People often ask me what would I do if I were sick with some kind of illness or condition like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, fibromylagia, multiple sclerosis, obesity, the flu, etc. The first thing I would do is pray for healing. Then I would jump on the healing bandwagon!
So many people are suffering with mental and physical symptoms. I don’t use the term “diagnosis” since giving a group of symptoms, whether related or not, a name is actually insignificant in the scheme of things. A diagnosis doesn’t determine one’s fate. The symptoms are real but the diagnosis is useless.
The second step I would take is to ascertain what I was doing or not doing that fostered the symptoms in the first place. To seek “treatment” without first evaluating my food and lifestyle habits is like filling the gas tank when the problem is a flat tire.
I would do a complete head to toe assessment from childhood to now. What I ate growing up as a child has laid the foundation of what my health and habits will be like in adulthood. What about sleep habits then and now? Was I physically active then and now? Did I take any drugs, legal or illegal, (a drug is a drug is a drug)?
My relationships with my parents and siblings, good or not good, will directly impact my emotional relationships and outlook as an adult. Emotions manifest physically and physical symptoms manifest emotionally. The two go hand in hand. We all have “stuff” and dysfunctions in our lives from childhood to adulthood. As long as we are human and around other humans, well, let’s just say, it’s a part of being human and therefore, having problems is a part of life. Addressing our problems honestly and compassionately will promote healing.
Pinpointing areas of improvement and growth will alter the direction or course of any ailment safely, naturally and effectively.
So here is what I would do if I were sick, in no particular order(links provided):
- Replace all foods containing sugar/high fructose corn syrup with raw, unfiltered honey.
- Reduce the systemic inflammation in my body
- Consume nutrient-dense whole foods
- Exercise 5 minutes a day
- Get fresh air and sunshine, daily
- Improve my relationships
- Go to church
- Read a good book
- Enjoy a hobby
- Be more social
- Live with passion
- Let go of pride, guilt and shame
- Spend less, save more
- De-clutter my home and life
- Be passionate about my career
- Eat a steak, rare
- Avoid dairy and grains
- Enjoy more seafood
- Sleep well
- Send people hand-made cards
- Volunteer and serve in the community
- Love my husband and children
- Love my family
- Stop the gossip
- Avoid the news
- Pray frequently
This is pretty much what I am doing now. I rarely get sick and when I do it’s a typical cold; runny nose, sneezing. Once in a while great while, I get a fever. I treat a fever with drinking water, fasting from food and getting rest. If my fever goes over 102 degrees F, then I take a tepid bath. I use a drugless approach at all times. (I’m in the process of reducing my Armour thyroid dose for Hypothyroidism. Yay!!!)
Everything we do contributes to who and what we are. If it’s not working, seek improvement and growth. You can’t change by doing the same thing over and over and over. What seemed to work on Monday is not a guarantee it will work on Friday. Life is ever-changing! Grow and change with it!
So that’s it. This is all that I do to Be well and Live well! Contact me if you or someone you know wants to be well and live well too!