The Doctor Within

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As most of my followers realize, the topic of health and well being is a passion of mine that takes up a lot of my “brain space”  on a daily basis. I like to create, “What if” scenarios to better understand the body and its ability to handle everyday life. So today’s scenario is,

“What if every professional around the world associated with healthcare QUIT?” “Would we slowly become sick and die as a planet?”

In my opinion, it is possible the exact opposite could happen. Before you start smirking, I need you to clear your mind of bias feelings and openly and honestly challenge the ideas I’m about to present. If these ideas don’t make sense to you, (other than this is not what you were taught growing up) please explain where you see the flaws in ideas and concepts. This is an exercise to help all of us gather our thoughts and share ideas that can result in better outcomes. Come along for the ride and enjoy some information that might surprise you enough to influence your future responses to health and disease.

 TRUE OR FALSE:

WITHOUT DOCTORS, OUR DEFENSES AGAINST DISEASE WOULD BE GREATLY LIMITED!

Dr. Osler doesn’t think so.

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Many people don’t realize that our PRIMARY DEFENSE against germs and disease is NOT provided by healthcare professionals. It is provided by our own body’s immune system. The stronger our immune systems, the better our capabilities to combating foreign invaders (germs.) These immune systems of ours perform similarly to ANY MACHINE. They require support and maintenance. If I asked you what steps you take on a regular basis to make certain your immune system is functioning at an optimal level, what would your answer be? Are you aware you have an ACTIVE role in maintaining GOOD HEALTH? Most of us take our immune systems for granted. We assume it will “do what it is supposed to do.” We usually don’t understand how it works and what causes it to become less effective. If we become clinically sick (defined as symptomatic) we “take something for it.” We ignore our immune systems and attempt to “get well” by bypassing its function. If the symptoms improve, we believe we succeeded.

Have you ever heard the phrase, “if you don’t use it, you lose it!?” Bypassing our immune systems to reduce symptoms weaken its function. To demonstrate how strong our immune systems are, think about how many days out of a year our bodies are “sick.” The average person is sick an average of 6-9 days annually. This equates to an average of 2.4% to 2.5%. This means our immune systems effectively protect us from all sorts of diseases 97.5% to 97.6% of the time. This includes the population of people that inflict self damage by living lifestyles that interfere with their immune system from functioning at optimal levels. For me, that is an impressive record.

Do people have a tendency to experience disease more often as they age? The two largest segments of the population that “get sick” are the young and the elderly. The young have not had the time to build and strengthen their immune systems, and the elderly are more inclined to “lose it” as a result of a combination of poor lifestyle decisions and over utilization of medication.  The young need natural exposure to the environment and its “germs” to provide the natural response of the immune system to strengthen it as it matures. This natural repetitive exposure provides THE MOST EFFECTIVE LONG TERM IMMUNITY.

Since the natural state of the body is HEALTHY, not diseased, (at least approximately 97+% of the time) for an overwhelming majority of us, this has lead to a false belief that we can live unhealthy lifestyles without serious threats to our well being. Why are we so blase′ when it comes to our health?

  • unwilling to commit the time and effort?

  • disbelief that our efforts can affect our health?

  • laziness?

  • lack of awareness?

I’m willing to bet the correct answer is ALL OF THE ABOVE! I can’t offer help or guidance to a person who defiantly is unwilling to commit the time and effort. I can’t help a person who chooses to be lazy. I CAN HELP a disbeliever and a person who lacks awareness by sharing these articles and explanations. I can explain that a child that gets exposed to a bacterial or viral infection (whooping cough or chicken pox for example)  will typically generate an immune response (rising fever is a good example) creating a hostile environment for the infection regardless of whether vaccination took place or not. Our immune systems are so intelligent that the fever (in most cases) will only elevate to the point of damaging the invading germ leaving the healthy cells unharmed. If we abstain from intentionally lowering the fever (by using aspirin, ibuprofin or some other over the counter medication,) our bodies will overcome the infection more quickly and efficiently. Can this process be very uncomfortable to the sick person? Yes.  Will this PROCESS of allowing our immune systems to perform their job (WITHOUT INTERFERENCE) to fight the disease strengthen our immune systems capability to fight future infections? YES! Is this the course most people follow? NO! We are creatures of habit. We take these over the counter or prescription medications to “feel better” at the EXPENSE of our own health. Why? Because this is the way it has always been. We can no longer afford to accept this blindfolded approach to health. Where is the justification for not trusting our body’s immune system to do its job effectively. With a 97+% success rate throughout the year, why shouldn’t we confidently expect it to perform well and return our bodies to a state of good health naturally?

