I was contacted last week by a representative of drugwatch.com regarding adding them as a link on my site. I took a look at the information they share with the public and found it very interesting. I added their site under Links as Dangerous Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices. Feel free to look them up.
As you already know, I am a big proponent of preventive rather than curative medicine which means I spend more time trying to keep healthy rather than taking medications and having procedures done in order to regain health.
Like everybody else I had my days of taking over-the-counter and prescribed medications to cure my many ills. Over the years, I have absorbed Tylenol, Aspirin, Iron supplements, vitamins, Mylanta, Tums, Tagamet, Maalox, Tinactin, Digoxin, Nitroglycerin, antibiotics, cough syrups, cough drops, pepto-bismol, Rolaids, Prilosec, Zantac and Benadryl.
Nowadays I repeat frequently to myself that my body is a temple and I shall not desecrate it. So instead of thinking of medications and medical devices which to me are a cure, I rather work on prevention.
Not everyone can do the same and I certainly am not advocating that anyone quit taking their medications or not follow their physician’s advice. I am not writing for that purpose but what I want to emphasize is that we should claim or reclaim our health by learning what makes our body tick. No physician, nurse or medical practitioner can do it for us.
Everything is a growing process. In 2007 when I wrote my dissertation entitled Preventive Medicine – The Essence of Life, I was not as knowledgeable about my body as I am today. I learn something about it everyday, new likes and new dislikes. I listen to it, I communicate with it and I merge with it.
Health is a journey well worth enjoying. A few people feel that those who follow a healthy lifestyle want to be different. I beg to differ. I simply do not want to live to a ripe age of 90 limping, coughing, bedridden, broken down, taking a zillion meds and having multiple medical devices in me.
I rather propose to myself a life of being able to dance, hike, walk, love, make love, travel, listen to music, read, ponder, talk without medical or mental restrictions. And the day, that my body or my mind cannot keep up with that process, I want to depart simply during my sleep like several close family members have done. My mom today is a few days short of 88 and still walks, dances, travels, reads and so on without major complaints.
We each have a different goal in life and that is what serves us the most. Since optimum health is a personal journey and one that is relative only to us, here are 7 suggestions that may be helpful:
- First and foremost let us take time to learn about our body: the foods, drinks, fumes, pollution, chemicals, medications and situations that it can or cannot tolerate.
- Eliminate or decrease the above culprits.
- Substitute sugar and sugary items such as pastries, candies and cookies with fruits.
- Flee from cigarette smoke.
- Discover the joy of a fun activity.
- Meditate! Commune with the Self and focus on its power.
- Adopt love as a logo. Attract love.
Ultimately, our body is our shield so let us harness its power and thereby travel the universe free of entanglements!
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