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Q: What is the missing link to good health?

Posted September 25, 2013 in Advice Column, Waukee

A: If you ask anyone on the street what organ is responsible for running the body, most will say, “the brain.” A few might think the heart is in charge, but all muscles need the brain and nerve system to tell them how to work properly, and the heart is a muscle.

It has been reported that almost 100 years ago, in Davenport, Iowa, the birthplace of chiropractic, Dr. B.J. Palmer, the developer of chiropractic, was asked by a stranger, “I hear that there are a lot of chiropractors around here. What’s their story?” Dr. Palmer replied, “Well, those crazy chiropractors believe that if you cut off someone’s head, and sever their brain from their body, the person will die.”

“That doesn’t sound so crazy to me,” the stranger remarked. Dr. Palmer leaned in and continued, “Yes, but they also believe that if you sever the brain from the body just a little bit, then the person will die just a little bit.”

Pretty much everybody knows that the brain has to be connected to the body. But most people don’t realize that the brain’s connection can be interfered with by bones in the spine going out of place.

Doctors of chiropractic are the experts that detect and correct misalignments in your structure, relieving nerve stress – if you are not yet under chiropractic care, how would you know if your bones are cutting off your brain just a little bit? See your chiropractor, and make sure your family gets regular checkups – it’s a missing link to good health that everyone should act upon.

Information provided by Dr. Paul Kerkhoff, Kerkhoff Chiropractic, 260 Highway 6, 987-4747.

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