Again, just like any machine there are certainly instances where immune compromise requires prescription assistance. These situations are far and few between the frequency we utilize these “drugs” today. In addition, just imagine how much more healthy we would be if we began living lifestyles we know we are supposed to live and teaching our children these lifestyles from the TIME OF CHILDHOOD! This shouldn’t be a dream; it should be a reality; one each of us is capable of achieving.

Do the points in this article make sense to you? Can you understand why challenging conventional thinking might be an option worth considering based on the merits of available information? Can you see where an aspirin or ibuprofin may reduce a symptom, but prolong an illness? Are you willing to open your eyes to trying a new path that potentially offers a better option? If so, why not try utilizing THE DOCTOR WITHIN your body to restore and improve your quality of health at the first sign of illness? Why not provide it the nutrients and rest it needs to combat disease? A wonderful benefit of following this approach is discovering the beautiful relationship between the doctor within and the better health you will experience from this commitment. This doctor does not have to participate in any networks, does not require an affiliation with any hospital, does not require unneeded pharmaceutical intervention, and CAN BE COUNTED ON PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE AVAILABLE 24/7.

Are You Willing To Give Your Doctor Within… A Chance?

Please provide a comment (even if it is just a YES or NO response) so I can see if the population at large is interested in this health message. Thank you.

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55 comments

  1. I agree with Immune system thing, it is our Primary defense system. Love how motivational this article is and I insist we all teach our children about healthy living. Healthcare professionals always play a secondary role, however I believe they are equally important. 🙂

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    1. Good health care providers can be a great asset to patients. I couldn’t agree more! They would teach their patients how to protect and strengthen their immune systems to help maintain optimal health. In my opinion, they do not open the medicine cabinet as a first line of defense for every illness facing their patient. As a dentist, I’m certain you’re aware of the many antibiotics prescribed inappropriately for viral infections. Obviously, not only are these antibiotics ineffective against viral infections, they have created major problems including “super bugs” that have evolved over time defying our pharmaceutical remedies. Pharmaceutical overutilization has become identified as a CAUSE for our losing battle against these “super bugs.”

      Returning to a natural approach that strengthens the body (physically, chemically and emotionally) will provide greater protection (in general) than medicating every disease.

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      1. yep if only people understood that, disease mostly freaks them out and well many people use antibiotics for curing whole lot of diseases without even prescription. I am aware of inappropriate use of antibiotics for viral infections not only as a dentist but also as a patient. Three years back when I was still a student, I was diagnosed with a viral fever but at first, the doctor had prescribed me normal antibiotics and analgesics. Later after three days, when the fever was still there, we went to see him and that is when he changed the medicines. Hmm, we often mistake viral fevers with normal fevers at first. I so agree with this post of yours and in fact I let my bodies natural defense mechanism deal with problems first always. Lesser the meds, better it is always. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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        1. Thank you for sharing your personal story. Many of the comments share your type of experience. This is why I am trying to show the average person a natural healthier approach to health care and disease care. People do not realize how powerful the DOCTOR WITHIN truly is!

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  2. I would definitely say your posts of this type are persuading me. This last head cold I had, I toughed it out, instead of traveling my normal route which leads to the walk-in clinic. I kept thinking, give it a chance. Wait. See. As long as you don’t have a fever, hold off. I think that was you in my head.

    One thing that bothers me about that, though: I went to work for several days coughing and sneezing like crazy. I always feel guilty when I do that, because I feel like I’m exposing others to nasty germs and contributing to a circuit of sickness for everyone I work with-not nice!

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    1. Giving yourself a chance to heal will result in a positive outcome almost every time. Fever is an even more important symptom to allow your body to process. It is THE MAJOR method to killing bacteria and viruses WITHOUT doing ANY harm to the body. Only if the fever spikes to levels which produce harm (typically, not starting until it reaches at least 104 degree Fahrenheit) would it be beneficial to reduce the temperature (using tepid to cool bath water.) Reducing temperatures less than 104 degrees Fahrenheit simply create a Caribbean environment for bacteria and viruses prolonging the illness.
      As far as guilty feelings are concerned, realize that bypassing the immune system with cold medication weakens its response strength and response time. Even if your symptoms show improvement, the number of episodes (as well as their intensity) can increase as a result. Your fellow employees would probably prefer you to be sick AS INFREQUENTLY as possible. Natural immunity improves the chances for reduced frequency, intensity AND duration.

