Friday, September 25, 2009

Consult Your Doctor

I have a question for you. Why must you always consult your doctor before making healthy lifestyle changes?

Some people could do more harm to their bodies if not guided by a doctor, especially if they are not in the best of health. In these cases, please consult your doctor.

Is it necessary for a relatively healthy person to consult their doctor when they want to incorporate dietary changes, exercising and/or fasting into their lifestyle? 

You are not encouraged to consult your doctor before you begin doing the following: smoking, drinking alcohol and sodas loaded with sugar, eating artery clogging foods, eating candy, cookies, donuts, and potato chips.  These things are neither good nor healthy for the body.

Do you know there are people who will not drink a smoothie or even eat more fresh fruits and vegetables until the doctor says it is okay? I have a relative who said, "If my doctor says its okay, then I'll do it."  Can you believe that?  Foods that are healthy for you, some will not eat until the doctor says its okay for them to do so.  That is utter stupidity.

I'll leave you with some quotes from the father of medicine, Hippocrates.  His quotes speak volumes. 
  • "If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health."
  • “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”
  • “To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.”
  • “Walking is man's best medicine”
  • “Everything in excess is opposed to nature.”
  • “Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods, a man should himself lend a hand”
  •  "Everyone has a doctor in him or her, we just have to help it in its work.  The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.  Our food should be our medicine.  Our medicine should be our food.  But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness." 
Have an amazing weekend!  :)