Sometimes we all need a little proof to jump into a new idea or new path.
Today, I am talking specifically about taking more responsibility for our health and wellness and trusting that maybe we can heal with natural solutions alone.
I had a friend post this picture on a facebook group I manage the other day and it brought up a lot of feels.
Feelings of pride and happiness that the massive efforts I have put in to researching and learning about the power of medicinal grade essential oils is helping people to heal naturally.
Feelings of gratitude to this person who shared their story, because I know the ripple effect of her sharing would bring more healing to others.
Feelings of conviction around the power of plants to heal.
Feelings of clarity as far as my role in spreading the knowledge and education of natural medicine; even though at times it feels like the powers pulling people towards synthetic drugs and a paternalistic, disempowering conventional medical system are too great.
I know we all need a little proof that natural medicine works, that the difficult task of shifting your nutrition and lifestyle habits is worth the effort, that making a choice to take care of ourselves will pay off.
So here's some proof that even simple and small self-empowering actions can make all the difference.
Thyroid conditions are incredibly common. And most people (at the advice of their doctor) take extreme and invasive measures to balance their thyroid. They get put on life long prescription medication. They sometimes undergo surgery to get part of or all of their thyroid removed. These are extreme options.
Diet and lifestyle are almost never discussed in conventional medical offices when it comes to thyroid conditions. And discussing plant medicine to heal the thyroid is an even less common.
But you do HAVE OPTIONS.
Most doctors would have you believe that in the instance of a thyroid condition you have only two options: to feel tired and put your thyroid at more risk over time OR get on a medication you will have to take a for the rest of your life.
But these ARE NOT YOUR ONLY OPTIONS.
Doctors are not trained in alternative/traditional modalities of healing, so they are quick to disregard them, but this does not mean they KNOW anything about them. The majority of our population has tried some sort of traditional modality. Traditional/alternative modalities are legitimate options for you to explore IF you would like to.
Natural and root cause medicine does require more engagement of the patient.
It requires the patient to take on more of an active role in their healing.
It may require difficult dietary and lifestyle changes. It may require taking supplements three times a day. It may require even more than this.
But you are capable of it, if you'd like to address the root cause of your imbalance and if you are ready to take on more responsibility for the quality of your life overall.
Taking a pill each day doesn't require much thought or effort, and that is fine, but don't expect to get much benefit from it either. All good things in life tend to be challenging.
So if you need a little proof in your life, here is your proof and here is your pep talk. If you're ready to take on more responsibility for your healing I am ready to help you and guide you.