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    2. I find hot lemons help a lot with colds (as soon as you feel one coming on try to take it and get an early night) and for me that works a treat. I am rarely sick for this reason. If you slice a lemon, squeeze it’s juice into a cup, fill the rest with filtered cold water and heat up over a stove or in a microwave,that’s the best way for the lemon juice to work without damaging your teeth enamel.

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      1. I have tried the lemon thing before for indigestion and it works great. I sometimes take Braggs Vinegar for this, too. Cut with water and a lil sweetener added, it works great. I will try the lemon cure for the cold next time. Thank you, both for stopping by and commenting. Together, we get better!

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  3. This makes sense to me. I try very hard to let my body make proper adjustments when I get sick. I allow it to work naturally whenever I can. I think I’ve only had two aspirin and a sugar free cough drop or two (to combat nausea not for a sore throat) in the last 5 years. I did take a HORRIBLE Vicodin after hernia surgery a few years ago. The cure was much worse than the pain. Yuck…I have no idea how anyone could get addicted to that. It just made me feel horrible. After that single Vicodin, I just toughed it out and was much happier.

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    1. People will be amazed at how much healthier their lives will be. Today, medicine is significantly overutilized. Opioids have been the latest media target because they have caused major health complications from addiction to death. People are also beginning to wake up to the fact that medications are commonly prescribed to counter the negative side effects of other prescription medications. As people experience for themselves the benefit on natural immune healing many will begin to follow this course of action. The results in the long term are markedly better.

      I’m sure your story will resonate among others. My father was prescribed Percocet which caused severe vomiting and dehydration. This could have become a life threatening event if he continued taking the medication as prescribed.

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  4. I’m with you all the way on this one.
    As a child my mother was continually dosing me up with medicine and I was pretty much continually sick. In my early teens I revolted and refused to take any more medicine, to my surprise my health improved rapidly, becoming normal and later(in my early 20’s) excellent. Thank God it’s been so ever since. Now in retirement doctors have often remarked how strong and well preserved various parts of my body are. I attribute this to long term eating healthily, getting exercise, my faith (which reduces stress and add a boost when needed) and a strong aversion to taking medicine unless absolutely needed. I do on occasion use a paracetamol or such sometimes in order that pain or fever in reduced sufficiently for me to be able to sleep. I think this may help my body in my case as I tend to need more rest as I get older. I find thinking of partnering with my body helps. It’s playing for me not against me and I need to listen and co operate with it.

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  5. I’m certain the more people share their stories, the more most people will witness that natural healing provides a healthier BETTER process. As we give our bodies a chance to overcome disease our immune systems strengthen. This is a major factor in limiting future disease.

    Your experience is a fine example. Thank you for sharing your story so people understand the reality behind the words I convey.

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  6. Is there a second part to this article? Are there foods (Healthy Choices) to strengthen our immune system?

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    1. I’m certain you were hoping “BANANAS” was the answer, but there are even better choices.

      (1) Drink water approximating half your body weight (in ounces.) Dehydration places stress on all systems of the body reducing the effectiveness of the immune system.
      (2) Drink tea (black and green?) Polyphenols in tea are strong anti-oxidants which help boost immune function.
      (3) Eat good healthy sources of protein (an important macronutrient) in a healthy diet. Whey protein, specifically, can help fight off colds and flu because it contains beta-glucans and immunoglobulins, which protect your immune system and support your body’s natural detoxification processes.
      (4) Eat fermented foods with prebiotics and probiotics to improve the quality of”gut bacteria?” Pickles, sauerkraut, yogurt and kefir are the more popular sources. Others, less popular in the United States include natto, kimchee, miso and tempeh. Over 70% of the immune system is found in the GI tract.
      (5) Eat blueberries, raspberries and blackberries which contain powerful phytochemicals, such as anthocyanins that are strong immune boosters?
      (6) Get at least 6-8 hours of QUALITY sleep each night to provide adequate time for the body to recover and reproduce new healthy cells to strengthen the immune system in preparation for a new day?
      (7) Reduce stress! Since stress increases stress hormones such as Cortisol which weakens immune function, it would be an important component necessary to prevent disease.

      This is not an all encompassing list, but it is a good place to start. Implementing these steps can dramatically improve immune strength and response time resulting in fewer, less intense and shorter duration illnesses.

