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The legacy continues.

America's great political season is upon us, and with it comes the responsibility of her citizens to discern right from wrong, or more precisely to separate the more right from the less right. We live in an imperfect world where we form our imperfect opinions based on incomplete and/or falsified facts.

Just as we do with political choices, in all things we make our decisions the same way. We busy ourselves ignorantly making the best choices concerning ourselves and those in our stewardship. One of the most important options we incur concerns health. Without health, life loses its beauty, its importance, and finally its continuation. With it we can enjoy companionship of family and friends, the solitude of a good book, and the ability to serve others in service and production. There's nearly nothing better than attaining restful slumber after each full day of activities and creative endeavors.

Figures don't lie, but then again liars figure. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. These make up the fundamental impedances of making an unflawed decision on a daily basis. Another stumbling block is our ignorance of all the facts comprising the needed knowledge, as well as our individual inability to ascertain true wisdom from fact assimilation.

In the professional health care industry many facts are unknown, thus the search continues. On another hand, some facts are known but not fully understood; therefore the search for answerable questions is ongoing. We, as a society, have become very good at detecting and treating the severely ill or injured; however, in the mundane day to day existence of inattentive declining health, our understanding toward how and why the holistic/natural methods of treatment are superior (in many cases) in attending to the attainment and then maintenance of individual optimal health will require much research before it becomes mainstream/orthodox treatment. To illustrate the former, approximately 80% of our health care dollar is used for the chronically disabled or the terminally ill. As examples of the latter, prescription medications of laboratory enhanced fish oil, niacin, and vitamin D are among the arsenals within the armamentarium of orthodox treatment. This brings to mind a black and white Perry Mason show where an MD used (short-wave) diathermy therapy to treat a patient.

In our daily deluge of the collage of information, both incomplete and misleading, that we use to formulate our decisions, the proof is in the eating of the pudding. When it comes to health the best offense is a good defense. The more knowledgeable you can become in the interpretation of diagnostic tests performed and the significance of any future changes, the better equipped you become to stand at the helm of your own vessel.

In addition to laboratory tests performed to enhance our diagnostic accuracy and to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment protocol administered, in our clinic we perform a standard routine complete diagnostic package of all systems. This includes vitals, a complete blood profile, doppler studies, spirometry, EKG, urinalysis and a consult with one of our chiropractic internists. These tests are offered at a hugely discounted price every six months. With this information we're providing the unique opportunity to compare apples to apples, and oranges to oranges, allowing us to help all those we have the privilege to serve with the very best natural health care science has to offer. By comparing previous test results with present ones we are able to help our patients understand their level of health and its fluidity by illustrating their improvement or decline. We can then offer them scientifically reasoned solutions and lifestyle protocols that fit their need.

It isn't necessary to wait until you have a crisis before seeking help. Examples of this can be; fixing broken tiles on the roof before having to replace the roof, extinguishing a house fire while it's still in the waste paper basket, before it spreads to the roof, identifying food sensitivities before IBS, psoriasis, ADHD, etc become a problem. Follow general non-invasive diagnostic markers to get healthy and thereby decrease the chances of developing chronic degenerative disease, even cancer, rather than waiting until heroic measures are necessary.

As a caveat, regardless of the amount of preventative measures taken, there may be unforeseen crises occur due to no known fault of our own, in which cases thank GOD for the advances in emergency care that we have at our disposal. Regardless, it is more comforting to know your vessel is ruddered and you are the captain of your ship.

by: A. Jay Kessinger IV, DC, ND, DABCI, DACBN
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Date:Mar 1, 2016
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