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Okay… so here’s the real truth. Sickness is not a necessary part of the human experience. No shade to all the medical professionals out there. I have a few in my family who do an amazing job caring for patients. They love their work and they’re inspired to care for others. And some people really need assistance from medical professionals. We honor them for the service they provide.

But this obsession we have with going to the doctor and using a pill to solve all our problems is not necessary. Many (not all) people suffering from certain conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure etc., and downing hoards of prescription meds daily, could be free with just diet modification, a commitment to daily exercise and the required ounces of water per day.

We have this amazing thing called the internet. A full library on just about anything you can imagine is right at your fingertips. Don’t suffer through the side effects of medications if they aren’t absolutely necessary. Don’t become dependent on doctors. Take your health into your own hands. You be the driver.

How did we get here? We grew up in the rise of the HMO. I used to work in the industry. What started as a focus on preventative care eventually grew to docs and meds as a way of life. Have you noticed that about 1 in 4 commercials is related to illness. As a society we’re not that sick, not yet anyway. But we will be if we don’t come to the awareness that we’re being subtly programmed by watching these commercials over and over. We are blindly accepting this mentally of illness. How many people in your neighborhood and family were sick when you were growing up as compared to now? How many were at the pharmacy multiple times per week? How may had narcotics in their medicine cabinet? Health is your birthright. It always has been. And it’s the state we should all be striving for… good healthy foods, body movement, fresh air and sunlight and management of stress.

If you’re really ill I understand your need for medical care. But I’ve learned from my own experience that lifestyle modification goes a long way in addressing many conditions. Start researching your condition on the internet to see if lifestyle changes might augment your treatment. Find a doctor who believes in the miraculous ability for the body to heal itself. They’re out there. You just have to search a little harder because sickness is a big business and it yields high dollars. Many doctors care, but they also stand to profit by you being sick.

Below are some things you might not have been aware of when it comes to health. A simple Google search will offer more extensive information.

1- The sodium-potassium balance is responsible for regulation of blood pressure

2- Selenium is beneficial in fighting cancer

3- Omega 3 Fatty Acids lower your risk of autoimmune disease. So does vitamin D.

4- Vitamin D boots immunity and is helpful with depression. So is magnesium.

5- Zinc is extremely beneficial for colds and flu.

6- Chromium helps regulate blood sugar.

7- Many adaptogens help with stress. Rooibos Tea is one.

8- Many foods and herbs have cancer prevention properties such as green tea.

9- Glutathione enhances the body’s ability to detox, even from mold.

10- Silica is extremely beneficial for treatment and prevention of Alzheimers (oatmeal is high in silica).

11- The acid/ alkaline balance is extremely important when it comes to certain conditions, ie cancer, heartburn, even weight loss.

11- Magnesium is one of the master minerals. It is critical to health and is a good place to start with any treatment for illness. (Even if you ignore the rest, Google this one).

There are so many alternatives available. Many of the above mentioned nutrients can be found in a simple multi-vitamin. Empower your self. Take your life into your own hands. Know that you are in control of your destiny and it’s harder to have a full life without a body that is healthy and strong. Treat it well and you will reap the rewards.

To Your Journey,

Tonya

Tonya Lampley is a fiction author and Certified Life Coach. She is passionate about living life to the fullest and uses skills learned from her work as a coach as well as lessons from her own journey to write articles providing tips for successful living and to tell stories of hope and personal triumph. Her debut novel was titled A Taste of Love and was a National Indie Excellence Awards finalist. Her short story titled Birthday Surprise received honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest Short Story Contest. For more information about Tonya and her works please visit www.TonyaLampley.com.

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