Modern science has finally answered a question that has eluded researchers for centuries: what causes depression to develop? Understanding this vital etiological question has hampered clinicians in effectively treating this crippling, sometimes life-threatening mental illness that plagues 16 million Americans a year. The answer might surprise you, and it will revolutionize the way doctors treat depression from here on out.
Over the last century, massive leaps in industrial progress have streamlined just about everything we do; insecticides have allowed us to control vector-borne diseases; synthetic plastics and chemicals have revolutionized nearly every industry; breakthroughs in pharmaceutical science have completely changed the way we treat disease.
Chiropractic care has a different level of impact for each person. For some people, it’s life changing; it loosens the grip of chronic pain, promotes faster healing from injury, keeps you moving well longer and later in life, and transforms posture. For others, it doesn’t appear to do all that much.
“Labelled an alternative health care option by many, or even ‘pseudoscience’ by some, chiropractic often exists on the fringe of healthcare. It is little understood, frequently criticised, and continues to survive by virtue of the overwhelmingly positive results chiropractic patients experience first-hand all over the world.” -Dr. Heidi Haavik, The Reality Check: A quest to understand chiropractic from the inside out
Synthetic chemicals permeate our world and touch every aspect of human life: the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, the products we use--it’s impossible to avoid them. These chemicals have given us the power to exert control over nature in a way that’s never been seen before and has led to breakthroughs in areas like disease control, sanitation, and world hunger.
Everyone encounters stress in their lives. You know the feeling: your palms start to sweat, your heart races, your muscles tense, your breath quickens, and you feel supercharged. These feelings come from the combination of hormones released in the body when encountering a stressor--hormones that set off a cascade of biological events that almost instantaneously prepare you to react with a fight or flight response.