Getting up the nerve to stay healthy

Local chiropractor urges having nerves checked to keep body healthy

Dr. Joe Bafile is a chiropractor at Bafile Family Chiropractic in Sugarloaf. You can visit his website at

How does the body function?  What makes it run?  What is the one system that when not working right has the most detrimental effect on our overall health and our quality of life?

What is the Master Controller of our whole body?

In this country, most would probably say the heart and the blood.  I agree that system is important and the most fussed over with regard to medical doctors.  Blood pressure, cholesterol, lipids, blood sugar and all the other indicators tell an MD you are functioning properly.

The main goal of medicine is symptom reduction and if these levels are normal (even under pharmaceutical control) then you are well.  I am here to tell you MD’s are missing the big picture on this one with regard to achieving wellness.

The Master Controller of the whole body is the nervous system. Without addressing the health of the nervous system, there can be no wellness.

One day I realized that unless you were in my office, you were not getting my take on wellness.  I see others out there speaking and writing about wellness and what it means and I truly believe that you cannot have wellness without addressing the interference in the nerve system that chiropractic corrects.

The reason this is so important is that your body is a self-healing organism and the nerve system is what controls that healing.

When there is interference in the nerves, there is interference in your body’s ability to heal properly or fight disease (like cancers and viruses).  Chiropractic removes interference in the nerves so your body’s own natural defense systems can be restored.

Research shows that when you have interference in the nerve’s function at the spinal level, this leads to a cascade of harmful results.

Some of those results include:  decreased immunity, increased blood pressure, increased cholesterol, increased triglycerides, insulin resistance (pre-diabetes), increased stress hormones, decreased sense of well being and decreased in complex learning abilities.

Yes, RESEARCH has shown this.  See the work of a Chiropractor/Physiologist by the name of James L. Chestnut B.Ed., M.Sc., DC, and C.C.W.P.  He has done an amazing job of compiling this information from hard core medical journals.

“The Big Idea” is that if there is a removal of that nerve interference (The Chiropractic Adjustment), then you can restore normal function to your body.  When normal function is restored the body can literally heal itself.

Who is doing the healing, the band aid or YOU?!

All the problems drugs are supposed to control are the effect, the cause can be stress on the nervous system.

I am not so simple to think that you can have chiropractic adjustments that remove your nerve interference and that is all you need to do to be well. We also advise and educate proper nutrition through Nutritional Response Testing to build up your bodies weaknesses through natural alternatives.

When was the last time you had your nerves checked?

The most common answer to that is most likely NEVER.