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Demanding Health...We the People


Demanding Health…We the People
    When you don’t know what to write. Not because you are having a brain-fart of some sort.  Yet, it’s because you have so much to write. This brings me to this morning.  I wrote something I will not publish for days, weeks, months or perhaps years.  It was a short piece on the ethics of medicine.  The medicine we do today.  Needless to say, it was a scathing piece.  Yet, I know not all medical personnel need to be raked over the coals.  But they need to have their hand in understanding something about other’s unethical behaviors in their fields. That brings me to the patients. We the People…Demanding Health.
    Then it comes to patients. Patient’s willingness to comply. I can tell you now. I guarantee that at least eighty-five percent of patients don’t come within sixty percent of compliance with what is instructed of them from the medical experts. I also guarantee it’s a higher percentage of non-compliance as well. It could be as high as ninety-eight percent of the patient population is generally non-compliant.  Where do I get these numbers from? The at least 4,000 individuals that over the past twenty-seven years have either walked into my office or I have visited their homes in my business, most under some physician’s care. I have a clue.
    The patient-doctor relationship, is just that.  It is a commonality of healthcare. It’s a team effort.  If you’re the doctor and the patient isn’t losing the thirty pounds which you’ve suggested they do in a certain timeframe. It’s on the patient. Especially, if you have told them the reality of their weight-issues. Conversely, if the doctor hasn’t given the patient the avenue to how to reduce let’s say their sugar to stave off pills, illness or even death, then that’s on the doctor. It’s one thing as a medical expert to advise someone to lose weight for their health. Yet, if no avenue is researched and given by the diagnostician to the patient, then it is medicines fault.
    If we are relying on old nutritional formats, whether it be in a hospital, a doctor’s office and or the like they may not be up to spec for certain diseases anymore. I’ve seen this and heard this in doctor’s offices. Therein lies the some of the problem. On the other hand, I’ve had people who were under a doctor’s care not take medicines as prescribed.  I’ve asked them why, and told them to contact their doctor immediately about that issue. I’ve had people lie about being on a diet of some sort. Pain patients have lied to me about calling their doctor as well. My question is, ‘When are patients going to take real responsibility for their bodies?’
    Taking care of one’s body is not on the doctor if you are not addressing what you truly know is a problem. Nutrition matters, moving the body daily matters, and attitude matters as well. If you own a car. Don’t you get the car serviced on the basics, so you can have a working vehicle? You put gas in your car to drive it. You are or should be selective to what grade of gas is put in the engine of your car. If not, I guess you don’t care about expenses.  Yet, few of us have that type of wealth to just not care on how we take care of our cars. I’m certain of that. Yet, we treat our cars better than we treat our bodies. We decorate the outside of our bodies to disown the truth of our bodies, perhaps its disease.  The disease that resides within our bodies. We dye our hair, paint our nails, put on perfumes, colorful clothing, etc… We do this, so we can ignore ourselves.  It’s the great cover-up. 
    By doing this, we separate more and more from our Divine essence.  That in turn creates even more disease within our bodies, as well it adds to the lies in our community. That attitude pollutes the world. It gives permission for those experts to assume we as people, no matter the education level are stupid. It deceives the medical community into thinking we are stupid.  And so, we are at times treated as just that.  So, the question is. Do you want to be responsible for your own pollution that will harm yourself, your family and others as well? Or do you want to promote health and be a role model for healthy choices? In the end, it’s on you the patient.---Jody-Lynn Reicher

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