Is it just my imagination, or is 75% of all advertising revenue coming from pharmaceutical and medical sources these days? No matter where I go, I see or hear ads for medicines and vaccines and related products. Some are scary and some are humorous…and all of them downright misleading.
First off, we are not talking about HEALTHcare. We are talking about MEDICAL care. Totally different animal. Most doctors do not engage in health care, they are in the business of medical care. If they were treating your health, you would be getting well and not be on prescription medications long term. They would be teling you how to remove the dietary and lifestyle issues that contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease and diabetes. Most people believe when they get a diagnosis of adult onset diabetes (Type 2) that it’s something they have to manage for the rest of their lives with pills of needles. Nonsense. They weren’t born with diabetes, they developed it over the course of their lives, usually with poor diet and lack of exercise. They didn’t come from the womb with hypertension and heart disease. These are LIFESTYLE diseases, and they are not a life sentence if you take the time to learn about how to restore your health.
Just don’t expect your doctor to tell you this or help you in the process. Doctors treat your medical conditions. They go to school for long periods of time to receive advanced training in the practice of medicine, not the practice of health restoration. They do not get an education in health and healing, they get an education in handling trauma, surgery, and pharmacology.
We do not have a health care crisis in this country, we have a crisis in medical care. And it costs so much because we have come to expect quick fixes for conditions that we’ve spent 20 or 30 years developing. Instead of learning for ourselves, we have believed the media and the advertisers that there are chemical and technological solutions for any abuse we give to our bodies.
Healing is not the purview of physicians. It is a natural process that happens without our bodies. We are truly fearfully and wonderfully made, with an internal machinery designed to repair itself. When we eat foods devoid of nutrients we don’t give our bodies the fuel to run properly. A mechanic can tell you what would happen if you filled your gas tank with Coca Cola and tried to drive a few hundred miles. Your car wasn’t meant to be powered by soda, and neither is your body. Yet we drive our bodies day after day on sugar, refined junk foods, and chemicals that are not fit for long term consumption and wonder why we get sick.
Taking care of your health is up to YOU, not the federal government or the state government, or even your doctor. They didn’t put that artery clogging junk into your mouth and make you eat it. The medical facilities are not benevolent charities. They make their money by treating the sick and injured. Don’t expect them to be at the forefront when it comes to telling you how NOT to use their services. And for those who have abused their body machines to the point of no return, creating chronic conditions, those medical facilities are necessary. But for most of us, a little time spent changing our diets, doing more walking and less sitting, drinking more water and cutting our stress load would pay off richly in restored health and save billions of dollars now being spent in the doctor’s office and pharmacy.