What's Holding Back Your Health?
Recently I have noticed a huge uptick in the amount of commercials promoting pharmaceutical products. Most of us do not pay close enough attention to the languaging in these commercials. When watching or listening to these advertisements closely, one will hear the same pattern of words repeated:
“Product X will treat the symptoms of condition Y”
Whether the condition is toenail fungus, diabetes issues, Crohn's disease, heart and cholesterol problems, or erectile dysfunction - the list goes on, along with a drug pitch to“treat the symptoms”. Moreover, as the smiling actors on the commercial laugh and play, a long, fine-printed list of side effects is quickly scrolled past the viewer. Many of these side effects are drastic, such as liver damage, breathing problems, seizures, and more.
My question is, why would we want to treat the symptoms and not work towards healing the overall condition?
This is where we discover a system that is completely broken.
There are billions, if not close to trillions of dollars at stake in “treating the symptoms” rather than preventative healthcare that focuses on healing the illness. The very concept of complete and permanent healing is practically outright dismissed from the dialogue of the health industry. To even speak of healing is met with a backlash of seemingly-benevolent warnings against false promises and hopes. It is as if we should expect that we are bound to get sick, and then once we are sick, we will always be sick and on medication, and it is irresponsible or fantastical to think any other way.
However, if we believe that our body is divinely created by a creator, we then have to believe our creator created a world that could sustain life.
And this is what we find! Throughout the world, for thousands of years before “modern medicine” with its hard-to-pronounce products featured on today’s commercials, people have benefited from natural supplementation.
Minerals, herbs, roots and other naturally-derived remedies contain proven unaltered ingredients which combat a host of bacterial and viral pathogens. Unfortunately, natural wellness is demonized in the mainstream healthcare system and natural supplement companies are not allowed to make any claims that their products can provide any benefits to the consumer.
Natural supplements are monitored by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and FTC (Federal Trade Commission). If a natural wellness product is caught making any claims regarding healing, treating or curing any health condition, that company can be in for a rough ride of fines, penalties, or even removal from the marketplace entirely.
Did you ever wonder why your doctor doesn’t offer any natural options? In fact, medical schools are prohibited from teaching natural wellness, as the AMA (American Medical Association) is financially supported by pharmaceutical companies. This ensures that students memorize pharmaceutical drugs in a “pill for an ill” system strategically set on maximizing profits, instead of minimizing sickness.
It is as if the very concept of our bodies being created to be healthy and able to overcome sickness if properly supported has been lost on our society at large. So let's look at health and our bodies, and regain some of that lost understanding.
Our bodies are natural healing, treating, and curing machines. If set free to do what it was created to do, the immune system will seek and destroy pathogens with great efficiency and effectiveness. The body can go from being very sick to fully recovered, especially when supported with the appropriate supplementation and a healthy lifestyle.
Also, our body does not get sick overnight. We must understand what is damaging our bodies and leading to long term illness. Like waves eroding the shoreline over the course of many years, or a bucket slowly filling up until it reaches past its capacity, the same principle applies to our bodies.
One does not wake up with cancer, heart disease, digestive issues or health problems that weren’t there yesterday. These conditions take extended periods of time to develop, as the body is slowly eroded from chemicals, stress, lack of sleep etc. which eventually wear the body down until it isun-well.
Notably, it is mostly environmental factors that lead to these health issues, not genetics. For example, according to the American Cancer Society, only 5% of cancer is genetic. The rest is environmental - the body taking in toxic, carcinogenic chemicals through unhealthy products, medicines, food, air, etc.
Unfortunately, the path to wellness all too often promoted to consumers is one that is making them sicker. But given proper support, the body is able to recover the vast majority of the time.
Now that we’ve identified what’s making us sick and keeping us sick, let’s look at the positive things we can start doing today to better complement our health.
We can begin by considering the ingredients in the supplements, hygiene and beauty products, etc. that we put in or on our bodies. What is actually in these products? What are the long-term effects of using those substances? Are there smarter choices we could make that would put us on the road to better health?
Think about each meal and snack you eat, and ask yourself, “Is this pushing me backwards or propelling me forwards on my health journey?” Making small, intentional changes adds up to big results over time!
Reflect upon your mindset in life, and the daily actions and routine you have which reinforces that mindset. What are some positive changes you could make? What if you added in exercise, music, or reading? An adventure outside in nature or prayer walk?
We know that our body and the earth is divinely created to substantiate health and life. It’s just a matter of living intentionally, consistently making those smart decisions which will get our body back in harmony with the natural creation that was designed to thrive. Don’t waste your life - you are worth it!
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