“There has got to be a happy medium between doctors handing us a multitude of prescription slips and natural leaning practitioners handing us a plethora of supplements that overwhelm us in trying to learn how and when to use them.”
These were my frustrated thoughts five years ago after I was told I had Lupus and Fibromyalgia. This diagnoses came after many years of stress and poor eating habits.
One source of that stress? A daughter with a severe hormone condition that resulted in her being on 12 doses of medication per day by age 18 years old. Over time, by following standard medical care, neither hers-nor my- condition improved. In fact, they got drastically worse.
That led us to turn to alternative health and, while I learned more about working with our body, I was still overwhelmed with the large number of tests and supplements that were supposed to help us get better. I saw a counter full of supplements and a file folder full of testing and yet, we still weren’t seeing good progress. The problem was, we were so overwhelmed with trying to keep up with the protocol recommended, that we ended up reverting to old habits which led to reverting to old health issues.
One day I decided, even though my background was in business, I was going to have to figure out what to do if we were not only going to improve—but to survive. I looked at the large number of prescriptions our doctors were prescribing. I looked at our medical bills for doctor/specialist appointments as well as trips to the emergency room.
Fear would no longer be the driving factor in our health plan
Ultimately.....I realized fear of what might happen if we did not follow the prescribed treatments had become fear of what could happen if we did follow the prescribed treatments. At that point, my decision was made:
Fear no more. Instead, common sense for what our body needs, and research into our health conditions, became our health protocol. As I implemented the information I studied, I found the treatment for my daughter was pretty much the same that was helping me with my Fibromyalgia and Lupus.
The basics of care for the human body had never once been discussed with us in our multitude of doctor appointments. Yet, the foundational basics of what makes the body operate well vs what damages it, is absolutely necessary if we are going to heal. What I realized is that healing didn’t require a medical degree. It didn’t require a deadly number of prescriptions, invasive testing or surgery that removes vital body parts. In fact, not having a medical background is likely what saved us. Because, by not having the intensive education doctors receive that emphasizes a need for medication, we were open to alternative, natural methods and working with our body to support it. Something our doctors did not suggest nor, unfortunately, believed could help us.
The joy of having hope when once there was no hope
Today, our lives-and our health-are completely different. I use zero medications and, if I have Fibromyalgia and Lupus, I surely would not know it by my energy levels and overall health. Years ago, our daughter was told “all had been done for her that could be done” in spite of her being on 12 medications and four failed surgeries. Today she is on zero synthetic medications and leads a better and healthier life than we ever believed possible. Where once there was no hope, there is life, vitality and living life to the fullest.
Will everyone have the end result we did? While I cannot say that, I can say our experience, and all those I work with, have shown-repeatedly-that we most surely must be an active participant in our own health.
There is a better, more simple, common sense approach to healing. The great news is each of us can help our body work toward better health. Most health issues stem from abusing our bodies—either knowingly or unknowingly. Helping our body doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, the more simple approach lets the body do what it does best-work toward homeostasis.
Blessings through simplifying
The human body has a huge forgiveness curve. But even it-in spite of its amazing capabilities- has its limits. When we support, nurture and remove the things that damage it, you’d be amazed how much the human body can repair damage that has caused much of our health issues.
My family has been Blessed with huge health improvements through simplifying our health plan. Many of my clients have had great improvement once they made the decision to be the one who is in charge of their health. My mission (and prayer) is that each and every person I encounter can come away with at least one tip or thought to improve their own health-both physically and mentally. It can be done and has been done. The biggest question is: are you ready to commit? Are you ready to believe standard medical practices in our society today, for chronic conditions, are not working? Most importantly…are you ready to take control of your health plan?
If so, I am here to help.
To your (Great!) health,
*Never discontinue any medications or prescribed treatment without your Dr’s advice.