2/24/15

You Gotta Fight For Your Right


To parrrrrtttyyyy! Oh wait no, no that's not it! Little mental side track there. I meant to say You Gotta Fight For Your Right to be HEALTHY! I'm not just talking about having the will power to make healthy food choices, today I want to talk about being an advocate for your health.

Last year I spent 8 months in MS taking care of my mother in law. She had fallen and broke her foot then had other health complications. She's doing fine now. During my time there we were in and out of doctors offices and hospitals and the main take thing I learned is that doctors don't always have your best interest at heart. Sure not all doctors are this way, but I found that there are far far too many that are unwilling to take the time needed to care for you properly. They just want to pump you full of prescriptions to treat symptoms instead of finding the real problem.

Most people are intimidated by doctors and I use to be as well. I mean they spent so many years learning and should have a better understanding how our body works than we do. Sadly though doctors are trained in medicine and not nutrition (did you know that about 80+% of disease and illness or food related and can be healed through diet and lifestyle changes!) but that's another post for another day. Do not be afraid to ask your doctor questions! Ask why they are going through the process he or she suggest, why does he recommend a certain prescription, etc. You have every right to fully understand the course of treatment being offered! And if the doctor becomes huffy and irritated by you questioning their methods then you have every right to get your records and see another doctor.

I have learned that your health is too important to compromise for someone's ego! I have dealt with my fair share of egotistical doctors, but I have also met some that are great and really do care. Sometimes it takes some digging and searching to find those doctors that truly do care about their patients but it is so worth it.

Don't be afraid to do your own research and ask questions! You are the only one is going to care 100% about your health and you are the only one who can speak up and advocate. Start speaking up now!

1 comment:

  1. I've been at the hospital for three days now because my aunt has been sick. You definitely have to advocate or at least have someone from the family there!

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