I’m on a mission: I want to convince everyone that we all have the power to be in charge of our own health care. I want to convince everyone that handing over your health to the Conventional Medical System (Big Phuvernment**) is crazy. I’m not saying doctors are useless, but that our bodies have ENORMOUS capacity to heal and regenerate; and if we invest some time in learning what makes the body run well, and then taking the actions to implement what we’ve learned, our health, our energy, our outlook on life, could be so Optimal. Like I always say, no one is sick because they’re deficient in meds, no one.
Do you ever read FoodBabe? You should, she’s an activist who’s been a driving force in getting a few Big Companies to quit using deadly chemicals in their food products. Her post yesterday was on the glucose drink they feed to Pregnant Mothers when we go in for the glucose test. I want to say that again: the drink they have pregnant mothers, and the little babies growing inside of them, drink to test for gestational diabetes.
Here’s the Ingredient List, read it and weep that babies get soaked in this crap:
There’s enough toxic chemicals in that drink to kill a bird, and yet it’s given to pregnant women and their babies. Please read the whole article here, it’s pretty enlightening.
News about the Medical Establishment failing us isn’t new, and statistics are astounding. Here’s some words from Dr. Mercola’s post today on the Dangers of Modern Medicine:
Preventable medical mistakes are the third-leading cause of death in the US, right after heart disease and cancer. In all, preventable medical mistakes may account for one-sixth of all deaths that occur in the US annually. Despite spending more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined, the US ranks last in health and mortality when compared with 17 other developed nations. We may have one of the best systems for treating acute surgical emergencies, but the American medical system clearly gets an “F” when it comes to treating chronic illness.
Please don’t blindly throw yourselves at the mercy of your doctor, the pharmaceutical companies, Big Food, and the Government. You ARE capable of staying healthy, improving your health, and losing weight if you need too.
Real Whole Food, sleep, controlling your stress, and exercise, these are the foundations for Optimal Health, and they’re all within our control. Evaluate where you are with each of those factors. We can always take steps to improve our health, and it’s never too late to start. Carve out some time to make a plan, then post the plan everywhere. Commit to your plan! Don’t wait for next week or next month, start now. You have the power and the ability, now use it. Let me know if you need help, or a jump start. I’m good at that!
On a less serious note, here’s a picture of my oldest daughter, Megan, who’s in Peru. This is Machu Picchu.
Remember, Mark and I are doing a Partner Detox next week while we’re on the Low Carb Cruise. We’ll be posting and/or facebooking every day about the steps we’re taking in the Detox. If you’re not friends with me on FB and you want to be, find me under Debbie Brockett Abbott.
**Big Phuvernment: the sexual union of Big Food, Big Pharma, and our Government