There is a growing need to change the health status of people around the world and even in this country. Health problems abound with more and more concern about the aging population of people who are living longer thanks to medical interventions. While these medications and surgeries are saving their lives, there is the awareness that many of the conditions now being treated are conditions that are the result of life choices and in that sense are preventable. We have to engage everyone in taking an active role in creating a "Healthy Nation."
Healthy is the state of all the body systems functioning optimally. Central to normal function is healthy communication in the body, primarily focused on the extensive nerve system that relays information to and from every part of the body. This relates to the brain, spinal cord and all of the myriad of nerves spread throughout the whole body. If this communication is happening and the muscles are getting the right information, the joints are functioning correctly and all of the other systems, (digestive, respiratory, endocrine, circulatory, urogenital and immune), are doing what they should be doing, then we are healthy.