Spring Fever

Sesame Street Fever II Spring time is upon us and, unfortunately, many are still getting “sick”.  What do these symptoms mean?  Why do people get a 2-3 day flu (that’s not really the flu), and why will apple cider help your health now?

When a child gets a cold or flu, for example, the nose is running, they are coughing, they have fever, the eyes are swollen and glassy, they have loss of appetite, they are lethargic and not feeling well at all, they feel weak, have lost their spark, etc.  Unfortunately, most parents have been conditioned, by commercials and medical doctors, and taught to believe that their child is sick!  Yes! This is sickness at its best.  But….I have news for you: All those amazing symptoms have a reason!  They are not random.

The nose runs to excrete the virus.  The child may have diarrhea to further excrete the bug.  They have fever which is the result of extra work, produced by the body, as defense mechanisms are brought online to fight the invading organism.  The lacrimal glands produce continuous tears to cool down the cornea so that its heat-sensitive protein make-up is not damaged – your child looks glassy-eyed.  There is no appetite – the body shuts down digestive cycles and shunts all energy to defense.

Flu Child IAll these activities are designed for one purpose only – to restore health and remove the invading organism.  That puts this whole “sickness thing” in a very different light now doesn’t it?  It means that all these things are not random effects that need to be treated.  It does not mean that this child is “sick”.  No!  It means that the body is doing exactly what it was designed and programmed to do!  This is not an example of “sickness”.  Rather, this is an example of health!  It IS what should happen!  Ok….It may not be pleasant – your child may not like it, but it is an expression of health!

Know This:  There is an Innate Intelligence ruling their bodies.  It is part of the Universal Intelligence that rules the Universe.  And ultimately, that Innate Force knows what is best for that body at that time.  And, it also knows that all body systems need to be exercised regularly in order to function at their optimum level at all times.  That is the expectation, isn’t it?  And just like any other part of the body, the Immune System also needs to be exercised.

So….I feel we have a built-in “clock”, which activates the Immune System, temporarily lowers our immune response, and we are then attacked by a bug of some sort.  The response is a sudden activation of the Immune System to fight off the invading organism.  This is turning your world around, but this IS NOT sickness.  This IS an expression of health…the body doing EXACTLY what it is programmed and designed to do.  This is a good thing!  Hence…when my patients get “sick” or have a “fever”, I say to them; “Wonderful!” And at first they look at me as if I’ve just lost all my marbles, but once I explain this process, they understand and know that they’re in the right place…and they are!  They understand that having the occasional cold or fever is a very important part of keeping healthy, and that your body will not be at its best without it.

Check back next week for the most productive, and least expensive, cure!

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