I can't not share this!
This last week, I have literally seen it all.
From seizures in children, to cancer in adults, friends…it's not going to get better with the standard medical model of ‘treat'ment. Why? Because doctors are trained to address the symptom NOT treat the disease.
It is HIGHLY CRITICAL to understand that:
Our lifestyle + environment + genetics creates OR prevents disease
As such, we need to calibrate our expectations for what to do, where to go, what to expect when we feel DIS-ease. Any state outside of EASE (feeling good) is DIS-EASE (feeling bad). This is the formula of how we're taught:
I feel bad, I should go to doctor
Think about this one…really hard. When I go to the doctor, how will they help me? What do I expect? Friends, if your answer is ‘drugs or surgery', you're dead on. If your answer is prevention and nutrition advice, read on.
NOW, doctors are not bad people, they're just trained bad foundations. What do I mean by that? Remember the formula above.
What CREATES dis-ease?
Lifestyle, genetics, environment. Well, what CAN we change to reverse disease (root cause nutritional analysis ie functional medicine approach) vs simply masking the symptoms (what we should expect from most doctors today):
- LIFESTYLE = TOTALLY in our hands.
- DOCTOR WILL SAY – reduce stress, exercise more, some will say ‘eat the food pyramid' others will say ‘diet doesn't matter, eat whatever you want'. I hear the latter from patients I work with who come to me from GI specialists and Oncologists working with Cancer Recovery the most. Really? IBS? Irritable Bowels? Doesn't matter what you eat? Recovering from Cancer? Eat cereal, Ensure (chemical Sh*t storm drink), ice cream, etc? This is a big problem.
- FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST WILL SAY – We need to OWN this one. Diet, Rest, exercise, stress management and herbal supplementation (vitamins) is what you hear me talk so much about and teach in detail in my comprehensive, life and look Sexy Superhuman healthy forever – THE WARRIOR CLEANSE.
- ENVIRONMENT = SORT OF in our hands.
- DOCTOR WILL SAY – (scratches head)…why would that matter? If there's no problem/solution that involves a drug or surgery for profit, there is no ‘problem' to discuss. Make sense? This is why the testing you hear me talk about such as food sensitivities, leaky gut, heavy metal toxicity is unheard of and your doctor will scratch your head at that too, because what good will a test do that shows you have ‘leaky gut' if there's no drug to repair it? Starting to make more sense? Doctors are trained to use testing to look for a problem that can be fixed with a drug NOW, not tests that look for impending danger…because what good would ‘preventing' disease do for their profit margins. Again…not all doctors are BAD, but this is the MODEL on which they are trained. I LOVE my doctors, but it took me a long time to find the ones I like, and they appreciate the work I do as well, however they ARE out of the ordinary…and once you find one who will work with you on prevention and nutrition as well as treating without drugs first if possible, KEEP THEM. If we're working one on one together, I'll train you on what to say, what to ask for and how to get the meds you need without causing MORE harm. After all: YOU ARE YOUR OWN BEST DOCTOR
- FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST WILL SAY – Ok, so you know the gas leak in Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, CA. That happened, so residents had to evacuate. Why? Because the fumes are hazardous to our health. I have clients who live within a few miles of major power plants, yet who are pretty sick, having symptoms or diagnosed diseases, yet are CHOOSING to stay. It's ultimately YOUR choice, but some peoples spouses have jobs that depend on that location; kids in schools. You get to chose though. Living in Southern California, a block from the beach is going to offer cleaner air than someone in the middle of the country sandwiched between a power plant and GMO corn farm, spraying toxic pesticides. You see my point? However, if you DO live in a toxic city, take EXTRA liver support so your body has the extra love to flush what it wasn't designed to handle on it's own.
- GENETICS = SORT OF in our hands. It's tricky….but that's why people pay me the big bucks LOL
- DOCTOR WILL SAY: It's your genes,”There's nothing you can do about it…but take this drug…for life”. Ummm, that's encouraging and empowering…and so VERY untrue!
- FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST WILL SAY: Did you know that genetics is purported to affect our health by approximately 5%?Inotherwords, 95% of our genes is CONTROLLABLE by way of something called ‘epigenetics' which is how your genes express themselves. ie – We can turn the good ones ON, and the bad ones OFF. Bet you've probably not heard that one before huh?
Remember: You're their customer; they and this system profit from repeat business. How else will they make money? Certainly not by prescribing you a fish oil to reduce inflammation and pain (instead: Vicodin), a probiotic to reverse your IBS (instead: Prednisone) and fix your digestion problems nor adaptogens (instead: Anti-depressants) to help you better cope with stress. NO, the system makes money on YOUR being sick, and is DESIGNED to mask one symptom with one drug that causes another symptom, But DON'T WORRY, there's a drug to fix that symptom, that has it's own set of symptoms, but WAIT, there's a drug to fix that too…next thing you know, you're the average American on 3 + meds a day!
My point in this blog, is to help you align your expectations.
If you want PREVENTION and natural healing; if you want to get to the ROOT CAUSE of what is triggering your cascade of symptoms, GO SEE A NUTRITIONIST or Holistic Doctor.
If you want an easy fix, some quick relief and/or aren't inspired to heal on your own “Hey, I'm not giving up my junk food and I hate exercising”, pick your poison. Take a pill, do that surgery, and don't read the label of ingredients or warnings on them either.
DON'T GET ME WRONG, I like taking the path of least resistance too…but not when it involves my long term health. And I sure won't treat you that way either.
There's a place for drugs and surgery…but it should NOT be the default to treat every symptom we experience.
So what should we do instead?
- I WANT TO LEARN MORE – Watch this VIDEO SERIES I created to help you not only reverse disease but to Free your Fat, Fatigue and Frustration.
- I'M A DIY UNICORN AND I WANT TO HEAL DISEASE ON MY OWN – Check out my flagship program, The Warrior Cleanse
- BOOK a FREE 30 MIN INITIAL CONSULT WITH DIANE TO DISCUSS YOUR personal root cause, customized healing protocol and embark on your journey to get to your goals at Warrior Speed!
Cause you know what I CANNOT STAND more than anything? To hear our patients tell us their doc's say “Your labs look fine, we can't figure out what's wrong with you…” when you clearly aren't feeling as amazing as apparently your labs do. Actually I take that back, if doctors did MY job by doing what their job USED to be, by healing you with food, lifestyle and herbs as medicine, you wouldn't be reading this and I wouldn't be stoked to see you on my calendar in the coming weeks.
You ready to feel your best…EVER?
I'm ready to show you how….let's DO THIS, Warrior!