Getting Real

What can I offer that isn’t already out there? Probably nothing new.  I do see from personal and clinical experience that I can help you sort through the mountains of information that is out there and see how it applies to you.  Sometimes a little clarity can go a long way towards solving health care issues and putting you on the road to greater health and well-being.  In that vein I thought it best to start with this “food for thought”.

Is the lack the appropriate knowledge the reason you accept poor health as your destiny?

Destiny refers to a predetermined course of events.  In effect it is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed order to the universe.

How many millions of people have suffered in the past from preventable diseases, thinking it was their destiny or fate to do so?  Our modern version is to say:  I have heart disease, diabetes, auto-immune, cancer, etc because it’s in my family.  There is an element of truth to our belief about our condition based on our genetic makeup.  However, most of the time the ability to regain and maintain our health is within our power.

Two major blocks to having this happen:

1.  We observe that other people seem to eat what they want, drink what they want, live the lifestyle they want and they don’t have the problems we have.  (We are all truly unique when it comes to the complexity of our lives and current circumstances. What’s true for one person is not true for everyone.)

2.  The fixed paradigm of modern medicine doesn’t necessarily guide us through the appropriate steps necessary for a vibrantly healthy life.

A young patient asked me recently for advise on a “realistic” healthy diet for her busy lifestyle.  My response was:  “It needs to be reality-based if you hope to be healthy.” I kid my patients to put the following note on their refrigerator:  “Nature Doesn’t Give a S_ _t What You Think” as a reminder that our decision to make poor choices has consequences in spite of what we think.

In over 3 1/2 decades of practice my patients who approach our relationship as a proactive partnership enjoy greater levels of empowerment and wellbeing.  It can be no other way.

Yours in Health,

Dr Pat