Something about daytime TV, especially between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM EDT, that while at first glance is entertaining, casts a doleful gloom over my spirit. After the 1st gasp at the incredulous situations people get themselves into (like the young man that had 3 different women pregnant at the same time, two of the women being sisters), I reached for the remote-unconsciously seeking something more positive before actually just turning the television completely off. That's when I saw it. Yes, "it." The commercial of some company (name not remembered and truthfully not even important) with the paid actor portraying a physician that was adamantly encouraging viewers to "protect their health" with the insurance coverage being sold. What, I thought aloud? (Since I was alone, I was safe from being labeled crazy) But as clear as dye-free tylenol, viewers were being warned to protect their health with the purchase of the insurance. Sadly, because of the at birth separation we all experience from nature, our lives quickly experience the assault of breathing environmental toxins, ingestion of pesticide laden foods and the application of carcinogenic phthalates. It only gets "better" when we are encouraged to dampen our bodies' inherent ability to heal by suppressing nature with the best of Western medicine's pharmaceuticals with expected side effects of minimally nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and no promise of cure or healing... Questioning any of this, especially as a health care provider trained in this western suite of "poisoning the poison," would be crazytalk and unacceptable. The protection the actor was speaking about, however, was one where you take your drugs/poisons that are barely affordable and suppress your natural healing mechanisms. The holistic practitioner, however, also says protect your health-but means-protect your health, your inherent gift bestowed by the wisdom of nature, by living closer to nature. The more poisons of physical and emotional origin that you consume, the more your wellness and subsequent health are violated and further from reach. Protect your health, keep it safe from harm of suppression, toxins, wellness violations. #protectyourhealth #functionalmedicine #evolutionarymedicine
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