Why Am I Taking Supplements if I Don't Feel Any Different?

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Do you know if your supplements are helping you or not when you don't feel any different? Some patients are at the brink of death, have cancer or other disease when they are referred to my office and I'm so grateful when profound change happens naturally.   One medical doctor said to my patient "It's a miracle that you're still alive". Within 4 weeks, his quality of life increased dramatically because of simple changes I started to implement with him.  These were simple strategies that allowed his body to heal on its own. But what if you don’t have many symptoms?  I applaud you if you are living preventatively! If you are not being proactive,  I wanted to encourage you so that you can save yourself a lot of money in the long run.  Did you know that health issues are the number one cause of money bankruptcy (BK)?  It can ominously pervade into every pore of your life causing relationship and emotional BK as well.

 “Did you know that your liver and your pancreas have to fail about 90% before you have symptoms? “

If you are like me, my temptation is too procrastinate about my health. Why?  Because I feel "fine".  Did you know that your liver and your pancreas have to fail about 90% before you have symptoms? Have you heard or know of anyone suddenly dying or being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic cancer? One 48 year old women was diagnosed with 8-10 years to live even with chemo and radiation.  She educated herself and elected to take the “Science based Nutrition” approach. 12 years later, she is living vibrantly with complete cancer remission without chemo, radiation or surgery.

I would say that at least 90% of my patients are shocked with the amount of pills that I take, it's not a random thing that I do and I don't search the internet for which supplements I need to take, I use a science-based approach, analyzing blood, urine and hair to see what nutrients I need. So what do I feel when I take all the supplements? Sometimes nothing.  But then I reap results over time.  It's like if you plant a seed, does it become mature over night? No! It takes time for that plant, fruit or vegetable to grow into something beautiful that you can enjoy. Yes, if you have symptoms, you usually start feeling better if you persist! It could just be 2 weeks for some and months for some if they have severe imbalances

What is the difference between a medical approach vs a more comprehensive approach to health? 

If you take a look at the a medical approach to solving a disease, they say that these drugs treat the disease whether it would be cancer, heart disease or whatever, but does it really cure it? Before I did this work, my mom thought she had remission from breast cancer.   Remission, in the medical definition is no evidence of disease.  Classically, someone is in 100% remission if the disease does not come back in 5 years.   Well, my mom died 4 years after they said she was cured of the cancer.  It spread throughout her body and I watched her die in front of me from the cancer. I’m really sad I did not know how to help her get healthy back then. 

When I take a comprehensive approach, it’s not to treat a disease.  It’s to stack the favor in my odds by getting healthy. Questions I usually pose to my patients:

Q. Can you be healthy and have disease at the same time?

Q. Can you have cancer destroying your body and be healthy at the same time?

That doesn't make sense does it? I believe a healthy body fights cancer well! We've seen stage 4 cancer turn around by helping people get healthier.

“The reductionist approach is the “standard of care” in the medical field”

As an example of the reductionist philosophy, you go to your medical doctor for a symptom.  The doctor tells you need this drug. You swallow it and it gives you an immediate effect. The reductionist mindset only thinks about reducing the symptoms rather than address the cause of the symptoms.  Drugs have immediate profound effects to force your body to do something but also have collateral damage on your body. Every drug has negative side effects. So while I think its okay to take it for an acute emergency situation, I believe it's the wrong approach to dealing with a chronic health issue. Please make sure to analyze the cost/benefit ratio when deciding on any treatment. The reductionist approach is the “standard of care” in the medical field.

On the other hand, taking a “comprehensive” view of your body is much different then the “reductionist” approach.  Analyzing all the aspects that contribute to health are essential to tipping the odds of health to your side.  This involves factors like diet, lifestyle, environmental and even emotional well being.  It strives to balance your body with the goal of not only minimizing symptoms but preventing disease.

There is a barrage of information on the internet and it can be confusing.  I love using a simple, evidence based approach by looking deeper for causes that show up much sooner in blood, hair and urine analysis (ex for toxic heavy metals).  Once we know the root issues, we guide you through a comprehensive plan to get you healthy, and then retest periodically to check for progress.  This process has worked with hundreds of doctors who have helped thousands of patients over 30 years.  Confusion is eliminated.

“Remember, growing a beautiful flower, tree or healthy body for that matter takes time.  Persistence, discipline and following my recommendations will reap its rewards over your seasons of life”

Please don’t Procrastinate

I hope that you don’t have to go to a funeral or suffer unnecessarily with a disease to start getting healthy now.  I'm here to give you perspective. I see patients every day that gives me perspective everyday. This helps me to stay motivated and on track. I've also suffered with prior health issues that make me motivated as well. What's going to make you motivated? Is my coaching enough? You are ultimately the one that decides and I believe it starts with education. I have many articles on drkwik.com/blog to help you get started. Did you know that most of the people that follow a comprehensive approach are more educated? This is kind of dramatic but I think it brings home the point.  When I’m old, I don't want to have Alzheimer’s and forget my children or have them change my diapers while I’m drooling on my bed. I want to be active and alive, enjoying my kids and grandkids.  Is that possible? I believe it is.