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Want To Live Longer? #10 How Good Is Your Doctor?
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Want To Live Longer? #10 How Good Is Your Doctor?

Okay, so you go to your doctor and you don't care what he says or does, you just want a fix it pill so you can go home and forget about it, right?

10. Staying Healthy Is Called Prevention and It Works.

If you take the time to find out what is really wrong with you, and what your doctor is trying to explain to you about what is wrong with you, then you can better help yourself.

Why do you go to your healthcare professional? To get well, but I go to find out what is wrong with me. And I want him, or her, to tell me what he/she knows about what I have, and everything he/she finds out about it, so I can learn about it too.

I want to know.

Your doctor became a doctor for his/her career life choice to make money...lots of money. Yes he/she is probably a good doctor if you are a healthy person. What if you are not a healthy person?

Your doctor spent many years of his/her life training to become a doctor, to help you with your health and he/she is not going to tell you everything so you can take care of your own health. Think about it.

But does he/she care enough to make you well?

Is your physicians assistant going to research information to make sure you are well?

Will your healthcare professional go the extra mile to help you?

Will your healthcare professional go to extremes just to make certain you are as healthy as you can be?

Does your healthcare professional really know how to make you well?

Doctors, and the entire medical field, are controlled by the AMA, the American Medical Association. This is the same governing committee that is in charge of making the rules for all the research to be either accepted, or not be accepted. This may not be the way that it should be. These are the people that will take away his or her medical degree if he/she does things they do not like, even if they are helping you.

Then there is the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration. They decide which drugs are good and bad and/or safe, which ones get to come on the market and which ones do not get to be on the market.

What if these government administrations were no longer run by the government?

Do you think there would be more decisions made for the reasons of health?

Would there be less decisions made that were not about money, and making everybody happy and prosperous?

I think we should pay the healthcare professional while we are well and when we become sick they get no more money until we are well again.

I think that would make them strive harder to get us well and maybe find the right way to do it.

How does that sound to you?

We Have Help

I do know that there is a company called Life Extension that has been battling the FDA for years to get drugs through that are claimed bad, but they believe are not bad. They have also been trying to get drugs off the market that are already legal, that they believe are really bad for our health.

This leads me to believe that there is some kind of a problem with the decision making process that is now being used.

Doctors are only given one nutrition class in their eight years of schooling. They are given no classes on how to keep someone well. In fact, as a physiologist myself, I remember hearing the phrase "We do not know how this works, but what we do know is..." in many of my physiology classes.

We should be treating for prevention to keep us well in the first place. If we stress prevention then we do not have to deal so much with being ill. We just have to prevent the illness.

We do not know really all that much about the workings of our own human body. We certainly have not been able to connect the mind (not the brain) with the body, or even the mind with the brain.

We were on a much different path of medical intervention until the discovery of antibiotics. Prevention is what it was called. We were using our knowledge to help stay healthy.

When antibiotics came into the picture we had to make a decision. Would we stay on the path of prevention, or move on to using these newly found antibiotics to fix it once it is broken? Then we switched to fixing the body once it has become sickly or diseased.

There are many, many doctors who have always, truly cared about their patients, as you can see from the painting by Sir Luke Fides, called "The Doctor", even from 1891.

Sooooooo, how are you going to get this knowledge to help keep yourself healthy?

Too many people go to their healthcare professional and just want a fix it pill. They do not want to know how they got sick or what they did wrong. They want to put the power of God into their healthcare professional whether he or she is right or wrong. They want to know nothing. They do not want to have to think about any of it.

There are too many patients these days who want to be able to eat, drink, or drug themselves into any disease and get a pill to make the disease go away pronto. It takes years to acquire some of these diseases and then some will not go away at all. There are no “kill disease” pills.

Doctors are not Gods and should not be revered as such. They do make mistakes.

You truly need to understand what they are trying to do to you especially if something goes wrong with what they are doing to you. You will have to know what to do about it.

You will actually have to take some time to find out. You could go to ShopMotherEarth for the almost 200 pages of free information.

