Most of you are already aware that our current medical model is outdated and is slowly moving in a new direction.
More and more people, including many medical doctors, have experienced the flaws within our current system; prescription medicine protocols that keeps patients trapped in a revolving door of compounding illnesses that doesn’t get to the root cause of the imbalance and eventually leads to unnecessary surgeries.
Those wise physicians and practitioners have been moving in the direction of using food, herbs, supplements, lifestyle modifications, PLUS incorporating ancient forms of healing and complementary health approaches (CAM) to help their patients improve their health.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Complementary medicine has never been more popular. Nearly 30 percent of adults report using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Doctors are embracing CAM therapies, too, often combining them with mainstream medical therapies — spawning the term “integrative medicine.”
Integrative medicine is now taking hold and that’s a good thing.
But, there are still millions of people and doctors trapped in an outdated medical model. That defective disease-promoting system has been ingrained in us for the past 200 years (or longer). It has convinced the masses that we are powerless to disease, or victims of disease, and the ONLY way to stop ANY disease is to suppress the symptoms with medication, and/or to attack the body by cutting out pieces of it. As in the case with gallbladder removal that doesn’t actually heal the digestive distress, or if you have Crohn’s disease say goodbye to pieces of your intestine, and sayonara to your thyroid if you have nodules or suspicious cells, and most recently that system will wipe out your microbiome with heavy doses of antibiotics if you’ve been diagnosed with lyme disease. The list goes on and on.
Destroying the body is NOT the answer to healing it.
A much better plan of action is to support the bodily systems with proper food and herbs, boost the immune system so it can do it’s work, clear the detoxification pathways so the body can cleanse, alter the lifestyle (and consciousness), and then get out of the way to let the body heal itself.
The human body is a self-healing organism. That’s the way it’s designed.
The evidence is widespread and we know better. Altering the diet and lifestyle, rather than destroying pieces of the body unnecessarily is the healthcare of the future.
And, this is where health coaches and wellness practitioners have the opportunity to excel.
By understanding patterns within the body and hearing what it is saying, rather than killing the messenger, we can literally prevent disease from manifesting, and if disease does take hold, we can shift the body into a better state of health to heal the imbalance.
Here’s a good example – when I first met my husband he was only 36 years old and complained about chronic pain in his hips as well as headaches on the side of his head. When I mentioned to him that those pains were directly connected to the health of his gallbladder and an inability to properly digest fats, he was shocked! He told me that both his father and brother had their gallbladders surgically removed due to digestive distress. Unfortunately, they both still had problems with digestion, and pain in the gut even after the surgery. So we altered my husband’s diet and lifestyle, and did a couple of liver/gallbladder cleanses. It is now eleven years later and he still has his gallbladder, he does NOT have that chronic hip pain anymore, and gets headaches infrequently rather than daily.
Where did all the pain and discomfort go? He’s still in the same body…
His chronic pain stopped because we fed the organs what they needed (energy, nutrients, oxygen, exercise and love), so they stopped sending the message (pain) that something was out of balance.
That’s the way it works. The body talks to us.
So, the next time anyone that is stuck in the old medical model recommends some sort of organ removal or surgery, keep in mind there may be a better way to approach healing the body.
I encourage my clients and students to “hang onto your organs – you were born with them because you need them while you are here experiencing this amazing journey through life in a human body.”
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Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.