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There’s more than modern medicine

Dear Editor,

In reference to “No April fools joke” Health Hints, pg. 32 in the Monday, April 1, edition of the Post Independent:

Susan Ackerman’s perception of health care is typical in the sense that the modern medical model is perceived as the only option we have – and gloomy it is, as if getting old has to do with decomposition of mind and body and what is needed is so-called medical health care, which essentially refers to treating symptoms with surgery and drugs in order to keep the body alive.



Our United States Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs reads in part “There is a widespread and unfounded confidence in the ability of medical science to cure or mitigate the effects of diseases once they occur. Appropriate public education must emphasize the unfortunate but clear limitations of current medical practice in curing disease. As awareness of this limitation increases, the importance of prevention will become all the more obvious.”

I speak with authority, being a person who has for the past 25-plus years lived with and assisted those either in the dying process or simply not being gratified with their present state of declining health using modern medical procedures. Meaning I have experienced being with those who have relieved themselves of the debilitating norm of aging.



My simple approach includes re-establishing ones natural health by aiding them in their innate ability to do so using our natural resources such as fresh air during rest, eating only when true hunger occurs, drinking only when true thirst is present. While listening to and responding to one’s primary Intelligence, which is within all.

The quality of food is also of great importance, but not given priority as the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs suggests: “The problems can never be solved merely by more and more medical care. The health of individuals and the health of the population is determined by a variety of biological (host), behavioral, sociocultural and environmental factors. None of these is more important than the food we eat.”

I have found it is not our environment nor our circumstances but habitual thinking that makes us what we are. As simple as it sounds, and rightfully should be, this leads to greater physical and mental health that is far beyond what medical science can provide.

Debilitating it is to look forward to being in the grips of modern medicine’s approach to aging, whereas self awareness and empowerment is a delight, making aging what it is meant to be – awake.

Thank you for your attention,

David Krest

Carbondale


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