by Jodi Knapp | February 11, 2012 4:26 am
If you’re suffering from some of the lifestyle-related chronic diseases bothering 80% of people over 45, I have good news for you. They can all be healed naturally, without side effects, using three simple steps.
I’m talking about diseases like type 2 diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic pain, frequent vertigo, frequent headaches, fibromyalgia… (the list could go on and on).
In today’s feature article, I explain why the traditional medical system isn’t working to stop these diseases and how to use the three-step natural approach instead.
Many of you will agree with me, others will be skeptical, but one thing I can promise you, the discussion on this issue will be educational and fun. So, to read on and make your comment below.
Before I explain the three steps, let me clarify one thing…
I think modern medicine has some fantastic, magical solutions. Just visualize the challenges the doctors and nurses at an Emergency Department face when they get in a child with severe internal bleeding and every bone broken after bad car accident. Everyday these brave people save lives like that.
And we all admire doctors like the fictional Dr. House (popular TV show) who combats mysterious diseases with keen insight (okay and some sarcasm) and can diagnose and save lives. Everyday there are thousands of doctors all over the world doing similar things without ever being noticed.
Not to mention the awe we must all feel when a surgeon manages to separate twins that have several common internal organs. Sometimes the odds of succeeding are close to zero but they still do it.
….these are modern day heroes!
I consider the real beginning of modern medicine to be in 1928 when Alexander Fleming made the world-changing discovery of Penicillin.
(Since we’re discussing natural medicines, it’s worth mentioning that for centuries folk medicine had been using mold -in essence what Penicillin is made of- for centuries for all kinds of ailments, even at the risk of being burned for witchcraft.)
With the discovery of Penicillin, doctors all of a sudden had the tools to CURE life-threatening and chronic diseases such as syphilis, and infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci.
Overnight, doctors and producers of pharmaceuticals became world class heroes and the dream seed was planted that super drugs would deliver an answer to all health problems.
Consequently, the general public signed the responsibility for their health over to their doctor. Unfortunately the medical system hasn’t quite lived up to this responsibility (it never works to let someone else take responsibility for us).
Three times more people die every year of cancer than in early 1900. Deaths from major cardiovascular diseases are as common as they were back then. More people are saved from dying but more people are also having heart attacks now.
170 million people world wide suffer type 2 diabetes according to the World Health Organization. This number is expected to DOUBLE in the next 30 years.
Americans spend more money than any other nation on health care per person (three times more than the second country on the list), yet we have the highest frequency of cardiovascular than anywhere else in the world. There is a strong correlation between how developed a country is and how common things like heart attacks, type 2 diabetes and cancer occur. Countries that spend the most on health care generally also have the highest frequency of these diseases when total population is accounted for.
So does it look like modern medicine has lived up to its expectations? I don’t think so.
Okay, at this point you’re probably wondering what in the world all this historical rubbish has to do with the three steps to cure for all lifestyle diseases.
Everything! Which leads us to…
To naturally cure whatever health problem you have, you have to begin by taking full responsibility for the disease. You can consult with your doctor (and I recommend you do so) but don’t expect him or her to cure you.
The medical system has no CURE for chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. A cure is something that eliminates a condition. But all the medical system offers you are medications that TREAT the SYMPTOMS of the above conditions.
And the reason our doctors can’t cure these thing is because they’re the result of the lifestyle and misleading information we’ve followed throughout our lives. Our genes haven’t changed at all in the last 100 years, our lifestyles have.
The only way to CURE these things is to reverse the process these lifestyle choices have caused. And we must take FULL responsibility for them, even if we didn’t know any better or were following the wrong advice (often by the traditional health system).
We must take drastic actions today! Any disease is a wake up call that something is broken. And when something is broken, we must take drastic actions to fix it.
This step is like the ER of natural health. When a patient is brought in after a severe accident, there is no time for idealizing or discussing. The key is ACTION, ACTION, and ACTION. Whatever it takes to save the life.
If you have any of the chronic-lifestyle diseases, this step would include getting solid natural information on eliminating the disease you’re fighting and following it to the ‘T.’
Most health problems could have been prevented.
If a person always ate relatively healthy in moderation and exercised daily, a slice of cake once in a while wouldn’t make him or her obese. However if a person has gotten to the point of weighing 400 pounds, having high cholesterol and blood pressure and full blown type 2 diabetes, cutting corners is not an option. You must take drastic actions to bring yourself back to health.
In my diabetes program, for example, I lead people through three phases of curing type 2 diabetes. The first one can be quite painful and takes some self-discipline. However, it’s a critical step to bring the blood sugar back to normal. Later on, you can become more flexible but till your blood sugar is under control, you must use all the natural tools available to become healthy.
Similarly, Scott Davis teaches various techniques to lower cholesterol in his guide. While your cholesterol is still too high, you should implement as many of his techniques as you can. After the cholesterol is under control, you can become less strict in food choices again.
Some terminal diseases can also be fought using natural methods in addition to traditional techniques. For example, even if a person developed cancer at such late stages that surgery is inevitable, it doesn’t mean that you can’t use natural methods to fight it or keep tumors at bay after surgery. This way you may not need chemo in addition to the surgery. Medical journals are full of studies that show how natural methods have been used with success to free people from these terrible diseases.
Which leads us to…
Rod Stewart sings: “I wish I knew then what I know now, when I was younger, when I was stronger.”
Once you’ve been able to reverse your disease, celebrate the second chance by continuing to live healthy. You can do things more moderately in step two. Think of what you’d have recommended to the younger version of yourself. Then follow your own advice.
This includes things like staying away from processed food. Avoid a fatty and sugary diet. Eat animal products in moderation and only grass fed or organic. Consider the disease as a hateful relative or bad house guest. Just because you rid your home of one doesn’t mean there aren’t more waiting to take their place when you let your guard down.
Blue Heron Health News publishes Christian Goodman’s program of extremely effective exercises to lower blood pressure. After people manage to bring their blood pressure down to normal, most often within a week, they often ask if they need to keep on doing the exercises. Most people can get away with stopping the daily routine but what’s the harm of spending nine minutes a day making sure your blood pressure never goes up to a dangerous level again?
The same goes for any disease you tackle. As I’ve demonstrated in this article, it’s the modern day lifestyle that creates these diseases and we have to give up some of these staples of unhealthy society to first cure and then prevent them from raising their ugly heads again.
So there you have it, my three step approach:
1) Take full responsibility
2) Apply drastic actions to reverse the disease
3) Use moderate lifestyle changes to make sure you don’t get sick again
You can find links to various guides to tackle health issues on the right hand side of this page.
But first, what do you think? Please leave your comments below…
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