Dr. Christian’s Weekly Wellness Wisdom
The answer to this question may seem obvious, BUT IS IT?
This weeks’ wisdom was borne from a new patient who started under care with us only 12 weeks ago and on his first consultation said, “I am so fed up with being pushed from pillar to post, fed pills and still no answers. Who do I see for my health?”
Heard something like that before… or experienced it? Read on and see what you can do to prevent being placed in this situation.
Just imagine if you strolled into your GPs practice and said “Hi Doc, I have come for some advice on how to stay as healthy as possible and be as well as I can be.” OR…
…“I want to know what I can do to get my body into peak physical condition, nutritionally balanced and my mind clear and strong.”
What do you think your GP would say? If there is an uncomfortable silence, you have probably got your answer. You are in the wrong place.
Our valued, hardworking and committed GPs are doing everything they can to treat symptoms, combat sickness and fight disease. They are trapped in a way of thinking that leads to 3 things they can do TO HELP YOU – medication, referral for tests and/or referral to see a specialist. In fact, your GP has one more option – they can do nothing.
After tests results are received, a specialist or consultant also has 3 main options available to them TO HELP YOU – medication, injections or surgery. In fact, your consultant also has one more option – they can do nothing too.
To “do nothing” actually may be the best option in many cases because medicine is one of the greatest causes of preventable death in the UK, from deaths caused from prescription medication, deaths from unnecessary surgery, mistakes, errors (the list is very long)… all better known as medical iatrogenesis.
I am not highlighting this to try and make a ‘cheap shot’ at medicine because I believe it has a very important and sometimes life-saving role in society. Accident and Emergency (A&E) is a godsend as it literally saves lives. My point is this: medicine is not for health. It is merely a treatment of symptoms, sickness and disease.
Of course a GP and other specialists can refer to other therapists to provide you with assistance, which is usually temporary, but honestly, there is VERY LITTLE they can do TO HELP YOU to become as healthy as possible. That is not their fault. You have probably assumed that they should know? But that would be like expecting a plumber to know how to do your electrics. GPs are NOT trained in health. Really! They are trained to understand symptoms, sickness and disease… and how to treat it.
With less than 3 months training in nutrition and even less in exercise physiology and understanding the mind-body connection, your GP is definitely not going to be able to help you with your health. With limited training about the nervous system and unfortunately, spending far more time understanding disease and the use of pharmaceuticals, medical doctors are “sickness doctors” who are trained to diagnose your condition, treat symptoms and disease (in an attempt to help you) which often leads to you becoming dependent on some form of prescription medication.
The PROBLEM: Sickness and disease is caused by the lack of health, not from the lack of pills.
The SOLUTION: To prevent suffering and becoming ill, you need to focus on your health. Just look at what the healthiest people are doing and learn from them.
Have you ever noticed, healthy people don’t get sick… something to think about…
So what are the healthy people doing then?
If you want someone to attend to the cause of your problem, help you to return to the best of health and achieve greater levels of overall wellness, start looking to consult regularly with a doctor who does exactly that. They will also be equipped with the most up-to-date technology and everything you need to know about optimal performance, healing potential, nutrition, exercise and physical conditioning, mental strength and reducing stress.
BEST OF HEALTH TIP:
Take a look at the health status of the doctor you consult. Are they radiating with abundant health and wellness? Do they walk their talk? Do they spend time educating you about how to get well and most importantly, stay well? Do they regularly re-evaluate you to monitor your progress? Do they lead by example? If so, you are in the right place.
It’s Your Health, Enjoy the Best of It!
Dr. Christian BAppSc(ClinSc); BCSc; FCBP; M.A.O.
Chiropractor (Australia); Wellness Doctor (UK)
For more information call 01227 789 977 or visit www.bodywellgroup.com