It has always perplexed me why we get sick. Why does our body get into a weakened state? How does it get there? But more importantly, how does it heal itself? I’ve made it my life’s mission to learn about these things in order to help as many patients as possible. Now when I say “sick” I’m not talking about the average cold or flu. I’m talking about diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and even cancer.

Here’s a simple answer to all these questions: the reason we get sick is because there’s too much stuff staying in the body that doesn’t need to be there and not enough stuff coming out of the body that does need to be there.

The body needs to take in essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The body then uses these things up and in turn creates waste products which must be removed. A healthy system will do this effectively…but it’s when this balance is tipped that the disease process begins to set in.

Let’s step back for a minute and discuss what “sick” means. From a biological standpoint this is when the cells are not functioning at optimum. From a clinical standpoint this is when toxic metabolites have overburdened the system and symptoms arise.

So how does the body begin to heal itself?

Answer: give the body the proper nutrients and remove the toxins and other things which interfere with the body’s natural healing capabilities.

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When the body reaches a state of significant imbalance it will then send signals to let you know…these are called “symptoms.” But remember, the imbalance has already been happening way before the symptoms begin to arise. Symptoms, however, are not the cause of the problem! Ever notice how almost all the diseases have similar symptoms (fatigue, nausea, diarrhea)?

In my practice we focus on looking at what’s “missing” in regards to nutrients and what’s in “excess” in regards to toxins. The keystone to every treatment program is to optimize your nervous system by removing any neurological interferences. This is done by analyzing the spine for any subluxations which will decrease nerve flow. Then we adjust the spine to remove the subluxation thereby restoring proper neurological function.

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Dr. Mike Okouchi

Doctor of Chiropractic at Triple Play Performance
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