supplement intake, sleep longer hours, avoid strenuous activity, eat foods that are easy to digest, and clear my mind to allow for faster healing. What most people don’t know is that by suppressing their body’s symptoms during times of sickness, they are actually staying sick longer. Let your body go to work for you, it knows exactly what to do. Give your innate intelligence the opportunity to keep you awesomely healthy!