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      1. Thanks for your reply. I drink plenty of water (since I started following you). In the last month I have started with the green teea everyday. I am in sync with everything else except the fermented foods (so I will eat more yogurt). Sleep is a BIG problem. My pan and discomfort leads to 3-5 hours a night. And even then it is interrupted sleep. I do nap 2-3 hours in the day. Does that make up for it? Sorry for being a pest.

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        1. You’re not being a pest. Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂
          The naps very much count. You can also try meditation for relaxation. It doesn’t have to be done for long periods of time. I like to sit in a comfortable position with my eyes closed concentrating on physically feeling my body relax from the feet to my scalp. I don’t move my center of focus until I feel that part of my body relax. It works amazingly well.

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          1. I have done some meditation. I will get serious about that. Thank you so much.

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  7. I agree with you completely on this. When I was younger I took pain meds (over the counter) at the slightest feeling of discomfort, as I frequently suffered from headaches and joint pain. It helped in the moment, but did nothing to prevent future problems. Then one day someone explained to me how those drugs suppress the good things our bodies need as well as the bad and it made a lot of sense to cut down. I only take medication now if I absolutely need it and I try to compliment that with a much healthier lifestyle. Can’t say I always succeed but I do feel so much better much more of the time.

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    1. I am seeing more and more comments reflecting the feelings you express. People often assume I believe that pharmaceuticals are the “enemy.” This is not true. Improper use of prescription and over the counter medication is my contention. They can be a necessary or complementary approach to addressing an issue. They simply aren’t the “end all” in many cases. Today, many doctors turn to prescriptions for almost any condition. Overutilization has lead to addiction and death. Forgetting or inadvertently avoiding to educate the patient on their role in strengthening immune function is a big problem. It has resulted in poorer health requiring additional medications to maintain chronic diseases. This is NOT the definition of what quality doctoring is supposed to be!

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      1. This is very true! I know most physicians mean well but the bulk of them seem so quick to to write out a script instead of taking the time to dig deeper and, like you say, counsel patients on taking better care of themselves. It’s a two way street though because many of us patients (myself included at times) demand those instant fixes.

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        1. So true. It takes patience, understanding and real trust to modify the patient/doctor relationship. Each participant has a responsibility and commitment to achieving the BEST RESULTS. If a doctor is committed to providing the highest standards of care to his or her patient as well as their profession the process may require additional time, but the outcome would produce better results. In time, this would likely strengthen the level of confidence the patient has in their doctor and the level of compliance the doctor would receive from the patient. A win-win scenario!

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  8. Great post and questions Jonathan. I can’t remember the last time I had to take medicine, but I do work really hard at keeping it healthy. I think we have to make some tough choices at times, to keep our body balanced. Our immune system is an amazing gift and if we can listen and work with it, we may find that our doctor doesn’t need to be involved.

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    1. People that respect their bodies and provide it the necessary elements in life seem to have a common response to pharmaceutical medications. They don’t have a great need for them and don’t use them very much. This reinforces my belief that most people throughout the world experiencing health maladies are not deficient in synthetic chemical substances. It seems more likely they are deficient in healthy lifestyles. In fact, I have never met a person that has successfully improved their lifestyle (without pharmaceutical agents) that has suffered a loss of quality living. Coincidence; I don’t think so! 🙂

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      1. Yes well said!

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    1. Nice to see your smiling face back. My articles could use your expertise to share with fellow readers. Hope you’re doing well, my friend.

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  9. I am currently quite sick and all I have been doing is resting, drinking tons of clear fluids (tea and water), gargling my throat with salt water (thanks, mom!), and reducing my stress (I’m not going to work feeling how I do, so I’ve been home this week). I wasn’t even tempted to reach for medication because my body can handle small things like this on its own. I am not against medication when it’s warranted, but I also won’t take it “just because.” It may make my cold symptoms dwindle faster, but at what expense? My body will then always need OTC medication to “cure” itself.

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    1. How do I clone your brain and offer it to others for FREE! Your approach to health WILL be rewarded over time. As you know, people WANT faster, quicker results. What they commonly don’t realize is these faster results cause greater problems over time.

      We are like rechargeable batteries. I have a big bulky battery charger for AA and AAA batteries that requires 8 hours to fully charge batteries. I have a compact convenient recharger that requires less than 1 hour to fully charge batteries. Seems like a no brainer, right? Why would anyone choose a bulky 8 hour charger to get the job done when a convenient 1 hour charger offers the same results?

