Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Why I am Choosing Integrative Health Care
It was an awesome experience and I am so glad that I went. I was informed about the type of care they offer and as the PA was talking I was nodding my head knowing that I had found the right place. She said that they offer traditional medicine when needed, but mostly practice holistic medicine and seek to find the cause of the symptoms and treat them naturally with supplement and nutrition...ding, ding, ding! She listened to me and explained what the next steps would be. She even told me a few things she thought it could be, but wanted to have my blood work before making any decisions. So there at the clinic I had my blood drawn and made my appointment for 2 weeks to go over the results and make a plan of action. I am so excited to go back for my results. Until then, I am still going to keep eating clean and working out. I will let you know when I find out the results.
I am sharing this with you in hopes that you will seek this kind of care when you know that there is something off with you. Don't just go to a doctor that will throw a scrip at you and send you on your way. Unfortunately this is the way "health care" is done here most of the time. It is more like "sick care". No one ever really addresses the real issues that are causing the problems and instead of looking at diet or possible food allergies/aversions or looking at your full panel blood work, they treat the symptoms.
I am reading a book right now that talks about how food affects your brain chemistry, your gut function and even how you feel on a daily basis. If you are eating foods that make you feel less than your best daily, you may not even know how "your best self" feels. Take a look at what you are eating and decide if it can be the cause of some of your health issues. I will write more on this topic later when I am done with the book and have done the 10 day elimination/whole body reset diet.
I truly urge you to rethink traditional medicine and how the food you eats affects your whole body. If you feel that you are having health issues search the Internet for integrative health care practices and call until you find one that your insurance covers. Feel free to contact me with any questions, I would be happy to help in any way.