medicine vs health

medicine vs health

 

I saw this circulating on Facebook today and had to share it ūüôā Reading through the comments on the shared thread, I noticed that most people who bothered to comment agreed with the sentiment here;¬†pharmaceuticals¬†are a vicious cycle, and if you bother to read the potential side effects, they can be pretty scary! Unfortunately, most drugs cause a side effect that is often ‘managed’ by another drug, so before you know it you’re popping pills like Pez.

Sadly, for most of us, by the time we walk into a doctor’s office with symptoms, the issue at hand has been brewing for some time, and most often you¬†just¬†want the symptoms to go away so you can feel better. So the doctor writes a prescription for something to stave off the symptoms and you happily go home with a sense of relief that you will start feeling better. I know¬†because¬†I¬†speak¬†from experience.

The reality?

You start a powerful spiral of side effects that cause you to seek a new specialist to deal with the new set of symptoms which pop up thanks to the pills you¬†just¬†started taking. And much like trying to stop a gushing wound with a small bandaid, its a useless battle that you won’t win until the wound heals. And therein lies a very simple concept – do you want to quiet¬†your symptoms or heal the cause?

Curious for comments – post below and share your¬†thoughts¬†on why it’s challenging to focus on¬†healing¬†the causes, and if you can still do so while taking meds to quiet the symptoms. Thanks!