Doctor Knows Best? A Mother’s Perspective.
How many of you can recall the good old days when fluoride used to be a good thing? Probably not that difficult, as it feels like yesterday.
As a mother in my early 20s, I remember taking my kids to the doctor for their wellness visits and he would stress the importance of making sure I was filling the prescription regularly for their fluoride tablets that “they should be taking every day”. Apparently, we didn’t have enough in our drinking water, or maybe our toothpaste, so the doctor would prescribe it.
I didn’t know any better at the time and hadn’t yet been exposed to chiropractic medicine and natural health. And unfortunately, like many mothers, always did what the doctor told me to do, whether it was yearly vaccinations, antibiotics, and of course those fluoride tablets.
Fortunately, I usually ended up forgetting about those tablets, maybe because I was young or absent minded. I would panic when I realized it had been so long since my girls had taken them and would think “oh no their teeth are going to be filled with cavities” and would rush to fill a prescription only to “forget” to refill it after those tablets were gone, for months at a time. And for that forgetfulness I’m very grateful today.
Maybe it was a sign of the times, though it’s still mostly true today. The doctor’s word was gospel. You did what they told you. Your friends’ parents did the same. Everyone did. That was the way. Doctor always knew best. And we were programmed to listen, nod in consent, and follow.
Of course, today there’s a lot of controversy surrounding fluoride, and in fact, it’s even now classified as a neurotoxin. One of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, The Lancet, includes fluoride in the same category as arsenic, lead, and mercury. And the report says that, “six additional neurotoxins have now been identified” that none of us can spell or pronounce.
Also in the report, the authors link a host of neurodevelopmental disabilities to fluoride consumption, including ADHD, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, and how it affects millions of children world-wide. They go so far as to call it a “pandemic on neurodevelopmental toxicity.”
This same report also addresses how fluoride in drinking water has been linked to various cancers. Cancer! This is something that, not that long ago, doctors were telling us was necessary. Beneficial, even. For us, our children, our teeth … and now it’s being linked to behavioral issues and diseases.
Of course, as a young mother, you’re conditioned to do what your medical doctor tells you to do. After all, they know best, don’t they?
Your children need fluoride tabs. OK.
Your children need vaccinations. OK.
Your children need antibiotics. OK.
Your child has ADHD and I recommend this medication. OK
Now, my perspective may be unique, as I was exposed to TRUchiropractic care, about eight years ago when I met my current husband who’s a chiropractor. It not only changed my perspective, it changed my life and the lives of my kids and other family members. Understanding what it means to be truly healthy, allows you to be truly healthy.
As parents, we’ve become programmed to do what our doctors tell us to do, and we make our decisions based on their expertise. But what happens when that expertise fails us. When that expertise is really ignorance. (Too harsh a word? What do you call prescribing poison to children?)
Take Your Power Back.
Do you know who the healthiest people in the world are? Those that are proactive. Those that do their own research and think for themselves. Those that don’t say, OK, when they’re doctor says, hey, you know what your kids need more of? Fluoride!
Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely grateful for the medical profession and there are some more holistic minded medical doctors out there who share a similar philosophy as I do or really support philosophies that may be a little different than theirs, my families primary care doctor is one of them, and I LOVE her. If myself or a loved one needed specialized care beyond what my chiropractic husband could give or if one of us were in a terrible accident I would absolutely entrust a doctor with our emergent care needs.
I just don’t believe that our nation’s current “healthcare” model is working, it is a “sick care” system and that is why the U. S. ranks dead last out of all industrialized nations when it comes to health. Our first stop for any of our healthcare needs should not always be a medical doctor. We should not always just do as our doctors say.
There is a better way.
Instead, seek alternatives that are safer, more effective, and natural. Research and learn. Every other day we hear about something else we were told was good for us by our primary care doctors, that we’re now finding out wasn’t so good for us after all. (Have a mental illness in the 1950s? Lobotomy was the answer!)
My hope is that by sharing my story as a parent, others will do their own research and come to their own educated conclusions before doing with their children what the good doctor says. My hope is also that more people begin to understand that chiropractic care is so much more than resolving neck and back pain.
TRUCHIROPRACTIC is preventive care. It’s about keeping the nervous system functioning at its most optimal level. And it’s something that should begin at birth. Because the reality is that more than 80% of newborns have nerve interference as a result of a traumatic birthing process.
Left untreated, this interference prevents messages from being delivered from the brain to the rest of the body. And while the word messages sounds a bit benign, it’s these messages that keep your organs operating correctly, and pretty much every system and function in your body working as they should.
Nerve interference can lead to things like colic in infants, ADD, constipation, gastrointestinal issues, and can manifest itself into other illnesses and diseases the longer it goes untreated. Which is why I highly recommend everyone see a TRUchiropractor and make chiropractic care a regular part of their health regimen.
Eyes wide shut is a terrible way to live. I implore all parents to educate themselves. Pay attention to new studies and things we are now learning to be toxic to our children. Open your ears. Open your minds. And open your eyes.
Take Your Power Back.
-Mother of 4 daughters ages 25, 21, 14 & 12 and wife of a TRUCHIRO
The nervous system is the most important system in the body because it controls and regulates every system in your body. It does this by allowing your brain to send specific messages to every cell, tissue, organ, muscle and joint in your entire body. When this communication becomes interfered your body will not function as it should and left untreated will lead to symptoms and disease. TRUCHIROs locate and correct these interferences allowing your brain to communicate properly so your body can heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. For more information about TRUCHIROPRACTIC or where you can find a TRUCHIRO please visit us at www.truchiro.org
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