So you are driving down the road and your car starts making loud banging noises coming from the engine. You take it to a mechanic, and he says… “it will be a couple of minutes, I’ll run some tests”. He takes the car, runs some tests, and comes back. He seats in your car turns the radio blasting and asks you to sit in the car. When you are sitting there, the mechanic shouting to the top of his lungs asks you, “Can you hear the noise you asked us to fix?” You answer, screaming to the top of your longs…
“No, I can’t hear it.” He then asks you to come into the office so you can pay the bill for his services. Would you pay the Mechanic for his work?
So you go to the doctor and tell him that you have terrible headaches, he runs some tests and comes back prescribing you some medicine to alleviate the pain. You ask him, “What illness do I have?” The doctor replies “It’s a virus” (It is another way for the doctor to say, “I have no clue what you have.”) So you reply “Doctor, will this medicine solve the problem by getting to the root of my headache, or just hide the symptoms?” His reply would be one of many, “It will get rid of your pain”, or “Just do what I tell you if you want to get better.” He will never say “This will solve your problem,” because he would be lying if he did. Medicine in most cases covers the symptoms much like the example about your car noise and the mechanic. What you want is a cure for the problem, not numbness of the pain.
This would be a good time to give your doctor your mechanic’s phone number.
What Do I Do? First of all when you have a stomach ache, headache, or muscle pain, first figure out what you have done different that day. Did you get a good
night sleep? Did you eat anything during that day that you haven’t eaten before or for a long time? Are you eating something “too often” and have become allergic to it? Have you changed something in your daily routine? Are you taking some new vitamins or pills? Research your day and a day before and try to determine what might have caused the headache or pain. Determining the source will help even if you have to go to a doctor. I am not advocating that you should forget about your doctor and to self-diagnose. All I am saying is that most of us are too quick to take a pill to eliminate a pain while the real cause of that pain continues to worsen undetected. Food is often used to cover up or subside pain or even tiredness. The ability to safely lose weight and stay in shape is to be able to determine and eliminate illnesses. Covering up such illnesses with medicine will keep your body off kilt and constantly breaking down.
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