You’ll have to forgive me. I have had one of those days where I just want to scream.
I read a story about a shooting on Iowa State University’s campus. The young man who was shot 6 times and killed, was running from police, and from the sounds of it, he hadn’t had an easy life. He had battled mental issues this whole life.
I was over hearing another conversation last night about seizures, and testing. A family member of mine was having seizures so severely and frequently they were hoping to “reenact” them and study them – so they were inducing them on purpose, and were prepared to cut into her skull. Of course she’s on medicine to help stop them.
Why am I about to scream?
I’m about to scream because I’ve seen and heard SO many effects of a poor diet, and lack of nutrition – and what that leads to year after year. I’ve seen the behavior changes from out of control, and depressed, to medicated, and then self-medicated. Needless surgeries happen, chemo drugs are given, mid-life crisis is an epidemic, marriages needlessly end, people are ruined, and hopeless.
I’ve seen it, I’ve lived much of it either myself or those I love… and I’m now living the other side of it.
Why do I care you ask? I mean, MY family is better off…. right?
But what about all of those other people out there? What about people who don’t have access to good food, or information?
Thanks to Obama now lots of people have health insurance.
Fabulous for some things, not for disease-care, and that’s seems to be treated as the biggest victory.
More SICKcare. More over priced disease-maintenance that causes further problems. One more step away from getting to the root of problems at a great expense…
Now the health care I DO get? It isn’t even covered by insurance because it’s actually making me healthy.
Healing your body inside out takes time, and it takes energy, and money – but honestly, it shouldn’t be so hard. Our country has made it difficult. All of their education, and fancy food standards have brought people to an all-time low health status. High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, life-threatening allergies, behavior issues…
With cheap foods and the cheapest care being the easiest to access, it’s not a wonder people choose the easy route where there is no chance for them to choose otherwise, and many don’t know any better.
I wonder if that kid who was shot had been on a great diet from an earlier age, maybe he wouldn’t have needed medicine, or had the desire to self medicate later on? Maybe. Just maybe this would have been a different ending.
I think of my brother, labeled ADHD as a child, medicated with multiple allergy shots and drugs growing up, and eventually falling prey to self medicating… which has altered his mind and habits and future…
Why is it so difficult to understand what our foods and toxins are doing inside our bodies and how we can improve our bodies to process what we do encounter?
We watch people struggle and die from mental illness, depression, schizophrenia, Alzhimers, Parkinson’s, on and on and on. People are told that there nothing more they can do. Vitamins deficiencies aren’t addressed. Healing the gut? Nope. Make sure you get your shots, especially that FLU shot. Otherwise, you will be shunned. (read this!) Then they add in more medications to “slow” the diseases, which in turn cause other side effects, often worsening the disease.
It really is.
Can food sensitivities, and gluten REALLY trigger these things? YES. They can be major contributors to disease, and cause mental and hormonal affects daily… they lead to hormone imbalances (including your thyroid) and cancer.
It seems so clear to me, and I know I’m not the ONLY one. Why can’t our “health care system”, that a majority of people use, acknowledge this? Is it that big of a business that it’s worth just letting people suffer and die vs. think out side of the box? What are we feeding people in hospitals? What are we feeding people in elder-care? What are we feeding ourselves and our children on a daily basis??
I’ll never forget when I had a trigeminal nerve attack from my sinusitis over 4 years ago. We were on vacation. I would wake up fine, but by mid-morning… I was having vertigo, vision problems, photophobia and headaches… they would worsen again in the afternoon and start to lessen as the sun went down. Looking back, it’s clear to me now – it cycled with the meals I was having! The allergies, caused by leaky gut, were worsening my systemic inflammation with each meal… It was ME who kept making it worse. I just didn’t have a clue.
I went through the normal western medicine testing… MRI, meeting with specialists… almost setting up a surgery!! (thankfully I ended up pregnant, which saved me from the premature surgery push!) Ironically, addressing the food sensitivities has addressed the sinus issues.
I can’t help but hope God must be coming back soon. Is this truly our advancements for disease in healthcare?
What are we really doing to help others know how to be Healthy for Him?
“They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: ‘By what power or what name did you do this?’
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: ‘Rulers and elders of the people!
If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame
and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel:
It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead,
that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is
‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven
given to mankind by which we must be saved.”