Ready To Wake Up?
Everyone is so concerned with how unaffordable health care is in our country. People are scared to go to the emergency room for fear that they are going to be indebted with a monstrous bill for the next ten years, and it’s a valid concern. Everyone is always trying to fundraise for cancer and Alzheimer’s research. I refuse to donate to any cause that is searching for a cure, here’s why.
Disease is preventable. I recently completed a one year online health coaching program and watched hundreds of lectures on the topic. I was also blown away by the film “Forks Over Knives” which scientifically proves that increased animal protein in our diet’s is directly correlated to rising heart disease rates. I recommend you watch this it, is so powerful! The main point is that we are conditioned to believe that adjusting our lifestyles and reducing our intake of animal protein is more extreme than having our chests sliced open and our beautiful hearts chopped up.
I am specifically writing about this topic today because of a fascinating and aggressive Instagram dialogue that I participated in last night. Let me first start off by saying that I have not watched any of the Presidential candidates speak and all I know about them is based off of the internet and word of mouth.
At 9pm last night @berniesander posted, “The United States pays the highest price in the world for prescription drugs, and 1 out of 5 patients cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. We must move to a Medicare for all program and end this disgrace. To big pharma, we must say loud and clear: your days of raising drug prices off the charts are over. #berniesanders”.
I can’t even find my post amongst the hundreds since but it went something like, “MAYBE WE SHOULD STOP EATING POISON SO WE DON’T NEED MEDICATION”. This wasn’t a grand thought out response it was just my initial reaction so that is what I wrote.
The first response was actually a positive one, a girl followed my page and tagged me in a comment saying yes I couldn’t agree more! I had another person say, “Yes, right on! This country needs a big wake up call when it comes to, well, a lot of things, but one of them being the chemicals and poison we are feeding ourselves”.
But a few of the responses were not as cordial. I was called ignorant, pretentious, selfish, idealist. “@gypsyuniverse so what you’re saying is: because I don’t need affordable medication, NO ONE DOES!” This broke my heart! My life’s purpose is to use creative expression to awaken human beings from our hypnotized state. It has nothing to do with medication being affordable or not, I DON’T WANT ANY PERSON TO HAVE TO RELY ON MEDICATION AT ALL!
(I forget that most people still take tylenol daily and are on at least one regular prescription. The thought that they could live another way is not even a blip in their mind. Since transitioning to Veganism five years ago I’ve started using the natural medicine provided by our planet to adjust any off balances in my body.)
This back and forth went on for awhile! I took time responding to each person, trying to show them I am not against Bernie or his plan but that no one is seeing the bigger picture! Big Pharma STILL WINS as long as we are relying on medication all our lives.
My dream is for all people to live longer off medication, not to die longer on them.
There was also, “Or we could focus on real legislation and not idealologies.” This struck a chord. I sometimes forget that I have a different mindset then most other humans. Is this really an ideology? To believe that we can actually prevent disease and stop creating it? Yes we have a lot of work to do through education and mindfulness but does that mean it is unimportant or unrealistic?
Martin Luther King, JR, and Nelson Mandela, as well as countless other heroes, come to mind. These individuals had visions that people thought was nonsense, dangerous, impossible, idealist. All of the people who shook our culture and started revolutions had ideologies. Without an ideal vision, how can we possibly create a more evolved, improved world?
This comment sparked a fire inside of me. I am an idealist, I do dream of a better world where people can diagnose themselves because they are so in tune with their bodies. Where it is first nature to grab the apple cider vinegar instead of the tums for indigestion. When a headache begins we chug a glass of water instead of reaching for tylenol. A world where earth’s gifts of cannabis (marijuana) and psilocybin (mushrooms) are not ILLEGAL but are used as the true medicine they are to treat anxiety, depression, cancer, post traumatic stress, eating disorders, pain relief, epilepsy, etc.. instead of chemicals…
(I just found a bottle of Tums in my kitchen belonging to my roommate, the ingredients are as follows: calcium carbonate, adipic acid, corn starch, dextrose, FD&C blue #1 lake, FD&C red #40 lake, FD&C yellow #5 (tartrazine lake, FD&C yellow #6 lake, flavor, guar gum, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, sorbitol, sucrose. Side effects: rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; confusion; increased urination; loss of appetite; mental or mood changes; nausea; severe or persistent constipation or stomach pain; weakness; vomiting.)
I could go on about this forever. However for now I leave you with that. Do you see the big picture? Are you ready to open your eyes and take back control of YOUR health and YOUR body?
If you are ready to make changes in your lifestyle, please feel free to email me. Emailing is free and I would love to hear from you, firstname.lastname@example.org.