Endocrine System – This Way to Health
Nobody’s mother ever read them a bedtime story that ended with, “And they learned how their bodies really work and lived happily ever after.” Oh, no. The message we heard was about going to a doctor whenever we had a health problem.
Even if the doctor told us our problem was the product of a vivid imagination, wasn’t worth worrying about, or something we had to learn to live with, going to the doctor was the right thing to do.
And, maybe, that told the story back in the day. But things started sliding downhill in the 1940s. By the 1960s, Big Pharma controlled medical schools, forcing nutrition out and replacing it with prescription drugs. Then Big Insurance joined the game, taking away even more of your doctor’s independence.
So now we get ten-minute office visits for a quick show-and-tell, during which the doc whacks away at the computer to update your “permanent record.” Visits typically end with an expensive prescription, which may or may not help.
This is not to rag on doctors. True, some of them are jerks, but a lot of them are good people caught in a bad system. They’re stuck.
Stay with doctor
Your decision is whether or not to stay stuck with them. Since today’s practice of medicine means patients are getting dread diseases at younger and younger ages, and life spans are getting shorter, learning how to keep your body moving along, singing a song, sounds good. But how?
Well, helping your body sparkle and shine means you have to know some stuff. Quite a bit of stuff, in fact. Fortunately, your body leads the way. And I do my very best to help you understand what your body’s telling you.
You know all those symptoms you complain about? Ask the doctor about? Try to figure out? Well, that’s your body telling you it needs help. And, once you learn what these symptoms mean, and start giving your body the help it needs, you’ll be on the road to health! Good, eh?
All health problems start with an our-of-balance endocrine system.
• A whacked pancreas causes diabetes-and its many related miseries.
• Most, if not all, symptoms of menopause come from a topsy-turvy endocrine system.
• When your thymus gland takes a beating, you’re going down (six feet down, in fact, and sooner than otherwise necessary) unless you do something wonderful. Medicine says there’s nothing you can do, but they’re wrong.
• If you’re trotting to the bathroom all day and all night, it means your endo system is in heap big trouble.
• Medicines don’t relieve constant stress and anxiety. Feeling like you’re tied in knots is your body’s way of telling you, loud and clear, that your endocrine system has fallen, and it can’t get up.
• All autoimmune diseases say your endocrine system is in trouble. Healing is about getting the endocrine glands back in balance, although that’s not what you hear. Researchers know how to cure lupus. Rheumatoid arthritis is coming along, and others are in the works.
• Osteoporosis comes from medicine’s idea of how to treat an underactive thyroid. Not treating low thyroid at all, usually because of the unreliable tests, is another way to lose your bones.
• Droopy endocrine glands double your risk of heart disease.
• Brain fog, hair loss, lack of focus, depression are but a few of the problems caused by endocrine disharmony.
• Cancer starts with out-of-balance endocrine glands. You can actually prevent cancer, but medicine makes way too much money treating cancer to let you know it’s voluntary and you can opt out.
• And I could go on. And on. ALL disease begins with trouble in endocrine-land.
Medicine hides cures
I’ve studied health for a lot of years now. Medicine has been hiding cures, funding bogus research, and tightening the limits put on doctors for a very long time, maybe forever. And the downhill race has picked up speed in the last ten years or so.
If I had hope that health care would improve, I might retire to a sunny island to loll and peel grapes. But it appears that medicine’s slide will continue, and probably pick up speed.
The so-called “internet equality” bill was actually about power-an attempt to censor internet content, i.e., hiding research the poobahs don’t want you to know about. The bill is supposed to be dead, but, with all the money involved, they’ll keep trying to resurrect it.
Looking ahead, I realized we all need to start a do-it-yourself job of making our endocrine system happy, even peppy. That is, a system that’s able to fight germs, viruses and other bad guys.
And we should start working on it pronto. Maybe even yesterday.
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She’s a patient who’s been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, “Moving to Health” about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don’t, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.