With new infectious diseases on the rise and old diseases developing in new countries from around the globe, living with the human body has now become a perilous endeavor. From cells misbehaving and beginning to attack one another to arteries becoming so narrow that they stop the passage of blood to hormones see-sawing and stubbornly refusing to do their jobs well – there’s quite a lot that can go wrong with the human body!
The desire to avoid both disease and disability, is, therefore, fairly understandable. This has resulted in fiendish pharmaceutical companies trying to magnify the potential dangers that come with diseases and feeding us a pill for every bodily problem which only offers a temporary solution.
But what if we told you that there is really no such thing as a “disease” and that it is all a myth? It may seem hard to believe at first, but dispelling this myth can actually help us stay healthier for longer. Here’s how.
“Disease” Is Our Body’s Way Of Rushing To Our Rescue
We agree this idea may be a little hard to explain without an example. Let’s take a common condition called hypertension or high blood pressure that puts a person at a higher risk of heart problems and stroke, the leading causes of death in America.1
If a doctor observes high blood pressure in his patient on more than three occasions, he declares the patient has high blood pressure. He then proceeds to prescribe a drug to help stabilize this problem.
This is a temporary fix that not only doesn’t stop the problem from coming back but also, in the process, can increase the patient’s risk of cancer. A study found that angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), a popular class of drugs that is widely used for the treatment of hypertension, heart failure, diabetic nephropathy, and cardiovascular risk reduction, significantly increased the risk of fatal cancers in patients receiving the ARB candesartan compared with a placebo.2
This means that taking blood pressure drugs not only fails to fix the problem permanently but also brings on another series of health complications. All of this can be avoided by understanding what the root cause of the problem is and focusing on fixing that first.
Blocked Arteries Is The Problem, Not High Blood Pressure
When one has elevated levels of blood pressure, it doesn’t mean that the body has made a mistake in calculating how much blood to circulate through the body. It means that the arteries, the vehicle that transports the blood are blocked.
The body observes this problem and realizes that the blood can no longer be properly circulated to all our organs as it ought to. So in order to try and bring the blood circulation back to normal so that every organ gets its quota of oxygen-rich blood, the body increases the pressure of the blood in our systems.
In this way, the body tries hard to keep us alive, in spite of a problem within our systems.
The Permanent Solution: Unplug The Arteries Instead!
Blood pressure drugs temporarily dilate the arteries to stabilize our blood pressure but the real solution lies in removing the blockage in the arteries that is causing elevated levels of blood pressure in the first place. This way, you can stop the problem from coming back, and you can also stay away from unnecessary drugs coming with a whole range of side effects that can put you in more danger.
What About Other Diseases?
Blood pressure is just one example of a so-called “disease” which, in reality, is your body’s way of fighting for survival. Here are a few more examples of “diseases” that are merely symptoms that end up being treated while the main problem is left unsolved.
- Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis, defined as the loss of bone and mineral density, is caused by our bodies trying to correct a very crucial biochemical imbalance called fast oxidation. In fast oxidation, the body excretes out excessive amounts of minerals like calcium, zinc, and magnesium in order to enhance the brain’s response to a fight-flight reaction. This fight-flight reaction is usually normal and healthy, but if it keeps recurring, it can cause the mineral reserves in our bodies to get depleted. This results in the body drawing these minerals from our bone, which in turn, causes osteoporosis.
- Diabetes: Diabetes is neither a disease of the blood sugar, not of the hormone insulin. It is developed over time due to an eating disorder, where consuming large amounts of foods with sugar (like refined carbs) results in the pancreas exhausting their insulin reserves, thus elevating the blood glucose levels.
- Cancer: Researchers are of the opinion that cancer is nothing but a condition where our cells take on an ancestral trait that was passed down throughout the evolutionary years when faced with dangerous situations. Millions of years ago, during the era of the single-celled organism, cells were “immortal”, for they had the ability to proliferate unchecked, just as cancer does. With the evolution of these organisms into their complex multi-cellular counterparts, this “immortality” was outsourced to the eggs and sperm, as those that weren’t involved in reproduction no longer needed this function. However, when a cell is faced with an environmental condition that is a threat to its health, such as radiation or a lifestyle factor, these cells, on a misguided attempt to survive, can switch on their dormant ability to proliferate ruthlessly, which in turn, causes cancer.3
Reducing one’s levels of stress is one of the natural remedies of reversing osteoporosis while controlling one’s diet can help stabilize blood sugar levels to help manage diabetes. In the case of cancer, abstaining from lifestyle choices or habits that could “frighten” your cells such as sun exposure, taking certain medications, and smoking can naturally help bring down one’s risk of cancer.
The Bottom Line? Find The Root Cause And Fix It!
Every “disease” is your body’s way of trying to fix something that has gone wrong. Therefore, diseases can technically be called symptoms of a certain unknown problem. Cramming our systems with drugs and supplements only temporarily solves the symptoms and stops your body from trying to solve the problem. When that happens, we think we’ve made the problem go away. Since we haven’t tried to do away with the root cause, the condition is bound to return, and then we revert to the same drugs we took before.
With the resulting vicious cycle and the chain of potential health problems that arise due to various side effects of these drugs, it is needless to say, this is not a sustainable way to stay healthy in the long run. The real solution, instead, lies in recognizing what your body is trying to fix and focusing on correcting that problem.
Your body is basically your best friend, who alerts you the moment it senses something off. Instead of silencing its warnings with the help of drugs, take a moment to listen to what it’s trying to tell you. Therein lies the key to a happy life that’s filled with longer, healthier years, free of damaging and recurring health problems.
|↑1||High Blood Pressure Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.|
|↑2||Sipahi, Ilke, Sara M. Debanne, Douglas Y. Rowland, Daniel I. Simon, and James C. Fang. “Angiotensin-receptor blockade and risk of cancer: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.” The lancet oncology 11, no. 7 (2010): 627-636.|
|↑3||Lineweaver, Charles H., Paul CW Davies, and Mark D. Vincent. “Targeting cancer’s weaknesses (not its strengths): Therapeutic strategies suggested by the atavistic model.” BioEssays 36, no. 9 (2014): 827-835.|