Allopathy or Wellness?
Guest post by Cyndi O’Meara.
What healthcare do you choose; drugs, surgery and/or radiation or environment, diet and lifestyle changes?
I was at a conference over the weekend and I was speaking with one of the delegates who were telling me that many allopathic practitioners (medical) say that changing diet has no consequence to the prognosis of a patient’s condition. I kept shaking my head wondering how any one with a degree in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry could possibly say this.
Mainstream medicine believes that the body is inherently not capable of health because it is flawed due to the genes that are passed on from our parents. The day we are born we are given things to help these so-called inherent weaknesses such as Vitamin K because we are not born with enough, vaccination for immunity, Panadol so that the body won’t fry the brain in a fever, antibiotics to fight infection, pain killers because we can’t handle pain and so on. Every week we hear a new discovery that the cause of cancer, diabetes and other diseases is due to a new gene discovery. The only way mainstream health care deals with this is by prescribing drugs, surgery and/or radiation. Their belief system makes this type of treatment logical. For them, to change the diet and the environment seems a waste of time because they do not have that belief.
But what if that belief system is wrong? And what if the body is perfect and capable of exuberant health? And what if it is not that we have something inherently wrong in the body, but rather we live in a toxic environment and eat a diet low in nutrition? Then the treatment would be to improve the environment (get rid of toxins) and choose foods that will stop nutrient deficiencies, as I’ve talked about for 25 years in Changing Habits Changing Lives.
There are two ways to explain this more fully and to show how powerful diet and environment change can stop gene expression:
The Agouti Mouse
The agouti mouse is a patterned mouse that is prized for research. It has yellow fur, gets fat, develops diabetes and cancer and then dies. No matter what drugs, surgery or radiation they give the agouti mouse, the prognosis for this mouse and its offspring is never encouraging. Until one day someone changed the mouse’s environment by changing the diet of the mother. The offspring were born with brown fur and did not develop diabetes or cancer. Interesting!
The Animal Kingdom
Over the past 30 or so years there are animals that have become extinct, large fish deaths in the great lakes and mass bird deaths around the world. Science has never indicated that it was a genetic deficiency in the organism, but rather environmental factors that caused the extinction or death. Humans are the only species on the planet where the environment and food they eat is not seen as the major problem, but rather the human gene being the culprit.
Let’s put this in perspective. It is your belief system that will dictate what course of treatment you trust for your health. That is using drugs, surgery and radiation or removing the toxins from your environment and addressing nutrient deficiencies.
When you walk into your doctor’s office you are always asked the question “What is wrong?” A diagnosis is given and a specific treatment is prescribed. When you walk into a wellness health practice the concern is not always to find a diagnosis or to find out what is specifically wrong, but rather to help you improve your diet, lifestyle and environment in order for the body to be healthy so that it can get rid of any so-called condition you may have.
People often say to me “I have Graves’ disease”, “I have diabetes”, “I have xxxxx”. There are so many diseases and conditions. I’m never interested in the disease you have. What I want to do is to get you to remove the toxins from your environment and feed the body with high nutrient foods in order for the body to heal itself.
When we change our environment and our diet, the body can live with exuberant energy and health. Trust your body – it has more wisdom than any scientist or doctor; it is a body that has evolved without fault.
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