But that wasn’t the only reason. I also went to see him because of an issue I’ve been dealing with for over a month…indigestion.
I’ve had indigestion in the past and usually a cup of Ginger tea would do the trick in getting rid of it, but not this time. It was happening every day and nothing seemed to help.
Time To Seek Help From An Expert
So I met with my Doc, went on a prescription and a month later had a follow up.
But the indigestion was still there.
The medication offered some relief but I still had the indigestion.
So this time around, he suggested we add a couple over the counter medications to hit it from different angles.
At first I thought it was a good idea. But then I came to my senses.
What the hell am I doing? This is ridiculous…something is causing this and taking more medication is not going to fix the cause it will only treat the symptoms.
Plus the idea of taking more meds just didn’t sit right with me, so I went on a quest to find the cause and fix it.
Taking Matters Into My Own Hands
First I did some research on the Internet. Not much help.
Next, I spoke to a Nutritionist. She suggested some dietary changes but they didn’t help much. After speaking to her a few more times she seemed boggled by my issue and asked me if I had seen my Doctor.
Then I decided to seek out the advice of someone who is more on the “wholistic” side of things, a meditation teacher.
And finally, I received some advice that made sense.
She explained that my body had become “acidic” and suggested a few simple and natural remedies. One of her suggestions was to drink some water with half of a freshly squeezed lemon to alkalize my body.
I started this about three days ago and finally, I am feeling relief. In fact, I feel a thousand times better.
But the best thing is that now I am attacking the cause, not the symptoms.
If I had just treated the symptoms, I may have felt better in the short term but over the long term, the issue would have continued to thrive and could have caused serious health risks…like cancer.
Listening to My Inner Expert
It’s so crazy. We go to people who are supposed to be the experts and spend a ton of time and money on medications only to find that there is a simple, natural fix for for our issue.
I am not saying that we shouldn’t listen to Doctor’s and Nutritionists or other “experts” when it comes to our health. I think there is value in seeking advice from all of them.
However, I think we should seek advice from as many sources as possible and then make an “informed” decision on what is best for us.
Let your gut decide.
You know yourself better than anybody.
If something doesn’t sound or feel right, it probably isn’t.
We need to trust our intuition….it’s the best “expert” we have.