Respect the medical profession. God formed it for a reason! Often, His miracles come through the hands or words of a surgeon or physician.
Doctors can be great — a gift from God, sent to administer a healing one prays for. They are highly trained and usually caring professionals who have worked hard to get where they are.
Sometimes, the profession veers onto questionable grounds, especially when it comes to certain testing and medication. Respect and do not idolize medicine.
Always consult the Holy Spirit first and foremost, and pray for the intercession of Saint Padre Pio and Andre Bessette before, during, and after doctor visits.
For it can be a whirlpool, a quagmire: medical involvement, when there is not discernment. Doctors are people. If it was flat-out science there would be no “second opinion.”
In current-day America, fifty-five percent of people — more than half! — are on prescriptions.
Is this really necessary? Are there no natural alternatives? How much are doctors taught about the healing powers of natural plants and nutrition? (Answer: precious little.)
But let’s stay “scientific”: these days, one of three of Americans are advised to go on medication for blood pressure, which is now defined as a reading of 130/80 or higher.
“For years, doctors were told to aim for a systolic blood pressure of less than 140 (the first of the two blood pressure numbers),” Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, a professor of medicine at Dartmouth, wrote a while back . “Then, in 2013, recommendations were relaxed to less than 150 for patients age 60 and older.
“Now they have been tightened, to less than 130 for anyone with at least a 10 percent risk of heart attack or stroke in the next decade. That means that nearly half of all adults in the United States are now considered to have high blood pressure. I bet I’m not the only doctor whose blood pressure jumped upon hearing this news. Disclosure: I’m an advocate of less medicine and living a more healthy life.”
“Let me be clear: Using medications to lower very high blood pressure is the most important preventive intervention we doctors do. But more medications and lower blood pressures are not always better for everyone.”
The World Health Organization describes hypertension as anything over the 140/90 mark. This hardly means you should ignore your doctor’s advice! High blood pressure can cause cumulative, micro-physical damage that one day will mean major organ issues.
Rather, the message is this: whether blood pressure medication, chemotherapy, or whatever, one must pray (and more than fleetingly) before making medical decisions.
Every human body is unique, and so while doctors have excellent generalized schooling, it can miss with particular people and even cause as many as or more problems than it solves. The liver can be overburdened, and taking the example of high blood pressure, the light-headedness some feel could lead to a fall. Heart arrhythmias (including the dreaded new catch-term, “A-fib”) can be controlled in some cases or at least lessened with magnesium supplements (the citrate or glycinate kind) and amino acids as in taurine and a-argynine, available on most vitamin racks).
Proper eating can go a long way to fending off cancer. If you are on medication, ask your doctor if any supplements could interfere with it. Yet, prescriptions can also have ramifications, particularly on the kidneys and liver. Simply look at the side effects listed at the end of pharmaceutical television commercials. The answer is to pray first.
Clogged arteries? Foods like asparagus, watermelon, avocados, and especially the spice turmeric, and fatty fish (think sardines or salmon) along with garlic, and avoiding any processed or fried food, can be very beneficial in fending it off or mitigating it. So can supplements such as niacin and co-enzyme Q-10. We need to rely less on synthetics and more on the healing powers of what is there for the taking in nature, which may take more time and effort but unlike virtually all pharmaceuticals, has no side effects.
Everything that modern medicine can do may also be there in what we eat.
Think about how amazing it is that doctors are not schooled in using what God created to heal — in what we put into the body to start with!
This puts them at a disadvantage (their very profession is described as “practicing medicine”) and is comparable to all the seminarians who head toward the priesthood with no schooling in exorcism and mystical theology.
Our times are very confused.
How did Jesus heal? He laid His Hands on the sick. He cast out evil — knowing, as He did, that darkness, and not just biological flaw, is responsible for, or exacerbates, many sicknesses. Put your hands on various parts of your body and pray over them on a regular basis, especially if there is genetic weakness in the family. See Jesus touching you. Pray for the assistance of Our Lady of Lourdes. Pray and the Holy Spirit will instruct you, along with the good doctor or specialist or surgeon or nurse practitioner who so ably tends to your needs.
[resources: The God of Healing]