Why I am WEIRD?

"As a chiropractor I've been called many things in my career. Starting with, “You’re not a real doctor are you?” to “You guys are just quacks” are a couple of fun ones that come to mind. The other day a new name was given to me...weird. I thought that was an interesting comment and have been thinking about it because I'm sure a lot of people think that chiropractors in general are weird for what they supposedly think.

I wondered...why are we considered weird? Are we weird because we acknowledge there is an intelligence (God) that in 280 days took 2 simple little cells that you would need a high power microscope to see and made 100 trillion from them, including every organ, tissue, cell, and chemical a person would ever need in their life, over 45 miles of nerves to convey messages from the brain, with the end result being a perfectly functioning human being? This same intelligence then continues to create, run and heal this person on a daily basis throughout the rest of their life. Is that weird?

Is it weird that we think the nervous system controls every function of the body even though that's what Grey's Anatomy states?

Is it weird that we think the brain is the master coordinator of our whole body and the intelligence within it knows infinitely more than all the greatest doctors in the world put together in one room about what each cell in our bodies need on a second to second basis?

Is it weird that we think an obstruction to the communication lines between the brain and the tissue cells (our nerve system) could cause an interruption, creating a lack of ease in the body or what we might call a dis-ease, which if left in this altered state could evolve into disease?

Is it weird to think that removing these obstructions could possibly result in improved communications between the brain and the body, resulting in better health and more potential?

If indeed this is weird to you, then I wholeheartedly qualify as a weird person!

On the other hand this is what I think is weird...

Approximately 9 months into this creative masterpiece we call human life, the doctor tells the mother to be to make an appointment to come in so he can induce labor and take the baby on Thursday, because it's "safer that way".

Within minutes after birth, these doctors inject chemicals into this infant because they know what the baby needs better than the intelligence that made it in the first place,

Within the first year we inject toxic poisons like mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde,
cells from aborted fetuses, cells from monkey kidneys, chicken embryos, viruses, antibiotics, yeast, Polysorbate 80, detergents, etc. not once but 26 times, because the doctor knows what's best for that baby. By the time this baby turns 6 this procedure will have been repeated 48 more times. In fact if you dump those ingredients in a lake, you could be arrested for dumping toxic wastes in the public water system, a terroristic act!

By the time a child reaches his teens, 30% of them are on prescription medication, usually for the rest of their life. Many of them are put on mind altering drugs because they have "too much energy" for the classroom. These drugs are in the same classification as cocaine.

We are taught that if we don't hurt, we're healthy, even though we could have any number of “diseases” without showing the first symptom, including but not limited to: diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, etc., etc., etc.

And once we develop a symptom, we run to the doctor to have him give us a symptom “cover-upper”, so we quit hurting and begin thinking, "pain's gone, I'm healthy again". This is like cutting the wires to the fire alarm to get it to stop ringing so loud!

As adults one out of five people are on psychiatric drugs. A whopping 70% of adults are on a slew of other prescription medications that we have to divide up into a pill box because there are so many of them, we can't remember which ones to take.

We watch commercials that tell us up front that these medications can cause 10 times the amount of pain and side effects (including death) than what they are supposed to be helping, yet we run out and find the nearest doctor that will prescribe them for us.

And when the pills quit working, we just cut out the offending part because we don't have time to mess with it.

While I think this is really weird and demented thinking, most people call this health.

So you still think I'm weird?"