Is it just me or does the anyone else find those drug commercials on TV weird? They are beautifully crafted, peaceful scenes of bike riding in the autumn forest, couples walking on the beach, very relaxing. But then, at the end of the commercial, they roll off this terrifying list of side effects, i.e., the one I saw yesterday that said side effects could include gastrointestinal hemorrhages, stomach bleeding, cardiovascular problems, kidney and liver damage, ulcers, indigestion, diarrhea, abdominal pain, allergic reactions. Kinda takes away from that cool scene of the older guy and his wife and dog walking on the beach dodging the incoming waves…………..
When I look at these commercials, my mind is always saying to me, "Something just doesn't feel right"…..
I keep thinking that we have strayed away from the instinctive nature of ourselves, and have become "hard-wired" to how we are supposed to think about our wellness. In this modern day and age, everything seems to be about instantly flashing a text message, an e-mail, a Facebook message, or a TV commercial to express what needs to be expressed.
Or shall I say, to "quick slap" into someone's mind whatever we want to get them to think, with as little interactivity as possible. Methinks the end result is that we now think this divine human body is an imperfect machine, designed to break down for any random reason, and the solution is not to look into ourselves for the true cause of our illness and ailments, but simply to take the next commercially marketed pill or drug, and hope things get better.
The list of side effects with these drugs must convince an individual that this cannot be the ultimate god given divine solution to our wellness issues. Personally I think most people don't think about it at all, just get their prescription fill, pop the pills, and whatever happens happens.
My belief is that nature provides a cure for many if not all of our ailments, and that untapped resource can be tapped into through food, and also, through the power of herbs. I think the science of herbs is so unknown by the masses, it is probably impossible to just jump into taking herbs. Nonetheless, I think herbal science is well worth considering when addressing issues such as joint pain, high cholesterol, severe colds, insomnia, and every thing else that demands to be addressed. I take several herbs, but I have found our that they are nothing to "screw" around with. You have to take your time, perhaps confer with a Naturopath, or start with an herb that you feel comfortable with such as turmeric, and see what wonders Mother Nature can work for you. All that perhaps may actually be step two. Step one would perhaps be to determine which side of the heavyweight bout between Mother Nature and The Big Drug companies you are on.
Also, try to ask your inner consciousness how you should be approaching you own health and wellness, which is the only real thing you posses in this life. I firmly believe when you make a decision to improve your life, when that thought comes into the mind, there may be a short term void, because you may not know where to start.
My experience has been that the divine intelligence of the universe moves into motion and will assist you in implementing your decision. Give it a try, you might be surprised how well it works. When a mongoose gets into a fight with a poisonous snake and the snake bites him, the mongoose runs off into the bushes and eats a plant that will neutralize the poison. The mongoose instinctively knows that Mother Nature has provided a solution. The mongoose seems to be more in tune with his instincts than we are; for he has already chosen his side. ~dw~