I have been practicing Natural Medicine for over305 years and only recently did THE answer to a long-standing question finally come to the forefront.
I don’t just “practice” Natural Medicine, it is a part of my life, a part of me. There is no separation between the two. That is the world I live in. On occasion (more so in Central FL than anywhere else I lived), I hear the phrase, “I do not believe in that style of medicine.”
Years ago, I would have presented information in an attempt to educate. Now, I simply smile and go about my business. Those who wish to learn will ask. Those who are mired in the disease-management world will not.
The question still piques my curiosity at times. Given the disaster that we call our health care system and the mountain of evidence in favor of Natural Medicine . . . not to mention the 5000-year history. . . . it is puzzling how someone could not believe in it or add at least aspects into their lives.
Then it hit me. It is NOT “belief” that holds most people back, it is almost always one of the following:
For some of those claiming “I don’t believe,” it is more of an “I don’t want to do. . . . “
Eating well takes time and effort. Cooking herbs or going to the health food store can be an inconvenience. Popping a pill. . . well. . . a monkey can do this. It is a mindless act and places the responsibility exclusively on the doctor who prescribed it, the pharmacist who dispensed it, the pharmaceutical company who manufactured it and the government (actually the people) who pay for it. The individual is missing from all of these.
Natural Medicine is based on a much different perspective. At the top of the priority list is individual responsibility. WE are responsible for our own health and the best health care system is SELF-health care. Paying attention to diet, precise type of exercise and accompanying recovery, rest and leading a life of balance and of passion are the major principles. All of these, place the responsibility on the person.
I have good news and bad news for you.
The good news is that your health depends upon you.
The bad news is that your health depends upon you. Truth is often the most difficult of pills.
It may not lead you to where you thought you were going, but it will always lead you somewhere better. When ignored, it will eventually show itself. The closeness of your relationships is directly proportional to the degree to which you have revealed the truth about yourself. It can be painful.
David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school - Dr. Orman's Wellness School.