I am feeling much better after my bout with the flu. It was pretty freaking horrendous, but I’m built to last (until my time expires). The body aches were so bad that at one point I thought I just might have to see a doctor.
I will confess, admit, reveal, share that I am not a fan of doctor visits. Doctors of psychology, anthology, literature, and abscure social sciences get higher credence from me then general practitioners. Jack of all trades; Masters of none. Harsh? I know, but so is a profession that pushes cures with side effects that will kill you before your original malady does.
As people, I am sure that there are some wonderfully compassionate and literate practitioners. I’ve met one or two during visits my husband forced upon me. He will chaperone me to make sure I don’t ditch out. 🤷🏽♀️
Oh! Wait… You think I’m scared? Ummm hell to the naw I ain’t scared. I just respect that practitioners are practicing how to discover disease. Dis-ease. It is not their job to give you a 100% clean bill of health, which by the way should come with a deductible waiver. You came to see them because you’re ailing. It is their job to find out why. You made a checkup appointment to make sure all is well. For your copay, they will gladly help you find borderline issues that you should monitor.
Yes. Of course, if I broke my neck I’d want a neurosurgeon on my team. Duh. If I had a stroke, I’d listen to the physical and occupational therapist recommendations. But I’m not just going to volunteer my body up for scrutiny, lest I come out with some new lab engineered retrovirus. And please before the lectures on this point begins just remember S.H.E.M. (syphilis, HIV, Ebola, Mercer). The list is longer, but I think that’s a cool enough acronym.
Do I have distrust that diseases are created and administered by medical professionals? Knowingly and unknowingly. All doctors? Hell no! But can you look in their face and tell which one signed up for a new patient study… Nope.
You know there’s more money in treatments than cures, right? Think that through.
Ok. I will try to simplify my personal thoughts on this. I am not against doctors, I am for healing. I believe that my body is a large system that is comprised of smaller interconnected systems. These systems work independently and in unison to allow my body to function at it’s prime capacity. If I neglect any one of those systems, I will create a dis-ease in my systems functionality. I may also have genetic markers that triggers certain dis-ease when certain conditions exist. Soooo first, I take personal responsibility for how I treat and care for the body I have. I know what I can eat and what I can’t and I try my best not to tempt fate by consuming things my body has adverse reactions to. Second, diagnostics can help you know what you’re body is working against. I may scoff at exams, but some of the testing can provide you valuable information that shouldn’t be overlooked. This step should equipt you to take care of point one.
I love love love avacados, but they make my eyes itch. I love peanut butter, but recently I noticed when I eat it my throat gets scratchy. So guess what, I don’t eat avacados or peanut butter anymore 😩😩
I know these are minor allergies and nothing compared to major health challenges. I’ve also seen people with “borderline” hypertension start taking medication and within a year their blood pressure is out of control. The medicine is not formulated to make you better. And now instead of one pill, you’re taking four. But then again, you’re still eating salt and pepper pistachios by the bag and cooking pork roasts for Sunday dinner. It’s a relationship y’all..
I don’t think I have to get sick to prove I’m healed. I can just live a healthy life. That doesn’t mean I’ll never get sick (that flu proved that). I just don’t think I have to stay sick and my first line of defense is taking responsibility to care for and nurture my body back to wellness. I believe God and I believe my body was designed for this life. I also believe that death happens to everyone, but that’s a whole nutha’ topic.
Anti-Flu Vitamin Cocktail:
- 2 Black Seed Oil capsules
- 2 Vitamin C tablets
- 1 Echinacea capsule
- 1 garlic tablet (or 1 raw clove)
I took this cocktail 3 times a day for the first 3 days. I was also rotating Motrin/Tylenol for my fever. I did basic yoga stretches at least once a day, but I tried for three. I walked the gameroom for 10 minutes twice a day. This was exhausting but it really helped with the body aches.
(Disclaimer: I am not a physician of any sort. I am not making a medical recommendation. I am simply sharing what has worked for me. Meditate on it❤️)