My moniker is the “health guy” to many. Yet I am NOT a “health nut” according to myself. I am a man in the pursuit of health. The reason why this is such an important designation, is because we are so quickly turned towards the symptom. The MOMENT we have a significant health crises, we are willing to turn our backs completely on the pursuit of health for the symptom.
I am going to go back to my wife’s battle with Lyme disease, and use this as an example. Lyme disease is based on these bacteria that attack the body in may ways, but heavily neurological. Numbness, tingling, burning, weakness… all based on neurological insufficiency. In addition, as you know, the nervous system controls every single organ in the body, every function. So if you have a disease attacking your nervous system, then you will very likely end up with symptoms all over your body.
Cardiac conditions tend to be prevalent in chronic Lyme patients, as well as higher neurological issues, some that cripple cognition, or in some cases cripple motor function, leaving patients wheelchair bound. Obviously, in these severe cases, the symptoms become very important. Would I advise one who lost the ability to walk, to ignore that disability to stay focused on the underlying condition only? Well, maybe. But only if they were so focused on the symptom that they lost site of winning the battle.
The pursuit of health means, that regardless of where you are, you keep a keen eye focused on what it takes to get healthy. So let me give you the top down approach, and first. My wife’s naturopath was my inspiration to write this sprout, as he is focusing my wife’s treatment, very much the way I would. On her overall state of health. It is painful to see someone you love suffer from symptoms. But if you have knowledge, it is more painful to see them lose sight of what it takes to get healthy.
As I have watched documentary’s, read books, and researched online, I have seen the stories of individuals who have spent years on antibiotic treatments, and cardiac meds, and other symptomatic treatments. Years. The most common trait that ties these people together, beyond Lyme disease, is that they failed to look at the pursuit of health, but got tied up in the symptomatic treatment.
When we chose to go down the path of antibiotics for my wife, we knew that it would be a decently long course (ten weeks), but we knew our plan would be to stop at the end of that, and to not continue down that path again. But rather, to take steps to drive towards health. To be in pursuit of health.
So, back to top down approach.
We have five essentials of health. And they stand out in respect to Lyme disease.
- Nervous System Function
- Reduced Toxin Living
- Healthy Nutrition
- Healthy Mind
- Maximized Oxygen and Lean Muscle
If one is hoping to be truly healed, lifetime healed from any disease, these steps are absolutely critical. They should be at the core of our existence. Not our focus, like I said, I am not a health nut. But I have important objectives in life, as does my wife, and in order for us to reach them, we need to be in this pursuit. Otherwise, we’ll succumb to the typical cultural issues.
Next Thursday night at 7pm, we’ll be at the Bread Beckers, talking about the five essentials of health. Don’t miss this focused and informative free talk. Sign up today, and bring a friend. Someone who doesn’t know who we are or what we do… you just might save a life.
Be well and Be blessed! – Dr. E