Self-healing prescription {Being your health advocate}

I need to let you in on a secret.

I really dislike going to the doctor. As in…sweaty palms, pit in my stomach, tight chest, anxiety inducing, blood pressure raising dislike it.

I didn’t have to ‘go to the doctor’ as a kid because my Dad was my doctor.  He handled blood draws (strike #1–let a nurse do their job ;)), xrays, strep throat swabs. Going to the hospital and clinic was fun for me. I loved going to his room where he had an electronic game of chess, Lorna Doone shortbread cookies, & tuna sandwiches. 🙂

Most of my career from high school forward has involved working at a hospital or clinic. From Hayward Area Memorial Hospital to Abbott Northwestern to Froedtert and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and now to University of Wisconsin & Mayo Clinics–I’m definitely comfortable being in hospitals.

But not as a patient.

Why? Why is this?

After watching the video below…I had an ah-ha moment.{Dr. Lissa Rankin is a genius, by the way.}

I don’t like going to a doctor who will simply try to treat your ailment with a medication.

There, I said it. And you know how hypocritical I must sound? I work for big pharma. I understand how important drugs are in some instances. And yes, there are certainly times when medication is the answer.

But most of the time? I know the ability to heal is within myself. Our bodies are biologically and evolutionally designed to take care of ourselves. We just need to nurture it. Look inward instead of outward for some quick fix. Instead of using a bandaid to cover up the problem, dig down into the core and fix it.

I was blown away by Dr. Rankin’s TED talk. In tears through parts of it. Feeling hope that there are physicians in our country that are looking to transform how we do medicine. I was lucky to grow up in a home that promoted this type of well-rounded, holistic, all encompassing health. But not everyone is exposed to this. And I want to share it with all of you.

If you are feeling fatigued, anxious, depressed, unable to sleep, spiritually disconnected…you need to watch this video and then go and read Lissa’s website and books.

Pretty thought provoking, huh?

You truly have the power to heal yourself. But you need to be your advocate. Don’t stop if you’re unhappy or unsatisfied. Dig deeper. Look within. Just.Keep.Going.

We have one life to live. Live it well.

{Disclaimer: Dr. Rankin has no idea who I am…just a loyal reader of her blog and emails. Please share her TED talk and website with your friends, family and anyone who could benefit from looking within to heal. Miracles just might happen. ;)}

 

 

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Dano - December 15, 2011 - 10:02 am

It’s almost baffling that more people aren’t yet aware of this concept: healthy spiritual existence being connected to (or perhaps identical to) healthy physical existence. Thanks for sharing!

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