      The slow charge causes less wear on the battery. It’s life expectancy is dramatically lengthened and it functions more efficiently by permitting more pictures taken before requiring recharging. The fast charge is certainly more convenient, but increases cost and produces a poorer battery performance. This is another example of why I follow the strategy of the Tortoise! (For other readers, this refers to the Tortoise and the Hare.)

      Those who learn patience typically make better choices!

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  10. are you aware of this new field of medicine called “functional medicine?” Have you ever heard about or read any of the holistic info in the early Edgar Cayce readings? My mother used the dietary and spiritual, castor oil pack and chirpractic modalities to heal herself from a hopeless state of rheumatoid arthristis, being that the autoimmune collagen connective disorder gene runs in my family. I just wondered if you’d ever heard of these things. You write some really long posts and seem to have amassed a lot of knowledge and I often wonder which sort of doctor, a D.O, a chiropractor, an MD you are? I’m just a mental health writer for bipolar magazine, bphope.com, Nami.org, International bipolar foundation and trying to reach out further. Sometimes my articles are not “Shiny Happy People” sort of articles so I have trouble finding them homes. Right now I have one on the rising or rather skyrocketing costs of generic medications. I can tone it down some but would like to get the info, which is painstakingly researched and borne of personal experience, out there before everyone gets caught up short like I did.
    Allison Strong “Bipolar Strength: Rebel With A Cauise”

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    1. I am a 56 year old retired Chiropractic Physician that believes health is achieved through balancing multiple aspects in life including the physical, mental, spiritual and electrochemical components.There are various sub-categories that also need to be addressed and can be easily learned by patients willing to open their minds to newer successful approaches to health.

      I know about functional medicine and have written about it. You can read the article at:
      https://allabouthealthychoices.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/better-health-through-better-doctoring/

      There are many articles talking about substantial increases in pharmaceutical costs. There is no regulatory agency determining fee structure and there is little competition to help reduce costs. In one way, this just may force some people to modify their lifestyles which would likely save money and improve quality living. Unfortunately, there are some that absolutely need pharmaceutical support and will suffer the consequences of current healthcare policy.

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  11. I think a lot of people would agree. That’s one of the reasons why in england and maybe other places in the world too have “chicken pox parties”. When a child has the pox they invite other children to a “party” so they catch it and develop an immunity to it when they are younger rather than catchin it as an adult and getting the more severe form of the disease which can lead to blindness, infertility etc.

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    1. As a child I remember hearing this idea. Today, we have vaccines for chicken pox that has created a greater adult problem known as Shingles. What is the medical solution? Another vaccine for Shingles. Are our bodies so weak and ineffective at fighting disease that we need artificial methods to prevent these diseases from compromising our existence? I don’t believe so.

      Everyone dies from something eventually. A small percentage of children vaccinated and unvaccinated for chicken pox will unfortunately die from complications of this infection. The mortality rate from this disease is very small. The cost analysis favors the child’s exposure and natural immunity preventing future problems like the one I mentioned.

      We must run from the idea of being first in line for every new drug brought to market. Instead we must accept responsibility for our own lives by providing our bodies the essential “ingredients” necessary for achieving BALANCE and good health.

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      1. Indeed! That’s what it is called – Shingles. Thanks for clearing that up. You are significantly less likely to get shingles if you have caught chicken pox as a child. And shingles is the disease that causes blindness, serious health complications etc.

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  12. We are definitely too medically dependent, and too antiseptic. All of our medicine and antibacterial everything’s are definitely weakening our immune systems. So yes, I’m all about strengthening my inner immune system. I don’t take antibiotics or give them to my children hardly ever. But if it weren’t for modern medicine, my 1st baby and I both would have died – because my immune system was too strong. I was as healthy as I’ve ever been and my body tried to reject my baby. Even with the help of modern medicine, and a REALLY fast emergency c-section, we both still almost died. So, it’s all about balance for me. I’m grateful every day that I’m still here and I have modern medicine to thank for it.

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    1. All types of health care practitioners add value to health and life. It is pointless for doctors to bicker between the different approaches utilized. Each have strengths and weaknesses. None of them offer ALL THE SOLUTIONS.
      As you stated, modern medicine saved you and your baby from a nearly fatal outcome. To look at their services in this situation in any light other than respect, appreciation and gratitude does a disservice to these colleagues. If more time was spent among doctors understanding the benefits that each discipline offered, the end result would be better patient care.

