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Taking Charge of Your Health

The old, traditional mindset is when something goes wrong in our body, we take it to the doctor and say, "Fix it." The doctor looks at the symptom and prescribes a pill, a shot or an operation to fix the immediate problem, the symptom.

What caused the symptom? Sometimes we know, but mostly we don't look back far enough to find the source of the trouble. So we settle for the quick fix.

Let's try another approach, a new mindset:

God gave us a self-healing body. For example, all the mechanisms are there to heal a cut. First, the blood flow to cleanse the wound. Then the white blood cells to kill any germs. Finally, a seal to the wound. While we're sleeping, the healing takes place.

But if we were to continue cutting the wound, it obviously can't heal.

We can apply this same principle to chronic diseases - high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis and stroke. We need to make sure we're not the one hurting ourselves.

You are responsible for your health. You can help and not hurt yourself by getting enough nutrition, exercise, fresh air, pure water, minimize stress and enough rest.

You can take appropriate action when symptoms first appear. You don't need to wait until you're so sick you have to see a doctor.