Build Your Health, Wellness and Recovery Team
Traditional Western Medical doctors disperse boilerplate health advice and protocols, urging their patients to eat a healthy diet, exercise, quit smoking. lose weight and take pharmaceutical vitamins…made with chemicals instead of natural herbs, plants and vegetables. However, research reveals doctors are apt to be sick in nearly the same ratio as their patients. So, either, doctors do not practice what they preach or their remedies and treatment do not work.
The CDC reveals, in 2008 40% of US men were overweight and 32% were obese. Physicians in the survey didn’t do much better: Approximately 37% of male doctors reported being overweight, with 5.3% being obese. This was very similar to a 2004 study  that found 38% of male physicians to be overweight and 8% obese, which was slightly worse over the past 7 years.
Women, according to the CDC, 28.6% were overweight in 2008 and 35% were obese. In the Medscape survey the percentage of women physicians, who reported being overweight tended to be slightly lower (26%) than the nation’s men, and obesity rates were also much lower (6.2%). Physicians’ own weights may play a role in how they talk to overweight patients. A 2012 study in Obesity reported that physicians with normal BMI were more likely to engage their obese patients in weight loss discussions compared with overweight or obese physicians (30% vs 18%). In a Medscape discussion on overweight, a primary care physicians wrote, “We are all fallible. Physicians need to address this directly when communicating with their patients—why they choose to remain fat or to smoke—so they can be credible.”
Drs Derek Smith and Peter Leggat published a comprehensive international review of tobacco smoking in the medical profession from 1974-2004. The study showed that in countries like the United States, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, smoking rates have dropped dramatically among doctors, from 15-20% in the 1970’s to around 5% at the end of the 20th century. You may be surprised that 5% of US doctors smoke. So, either, doctors do not practice what they preach or their remedies and treatment do not work.
Some people are lucky enough to be directed to detoxify their body and manager stress. Yet, few mental health practitioners have a comprehensive understanding that stress is a symptom of a deeper emotional issue and therefore, needs to be addressed on the subconscious level. However, typically that is the best people can expect for preventive health care. Furthermore, it is rare to receive specific, individualized answers to such important questions as:
- What is the best food plan for my specific issues or body type?
- Why do I feel stressed most of the time, and what can I do about it?
Holistic health care practitioners address the human body on three levels—Mind, Body, Spirit. All aspects of Mental, Emotional, Structural; Biochemical; Bio-energetic, Spiritual, including Soul energy are addressed. Any problem on one level affects all levels, so it is critical to assess and address all three.
Holistic healing modalities address all symptoms, diagnosis and more. Finding the most effective set of treatment modalities and preventive measures requires in depth history taking, creativity and knowledge of metaphysics—i.e. root cause of the symptoms. It is desirable and possible to assemble an affordable and effective personal health care team that focuses on optimum health and wellness.
Health, wellness and recovery require a team effort. It is not only a matter of knowing what needs the practitioner will address; it is also knowing what modality and protocols best suit the person and the issues. A personal health and wellness program needs to include a practitioner, who acts as a coordinator to develop a full spectrum plan to meet the person’s current recovery needs and prevention care.
The foundation of the team needs to include: Naturopathic doctor (ND), Chiropractor (DC), Metaphysician/Hypnosis practitioner, Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Craniosacral practitioner, and Massage practitioner. It is not necessary to use all modalities or engage with more than one practitioner simultaneously. Some practitioners might be skilled in practicing several modalities. Other holistic modalities can be included in the plan depending on the challenges a person faces. The necessary holistic modalities will be identified as the recovery process unfolds. Thus, the team evolves over time as needed
Finding the right practitioner might seem like an arduous chore. Currently, word-of-mouth is the most common way to find a holistic health practitioner. Many national holistic health organizations will provide referrals by location. Using the above suggested modalities you can find the best practitioner for you for each modality. The following questions will set you on the right path:
- What is your degree, certification or license?
- Where did you receive your education/training?
- Do you practice full time?
- How long have you been in practice?
- Will you provide references I can speak with?
Trust your intuitive response to the individual during the conversation. His/her passion for the work of healing needs to be noticeable. Holistic health and wellness care is specifically designed for the individual’s needs verses a boilerplate approach; having a good rapport with each practitioner is essential.
Health and wellness is a birth right. You can claim yours too. The health and the dis-ease in your life are the result of mental thought patterns which form your experiences. For every symptom in your life there is a thought pattern that precedes and maintains it. Thoughts are the cause of all symptoms in everyone’s life. Not just some symptoms or some people—all symptoms for all people. Therefore, by changing your though patterns, you will change your experiences.
The key to claiming your health, then, is discovering what thought patterns are causing the experience (dis-ease) and then change the thoughts to create your birth right—health.
The modality to discover the thought patterns, which create dis-ease is a Metaphysician/ Hypnosis practitioner, who is certified in deep healing techniques. An International Organization, which issues certifications in this modality is International Board for Regression Therapies—a.k.a. Time Line therapy. www.ibrt.org
The mental thought patterns that cause the most dis-ease are Criticism, Anger, Resentment, Guilt, Shame, and Humiliation. These emotions need to be processed and replaced with loving thoughts that create peace of mind and wellness.
No matter how dire your predicament seems, I know if you are willing to do the mental work of releasing and forgiving; you can heal your Mind, Body and Spirit. The word ‘incurable’ which is frequently heard, only means that the particular condition cannot be cured by ‘outer’ methods and that one needs to ‘Go Within’ to effect the healing. The condition came from nothing and will go back to nothing.
You deserve to have peace of mind and health. With effective intervention as described above you and your team will create the health and wellness you desire and deserve.
This moment is the first moment of the rest of your life. What are you willing to do to claim your birth right–peace of mind and wellness?
P.S. I offer a 20 minute FREE no obligation phone conversation to answer your questions and discuss how health and wellness is possible. https://drdorothy.net
P.P.S. You are worth it. You deserve to create your birth right. ###
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD implements a highly effective protocol to discover the root cause of all issues and diagnosed symptoms. Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Transformation (EPST) is direct, focused and combines creating health while healing the past. It is precise, powerful, virtually painless and an accurate way of changing the landscape of your inner and outer mind, body and spirit. EPST allows you to access your past, present and future – as well as your subconscious, and clear negative energy on all levels – Mind, Body and Spirit. https://drdorothy.net
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