Is the way you view your health doing more harm than good?

“It only bothers me when _______ (fill in the blank)”

It’s a statement that is very similar to “It only hurts when I pee” or “It’s just when there’s pollen” or “Only when it’s cold out” or “Just when I wake up” or “Only when i go to sleep” or “Only when I lift things”. What’s even more interesting is that this is usually followed by the Practitioner of Choice engaging at length with the individual about their statement, often times, neither of them aware of the ridiculous nature of this dialogue. I guess it’s done in order to scientifically formulate a “diagnosis”. Diagnosis, a word that when broken down, “di” meaning two and “agnosis”, according to Wiki, meaning “ignorance, indifference to, denial or shunning of, or defective knowledge”. So two people are now officially ignorant to the nature of your problems, You AND the Practitioner!

Here’s my two cents

A leak in the roof is only a problem when it’s raining. It’s really “fine” and “good” the rest of the time. We can correct problems that occur in our own lives or we can just keep plenty of buckets around (i.e. drugs, medications, therapies, potions or lotions) for when it rains. In between rainy days, the roof will continue to rot, mold and mildew will grow, and most likely be blamed for the progressively weakened state of the body and the situation will quietly get worse. “As long as it’s not raining, it’s OK”. That’s a really dumb thing to say! Let it go on long enough and you’ll be replacing the entire roof, the ceilings that begin to rot, taking medications for the “condition” that is supposedly caused by the mold (not even considering the roof to be the root cause) and on and on and on.

That’s how we end up on operating tables getting hips and knees replaced, parts removed, taking drug after drug and living life completely disconnected and thinking everything is “fine” and “good” until the roof caves in. Your body is well worth caring for, after all, you live in it! Staying connected for a lifetime and caring for the vessel you’ll spend your entire life living in is your responsibility, not your insurance provider’s. Insurance companies only provide buckets for leaks as does your medical doctor if they’re only offering you drugs. They do so because the people that run them are in the business of selling buckets. Good luck with that….

Do yourself and your family a favor and take care of the only house you’ll ALWAYS live in. It’s clearly not about me, it’s about you!

(credit: Dean Sottile DC)