A DOCTOR CAN’T FIX………. WITH PRESCRIPTIONS

Publication1 cropped 600A doctor can’t fix HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body’s blood vessels to (temporarily) relax reducing blood pressure. A doctor can FORCE the body to (temporarily) excrete more bodily fluids reducing blood pressure. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE REMAINS UNFIXED…

A doctor can’t fix DEPRESSION with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) alter levels of brain chemistries attempting to alter various levels of undesirable emotions. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEPRESSION REMAINS UNFIXED…

A doctor can’t fix HEART DISEASE with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) make the heart beat slower to put less stress on the heart. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) reduce blood pressure as mentioned above. A doctor’s prescription can provide (temporary) relief of symptoms like angina (chest pain without heart damage.) A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) make the heart contract more forcefully to help minimize abnormal heart rhythms. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF HEART DISEASE REMAINS UNFIXED…

A doctor can’t fix TYPE 2 DIABETES with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) alter blood sugar levels through various physiological mechanisms. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF TYPE 2 DIABETES REMAINS UNFIXED…

A doctor can’t fix OBESITY with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) suppress appetite. A doctor’s prescription combined with surgical intervention can FORCE the body to (temporarily) reduce the quantity of food consumable by using lap bands or removing a portion of the stomach. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF OBESITY REMAINS UNFIXED…

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…AND THE LIST OF “UNFIXED” CONDITIONS GOES ON…

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How often are we told that FORCING “things” in life is a good approach to “fixing” them? If something doesn’t fit, hammer it into place until it does fit. Does this usually achieve a good end result?

Yet, we believe “FORCING” our bodies to achieve (at best) TEMPORARILY CHANGES is a logical approach to addressing chronic health problems.

WHY?

  1. We want to believe that doctors are trained to “fix” us, and therefore, comply with their prescription recommendations (if the cost falls within our allowable budgets.) We don’t even give it a second thought whether their recommendations are really “FIXINGUS or not. We simply want to hear, “you’re lab numbers are great; keep up the good work! We CHOOSE to equate this statement with, “I’M HEALTHY” even though: MOST OF US DON’T REALIZE HOW UNHEALTHY WE TRULY ARE!

  2. If we can’t trust our licensed professional doctors, who can we rely on for our health care concerns? Emotionally, it is too painful to consider our traditional doctors do not necessarily have our best interests at heart (all the time!) Are we so naive to believe that every doctor and pharmacist chooses their profession out of laudable intent and the kindness to help all those in need? The U.S. health care system is a FOR PROFIT BUSINESS. Is there ANY “for profit” business that doesn’t place the HEALTH and WELFARE of their business FIRST? What makes you think the corporations the doctors work for (and answer to) are any different?

  3. If you truly believe your doctor helps you “FIX” your health problems, at what point does he or she recommend you stop your medications. After all, if something is “fixed” you shouldn’t need medication, right?

The next step is up to you. As a physician, I can assure you that health doesn’t magically improve as you AGE without taking CONTROL of your life. If you choose to take more and more medications as you age (in place of making the necessary lifestyle changes needed to ACHIEVE GOOD HEALTH,) your doctor will (silently) thank you. Your CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS requiring ongoing blood evaluations to MONITOR (not FIX) the level of compromised health will provide your doctor a sustained source of income to improve the HEALTH of his or her financial portfolio.

IS THIS THE LEVEL OF HEALTH CARE YOU’RE ACCEPTING?

DO YOU THINK MAYBE IT’S TIME TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PRIMARY PROVIDER?

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34 comments

  1. As I delve deeper into my understanding of the role of nutrition in good health and wellbeing, I find this post both disturbingly and refreshingly accurate. Although our doctors certainly play a vital and life saving roll in diagnostics and acute medicine, they rarely try to enforce healthy life changes. Love this post!

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    1. Thank you for taking your time to read and comment on this article. The public must become more aware of the role THEY MUST PLAY if they wish to overcome chronic diseases to RESTORE and MAINTAIN good health. Doctors should initially be utilized as sources of information. Various disciplines use different approaches to achieving different outcomes. The consumer must be willing to expand the depth of information beyond a primary care physician to gain a more complete picture when CHOOSING among the MANY treatment options often available. To assume the primary provider ALWAYS has the “best answer” is naive and potentially harmful.

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  2. I think health care systems do tend to make it too easy to choose the convenience of taking pills over embarking on the effort required to change our lifestyles. I’m fortunate that I don’t take any medication but then I do take my health and wellbeing seriously. Another excellent post, Jonathan and extremely relevant in today’s world.

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    1. In general, people do not seem ready to challenge their physicians regarding their philosophical approach to health and disease. The more exposure people get to these concepts, the more likely they will consider re-evaluating their own needs to determine if their physicians are really meeting these standards of care.

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  3. I love how you worded this. What you say about medicine not being able to “fix” the root cause has always made sense to me, but it’s much more clear the way you put it.

