Learning How to THINK as a Patient

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it.”
– Henry Ford

The first knee-jerk response most of us have when we reach a health crisis is to run to the doctor. We have been trained since childhood, among a litany of media-fueled programming, that our health is outside of our control.

Because of this, when something goes wrong most of us don’t actually think about the issue, but rather pay someone else to think for us.

But here’s the other problem: That doctor usually doesn’t think either.

Your doctor usually doesn’t ask the critical question: Why did this health issue happen in the first place?

If you go to your doctor with acid reflux, how often do they ask about your diet? Do they ask if you’re combining your foods properly, drinking enough water and not eating right before bed?

If you’re depressed, do they ask you about your stress levels, relationships, and test if you have the good bacteria in your gut that you need to experience happiness?

Doctors follow a “this-that” formula. If you have acid reflux, they prescribe Nexium or some other enzyme suppression drug. If you’re depressed – Prozac or some other powerful neurotransmitter-blocking substance.

But don’t worry: The cost of this thoughtless approach is only the loss of your health (not including your deductibles, co-pays and insurance premiums).

When You Reach Your Health Crisis . . .

Each and every one of us will reach at least one health crisis in this life. The question is not if or when we reach it, it’s how we address the crisis when it occurs.

We will either think or not think.

We will run to the doctor and take a drug or undergo an expensive surgery so we don’t have to think; or we will think about the issues and take the time to work our own way through it.

We live in a world of cause and effect. This is a universal law, and health is no different. Things do not happen for no reason. When symptoms arise, if we listen to them and figure out what they’re telling us, we can find the solution.

The Formula to Relieve Your Symptoms and Pain

There is an order of operations that can be followed to resolve nearly each and every symptom you’ll encounter.

No matter if you have depression, low energy, loss of libido, hot flashes, increased pain, or have experienced weight gain, this order can be followed to mitigate your symptoms and, in most cases, eliminate them altogether.

  1. Quit eating processed foods and sugar. Nothing can be done for your health if youre continuously poisoning yourself with these catabolic substances. We call this the DNA Reset.
  2. Increase your digestive capacity to make sure you’re properly absorbing nutrients and vitamins and efficiently removing waste products.
  3. Move. Walk, get adjusted, breathe with your diaphragm. Your lymphatic system and nervous system cannot function without movement. Start by walking regularly and breathing deeply.
  4. Balance your fats. The fat-soluble vitamins A,D,K and E and your omega 3/6 ratio must be balanced. Without sufficient fats, the minerals and vitamins cannot function in the body.
  5. Rebuild your mineral and vitamin reserves. Without sufficient minerals, vitamins have no function and your body will slowly become acidic. This acid state allows disease to thrive, but by rebuilding both mineral and vitamin reserves we can reverse this.
  6. Balance your hormones. Most of us don’t seek out a doctor until our hormone systems fail, but balancing hormones is actually one of the last things we should be addressing in terms of our overall health.
  7. Detoxify using powerful natural herbs and supplements, coupled with intermittent fasting. This will help reverse much of the damage done to your body over the years by physical, chemical and emotional stressors.

A patient who thinks doesn’t suppress symptoms – symptoms are your best friend! They tell you what’s wrong with your body. Listen to their wisdom.

Objective measurements, home tests and a thinking patient can address and solve your many of health concerns, allowing you to make the shift from patient to doctor.

To do this you must be willing to take responsibility for your health, think through your issues and take action in resolving them.

 

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