Let’s Chat: Symptoms

If you needed a sign that NOW is the time to be the one responsible for your wellness, this is it – http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-first-year-doctors-work-24-hour-shifts-20170310-story,amp.html – a blaring siren is there ever was one.

While your doctor may be the ‘professional’, you are the CEO, the managing partner; you make the final decision.

The idea I want to share is that a symptom/disease requires a different approach to fixing it. The chemical approach is common place but science in the last 20 years have been debunking that.

Let’s start by understanding what a symptom/disease is. Here are some definitions.

Symptom: a physical or mental feature that is regarded as indicating a condition of disease
Feature: a distinctive attribute or aspect of something.
Condition: the state of something
Regarded: consider or think of
Indicate: point out, show, suggest as
Disease: a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant
Syndrome: a group of symptoms that consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.
diagnosis: the identification of the nature of (an illness or other) ‘a’ problem by examination of the symptoms
natural: the basic or inherent features of something, especially when seen as characteristic of it

Based on this, symptoms are the only thing we should be paying attention to. Here is my compiled definition of a symptom: a physical or mental attribute (or aspect) that is considered as suggesting the state of a disorder of structure of function (in a human). With that, a symptom can be anything that does not feel right, or feels uncomfortable in your body.

The problem now lies in that we’ve created drugs to kill/treat the symptoms; but we have not addressed the disorder of the structure of function that is causing the symptom.

If we pay attention to our symptoms and treat the disorder that the symptoms are suggesting, we can forgo the drugs which only cause more harm and even forgo the major diseases.

The accompanying live video is here.

Definitions provided by Google.

So what do you think?

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