I absolutely LOVED this article, which was written by a doctor, by the way! She suggests some common sense, practical things we should all do before running to the doctor immediately for every little thing.
Now don’t get me wrong, when a doctor is needed, I will not hesitate. One of my sons was battling a bad cold and I had told him what supplements he could take and what to do. Normally, that is sufficient and he feels better quickly and it resolves without any problems. However this time he called me – from work – which raised a big red flag for me. He is always way too busy to call during a work day so I know if he does, something is either wrong or he has some great news.
Well, he was sitting in his office with his coat on, drinking a cup of hot tea and shivering, he was so cold. He asked me what else he could do. I told him it sounded like he had a fever and I didn’t want him to mess with it but to get in to see a doctor ASAP. Thankfully he was able to do that and it turned out to be strep throat. We have to use common sense.
However, with that being said, I know way too many people who run to the doctor for every little sniffle and ache. My personal opinion is that there is so much we can and should be doing proactively to prevent disease and also that we can do to help ourselves heal, that calling the doctor shouldn’t be the first thing you do in every instance. (Actually I believe prayer should be the first step, asking God what He says to do.) Keep in mind that according to a new study, at least one in 20 U.S. patients is misdiagnosed by his or her doctor. That is over 12 million annually! Food for thought.
I especially love what she considered #1 because it is my #1 as well – improve your diet and nutrition and so many other things fall into place! And it is really not as difficult as we make it out to be. I wish she was in my area – I would go to her in a heartbeat.
What are your thoughts about what this doctor shared in this article?
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