posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 09:57 AM
reply to post by jayjayrocks
Great ideas, but may I add one more? Stay away from the doctors unless you are really sick!
One of the largest problems we have in healthcare is the lack of patience most people have today. There are viruses loose in the world, and they will
infect people from time to time. Our bodies can handle this in the vast majority of the cases, but that doesn't mean we won't feel under the weather
from time to time. The trick is to not allow a little cold to worry us to the point of us rushing to the nearest ER in a panic.
I blame the media for this panic-first attitude. We have been trained all our lives that any ache or pain is an indication that we must buy and
consume the latest chemical concoction to take it away. Sorry, folks, life just doesn't work like that! We are all born with the most advanced
security system ever seen inside us: our own immune system. Left alone, it will attack, destroy, and rid us of any virus or contaminant that may come
along. Only occasionally does it need a bit of assistance, and then only a tiny bit. But the more we assist it, the weaker it becomes, just like not
using a muscle will cause it to atrophy.
Medicine cannot replace the immune system. It's simply not designed to. I know in some threads I have made the statement that no insurance company
ever healed anyone, but no doctor has ever healed anyone either! The doctors only are able to assist our own bodies in the healing process. Now if we
abuse that immunity we are born with to the point that it no longer is able to do its job, how is it that we expect a doctor to make it all better?
The constant attention by the doctors with their newest snake-oils is why it is weak in the first place!
No, the best method is to suck it up, ignore that weak listless feeling, maybe get some bedrest if you feel that bad, and let the doctors treat the
really sick folks. You'll feel better in a couple days, doctor or no doctor. So why bother them? You'll let that natural immunity do its job and
become stronger, you'll keep your money, and you won't wind up with a bunch of side effects.