When did we become a society of organizations fighting over the differences over getting healthy? I am a big believer in medication when needed, but on the other hand I think we should exhaust other alternatives that may possibly bring healthier results. Whether we went into a sector of the health care field to work on the so called traditional side of the fence, or the alternative complimentary field, this should have no bearing on our passion to help people. I went into the industry to make a difference in the information people have to make better more informed choices, and I think that we need any and all information to make those health based decisive choices.
So why is it that the different sectors do not work together? Has it become solely about the bottom line, or the" my therapy is better than yours belief system"? Could it be that fear has become a leading factor or is it that we just do not know how to play well together? Can you tell me that putting all of our faith into the pharmaceutical industry should be our on and only choice, and the only path we should follow? I think not. I do extensive research on herbs, foods and therapies that have been used for hundreds if not thousands of years, so let me get this right, we should just turn an eye to these time honored therapies and ideas, once again, I think not.
When we are diagnosed, or have been suffering with a health problem, what may I ask is the problem with doing research, doing our home work to aid us in deciding what course of action should we follow? I think the medical profession has made amazing strides in therapy, diagnostic, surgery and health care, but will I stop researching , or should all of us not also look to see what has been used, or what is being used around the world, many times as a first choice for that same situation? no.
I guess my bottom line feelings are we should exhaust ever possible avenue for problems affecting our health. We should be open and honest with our medical practitioners to let them know any and all things we are doing and what our thought process is. We should do the same research on our supplements, choosing quality brands from companies that do the right research and whose products stand up to all tests of quality control and integrity.We should of course work hand in hand with the physicians that are monitoring our cases, but all along the way be true to your belief system, and never surrender to a protocol just because you may be told it is the one and only way.
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
Jeff has been posting about nutrition and health since 2006. See those posts here: