We are a society with a fast food mentality when it comes to our personal health care. We are consistently looking for that magic pill that is going to fix our health issues and allow us to live our lives effortlessly. Western Medicine has become a pill-pushing profession. Is it because it's an easy solution? Is it because of big pharmacueticals? Is it because of lazy doctoring?
I don't know. What I do know is that we aren't doing ourselves any favor by taking the easy way out. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't get me wrong. Sometimes we are genetically predisposed to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. and it's necessary to take meds to be healthy. I just think that we shouldn't completely rely on medications to fix issues that we can take care of on our own, in a slow, natural manner. And it's going to take some work but your health and well-being is so worth it!
Let me give you two examples. Two summers ago I was at a barbecue and was listening to a woman talk about a book she was reading. It was about midwives and how they not only delivered babies, but were sought out for natural remedies to help keep families healthy. She stated that this was something she was really interested in and wanted to live like. While she's talking, she is salting every bite of her burger. I jokingly made mention that that was an awful lot of salt and the midwives wouldn't approve. Without missing a beat she said it was okay because she took high blood pressure meds. Um...what??
I have a friend who is currently taking anti-fungal meds for a foot/toe issue. She has to have blood work done every so often to make sure there is no damage to her liver or kidneys. While we were talking about health resolutions, she was washing down chocolate covered raisins with a Mountain Dew. I asked her if her dermatologist talked to her about cutting down the sugar content in her diet since it may be a contributing factor to a continuing fungal infection? She said no. The only thing they discussed was coming back every 3 to 4 months to see how things were progressing, getting blood work to make sure the liver and kidneys were okay and about maybe adding a topical prescription if things weren't progressing fast enough. Which will entail additional tests to make sure internal organs are handling the meds and the yeast/fungi infection is clearing up.
I was at a loss that this physician never took the time to explain how fungal infections occur and how to help the body heal by changing part of your diet, exercise and stress relief. Just take some pills and we'll monitor to make sure they don't destroy your organs. Jeez!!
Later this week we're going to spend a little time talking about what refined sugar does to your body and how too much affects your innards. We'll also share with you how two of our products, when used in combination with a healthy diet, can assist a healthy body heal gross looking nails and itchy feet.
Let's start out our January with changes that are going to make our bodies happy which in turn will make our spirit joyous!