Reversing Autoimmune Conditions – (Health Care Provider) Considerations

STETHOSCOPEFinding someone to help you reverse an autoimmune condition can be a daunting task.  When it comes to being healthy, there are multiple schools of thought, including Preventative Medicine, Reactive (emergency) Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Allopathic, Naturopathic, and numerous other approaches.  Added to that, you have individual philosophies within each discipline, all of which can make finding a care provider you mesh with challenging indeed.

There is an even bigger challenge when it comes to reversing EMF Sensitivity.  Very little is understood about it in mainstream medicine.  Honestly, unless you live with it, you have no idea…

It’s worth taking the time and effort to find a health care partner you are comfortable working with.  When it comes to your health, you deserve the best,.  Don’t settle.

First, accept that your health is ultimately your responsibility.  Your doctor can make suggestions, but it’s your body.  He/she may know what the books say but the books weren’t written about you.

The doctor may prescribe a medication that usually works but you find it doesn’t.  

Next, recognize that your doctor is not God.  He/she is not omnipotent and does now know everything.

There are new medical advances all the time.  It’s difficult to keep up with all the changes so be willing to educate your care provider.  Recognize that you may know more about a certain issue than they do.  

If I need to educate a physician on something they may not be familiar with, I bring them any research or information that can help them better understand.  I explain my experience and the thoughts behind my beliefs, and have a discussion with them.

It is always two-way.  They are not my parent, my priest, or my spouse.  They are a health care partner.

 Don’t assume your doctor will argue or disagree with you.

I have read several times that MDs don’t believe in adrenal fatigue and/or numerous other “alternative” philosophies.  This is far from the truth.

Many physicians suffer from autoimmune conditions and/or adrenal fatigue.

I have never had a problem finding an MD who was familiar with alternative practices.  More, I’ve never met an MD who was unwilling to explore alternative routes.  A doctor wants the patient to be well.

If your care provider is unwilling to consider anything outside of their own experience and philosophy, get a new care provider.

I understand there are cost limitations that affect the choice of providers.  The answer is to take on more of the responsibility yourself.

The best medicine involved in reversing autoimmune conditions is good nutrition, and juicing in particular.

Your doctor can write prescriptions for vitamins and minerals which may bring the cost down, but your food choices are yours to make.

If you are under the care of a physician, share any nutritional changes, including supplements, with your physician.  You will likely find that your need for medication will change (reduce and/or be eliminated) as you strengthen and repair your immune system.

Hint:  Strengthen and repair your adrenals and the rest will follow.

It is possible to do the work without involving a physician.

I did.

The exception would be if you take prescription medication.  You need to consult your physician because any supplements or dietary changes may affect the medication protocol.

Years ago, when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, my doctor told me I would likely have to take thyroid medication for the rest of my life.  I disagreed.

My philosophy is that, with a few exceptions, if I wasn’t born with it, I can reverse it.

I told him I was going to treat my adrenals since I suspected adrenal exhaustion as the root of the issue.

This doctor ran a holistic medicine practice and he said there was no evidence that adrenal exhaustion was real.  However, if I wanted to go ahead and treat it, fine.  Just let him know what I was taking.

Within six months I was cured of the thyroid issue and have never had to take thyroid medication since.

Reversing autoimmune conditions like EMF Sensitivity is a lengthy involved process.  A doctor can be a great asset.  However, there are challenges above and beyond finding a personality match.  Sometimes things change so fast your doctor won’t be able to keep up.

When I was detoxing the copper, my hair turned so dark it was almost black.  Then it turned red.  Finally, it began to lighten back to the blonde that is my natural color.  When my hair was dark and red, my skin was so pale I truly looked like a vampire.  As the copper left my system over a period of 10 – 14 days, my hair color normalized and my skin pallor warmed.

The changes I was experiencing left me tweaking my protocol daily.  My system was in a delicate balance and sometimes a cup of tea threw it off.  As a result I had to add an extra alpha-lipoic acid.  If a meal threw something off, I might take an additional potassium supplement that day.

If I had been working with a physician, I would have been calling him/her or emailing almost hourly.  This is not efficient.

Take these truths into consideration when deciding how to move forward with your plan to reverse your autoimmune condition.

If you are going to work with a physician, make sure you have a good solid relationship with him/her.

 A final note.  Respect your care provider.  They can work with you but they should not be expected to work for you.

Ultimately, the person responsible for your health is you.

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