Why We Need Pills & Skills
What happens when people visit the doctor these days? Patients enter the doctor’s office, get pills but no self-help skills, leave the doctor, pop the pills and return next month for a stronger dose...and everyone just gets sicker. Does this sound familiar to you?
Prescription ads tells you to “Ask your doctor if this pill is right for you,” but how often do you ask? Knowing what you’re putting in your body is important, so keep these points in mind:
1. Different folks require different dosages. Pills are designed and tested on average bodies, but that may not always represent you.
2. Beware the cocktail effect of pills. Pills can be partnered unsafely with other drugs. It’s not uncommon for people in their prime-time to be on multiple prescriptions, but using drugs in combinations is not the way they were tested and approved. If this “cocktail effect” has never been tested, no one knows how it’s going to affect you.
3. Is it the drug or the disease? When a person is on a variety of pills to treat different highs and lows, it’s incredibly difficult for a doctor to sort out which of the patient’s symptoms are due to the underlying illness or due to the side of effects of the pills.
So, what’s a person to do? Abandon pills? No, absolutely not! But what prime-time patients need to learn is the “Pills-and-Skills Model of Healthcare.” As Dr. Sears (of the Sears Wellness Institute) says, “the best way to lower your pill bill is to raise your self-help skills.” The Pills-and-Skills Model means changing your mind-set from “Doctor, what can I take?” to “Doctor, what can I do.”
Message me for a Wellness One-On-One session and learn more about this Pills-and-Skills model and you’ll also learn all about how to open your Internal Pharmacy and utilize essential oils to support your wellbeing.