WE SHOULD CARE FOR EACH OTHER (PART 3)
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"We Gotta Look Out For Each Other (Part 2)
There was a time when the "not so sick" rarely admitted they had a symptom or health problem. Hiding it was easier because the symptom didn't completely interfere with their lives. It has not interfered with their quality of life. Most of the symptoms of the "not so sick" were not visible to others, so they were able to cover them up. This was in their interest because illness is not something nice, fashionable or accepted. The sick were looked down upon.
In those days, the "chronically ill" also tried to hide their symptoms and conditions. This has been more difficult because their health problems interfere with their lives and affect their quality of life. Even if the condition was visible or obvious, sufferers tried at all costs to minimize, belittle or hide what they were experiencing, because otherwise they would not get respect. The status quo has been to cover up any health problem if possible.
Nowadays, it is becoming popular among the "not so sick" to talk about health. There is even a phenomenon where someone "not so sick" can claim as an "achievement" the "cure" of their symptom, after all they have learned from their doctor, specialist or the internet, and brag about their seemingly good health on social media networks. These platform creators talk about the symptom they overcame as proof that they are an authority on alternative medicine, proof that they have direction and answers. In this way, they gain the interest of people who are still struggling with their symptoms. This creates a rush of attention. Creators of such platforms are rapidly receiving rising waves of popularity and turning their advice into a livelihood and a professional lifestyle.
In the social media world, to keep everyone interested, you have to give your followers more and more. This drive leads to them becoming popular liars. Desperate for content, some "not so sick" platform creators will get ideas about illnesses and symptoms from the "chronically ill" people they follow or read comments from. These same influencers will then start making up stories about how they experienced the same symptoms so they can profit from supposedly having the answers. The show must go on. This can be deceptive for the "chronically ill" person who feels as if they have found someone who is just like them. It encourages the "chronically ill" to buy what the "not so ill" platform creator is promoting or selling.
This new social media phenomenon is unfair to the "chronically ill" person who is truly suffering with multiple symptoms, struggling while seeking some relief, direction or treatment. This is manipulation to push opinions and goods. This is a new exploitation of the decades-long struggle of the "chronically ill" to be recognized, trusted and taken seriously.
If you really struggle with symptoms and conditions, you may have run into these traps where someone pushes a trend by acting like they've been through something similar to you. It is important to be aware of the difference between "not so sick" and "chronically ill" so that the latter are not used even more than they already are. Nowadays it is not easy to read and decipher if what you are seeing is a lifestyle of the "not so sick" cultivated to attract and fill you. Realizing that this is happening more often and becoming more popular will give you some protection from being scammed. The "chronically ill" have no energy or time to play games. Their classes aren't filled with lots of playtime and self-care sessions that are fun. The "chronically ill" must use their time wisely, achieve what they can, where they can. Being enticed and tricked into engaging in something that is not in their best interest: this is not productive and still happens, so be careful.
THE QUEST FOR ATLANTIS
One of the reasons why the "not-so-sick" have difficulty understanding the "chronically ill" is that while they have encountered the limitations of conventional medicine, they have not yet encountered the limitations of alternative, functional, integrative, and holistic medicine. medicine.
For example, the "not so sick" may know that the antacid their conventional doctor gave them is limited and not working when they hear the alternative advice that an ACV (apple cider vinegar) shot, eliminating certain processed foods, or a little intermittent fasting will solve the problem, they tend to believe it. Unless they have witnessed the suffering of a loved one, they are still green. They are newbies. They hop on the internet, search for their alternative medicine answers, and feel like they've discovered Atlantis, thriving under a dome at the bottom of the ocean.
These "not so sick" people have complete confidence that the alternative medicine belief system is a panacea for answers and problem solving. A "not so sick" person may feel it is sacrilege to hear a "chronically ill" claim that he has not received the desired benefits from alternative medicine and that it has its limitations. This "not-so-sick" person also doesn't realize that even though they have experience in alternative medicine, it doesn't mean their practitioner has the tools and all the knowledge to treat chronic conditions.
Some "not so sick" people can be very strict about their medication, even vindictive. They can quickly ridicule anything that does not seem part of the norms of alternative medicine. This sometimes turns alternative medicine into something of a cult - everyone does the same thing, everyone says the same thing, all belief systems are interconnected. Even if there are subgroups where one camp believes in a plant-based diet and the other in animal proteins, they are still bound by the same sectarian concepts. This mentality can lead some of the "not-so-sick" to question, ridicule, and even bully someone "chronically ill" who is experienced and played, someone who is doing something outside of the usual cult belief system of alternative medicine.
Some of the "not-so-sick" who praise alternative medicine tend to believe that if the world of alternative medicine fails them, surely conventional medicine will atone and be there to catch their fall. They believe this even after having trouble with conventional medicine that failed to solve their not-so-serious problem.