    Funny, I just had a conversation tonight with my 18 year old nephew about the differences between treating the whole body vs a symptom. I don’t think he got it but maybe I at least planted a seed.

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    1. I’m sure you did. A flower doesn’t grow with ONE watering. Ongoing knowledge “feeds” our minds to the point of acceptance or rejection. It is up to the individual to choose.

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  4. It always scares me when I hear of a friend or family member tell me they were just prescribed a new “pill”. I often wonder why they don’t question. They just take the pill. My uncle just told me he was prescribed pills for high blood pressure. He knows the dangers in taking it. He knows what he should do, yet he is taking the pills! I just don’t get it. My family marvels at my health and they are always asking me what to do and what I do, but they don’t change. Some of them smoke and drink too much and no one works out. I flew to California for my nephews police graduation. I saw people I haven’t seen in more than ten years. Many were shocked how I looked. There is no secret. I age too, just a little slower. To hear story after story about their health was incredible. All it takes are small changes, until the small changes become a way of life. If I could add up all the pills everyone at the party was on, I’m sure I could open a small pharmacy! Just say no to drugs should mean more than the illegal ones! I hope this finds you healthy and happy Jonathan! Thanks for another great article.

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    1. Apathy creates the desire to swallow the pill. People do not want to hear the TRUTH until they have NO CHOICE and a crisis OCCURS!

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      1. But even with the crisis occurring, they don’t want to really fix the problem. I’m baffled!

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  5. A few observations from me:
    1) I think people are so scared of falling sick, that they ironically rush to the doctor when they do – well believing Doctor knows it all and will cure them pretty quick with that prescription;
    2) It takes so much initially to make healthy choices about what you eat, how you eat, and all else you do etc and to some that is draining the ‘fun’ out of life;
    3) Pills are popular and easier to just pop and then if you have insurance you don’t spend even half as much as some of us in developing countries without insurance coverage at all;
    4) When people do fall sick, immediate relief is what is primodial and once again poping that pill gives that illusion, never mind of the side effects, cause in the sick instant who reads those leaflets or asks any such questions? How many doctors will even take that time to explain all such stuffs to you?
    5) I hold that pills should be supplements in serious cases and healthy life choices should be the norm… I have made those choices for myself and my boys and I so love the results to ever wanna change my choices regardless of ocassional challenges.
    Thank you doc for this other thought provoking post

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    1. I like your approach and thinking. Sometimes our best decisions are NOT the easiest ones. Taking responsibility for one’s health requires EFFORT. If we are not willing to put the effort into our own lives, who else will?
      We can’t continue to wait for a health crisis before attempting to turn our dangerous self destructive patterns of behavior around. It is easier to STAY HEALTHY than continuously UNDO the damage and harm we cause ourselves.

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  6. Health Mastery Movement · · Reply

    There isn’t one article by you that I haven’t resonated with. It’s so important for people to realize this. Pills aren’t the answer to everything! My father had a massive heart attack and he’s on all these pills now. His cardiologist says he’s in perfect health because of the numbers on a piece of paper. Luckily, he exercises more but it still making unhealthy lifestyle choices like smoking electronic cigarettes. But because because the doctor says everything is “phenomenal,” then my dad thinks he can simply continue the unhealthy behaviors and the pills will take care of the rest… 😦 There’s no talking sense into him. I’ve tried. But this situation isn’t just limited to my father. So many people think in such a way and who can really fault them? The system is SO skewed.

    Thanks for continuing to share your truth, Doctor Jonathan!

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    1. Explaining HEALTH from a restorative perspective rather than a managed disease perspective is a concept many people resist. The FEAR is, “if we can’t rely on our primary medical physicians for our health needs, who can we rely on?” The fact is, people do not want to believe that better alternative approaches exist ESPECIALLY if ACTIVE PARTICIPATION by the patient is a REQUIRED PRIMARY role in the solution! It takes an INDEPENDENT mindset and a willingness to see multiple TRUTHS to determine which SOLUTION best fits the consumer’s health needs. Most people do NOT WANT CHOICE at this time. They want to be told that lab values are normal and to keep taking the pharmaceutical “solution” to their problem. It’s easy, it’s fast and the “professional” licensed physician claims it’s the right choice. The consumer is unaware this proclamation is based on a business model; not a HEALTH MODEL. Until the consumer views the business model of health the same way they view the business model of any large business (ex. car manufacturers) they will desperately hold on to their doctor’s opinion as gospel (often at the sacrifice of their own quality of health and life.)

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  7. Doctor, you are doing great service to the people by writing this blog. god Bless!!.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response… I didn’t have computer access for the last 2 weeks. Thank you so much for your very kind words. I hope people worldwide are able to use my information productively to improve the quality of their lives.

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  8. The world needs more people/doctors out there like you ! Thank you Jonathan, for yet again a great post. 🙂

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    1. I consider it my professional, ethical and moral responsibility to provide these TRUTHS so people can better understand the health and disease choices they accept. How can people make intelligent informed decisions when commonly exposed to only half truths?

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  9. I can hear the doctors words through yours…..well lets say the old MD’s we have seen….great article…and how true…kat

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    1. More and more medical doctors are beginning to get frustrated by their limited success in RESTORING health to chronically diseased people. No health care professional likes to be viewed as a licensed band-aide.

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  10. The Twentysomething Social Recluse · · Reply

    This is so true. Everyone should accept that they are responsible for their own health (to some extent). Sadly too many people choose the ‘easy’ option of being unhealthy and taking a quick fix pill!

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    1. I agree with your concept, but the fact is the “easy” option of “being or becoming unhealthy” is NOT AN EASY LIFESTYLE TO LIVE! The concept of QUICK FIX is INACCURATE. Nothing is being FIXED; the pharmaceutical prescription (AT BEST) is only attempting to maintain chronic disease.
      When people begin to TRULY recognize and accept this, they will become more willing to discover alternative credible SOLUTIONS!

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  11. I love this post, so much truth!

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    1. More and more people are SLOWLY beginning to see the TRUTH in these words. The next step is to help them overcome the factors impeding them from transitioning from “old” thinking to “new” actions!

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  12. Hope all is well in your life…..thinking about you and yours…..kathy

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    1. Finally have access to the internet. The 2 weeks of absence did the mind some well needed rest. Glad to be back and raring to stimulate new brain cells! (LOL)

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      1. glad you enjoyed you electronic break…you were missed…..xxkat

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  13. As always, an incredible post Dr. Jonathan. The words written in bold do (such as the word “force” and “temporarily” indeed stand out to get the message across.

    I do appreciate the doctor I had a few years ago when my cholesterol was slightly elevated. He said “You don’t want to be on statins the rest of your life do you”? A bit of a wake up call to improve my diet, sleep habits, stress levels and fitness levels!

    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. As people see these messages over and over again, it helps people re-analyze their accepted beliefs and challenges them in a constructive manner. In time, I believe people will begin to VALUE their lives to a greater degree than they currently demonstrate and will alter both thinking and behavior.
      Thank you for taking the time to read and add your comment to this post.

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  14. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    This is what I’ve been thinking. I just got another pill added to my pile and I know it’s not going to help in spite of the words used by Big Pharma to tell me otherwise.

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    1. So many people are unaware of the credible alternative options available to so many health maladies. If you ever have any questions, you are welcomed to contact me using my contact button on the blog site. I offer this to anyone serious about their health. There are no charges or fees associated with this. This is simply my way of giving back to a world that has been so kind to me.

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  15. Thank you. I appreciate that. ~ Connie

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  16. Life style changes can’t alter a genetic disease that results in the destruction of a pancreas in a four-year-old – type I Diabetes. Better nutrition and healthy lifestyle can’t cure every disease. Someone with HIV/AIDS/TB can eat all the kale they want and still need the meds to help them survive. Even if you have conditions that can be improved by lifestyle changes, it is better to get on anti-hypertensive medications quickly before your kidneys fail and you need dialysis. As soon as those lifestyle changes are in place, go ahead and reconsider the medication.

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    1. I completely agree with your assessment for a relatively small percentage of our population. There is no one method to make EVERYONE healthy. To a large extent, lifestyle does play a vital role in the outcome of health and disease. Lifestyle, however, is more than simply eating products like KALE.

      The intent of this article was to enlighten people to options currently underutilized. There are certainly conditions that go beyond the control of the individual that will require some form of therapeutics. This article was simply talking about chronic diseases which are not being “FIXED” with pharmaceuticals. This does NOT mean they can’t play a role in addressing these health imbalances. The bigger question is, does the consumer REALIZE the medication (in and of itself) will never “FIX” these problems? Do they understand their role for the best outcome (in addition to taking the prescribed medications?) Are they aware they MAY NOT NEED the medications if they appropriately modify their lifestyles?

      Many acute conditions requiring stability benefit greatly from our pharmaceutical arsenal. This is one of their best uses. Turning to them for ANY health condition (ex. borderline cholesterol, borderline type 2 diabetes, borderline hypertension) without a clear history and exam demonstrating a high risk of danger is not necessarily the best choice. In many cases, prescriptions are being written without addressing lifestyle factors that may be the underlying ROOT CAUSES of their diseases. Without properly addressing these ROOT CAUSES, the medications are unlikely to effectively maintain (LONG TERM) normal range lab findings. This leads to an ever growing number of new prescriptions written. If this was the BEST answer to these chronic health conditions, the health status of our nation would be improving. Instead, more people are facing these chronic diagnoses.

      If the patient fulfills their obligation and continues to have health problems, therapeutics (whether pharmaceutical, ayurvedic, homeopathic, etc…) would be appropriate.

      I hope this clears up any misunderstanding you may have concluded from this article.

      I appreciate your comment and your willingness to offer views in opposition to this subject. This is important for healthy discourse and for all to learn from. I welcome your feedback (supporting and/or opposing) in the future. The goal is to create greater awareness for the many options available to the consumer.

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