What’s the main difference between wellness care and sick care? Wellness care seeks to activate the natural healing ability, not by adding something to the system, but by removing anything that might interfere with normal function, trusting that the body knows what to do if nothing interferes with it. Sick care, on the other hand, seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside a medication, surgery or procedure. For instance, the patient has high blood pressure; the standard medical approach would be to choose a drug that lowers blood pressure and asks the patient to take the medication indefinitely. This may serve to lower the blood pressure but ignores the underlying cause is making the blood pressure high and runs the risk of side effects complicating the person’s recovery. Some of those side effects are depression, weight gain, diabetes, heart failure, fatigue, and dizziness. Some may have lower blood pressure after taking the drug but now have multiple other medical issues from the drug.
Treating the Causes Rather Than The Symptoms
Whether it’s a nutritional issue, faulty nervous system control, or a manifestation of stress, the medication could decrease the blood pressure, leaving the root problem causing the symptom of high blood pressure unaddressed. Once you commit to a lifestyle that revolves around wellness care rather than sick care, the veil of excess noise and static that clouds your vision will be lifted. You will no longer live life in a foggy, dreamlike state in which the events happen to you. Instead, you will be able to dictate your narrative and become the author of your book. Telling you were own story empowers and motivated you to be more proactive in every area of your life.
The Importance of Mindfulness
Most people have no idea what goes into their bodies on a daily but rather rely on the food and drug administration to tell them what is acceptable and unacceptable. As children, most of us couldn’t wait to break away from our parents claim our independence, yet as adults, we continue to rely on strangers to make life or death decisions on our behalf. This makes no sense. Make your decisions by becoming educated doing your research. Of course, pharmaceutical companies are going to advise that drug X necessary or drug Y will improve your condition, but this is because they run a profit. Sadly the sicker you are, the happier they are. Don’t let these corporations profit from your pain. Food additives are there only for one reason, to save money, or other words to generate profit.
If you’re not dead, you don’t need to preserve your body with chemicals, but with all the preservatives people are consuming on a daily basis, you think the opposite. Do you want to die early to save nameless, faceless billionaires a few pennies? Don’t compromise your body and your health. Take a step back and examine the type of lifestyle you are living. Adopt the 100 year plan to make healthy choices.
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