A NATION DESENSITIZED TO DISEASE

Publication1cropped500No one wants to be sick, yet the leading diseases we face (and CAUSE) continues to spiral upward. Where is the disconnect between our rational understanding of disease and the destructive behavioral patterns we follow? It can be summed up in one word:

DESENSITIZED

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Publication2cropped700As we experience various atrocities in life our INITIAL response is often astonishment, FEAR and dismay. We process these events quickly and react emotionally. As these events repeat themselves, we come to accept them (not so much as “normal”) but common. This acceptance over time alters the magnitude of our future responses to these same horrific events. This is how we become DESENSITIZED.

This behavior has altered our attitudes to such a degree it threatens our very lives. We simply ACKNOWLEDGE the reality of DISEASES we once greatly FEARED. For example:

  • Heart disease requiring the sternum sawed open to expose a beating heart requiring bypass blood flow.

  • Cancer treatments using various forms of chemotherapy poisons that invade regions of the body causing massive collateral damage.

  • Type 2 Diabetes treated with pharmaceutical drugs that commonly result in blindness, amputation and/or death (regardless.)

  • Obesity, supported by food manufacturers and symptomatically treated by physicians for secondary complications and diseases (that shorten life expectancy.)

These are just a few examples of serious life altering/threatening conditions that once produced GREAT FEAR. It was understood that improved attitudes along with behavioral changes were essential to REVERSE this destructive path.

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As more and more people follow a path in life that leads to these (and other) life threatening conditions, we have become DESENSITIZED to these diseases. We no longer view them as atrocities. Instead, we CHOOSE to view them as UNFORTUNATE OUTCOMES.” They have becomesituations doctors are responsible to “deal with.

We doctors appreciate your willingness to follow this “desensitized” approach to disease and want to thank you in advance for the generous financial support you provide us. We have become a profession willing to look our patients directly in the eye, and without any hesitation say,

“Here’s your prescriptions.”

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We choose to do this in place of spending our “valuable” time providing important lifestyle guidance knowing our patients are generally uninterested and unwilling to comply with these necessary changes.

Now, if that doesn’t sound condescending and heartless enough, let me add some more. We have also learned to become DESENSITIZED to your gradual failing health. This makes it easier for us to ask you to reschedule appointments over and over and over again without ever having to provide BETTER alternative options. And your DESENSITIZED response is:

I need to schedule another appointment with the doctor, please!”

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MAYBE IT’S TIME TO CONSIDER BECOMING A LITTLE LESS:

DESENSITIZED

AND A LITTLE MORE COMMITTED TO ESSENTIAL LIFESTYLE CHANGES!

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8 comments

  1. It is true, Dr. Jon. We would rather take medication – the “fix it” mentality. As I’ve learned, the body is resilient. It is designed to beat back all the stresses and strains of living on this planet. The amount of abuse it would take to become ill is immense. Health is effortless, even for people like me with autoimmune issues. My body wants to stay healthy and fights to stay that way.

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    1. Creating more honesty and awareness about self participation and its role in healthier quality outcomes is an important concept the average consumer needs to learn. As you write, “health is effortless” when the body is provided the tools to function effortlessly. I don’t think people are aware the level of abuse and damage they cause themselves (until it’s too late.)

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  2. There are so many people who really won’t listen to any “advice” from a doctor. They only want to get some sort of prescription and leave. If they fail to get the prescription they feel cheated and assume the doctor isn’t doing his/her job. It’s a vicious circle. The patients won’t listen to advice regarding how to keep themselves healthy so the doctors stop seeing that type of guidance as their role. The education part (and the work on the patient’s part) is thrown out the window.

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    1. Agreed. However, a doctor has a responsibility to continue offering COMPREHENSIVE advice and suggestions in addition to prescribing medication. It is part of the job! If they are unwilling to do so, it means they’ve given up on their patient. Choosing to simply pacify their needs in place of searching for better approaches to CORRECTING the ROOT CAUSE of their problems is NOT an ACCEPTABLE alternative.

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  3. Easier to blame the MD than take control of your health….kat

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    1. Many are willing to blame ANYONE (including the medical doctor) to avoid accepting personal responsibility.

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      1. how true….I believe the first step is owning it….

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