Boosting Your Immunity Through CHIROPRACTIC
In 1975, Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor in Environmental Health at New York University, began developing scientifically valid ways to estimate individual susceptibility to various chronic diseases.
Pero and his colleagues found strong evidence that an individual’s susceptibility to cancer could be determined by measuring the presence of various DNA-repairing enzymes following exposure to carcinogenic or “mutagenic” chemicals. Lack of those enzymes, Pero said, “definitely limits not only your lifespan, but also your ability to resist serious disease consequences.”
Pero was also fascinated by the relationship of various hormones with cancer-inducing agents. Since the nervous system regulates hormone balances, he postulated that the nervous system also influences susceptibility to cancer. Along these lines, it is well documented that various kinds of spinal cord injury are associated with a high risk of developing cancer, particularly lymphomas and lymphatic leukemias. This connection led Pero to consider Chiropractic as a potential alternative for reducing the risk of immune breakdown and disease.
Measuring 107 individuals who had received long-term Chiropractic care, Pero’s team turned up some surprising findings. The chiropractic patients had a 200 percent greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and a 400 percent greater immune competence than people with cancer or serious diseases. Surprisingly, despite the wide range of ages in this study, the immune competence did not show any decline with age – it was uniform for the entire group. Pero concluded, “Chiropractic may optimize whatever genetic abilities you have so that you can fully resist serious disease. I am very excited to see that without chemical intervention this group of patients under chiropractic care did show a very improved response.”
Dr. Ronald Pero has published over 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals.