describing a person “obviously sick” I mean you can see dry, weak or brittle hair, dry, scaly or itchy skin, redness around the eyelids, coughing, sneezing, lack of Apparent energy or digestive complaints muscle problems, menstruation or symptoms and pain AND is taking over-the-counter medications for one reason or another.
What is the true image of a healthy person? Is someone keeping their symptoms under control through the use of medications or even herbal / alternative treatments? Is it really healthy?
Taking over-the-counter (OTC) medications as well as the wide array of alternative treatments for any condition is NOT healthy. Taking any treatment of any kind means that the body is expressing a symptom. The symptom, by definition, is “subjective evidence of a disease or physical disorder”. A symptom is proof that there is a problem – disease or physical disturbance in the body or even in the mind! There is an illness present or a physical disorder that has been caused by one of two things. Either by toxicity or by deficiency. That’s all. The symptom just gives the person an idea of where to look for the problem … you don’t tell them to shut up, put a mask on, or numb them. There is a problem! The symptom is NOT the problem. So – treating a symptom with medication or “natural medicine” does not cure anything. It masks the real condition creating the symptom.
These symptoms may seem “harmless” on their own when they appear, but recurring symptoms disturb our sense of innate well-being. Something is wrong. We live in a shallow society and the medical community has been successful in convincing people that taking drugs is good for them and that drugs can “cure” anything. They taught them to recognize the symptoms and which medicine will alleviate the symptom. Well done the medical team! Millions of people “self-cure” with the availability of over-the-counter medications to treat symptoms.
However, people are NOT taught that these symptoms are the body’s way of expressing that there is a disruptive disease or condition that needs to be taken care of, not just the symptom. People are NOT taught to be responsible for their health or even to know what that means.
What triggered writing this article was a conversation I had with a 75-year-old woman confined to her bed and living in a skilled nursing facility. After she was there for over a month due to a stroke that paralyzed the left side of her body, she said she didn’t understand how she ended up here. She said, “I took my multiple vitamins. I thought I was in good health.” Not only did this woman have a stroke, but she was also diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol upon entry. His digestive system suffers from a painful disorder as it adjusts to changes in his condition and habits. However, she believed that she was in good health. During most of her adult life, she “cured” her digestive condition and various other symptoms with daily doses of Pepto-Bismal, Alka Selzer, Ibuprofen and Milk of Magnesia in the morning. need to. Again, she thought she was healthy and that self-medication for her symptoms would prevent her from getting sick. You never learned about a healthy body.
His diet consisted of low-fat yogurt, a stick of cheese, half an apple, a slice of orange, 7-up (to settle the stomach of course), graham crackers, of crackers and Jif peanut butter with small amounts of ice cream DQ a daily sweet bread. Can you see a problem with this diet ?! She has an “apple” shaped body with “toothpicks” for the arms and legs. She had no energy and she didn’t feel well most of the time YET, she thought she was healthy. Her post-stroke MRI revealed that she had had several mini-strokes over the past two years. This woman had lived alone and had driven from the start with no idea of her true condition. She also chose not to see a doctor for any of her symptoms for fear that a real illness would be found.