Everyone is looking for answers. The "not so sick" can participate in past, present and future trends. They usually won't realize that things aren't getting better and aren't making real progress because they aren't in a desperate situation. They are in a game situation that is often intriguing and deceptive at the same time. The "not-so-sick" still have reserves and good enough physical health to prevail and fight the popular traps that don't really help and hinder.
When the "not-so-sick" doesn't realize that trends are interfering with his health, it's because he's playing the denial game. The good thing they do with their diets is that they help their already strong body and reserves, giving them enough to overcome the harmful tendencies they think are good. In fact, the "not so sick" person is completely lost, and has no idea that he is completely lost, because he still lives in the world of strong reserves, good enough health and sensitivity to stay away from the more terrible habits that impair health. They learn to avoid some of the common threats to health, with which they achieve a comparative balance, although they do not realize that this balance is vulnerable. Their body fights with all the forces and available reserves to keep them level while these people continue to follow harmful trends.
"The chronically ill has already gone through this. Many of them have gone through the same steps. When they take apple cider vinegar or drink kombucha tea, they get terribly sick. There is no place to play with toxic or unproductive alternative tendencies when your body is very low on reserves and your immune system is weak and your organs are exhausted and your nervous system is weakened and you are really fighting for your health. These are the people who say, "I used to do a keto diet. It almost killed me," or "I tried ACV (apple cider vinegar) and it ruined my stomach," or "I tried kombucha tea and it made me worse." , or "I swallowed sodium bicarbonate and my gut never recovered," or "I tried stool microbiome kits and food allergy testing, and the treatment made my symptoms worse," or "I did over 50 sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and my lungs they feel chronically inflamed, and besides, I'm still chronically ill." The sick do not have the reserves to deceive themselves and improvise with themselves. Their game is survival.
YOU ARE THE REAL EXPERT
When a person who is not so ill first begins to explore alternative medicine, one of the reasons it seems like a panacea is that it comes directly from conventional practices. He may be on a standard global diet, relying on processed foods and never taking a nutritional supplement in his life. When he leaves conventional medicine after relying on oils, fats, salt, caffeine, grains, and dairy, and turns to some type of alternative medicine, he can benefit. This is not to be confused with healing on a fundamental level.
So many people who are really sick have already done all of this. They switched from conventional to alternative medicine and are still sick. Even if they have experienced some improvement from alternative approaches, enough to cope with their daily lives, they are still struggling with their symptoms, still suffering, and still in pain. Healer Medium's healing methods such as the Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie , Celery Stem Juice , Monofood Cleanse, Morning Cleanse, Shock Therapies , Brain Shot Therapy , Nutritional Supplement Protocols, Meditations and more are what give substantial improvements when nothing else can help because these protocols are aimed at healing at a fundamental level.
The "not so sick" can devote themselves to their training, to their sauna routines, to their normal lifestyle, then they are usually more relaxed about their food and diets. They can count their calories, but they'll still have a cheat night, drink some alcohol, eat sushi or tacos. They may stick to staple, popular meals they've heard are healthy, like oatmeal with peanut butter or avocado toast, but they'll still indulge. They may drink freshly squeezed juice, but they'll also consume coffee, frappes, other caffeinated beverages, chocolate or pizza on a Friday night. The "not so sick" have the freedom to be more devoted to small pleasures and happiness.
The "chronically ill" are more committed to doing everything they can to find an answer. They are the ones who finally pick up a Healer Medium book despite naysayers who might try to sabotage it, the ones who dedicate themselves to heeding the directions. The "chronically ill" are the ones who learn not to mistakenly add lemon, collagen, ACV, ice cubes, or water to their celery juice, unlike the "not so sick" person who tries celery juice from the grocery store for healthy foods that is not fresh. Or he buys pasteurized celery juice, which has lost its healing properties. Or make celery juice at home for just one week and squeeze lemon juice into it, or mix collagen powder or protein powder. Or he just hides that he drinks celery juice. Or he doesn't understand the ins and outs or the directions for when to drink celery juice because he's not used to following the real directions since he's not that sick.
The "not so sick" have their own parameters of self-gratification. Those who only drink celery juice briefly or make a heavy metal detox smoothie with only two of the ingredients listed by the Healing Medium probably won't notice much of a difference. They probably didn't take caffeine, weren't that sick in general, and were using the Healing Medium protocols wrong.
The "chronically ill" is more likely to become a health expert. Just because someone hasn't recovered yet doesn't mean they haven't gained a ton of experience. People who are chronically ill have tried many more methods, protocols and modern, alternative medicine. A chronically ill person who commits to the guidelines and protocols of the Healer Medium surrenders completely. Although he is not yet fully recovered, he is beginning to recover for the first time in years and is more of an expert than someone "not so sick" who practices alternative medicine, lives his life, does what he wants and is plays on balance and moderation. The chronically ill is the real expert and works hard to recover. This is the person who knows that the details matter and must be applied to work properly and truly change his life.
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