My Last Sermon! I hope
I should admit, up front, that I am on a bit of a rant again today. I am still hoping that each of you will make an effort to achieve optimum health and benefit from all of the rewards.
I have a son who was told by an oncologist this a.m. that the most that could be accomplished by treating his liver cancer would be to prolong his life. There are several reasons that infuriates me. One is that the worst thing we can ever do for a person is to take away their hope. Our hope is always such a huge factor in changing any situation we are in to a better one. If we have no hope then we no longer have a reason to make an effort to solve our problem. Another reason I am angry about the information he was given is that he was not told that this was only the opinion of the Dr. he was talking to and that many people did not agree with that opinion and that cancer may be cured by means other than chemotherapy. So his expertise is limited to what he knows about andt that he has studied for years.
This ties in with another rant I posted a few days ago and indicates again that no matter how good our intent is that if we make recommendations regarding another person's ongoing health we must be certain that we know enough to do so. If we encourage another person to do something that is harmful to them our intent does not matter because the result is just the same. It is important that we know what we know but we need to also know what we do not know.
While I am wound up I want to add some to my last post. If anyone is going to recommend a diet for you or a fast or anything else that can impact your chemical balance, your immune system, your kidney function, or your thyroid balance and it's function they need at least an hour of time with you and information regarding these systems and your family history. If you are on some diet or period of detox or fast and your system is stressed at a time when your body is presented with some cancer cells or a staph infection or a flu bug or an injury from which you need to recover it can quickly become a serious problem for you. Remember that you have over 70 trillion cells and each has 46 chromosomes that are working 24/7 and not one of them is like those of anyone else. So what works well for one person will not necessarily work well for the next. It could be very harmful in fact.
I am aware that most sermons are never heard or paid any attention to by the sinners but I care a great deal about my WA friends and I think we can all increase our value to each other in ways that may not be financial. Our members are very wise and astute and have learned to be cautious with their financial lives and planning. I am just urging you to extend that caution to include your health since you are going to be responsible for it. Be careful from whom you get your advice and be sure you have reason to trust their judgment. I am not presenting myself as an expert nor am I suggesting you buy my products instead of someone else's.
I hope to stay off of my soap box now but that is not a promise.
Best wishes to all and congratulations to all of those whose progress we have been reading about. I know of no other community where there is as much caring for each other. I hope every member will learn from what is behind, keep focused on what is ahead and never give up hope. Keep up the effort to achieve optimum health.