Thanks SharonC and I'm with you on that. I wish it would move faster as well.
Thanks for all the great links. My Dad passed from cancer and the medical society (those related to my fathers care) proved had sad they really are.
Once his numbers did'nt reflect what the "study" wanted....he became a number not a person.
Thanks again for the info.
I have a similar story to yours. I was born 3 months early at about 3 pounds. My lungs were not developed (caved in when I gasped for breath), and my intestines and stomach were not connected when I was born. Without immediate surgery I would have died. At about a year old I got a severe infection and had some of my intestines removed or I would have died. I got pnemonia twice. I also had salmonella around that time. Without doctors I would have died. I think there is a difference between life/death situations versus high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, etc. YES, daibetes and cancer can be life or death, but they can be actually healed through alternatives, unlike something such as immediate surgeries. There ARE places for doctors, but many only treat symptoms and hand out medication instead of looking at diet and herbal supplements. I hope that came out right and I'm on the right track. I tend to write responses without looking at everyone's responses lol. Currently I have a potential serious situation/condition, but there is nothing the doctors can do they said and don't even care to have follow ups. I don't like doctors, but I think that is irrisponsible in and of itself.
Originally Posted by GoingtoRAW
I try not to go to doctors anymore. I just wetn to get my blood tested just to make sure my b-12 levels are ok. There is another person right now that wants me on meds and a number of people agree with this person. I refuse though...blah.
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~Dream For Life~
Incurable means curable within.
I was diagnosed with ADD when I was younger, and I never heard a word about how taking Ritalin would be addictive, make me a nervous wreck and ruin my stomach. I also never heard about how much proper diet and exercise could help my concentration.
When I was under a lot of stress and having major stomach and headache issues a few years ago, the nurse told me to drink some herbal tea, relax and take time off from work. She wrote me a sick note to give to my boss. :)
My uncle died from cancer, my grandmother had breast cancer (10 years of doing well since), my aunt now has breast cancer... and they ALL drink to much booze and eat unhealthy diets which I am sure were at the root of their bodies allowing cancer to grow and multiply. When my grandmother went through chemo, she was not normal (a little off her wagon) during and for years after all of the meds, but at least she's alive.
When I got into a motorcycle accident and became unconscious with lots of broken parts, a few pieces missing (ok, just teeth and eyelashes, but still!)... I was glad to wake up with a metal rod attached to my femur that would enable me to walk again and to have received life-saving blood transfusions.
There are companies out there that are purely non-profit that produce and provide medications that are necessary to save the lives of people who contract various viruses in third-world countries.
There are so many perspectives on this one, but the fact of the matter is that we all have the power to choose what we eat and what medicines we will allow (if any). We can all act on the common saying that "knowledge is power" and learn all we can about our bodies. We have the choice to only go to doctors for emergencies (if at all) and to allow God or the universe or fate or whatever to be the final word on how our lifestyle decisions affect us.
I'm enjoying all of the other perspectives on this. :)
All I know is that if I break my leg, I hope a doctor is there to fix it.
I also thank the doctor who gave me my tubal ligation earlier this year.
Originally Posted by texasjunkie
A difference of opinion is refreshing, as is growth. I was just saying there are many different ways to look at a problem, and many solutions even if you don't know what they are. I wasn't being judgmental. It sounds as though you were offended. I'm sorry for that. I'm just very thankful I have had people in my life who have been able to show me two sides of the coin.
I *don't* know the answers. I just know what I have experienced. I know now there are many more factors in health than we are conditioned to look at. I know that I have seen my family heal major diseases by taking leaps. I know that the research now shows us how our GRANDMOTHERS ate affects us, let alone what we ate. I know my daughter was damaged as a direct result of my malnutrition.
I'm sorry if my questions angered you. Maybe someday they will make sense.
GoingtoRAW - back in the 1950's we still had doctors practicing good old fashioned common sense. They would look at the feces as a diagnostic tool. The profession did not have the inquiry regulated out of it.
I don't know what to think - for many years I refused to care about my intake because my parents were vegetarian and they didn't do it right - us kids teeth came in poorly among other things. I was separated from other children as a child and not allowed to eat things that other kids ate. We were also denied TV, radio and cultural holidays and religion. This was prior to the US cultural revolution of the 1960's. Sometimes just I was separated and my siblings were allowed to eat with the other kids so it seemed very punishing to me. Since my family was abusive it was hard for me to see a clear line between their trying to do right and the actual abuse. Even when other adults tried to interfere on my behalf all that happened is that my family isolated and we no longer had contact with others who stuck up for me.
In the '60's I became very aware that parents of my friends ridiculed my mother due to her stringent health precautions - she would never accept their alchohol or coffee and drank only water. She is only in her 70's and despite all her effort she is disabled physically and mentally with the Parkinsons'. She has spent all her monies on alternate health modalities and is so ill that she cannot even wash fresh produce for consumption.
I really don't know if all this health stuff is worth it and honestly I am not getting enough relief from my own problems yet. The doctors still don't know exactly what is wrong with me but I am starting to get a picture.
People ask how much I am juicing failing to understand that this year I have been so ill that alot of times if I got some spinach - then I needed to spend a day in bed from the effort of getting it. The next day I would wash it and then maybe the 3rd day I could juice it. Sometimes by then it was already turning bad so I steamed it with garlic. (so much for 100%) I have been so ill that even with 2 juicers I could not keep them clean to keep juicing. Some days I have been unable to walk and my husband asks if I am going to need a wheelchair? I have been unable to move much at all.
Now I have accepted some Rx and some days they work and I can move around a bit. So I get to try to make green smoothies and gazpacho and stuff like that. helluva trade - having to take Rx so I can try to be raw!
luckitri: I can't even imagine walking in your shoes for a day, but I think it's great you're doing what you can. We all have our struggles that are so different. I know you must be doing something right, though, because you have written some really encouraging things so many times on this board. It sounds like your energy has taken a beating, but your spirit sure shines through in the things you write! :)
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