"The greatest medicine is teaching people how not to need it." - Hippocrates

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Take Back Control

By Dr. Elize St. Charles, Ph.D.

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“The idea of saviors has been built into the entire culture, beyond politics. We have learned to look to stars, leaders, experts in every field, thus surrendering our own strength, demeaning our own ability, obliterating our own selves. But from time to time, Americans reject that idea and rebel.”    – Howard Zinn

Has the time come to reject the idea that medical doctors are gods? What a burden medical professionals have been carrying. From the statistics, one can only conclude that the burden has been overwhelming. The war on cancer is an abject failure: cancer rates are soaring, even in children. Management of cardiovascular disease is abysmal. Medication of insulin resistance and diabetes still leaves people with uncontrollable blood sugar and at risk of blindness, peripheral neuropathy, gangrene, and cardiovascular disease. Iatrogenic illness is rising exponentially. Conventional treatment for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and autism and its spectrum of conditions leaves so much to be desired it leaves me speechless (Can you imagine that?!?!) to think of the perpetual suffering of so people.

In the developed world, we revere allopathic medicine – the doctor wielding surgery, radiation and drugs to save our physical, mental and emotional health. In so doing we ignore gentler, time-proven medicinal paths. We disempower the bodies’ own magnificent healing intelligence.  With the Internet at our fingertips, there is a plethora of medical choices you can research. True second opinions from health professionals such as nutritionists, acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, oesteopaths, midwives, etc… will provide insight and options that don’t entail cutting, irradiating or poisoning and ofttimes involve your active participation. Once the dramatic choices are undertaken, there is no going back.

Take Home

Doesn’t it seem reasonable to start with the least invasive, least toxic treatment? Take back control of your health. Research and find health care practitioners with true alternative approaches. Participate in your health – don’t be a bystander. It is very empowering and may well save your life!

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