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.
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?
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.