You could buy lots of books to read. And spend years reading them to get a clinical position on health and how it really works.

Or you could look up everything on the internet spending all day for weeks learning and trying to decipher for yourself what you should do.

Or you could listen to others who have degrees in physiology and molecular biology, worked in infectious diseases, studied and read research, and narrowed down the learning process into one place. And then go and discuss it with your healthcare professional and see what he/she says.

At least then you would have a thinking position when your healthcare professional tells you something you have wrong with you, or what you need to do to become healthy again.

Let me think what would make the most sense?


Street Talk

Great article. Thank you! Useful for me. I am seeing a naturopathic doctor who is trained in many things, including acupuncture and other Chinese medicines. He's helping me a lot! He's the one who helped me get past Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Now broken stuff in my knees (pillows? bursars) and more. Two bad falls (one a knockout; one a pillow landing) this summer have me battling for health because whether I live longer or not I want to live well! Ahhh... and my family is long lived so I kind of figure I'd better take good care of myself or I may live to regret it! Gotta go for good health. Not simply drug up to stabilize symptoms.

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  about 7 years ago

Great information here ! Thanks.

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  about 7 years ago

Hi Lewis...thanks for stopping by and for your comment....i appreciate it......glad you like it....thanks again.....k

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  about 7 years ago
William6  

My wife told me that her doctor asked her if she liked giving money to support drug dealers. When she asked him what he meant He said'"the only medicine you MIGHT need is this one. The other 3 are just screwing you up and are not helping you at all." he suggested she eat more of one kind of food, less of another kind of food, and quit smoking. She did 2 out of the 3 and felt a lot better and her health did improve. The Doctor got my respect because he earned it. Good article ,Sister Katie. Keep putin' em out.

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  about 7 years ago

Hi William6....amazing what some doctors will do...they just give the medicine like candy because the resp give it to them with bonuses.....then you get a good doctor like your wife found....glad to hear she has a good one.....thanks......k

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  about 7 years ago

I agree with you 100%

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  about 7 years ago

Hi Eugene....good to hear that....thanks again....k

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  about 7 years ago

i like your article sister kaite

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  about 7 years ago

Hi Geoffrey....thank you again for your nice comment......k

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  about 7 years ago

Great article again.. with enough to think about...

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  about 7 years ago

thanks Rob... for reading i know you are busy

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  about 7 years ago

Knowledge is power for sure!

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  about 7 years ago

you are so right Shawn...thanks

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  about 7 years ago

Wow these are points well worth thinking about! Great article Sister Kaite! As time goes by I find myself going more and more in the way of natural remedies and medicine.

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  about 7 years ago

i am very glad to hear that you are getting more natural...I hope that everyone would eat only organic and then they could stay more healthy all round...

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  about 7 years ago

I had a massive MI several years ago. I followed all direction, used everything prescribed, and waited for exit strategies that never came. Follow up visits included more RX and upping amounts. in 2 years I went back to the hospital 4 times all because of a congested situation. Becky was actually told that I would be lucky to make it another 2 weeks and if I did I needed hospice and a prayer because i needed to go on the transplant list. I questioned my cardiologist on the last visit because the contra-indicators clearly said NOT to give those Rx's to patients congested or showing signs of CHF. I was told by him to shut up, I was dumb, didnt understand, and would be on these the rest of my life. That was the last time I have seen a traditional doctor. Sorry to ramble

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  about 7 years ago

I enjoy the rambling...we need our doctors but my oh my there seem to be many of them that are not trustworthy...so scarey...glad you are still amongst us..

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  about 7 years ago
Joan S  

Don't want to be cynical, but I stay away from my doctor in order to be well. The traditional doctors want to give you drugs and antibiotics for everything. Even some of the alternative practitioners are often over prescribing the good supplements. I think one must do his own research. I am totally not trusting the AMA and the FDA. Profit and control seem to weigh heavier in their decisions than healing. Thanks for another great article Kaite. ShopMotherEarth looks very interesting.

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you very much for all your good words Joan....I surely do appreciate them

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  about 7 years ago
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