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Mis-beliefs about chronic health conditions

Mis-belief #2 Your condition is hereditary and you cannot get rid of it, you can only manage it.

Truth – True, certain family lines carry inherited physical and mental weaknesses. But, families also pass on dietary habits and environmental exposure to toxins (i.e. mold in the house) to future generations. If mom and dad take no thought as to their body's nutritional needs more than likely their offspring will follow suit. Those toxic stressors as mentioned above, exacerbate genetic weaknesses.

Cells replicate just like little copy machines. If you have had experience with a copy machine you know that if you make a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy, that last copy looks terrible and far from the original. But, if you copy superior quality copies every time, those copies will look exactly like the original. Give your body superior building blocks and eliminate toxic stressors and those cells will start to replicate superior cells. You'll not only be able to prevent a family weakness but may actually reverse one you've acquired.  Heredity is not destiny.

Mis-belief #3 Your physician is responsible for the state of your health.

Truth – Your health is YOUR responsibility! Many people go to their doctor like taking their car to the automotive mechanic. If something is wrong someone else needs to fix it. The truth is only you have power to create wellness for yourself in the choices you make everyday on your own behalf.

It's not your doctor's body, or your spouse's, friend's or other family member's body. It's YOUR BODY!   You will live with the consequences of your choices, although, the result of those choices do impact others. Your family or friends will end up listening to you complain, have to tolerate (or not) your crabby moods and/or take care of you. Those situations usually compound already degenerating health conditions. But, it is your responsibility to learn and make healthy decisions in nutrition, healthy habits, exercise and spirituality not anyone else's.

Mis-belief #4 You don't need to look at side-effects of medication because if a physician prescribed it it must be good for you or at least couldn't hurt you.

Truth -   Have you really read the list of side-effects of even the simplest over-the-counter medication? Sure, we often feel like we don't have a choice but to take it.  If we have let our health get to a point where it is an emergency life and death situation, that may be absolutely true.

But, where do you go from there? Have you started out with one small (you thought) chronic condition that lead to another and another because of the medication(s) you were on? How many medications did you end up taking? In mis-belief #3 you learned that your health is your responsibility. That includes everything you put into your body no matter who gives it to you.

Does what you're taking mask symptoms or get to the root of the cause? Sometimes the side-effects of the medication are the same or worse than that of the condition you're taking it for.   Research of all your options and make an informed decision of what goes into your body.

Mis-belief #5 Conventional medicine always has your best interest at heart so you don't have to.

Truth – Buyer beware. Learn to step up to the plate and be your own advocate when talking to your health care provider. Be an active participant in your health relationship. Ask questions until you understand what you need to know. Consider consequences of proposed treatments and don't accept intimidation to undergo treatment.

Do your own research and bring up natural alternatives when talking to your physician. In some instances your provider may be banned by the group clinic they are in to bring up natural remedies to your chronic condition unless you mention it first. If your physician doesn't want to talk about natural remedies or other options ask for a referral for one who will.

Find practitioners who are willing to help you reach your wellness goals.

Your participation in your health is vital to overcome your chronic health condition!

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