Article #1: Supplementary Text Material by Guylaine R. Aragona
Recently we received an Answer Sheet, a final examination paper, from a student in New Hampshire, the wife of a chiropractic physician, who is also one of our students. Her comments are well worth our consideration at this juncture. Therefore, we have included them as supplementary reading.
Most individuals play and use their bodies carelessly, believing that the body is made to function on overuse and abuse. The people of this gender will be your McDonald's hamburger joint people; candy and potato chip, canned and ready-made, quick-to-prepare-food eaters, laced with every chemical under the sun. They are the ones that feel great, but cannot perform certain tasks, nor do they possess a normal range of motions with their bodies, only because they are not 16 anymore. Poor excuse! My grandmother was in her 80s and could possibly have still turned cartwheels. Of course, she had her own vegetable garden, which she diligently worked in, and she also prepared all of her meals with most of what her garden produced for her. To bed at 9 p.m. and up at 6 a.m., energetically ready to begin her day, with a family, home and all that entailed a day's work. Now, why is it that in her 80s, she was as fit as a fiddle? Because she was in tune with her body, what went into her body, and with life itself.
These days, people are into trying to make a "fast buck," overstressing their bodies, and putting into their bodies anything that will satisfy "hunger" or just anything at all that tastes "good," such as junk foods (candies, chips etc.). When they don't feel well, they blame it on age, or "the bug that's going around," but never on their own self-abuse. Gradually, when arthritis hits them, they search for relief with a drug or drugs, still without realizing that they have to change their gross habits of eating and living: believing that they will miraculously be healed. Why do for yourself what a few pills will do for you? And, if an organ or some bones can be removed or fused, and one can still continue to function, even yet in gross ways. Obviously most people are brainwashed to believe that they can continue to abuse the body and that drugs and chemicals can cure one's self-inflicted sickness and disease. For shame, that so many people's lives are regulated by "take this pill for your ulcer at 4 p.m.; take this pill for your gallbladder at 4:30 p.m., and be sure you take your mineral pills at 8 a.m. and, before bedtime, at 9 p.m., etc. etc." The money spent on chemicals that your body was never intended to absorb to begin with, causes one's body to work overtime to fight them. This takes away from the body its ability to help itself, its own healing ability. The secret is to teach people how to take charge of their body by proper natural nutrition and proper exercise for their bodies. It will take much to teach them, especially those who do not yet have arthritis, joint degenerative diseases, the fusing of the osseous structures, etc.
All the factors of self-help must be used and this includes feeding one's body fresh raw vegetables, raw vegetable juices as well as fresh fruit juices and fresh fruits. Also included must be rest and sleep, sunshine and warmth, fresh air; cleanliness, internally and externally; eating at regular intervals. I understand that this may be difficult for an individual, at first, but we can start a bit at a time. In my opinion, any vegetable, whether cooked or raw, is better than none, and most especially, better than meats of any kind and a host of junk foods. To break one of such gross habits, takes patience and also, most importantly, understanding, and, always, great positive direction. (Ms. Aragona has presented the task quite well. Such is the familiar pattern of self-abuse that must be penetrated and corrected. And this is why the Plan cannot be static. It must be subject to on-going change and modified from time to time to meet each client's specific needs as best they can be determined.)
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