A major problem of our conventional health care system is that it strips the power from you. Aggressive treatments are done to you, not with you. You are given little guidance on lifestyle changes to improve your health. It’s easy to rely on medications and surgery. But when they fail, it’s just as easy to give up all hope of leading a healthy lifestyle. When you adopt healthy habits, you can help your body heal itself.
Are You Masking Your Symptoms?
Conventional medicine tries to attack individual problems as if they are unrelated to each other.
You might take a medicine for diabetes
A different one for high blood pressure
Another for your heart
Another for joint pain
Another for acid reflux
Another for migraines
You might even end up taking multiple drugs for the same condition. Often, such medicines do not treat the root cause of the problem. They basically mask symptoms while your health progressively worsens. If you want to be truly healthy, it’s high time you started focusing on lifestyle changes to improve your health.
I worked for many years as an anesthesiologist and often cared for patients undergoing open heart surgery. To give you a better perspective about why you need to adopt healthy habits, I’ll tell you a bit of what happens when arteries clog.
The clog creates a thick, yellow, fatty plaque that only allows a trickle of blood through. This trickle is not enough to meet the demands of the heart. The person soon comes down with a heart attack and the doctors recommend stents and bypass grafts. However, when the arteries are diseased anywhere, they are diseased everywhere. Even if the person has 3 to 4 bypass grafts, there is a high chance the problem won’t go away. Over the course of their lives, heart surgery patients often come back for more procedures. Some come back for stents while others come back for a repeat heart surgery.
Sadly, many of my own patients were only in their 30’s and 40’s. It’s disheartening to see young and vibrant people come down with heart attacks and other crippling health issues. Doctors would easily attribute the problem to family history. Too many people neglect the role of lifestyle in these conditions.
Address the root cause
Chronic diseases are forms of inflammation.