Monday, September 22, 2014
The Art Of Medicine
Most doctors mindlessly prescribe antibiotics even if they won't help. It seems to be the automatic "go to". Doctors feel like they've earned their pay. Patients feel like they've received some help. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. We know now that by over prescribing antibiotics, "super bugs" have been created. These "bugs" will find a way to survive any medications that are thrown at them
My daughter-in-law has recently been ill. She went to the doctor. He never officially called it the flu, but said there was a "bug" going around and it would probably take about two weeks to get through it. He didn't prescribe any medication because he said that wouldn't do any good. There was no medicine to help this. He did suggest however, that she take some echinacea and zinc to help build and support her immune system to help her get well sooner. I L-O-V-E THAT! What doctor does that?!!!
We should all be doing what my daughter-in-law's doctor suggested to her. We should all constantly be doing things to help build our immune systems like diet, exercise, good nutrition, and supplements. so that when an illness comes up, our bodies have what they need to naturally fight it off.
Voltaire said, "The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." Let's stop "amusing" ourselves and instead give our bodies what they need to be healthy and strong so that we can live fuller, happier lives.