We were surprised to see a recent study that came out which showed that 74% of Americans have some sort of digestive problem including digestive discomfort, reflux, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel, colitis, diverticulitis, and Crohn’s disease. This surprised me. 74%, that’s three out of every four people in the United States, have digestive issues. That’s over 70 million people just in the US. That’s crazy!

    Let’s talk about that for a minute. We’ve had people come here from all over the world to get help for digestive problems. Think about this: Why is it that two people can live in the same house, eat the same food, but yet one has digestive issues, and one does not? One has heartburn, one doesn’t. One gets constipated, one doesn’t. They live in the same environment, have the same stress factors, while ingesting the same food, but yet one body reacts completely different than the other body. What is the variable? What is different? They are eating the same food in the same environment, so what’s different? Well, first of all we’re dealing with two different bodies, so obviously there’s something going on, not with the food, but the person.

    What could be the variable? Well, do stomachs pretty much all look the same? Do livers pretty much look the same? Colons look the same. The organs themselves are designed the same, so what’s the variable? What could be the difference? The only difference is what controls the stomach. What produces the acid in the stomach? What causes the colon to move at a certain rate? What causes your digestive system to absorb vitamins, to remove the fluid, to do every process that happens throughout the whole course from ingestion to elimination, is controlled by one thing: the nervous system. The nervous system is the only variable. 

    My nervous system is different from your nervous system. Now, if you have two people living in the same household, they eat the same food, live in the same environment with the same stressors, then the only variable is the nervous systems producing a different result in one to the other. What could cause that? Well, if the nervous system’s functioning as it’s supposed to be, 100% mental impulse from the brain to the stomach, the gall bladder, the liver, the small intestine, the large intestine, all the way through the whole entire digestive process, if all the messages get there at 100%, then your body works by design. If you produce the proper amount of acid and your digestion happens at the proper rate, and you absorb the proper fluid, and everything moves as it’s supposed to, you get all the nutrients you should out of your food. 

    But if there’s something wrong, and something’s interfering with the nervous system to any one section of the digestive system, then the whole process starts to work abnormally. It starts to malfunction, and you start to develop digestive symptoms as a result. We have found at The Upper Cervical Spine Center that there is one place, only one place, you can have that can interfere with the messages from your brain to any one or multiple parts of your digestive system which can interfere with your digestion. If we can find it, and if you have a problem and if we can remove it, then all of a sudden you get 100% of the proper messages from your brain to your stomach, your kidneys, your gall bladder, your liver, your small intestine, so things start to work normal again, and they start to function as they were designed to, maybe as they used to do in your case. 

    I hope that we can agree that there’s not a single digestive issue ever that were the result of a drug deficiency. Taking a Prevacid or a Nexium or even a Pepto-Bismol is not going to fix your digestive problem…it never will. It just masks it temporarily, while at the same time it could potentially be creating a bigger problem down the road. Taking the medication, although it may give you some temporary relief, will not ever fix anything. In order to fix it, the problem is something on the inside of you that has created it. If we can find that cause, correct the cause, remove the cause, then things can start to work as intended, and they can actually heal naturally on their own.