Dr Bob Cummins
Edison: Ahead of His Time
The great inventor, Thomas Edison, who produced such amazing patents and technologies including the light bulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera, was also a health care visionary.Concerned about health care during his day, he made a declaration. In the 1903 publication of The Newark Advocate, in a piece called The Edison Wizard, Edison stated,”The doctor of the FUTURE will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
Edison believed that it made much more sense to keep oneself healthy and be an educated consumer than to wait for a crisis and then take care of yourself. He understood the age-old saying, “If you wear out your body, where are you going to live?” And, of course, based on his quote, he realized the importance of fueling the body with good food and drink through healthy eating habits. This quote has become the foundation for drugless healing professions who believe in the innate healing capacity and health potential of the human body. Chiropractic has become the number one drugless health care profession in the world.
Chiropractic is the #1 Drugless Health Care Option
Edison also understood the importance of avoiding drugs whenever possible. If you have ever watched a drug ad on TV and closed your eyes while listening to the side effects, you certainly can understand why. For example, the manufacturer of one pain relieving drug indicates three times in a thirty-second commercial that the drug can cause death and makes additional cautionary statements while the people in the ad dance happily on a beach. Before you ever take a drug, become educated about it and explore drug-free options first.
“The care of the human frame” means keeping your spine and nervous system aligned, balanced and as healthy as possible beginning immediately after birth and through every phase of life. This will keep your posture straight and strong and keep your joints, muscles and ligaments young and flexible. Most importantly it will keep your nervous system communicating with every cell in an appropriate way to ensure that your body is functioning at its best.
It’s 108 years later and time to update Edison’s quote as follows: “The doctor of the PRESENT will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of dis-ease.” The future is now and, for the sake of prevention, a hyphen has been added to change disease to dis-ease. Why?
The Future is Now
Dis-ease leads to disease. The human body, your body, is self-healing and self-regulating as long as there is no interference to its natural ability to function properly. Interference, called vertebral subluxation when it occurs in the spine, puts the body out of balance which can lead to disease, pain, deterioration and many other health problems. Eliminating dis-ease before it becomes disease, pain, deterioration or other health problems is what prevention, and chiropractic, is all about.
Isn’t it time for you and your loved ones to BE PRESENT in the way you take care of your health? When you apply this new quote to your personal and family health care philosophy, it means that you will no longer wait until your body breaks down then look to drugs or surgery as the solution. You will only utilize them as a last resort and instead, take an Edison-like approach, making the care of your frame, spine and nervous system your top priority.
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