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Watch Out! 6 Scary Underlying Causes Of Disease

by Dr. Bradley Nelson

In the United States, we spend the highest amount per capita on healthcare of any country, yet there are more sick people per capita in the US than any other country on Earth.

What are we doing wrong?

We’re chasing symptoms. And chasing symptoms is a very ineffective way to approach healthcare. It’s not unusual for people, especially those over age 60, to be on a dozen different medications. Some of those medications are simply to counteract side effects of other drugs!

Being a holistic doctor, as I am, is a bit like being a detective: you don’t prescribe medication, so you can’t use drugs to suppress people’s symptoms. You have to figure out what’s really going on and fix the underlying problem, so the body can naturally regain health.

causes of disease

In the holistic field of energy medicine as practiced from ancient times to today, we believe that all disease is caused by imbalances in the body. In years of private practice and training healing practitioners around the world, I have found that there are six different types of imbalance that serve as causes of disease. Let’s take a look at each.

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Imbalance #1: Infections/Infestations

Infections, including viral, bacterial, fungal, and mold, are the number one killer worldwide. Literally millions of people die every year from infection.

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Infestation refers to parasitic infestation. Believe it or not, about 85% of the United States population is infested with some type of parasite. There are many different varieties of parasites, and few of those ever show up on a medical test. These are best killed with specific herbs.

Trapped emotions will enable infections and infestations to persist, because they can lower the immune system.

Imbalance #2: Structural Misalignment (Subluxation) 

The brain and spinal cord are connected to all the organs of the body via spinal nerves. The delicate spinal column and nerve roots are protected by the bones of the spine, the vertebrae.

When all the vertebrae are aligned and no pressure is being put on the nerve roots, the nerves are allowed to freely carry information and instructions from the brain to the organs and tissues of the body, allowing for good organ function.

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When a spinal vertebra becomes misaligned, it puts pressure on the nerve that it houses instead of protecting it. This creates poor communication between the brain and organ, and vice versa. Poor nerve transmission and reduced communications will result in poor organ health and eventually, disease.

Chiropractors are trained to correct subluxations, restoring proper nervous system communication. Trapped emotions will often create subluxation, while releasing them will often help to correct a misalignment or subluxation in the spine.

Imbalance #3: Nutritional Deficiencies

Most people have nutritional deficiencies, mainly because we don’t eat the way we should and our foods are grown in depleted soils.

Over about 80% of the farmland soil in the US is considered sterile, so they have to use all kinds of artificial fertilizers to grow things. Nutritional deficiencies are correctable with supplementation. Trapped emotions can also make it more difficult for the body to absorb nutrients, leading to deficiencies.

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Imbalance #4: Toxicity

Toxicity from heavy metals, industrial waste, radiation, and so on, is a new phenomenon worldwide. The average person takes in about 14 pounds of toxins per year in the form of food additives, humectants, preservatives, and food coloring.

Toxicity is a very big cause of obesity, among other problems. Toxins can be eliminated from the body, however, trapped emotions and other energetic imbalances, such as psychic traumas, can make detoxifying more difficult.

For example, let’s say you have a trapped emotion that is lodged in your liver. The liver is the second largest organ of detoxification in the body. If you have a trapped emotion in your liver, all the chemical reactions taking place in the liver are going to be a little off, making detoxification more difficult.

Related: The Shocking Truth About Toxins (And Why Detoxing Is A Must)

Imbalance #5: Energy Field Imbalances

The energetic body is highly organized. When you are born, you already have this highly organized energy body inside of you, and it is divided up into circuits and chakras. The circuits in your body are similar to the fuses in a house, only in your body, certain organs and certain muscles are on the same circuit.

Here is an analogy for how circuits work: imagine that you’ve plugged five hair dryers into the outlet in your bathroom and you turn them all on at the same time. You would blow the fuse in that room. The light would turn off, and the hair dryers along with them.

The body is set up the same way, with certain organs being on the same circuit as certain muscles. For instance, if you have a problem with your right knee, it’s probably because you have an imbalance in your gall bladder, because the right knee muscles are on the same circuit as the gall bladder.

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Likewise, if you have trouble in your left knee, it’s probably originating from a problem in your adrenal glands, because these are on the same circuit. You’ll find that correcting an imbalance in the adrenal glands, for instance, will often have an immediate balancing and pain relieving effect on the left knee.

Imbalance #6: Trapped Emotions

I worked in a chiropractic practice for 17 years. For the last 10 of those years, I specialized in treating people who were considered to be incurable by the medical profession.

I found that one of the biggest causes of disease for all those patients was trapped emotions. The emotional events that they had gone through had stayed with them, were continuing to imbalance them, and were manifesting disease in their bodies.

Trapped emotions are truly an invisible epidemic in our world. As we go through our lives we experience different emotions all the time, this is completely normal. Sometimes, however, we experience very negative emotions such as anger, frustration, resentment, sorrow, sadness, and so on.

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When we are feeling any of those intense emotions, the energy of that emotion can become trapped in the body. When this happens, we call it a trapped emotion – a bit of emotional energy, trapped in the body. A trapped emotion will always lodge somewhere. They will usually lodge in the trunk of the body, however they can lodge anywhere.

Trapped emotions can occur at any age and they can even be inherited. They can cause inflammation, congestion, self-sabotage, depression, anxiety, and more.

Every emotion has a certain frequency or vibration, and when an emotion gets trapped in the body you will continue to feel that emotion. In a case like this, if the emotion is anger and a situation arises where you could become angry, you will become angry much more readily than you otherwise would. Why? Because part of you is already vibrating at that frequency ­­– part of you is already angry.

That’s how trapped emotions work, how they are one of the biggest causes of disease, and why it’s so exciting to be able to find and release them; that’s also the reason there is often an immediate healing effect that takes place when we release a trapped emotion. The body is allowed to return to its normal, healthy, undisturbed state, and when this happens, amazing things take place.


Dr. Bradley NelsonDr. Bradley Nelson has lectured internationally on the natural healing of chronic illness and, as a holistic chiropractic physician, successfully treated patients from across the US and Canada. For more information, please visit and

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