Many people hold this thinking that there is a end point to something they have.
Once they are 'cured' then that's it. Symptom is gone and they are cured!
Sorry to burst your sickness bubble, but that's not how your body works.
Let me give you an example.
Cancer sucks. Too many people have gone through this, lived with it and through it, battled it, and sometimes it ended badly.
How many times have you known someone who got a diagnosis, went through it with various treatments, and then came out 'cured' in remission?
And how many times did that same person, after being 'cured' for a decade or two, and then the cancer comes back?
I don't know what the statistics are on that, but I do know that this happens more often than not.
Let's take it down a few notches.
How about insomnia? Do you know many people with insomnia?
(Did you know that in the UK, it is estimated that a third of the population is suffering from chronic insomnia?)
Most people have no idea why they have insomnia. And they do everything they can to fix it. To be 'cured' of it. So they take pills, read books, take classes, and even try meditating. And then one night, they finally sleep! And then they have seven consistent satisfying sleeps!
They are cured!
Are they? (Hint: no, they are not)
How about chronic headaches?
Low back pain?
You name it.
People are running around like headless chickens trying to find a cure for what they have.
And then they find something that cured them.
But then, one year later, or maybe three years later, that thing they thought was cured comes BACK!
[Cue freaky scary shocking music]
Why? Why? You ask.
Because you have to take into consideration that what you 'have' isn't something that happened to you. It's not something that came from the outside-in. What you 'have' is actually YOU. Your life. What's going on from inside of you. It's all you. All part of your body, your mind, your crazy stressed out life.
It's a combination of what your childhood was like, what kind of health you were in, accidents, traumas, illnesses, experiences, stresses, and everything that led to your life at this point RIGHT NOW.
And now you're living your crazy life in this world managing work, being a parent, having a social life, finding time for exercise, eating shit food, drinking every day, smoking, feeling angry or not feeling at all being numb to everything that's going on in your life pretending that everything's JUST FINE.
When that 'thing' that you had went away and life went back to normal the way you need it to be, you weren't cured of it. Your body is still constantly adapting, processing, healing and recuperating every minute of the day and night.
You're still going to make the same choices, the same mistakes, the same routine. You'll laugh at the same jokes, eat the same food, think the same opinions, and judge the same people. It's just you. And your body is still going to adapt and process things the same way it did when you first got diagnosed, when you first got sick.
Why would you expect it not to come back?
Here, let me give you a tip: It's going to come back.
The solution? You have to alter and change the way your body functions and heals. You have to cause your body to function better and more efficiently. How?
- Change your exercise plan. Do something different. Increase the frequency. Change the style of exercise. Try hiring a professional. Someone who can guide and support you to transform your body.
- Change what you eat. That's your DIET. No, not 'go on a diet'. Eat better. The food that you eat by definition is your 'diet'. Eat whole foods. Yes, men, that means more greens, leaves, vegetables, salads, sprouts, fruits, and clean protein. None of that fried shit.
- Drink less alcohol and drink lots more water.
- STOP SMOKING.
- Go to bed earlier. Create better sleep habits. Your life is spent asleep 1/3 of the time.
- Stop pretending that you've got time and that everything is fine.
- Start doing more things that you LOVE, that make you HAPPY.
- Take action. Stop making excuses.
- Acknowledge yourself more. Stop being so mean to yourself. Pat yourself on the back for the good qualities you have.
- And one of the most important thing: keep your nervous system working well by getting regular chiropractic adjustments.
If you do most of the above, your body will do a great job of healing and recuperating well on a daily basis.
That's what it takes to make sure that you don't keep having the same annoying and horrible health issues over and over again. Drugs won't cure you. Avoiding your responsibilities won't cure you. Waiting around won't cure you.
Take action. Get adjusted. Take care of yourself, your body, your brain and nervous system.
No one is going to do it for you.
So get on it!
— Dr MaryAnne.