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Posts for tag: Normal

By New Bedford Chiropractor
June 23, 2013
Category: cholesterol

Is it normal to be average?

Temperature, blood pressure, pulse, weight, and cholesterol are all important.  They are things that have been measured over time and compared to many other people.  And from these comparisons averages are obtained. 

And while averages might be helpful, they allow doctors to run the risk of treating you as a mechanism and without intelligence.

For example, a standard wristwatch is mechanistic and without intelligence.  If you cross into a different time zone, it does not know how to adapt and tell you the right time.

But your body is vitalistic and does have innate intelligence.  It knows how to adapt to its environment.

So elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, a fever, chronic back pain, or weight gain are really not in themselves diagnoses or even the health problems.  They are signals that the body is adapting to something.

And while the adaptation may not be healthy, such symptoms open the door for detective work as to what is really occurring in that individuals diet, lifestyle, or environment.

Think about it.

How should you treat a diagnosis such as high blood pressure?  Like the body was a dumb loaf of bread and needs a medication to drive it down?

Or should your recognize the body is elevating the blood pressure for a reason.  That something deeper is going on in that person’s health and life that the innate intelligence of the body is responding to in the best way that it can.  The raised blood pressure is just a symptom, not the cause.

If you acknowledge the body is intelligent, it is easy to become more interested in the person than just their symptoms.