Going to my family doctor, for my yearly checkup was always a simply trip. I would speak with my doctor for a few minutes, as he would check my vital signs. My doctor then would instruct his attending nurse to draw my blood so it could be sent out to the laboratory for a full checkup. I would come back within a week or two for the results of my blood work, the answer I would always get from my doctor, was YOUR GOOD! each time just taking his word for it, that I was, because he was the authority, over my health or at least I thought he was. Thankfully I'd always made sure to ask for a copy of my blood work after each visit, with not even knowing how to read the numbers (HDL, A1c, LDL, VLDL) at the time. It was my gut feeling that was telling to make sure to get my copy, even when my doctor wanted to know why. The copies of my past blood work that I have been able save have been very important, on this food journey, today I have a very good understand of what was going on before I was diagnose type 2 diabetic. As we all go to see the family doctor for that yearly checkup, I encourage everyone to get a copy of their blood work and learn the numbers as I have, and remember you are the true authority over your health. (Please note this post is not to bash doctor's, as I have many wonderful doctors thru out my website).
"People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures."
“Don’t bother looking in the history books for what has slaughtered the most Americans. Look instead at your dinner table. There’s an old saying: “One fourth of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-fourths keep your doctor alive.” We eat too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Scientific research continually indicates nationwide vitamin and mineral deficiencies in our country. We spend over one million million dollars (one trillion) each year on disease care in America. Is it any surprise that doctors consistently place among the very highest incomes?”
“The idea is to be well. The first step is wanting to be. The old Chinese saying is “When you are sick of sickness, you are no longer sick.” The second step is to do something to improve your health. Each of us is ultimately responsible for our own wellness. I think we should leave no stone unturned in our search for better health. I also believe that you get out of your body what you put into it. Your body will respond to your efforts to improve your health. The time to start is right now. Another old saying: “If not now, when? If not here, where? If not you, then who?”..”
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