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Chronic Disease vs Terminal Illness

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First what is the difference between chronic disease and terminal illness. Chronic disease is a disease like diabetes where as terminal illness is a disease that will kill the person who has it if not treated or cured. Even inflammation can be a chronic disease. It is a disease that is prolonged or long-term even lasting one’s whole life time. As we compare the two conditions, the question arises: why would someone who has a chronic disease accept it and live with it. A person with a terminal illness does not accept their disease they attempt to cure it least they perish. So, one could make the case that people accept chronic disease because although they are sick at least it will not necessarily kill them.

However, chronic disease is the body in a constant state of dis ease or disease. The body is constantly sick. Chronic disease, such as simple inflammation, can lead to other health complications. If there was a cure for chronic disease, would you seek the cure or manage the disease? We know from other health professionals that there is no money in health but rather in disease. What is even better is to keep the disease (chronic disease) around and simply manage the disease and this is more profitable than a disease that one cures. So, again why do we accept chronic disease? Share your thoughts with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. Keep sharing!

Luke 4:23 (King James Version): And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physicianheal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

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Rethinking Chronic Illness

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It was not until I met Chef Ponder that I really feel that I began to have a break through in my own thinking about my health. In conjunction with Norfolk Public Libraries, Chef Ponder held a series that got cut short by the pandemic. The series was naturally about food and educating the public about the linkages between food and health. He challenged me to think critically about chronic illness and how food, among other things, could be effecting my health. How even climate, yes climate, is effecting my health. Shortly after I was speaking with other people dealing with chronic illnesses. Finally I was lead to scripture which reminded me of the promise that it gives us for a healing. Healing is totally different from the concept of pain, medicine or what have you “management.” Naturally it is in a medical professionals best financial interest to manage illness rather than to heal illness.

When I decided to stop claiming an illness, I stopped living with the illness and became dedicated to my healing rather than feeling or functioning better. When I embraced my healing, I found a healing. Similar to many people with chronic illnesses, I had many questions and few answers and even fewer real solutions. Rethinking wellness and seeking alternative medicines becomes more and more main stream as the current Western Model of Medicine continues to leave many people with the only option of managing illnesses. Managing an illness means living with an illness, which means developing a chronic illness, which can lead to other illnesses as the body is in a constant state of disease.

What chronic illnesses have you or your loved ones been dealing with? How long? Have you resolved to live with the illness for life? Did you know there could be another option of wellness for you by considering alternative medicines and roads to wellness. Mainstream medicine does not mean health or healing. Have you considered thinking outside the confines of mainstream. Fads come and go. What is mainstream today will not necessarily be mainstream tomorrow. Health and wellness are not fades. They are a state of healthy being. We pray for your health and wellness.Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Wireless Medical Devices


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Wireless Medical Devices
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One thing we know about the FDA is that its board of medical professionals (often with unreported conflicting relations) are often too quick to push drugs and medical devices onto the market. Often they have financial incentives that encourage them to get these drugs and devices on the market fast, which is why we often see recalls. When a drug and device is not properly tested, it brings clinical trails to the unknowing public who become tests subjects. The FDA is this not proactive but reactive in dealing with things that people often spend years complaining about. Indeed these complaints are often made by thousands upon thousands of people.

The question is, should we just because we can? Are we ready for this level of technology? Do we know all the risks or are we the test subjects? Many people eat GMOs (genetically modified organisms) without knowing it. The results are still out on the impact of GMOs on the public and environment. In fact many people do not even know what GMOs are. Share your comments with the community by positing them below. Share the wealth of healthy with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Hackable Devices and Dick Chaney

Dick Cheney Feared Medical Device Assassination Plot

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Medical devices are becoming increasingly prevalent. Many products or medical devices are rushed to market or pass through loop holes created by the medical professionals who sit on the FDA board with a host of conflicting relationships they conveniently fail to report. As those in the medical profession say “that is what we do for each other”. Do you or someone you know have a medical device? Do you know of anyone who has had a device hacked? Do you think the FDA should be overhauled to serve the public rather than the medical industry? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people you know. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Medical Devices

Meet the people who lived with defective devices | Implant Files

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Defective Medical Devices
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People go to hospitals and medical professionals for viable solutions. They go because they want things to improve. They want things to get better. What happens when the very thing that was suppose to help, makes things worse? What are the actual clinical trails for these devices? Do they have any oversight whatsoever or are they simply allowed to be in the market with no serious oversight by the FDA? The medical device industry makes the pharmaceutical industry look like a dinosaur. What are the benefits of pushing these devices on the market without considering the risks? Most pharmaceutical professionals will tell you that if a drug has not been on the market for 7 to 10 years you are the experiment. Why are these defective devices being recalled if they went through clinical trail? Share your comments with the community by posting below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Medications & Substance Abuse

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There is nothing more sensational than a star and their story of substance abuse. The questions is how do they get there. Indeed COVID 19 has highlighted the pharmaceutical industry as the world waits on the edge of its seat for a cure. In the mist of the pandemic many companies have gone under; others have faced tough times and decisions and yet others have re-invited themselves: namely Kodak. Kodak, famous for photo production, has now decided to get into the pharmaceutical business. Indeed there are many medicines, typically derived from nature, that have made a world of difference. There is no denying that the pharmaceutical industry makes several millions annually and often repackage a drug already on the market so they can circumvent clinical trails. The purpose of clinical trails is to confirm the medicine works and does what it claims to do.