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      1. I totally agree.

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  13. It is so weird to consider that the medicine heals and then the body needs to heal from the medicine but oh so very true. I have to be honest, Apart from taking the fluoxetine on a daily basis, I have not really taken any medicine for nearly a year now and I feel so much better. Now I don’t know if that is because I am generally better or because of the lack pill popping I have been undertaking but regardless, I am glad that the drugs are no longer bouncing around my system making my body work twice as hard to repair itself.

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    1. For many people drug taking is a part of life. It has become accepted as the norm. This concept must be recognized as dangerous and changed. There are conditions that may require prolonged (or even lifetime) use of pharmaceutical drugs, but the numbers of people that need to be in this category is much smaller than the numbers that currently are. We have learned to rely on medication INSTEAD of relying on ourselves to be responsible for better health decisions. You have certainly learned this as you continue to get healthier and happier through the journey.

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      1. I totally agree with this Jonathan, it is so much better to be healthy through life and it really does impact on our overall health.
        Things are getting better day by day and that in itself keeps me healthy.

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    2. Most people don’t think in terms of stress that medication places on the body. Our Livers have to help detoxify these agents to avoid serious complications. The fewer we need to consume, the better off we are. Any doctor that believes that drugs are healthy is WRONG. They may be needed, but that is NOT the same as healthy.
      You are getting better in so many ways (day to day.) I look forward to continuing to follow your journey.

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      1. Thanks Doc, your support means a great deal for sure 🙂

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  14. Great post and hell yes I am willing to give my body every chance it needs to heal itself without medical intervention…there is a time and place for medical advice and help, but I prefer to try good ole home remedies first….love your post…..kat.

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    1. Stated vehemently; I love it! Stay out of Kat’s way; she is a woman on a mission and will not stop until successful. I’m right there with you. 🙂

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      1. thank you…kat

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  15. Howto$tuffYourPig · · Reply

    Food and exercise truly are the best medicine on the planet. I know personally, if I don’t keep up with my healthy diet and exercise plan, then I start to feel lousy really fast. It’s also great for the mind. Helps me think clearly. I do take a couple of prescriptions, but in my case I have no choice.

    Unfortunately, I have seen the element of laziness probably more than any other. So many people I know are quick to make excuses and complain about the world (including myself on bad days). If they would take that energy and focus on eating healthy and exercising, their whole lives would turn around.

    My husband has been my biggest supporter and despite his (and mine) long office hours, he has made great strides in his health as well. What works for us is doing it together. I feel very blessed to have him by my side.

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    1. Encouragement and support makes the task of learning to live a healthy life more achievable. Medications exist TO HELP PEOPLE; not to be used as a substitute for people’s decisions. I am a proponent of all types of medicine including pharmaceuticals when the situation is appropriate. I believe most doctors that believes in the concept of “ALWAYS” or “NEVER” commonly offer sub par care due to their personal beliefs. Having opinions is fine, imposing opinions on patients isn’t.

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  16. Believing in our inner power to heal is so important; both physically and emotionally.

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    1. It certainly is a great starting point. Cranking the wheels to set the advice in motion can sometimes be the first obstacle to overcome. Just like anything in life, the first action step is the hardest. Momentum helps ignite motivation to continue down this happier and healthier path.

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      1. Yes so true. “Momentum helps ignite motivation”- perfect way to put it!

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  17. You have made some good points there. I looked on the internet for moreinformation about the issue and found most individuals will goalong with your views on this site.

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    1. I believe in using common sense as an important component in my writing. These topics are based on factual knowledge, but include the emotional component so essential in helping people recognize their damaging behaviors and the need to see alternative healthful pathways.

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  18. That is the proper weblog for anyone who wants to search out out about this topic. You realize so much its virtually exhausting to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You undoubtedly put a brand new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, simply great!

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    1. I appreciate your kind words. Often we need to hear a topic discussed multiple times before we become comfortable responding. I challenge people’s thinking and attempt to expose them to self truths they may be unaware of. Self respect, self worth and self value are just a few examples. If we are not willing to take the necessary steps toward achieving the quality of life we desire, it is unlikely that someone else will make the effort. Sometimes, people just need to hear the truth from a perfect stranger that cares!

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  19. You can certainly see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart. “Every man serves a useful purpose A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.” by Laurence J. Peter.

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