You are on fire
Billy Joel’s song “We didn’t start the fire” deals with modern history but it could also be applied to our own bodies.
Why? Because we really are on fire. No kidding. At this moment, as you quietly sit reading these words, you’re burning, breathing in oxygen, mixing it with fuel and giving off heat and energy.
So why don’t you burn up?
A forest fire, a candle flame, a match, or a burning bush (except in the Bible) are considered out-of-control fires – the high heat burns up the tree, candle, match, etc. – and the fire can spread and cause widespread damage. .
But your fire is different. It’s not overheating and burning you up, nor spreading and engulfing others. If you had that kind of fire you’d shortly be nothing more than a pile of ashes. Instead your fire operates at low temperatures: slow, controlled, contained and constant.
Why? It is because a special kind of protein (enzymes) permits burning at low temperatures – 98.6 degrees F. on average. (Your body temperature actually changes throughout the day – it’s lowest in the morning, highest at night). Your controlled fire permits you to use the energy to think, contract muscles, digest food and do thousands of other things you need to do to stay alive.
You didn’t start the fire – you got it from your parents who got it from their parents who got it from their parents, and on and on and on – but you must tend the fire carefully.
That means healthy fuel – nutrient-dense foods, sunlight, rest, exercise, enjoyment, fulfillment and avoiding toxins; and (very important) seeing your chiropractor to ensure a healthy nervous system.
Regular chiropractic care will keep you free from subluxa-tions so your body will work without nerve interference. That will help ensure high resistance to disease, proper system function and health so your fire will burn bright and clear and will give off much light so you’ll enjoy a long, healthy life.
Babies fed breast milk are smarter, have less bed-wetting and show brain development improvements
A study in Pediatrics finds that premature children fed breast milk in the hospital did better on tests of mental development later in life than did those fed only formula.
Of 1,035 premature babies, one-quarter were fed only formula. The researchers found that on the average, the babies given breast milk scored higher on tests of mental development when they were 18 months old than the babies fed formula only.