Several times we have been offered medicines or a procedure that could be avoided by making changes in our diet, i.e. dialysis in place of increasing iron intake and taking a dietary supplement. In fact the medicines can add up quickly during one hospital visit. In some cases the symptoms produced by one medicine lead to the prescription of another medicine to address conditions one would not have if they did not take the medicine. In fact many doctors report that their patience soon suffer substance abuse. But many medicines are some type of drug. Its easy to see how multiple drug prescriptions can lead to substance abuse if one is not careful.

How many medicines do you take? What are they for? What are their sources in nature? Share your posts below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Healthy: the New Normal after COVID 19

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When we begin this journey and started our garden, it was February. Several weeks later COVID 19 grew into a global pandemic. Before the pandemic our health and finding a true healing, not medication management, was very important to several of us. In fact for many along this journey health is very important to them on a professional and personal level. When COVID 19 hit the world and the communities with preexisting conditions the hardest, health took on a whole new meaning. Healthy became the New Normal. No longer is it acceptable to wait around for the next illness to add to or make other illnesses and one’s over all health worse. Seeking and identifying real cures and healing is more important than ever now that COVID 19 has highlighted how preexisting conditions can have a profound effect on your current and future health. In fact we discovered with our own health challenges that chronic illness can lead to other illness.

Like many people with preexisting conditions we took extra precautions. We also doubled down on our efforts to achieve good health. The good news is that we are on a path that we hope is the path to healing. Our journey has highlighted many concerns about the Western approach to ‘health’. As one medical professional said. “There is no money in health. The money is in disease”. These chilling words remain with us as we struggled with several medical professionals who could treat symptoms, manage medicine (the pharmaceutical industry) and prescribe one medicine after another. Indeed they could prescribe medicines for one’s medicines. However, they were not good at finding a sustainable cure. They could offer procedures that gave temporary relief but no actual cure.

Should you have an illnesses or just want to improve your health, we hope your journey leads you to good health and a healing. COVID 19 has taught us many lessons and will teach us many lessons yet. One lesson that we have learned is not to simply accept the first answer(s) or solutions. But, to look for a sustainable healing that does not lead to dependency on medications. It caused us to ask: what do you do when you are not healthy and a pandemic or illness hits? You make healthy your New Normal. How has your health been impacted by COVID 19? How has COVID 19 adjusted how you socialize? Do you do more virtually? Share your comments below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Stay healthy!

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Beginning the Journey to Healing – 2

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This is the continued article from the previous day about what we hope is the beginning of our journey to healing. When we began this journey we knew that diet would be an important part of the journey. We thank you for taking the Journey with us and hope that it helps to feed and enrich your lives and indeed your overall health. The turning point of our journey began a long time ago and encompasses many people as each individual contributed their own knowledge and wisdom from chefs to dietitians and medical professionals. Western medicine presents many barriers to a true and total healing. Western medicine focuses highly on managing symptoms and the medicines that the pharmaceutical industry profits profoundly from. We do not consider hormones a medicines and thus our journey to healing has begun with zero medicines. Our journey took a significant turn when we walked into a holistic pharmacy (namely, Peoples Pharmacy of Norfolk, VA who are able to help you wherever you are located) or some vitamins. We believe that these holistic doctors were able to put us on the path to health in under a month and to diagnose the issue immediately. Some of us struggled with similar issues for years and others even longer.

All of my symptoms have begun to mitigate after we address what we believe is the root of the problem. It is only about a month in on this leg of our journey but we have already begun to see the difference. In another 2 months we are told the results will be better. Stay tuned and we will keep you updated on our journey. We take vitamins, minerals, spices, foods and oils combined with a strategic diet with foods that have medicinal benefits. We pray that these articles are transformative for you. Thank you for taking this journey with us. How do you wish you could improve your health? How has your health hindered you? How has your health changed your life? How have these articles helped you? How can they help your friends and family? Post your comments below. Share the wealth of health with your family and friends by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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GMO & your Health

Do GMOs harm health?

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GMO and Your Health
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Scientist are often responsible for creating GMOs and ‘food products’. Food occurs in nature naturally and can be cultivated from seeds. If all the food we eat are GMOs, food will cease to be grown in nature but looked at as products. This has health, financial and economical implications. Scientist created chemical pesticides that Organic Farmers state they do not need and are detrimental to food and food nutrition. Further Organic Farmers state that scientist are always pushing products farmers do not need making farming unsustainable and economically impossible unless farmers become industrial farmers. Industrial farmers are known for focusing on quantity and not quality: nutrition. The lack of nutrition in food is said to be the source of many health problems and concerns today. These very food production practices have Organic Farmers returning to the strength, health and nutrition found in food that focuses more on biology rather than science or medicine.

What do you think the profit is in GMOs? Do you think GMOs should be put on the market for sale before they know the effects of GMOs on humans? Do you think they should disclose the effects of GMOs to people similar to cigarette labels? Share your comments with the community by positing them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

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Seniors choose between Food & Medicine

ZNEWS -SENIORS FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FOOD & MEDICINE OR HEAT!

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Also here in the U.S. Seniors have to often make decisions between Medicine and Food. What are your thoughts about this? Are you a Senior? Do you know a Senior? Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Stay healthy!

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