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Who is responsible for your health? - Tools for Health
January 29, 2008

Have you ever had a close friend or family member become ill and you, being the natural health enthusiast that you are, just know you can help them be well. The only problem is they won’t listen to you. They actually don’t care for alternative solutions to their health problems. They may even prefer allopathic medicine.

Frustrating? Yes, definitely. Recently Sarah stopped by Natural Health Coach for Women to ask a question involving just such a dilemma. Her question and my answer are shared below in hopes that it will help you as well.

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January 2008............Issue #024

In This Issue

  • Who Decides How You Heal?
  • Cough and Sore Throat Remedy
  • Learn About Natural Health

NOTE: To receive the best results Teri recommends only the resources she personally uses. Find herbs, supplements, and other resources mentioned in Tools for Health at My NSP Natural Health Coach and Natural Health Coach for Women.

Who Decides How You Heal?

First, Sarah’s question:

My boyfriend has an extremely yellow tint to his eyes and I am curious as to the cause of this. I read, in the past, it is a sign of toxicity but I am looking for a more detailed answer to try and convince him to take action. He is very against natural medicine and clams up whenever I try to tell him anything to help him. Thank you for any answers you can give me. Sincerely, Sarah

And my reply…

Hi Sarah,

A yellowish color in the eyes could be something as simple fix as too much carotene in the system to a high level of bilirubin in the blood. You might take a look at the Disease Tree page to see if you can figure out what's going on. Getting to the root of the problem is always the best first step in non-acute situations.

However, there is a larger issue here. The fact is you may not be able to help your boyfriend. People need to heal themselves. We use tools (i.e. herbs, certain foods, chiropractic, health consultants, and M.D.'s along with their medicines) but we have to take responsibility for our own health. So if he is not interested in doing what it takes to heal naturally, perhaps a medical doctor is the best way for him to go.

Don't be upset by this. The goal is to be well. Doctors are not evil. I personally prefer to take care of as much as I can in our family as naturally as I can. We rarely go to an M.D. But if we needed to, that's exactly where I'd head!

A medical doctor is as much a tool for health as any other person, plant, therapy, or other resource one might use. It is the individual that has to make the choices as to which is best for him or her. Sometimes it is 100% allopathic (I know that makes some people shudder, but bear with me here) that is needed. Be grateful for it and use it.

I have witnessed the greatest healing experiences when the individual used those healing resources which felt right to them.

The more we listen to our bodies and our promptings, and learn the basics of good health the better equipped we will be to make decisions like that should the need arise. We will not have to depend on someone else for our health.

Cough and Sore Throat Remedy

  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum)
  • Tsp. Honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
Mix ingredients together and heat to desired temperature. My Husband loves this and so do I. -Pam (Recipe published in What's New At NSP)

Education Empowers Decision Making

The School of Natural Healing

The Family Herbalist is the foundational course offered by The School of Natural Healing which was founded by the famous Master Herbalist, Dr. John R. Christopher over 50 years ago.

From one of their students:

Thank you so much for all you do. I checked out numerous schools before I found yours, and I have to say it was the story of Dr. Christopher that you have available online is what helped me decide to go with you guys. As I watched the videos, specifically, I knew that I made the right choice. I only wish I could have found you sooner. - Tamera R.

Young At Any Age

A seminar sponsored by Nature’s Sunshine in a number of locations throughout the U.S.

Email me if you would like further information.

Learn About You!

Check out this fitness log! It has made so much difference in the choices I make both in foods (including supplements) and in physical activity. They have free, somewhat limited, online option which I used for about 30 minutes (click around a bit and you will find it). After that I knew I wanted the whole program available on my computer.

Have a healthy day,

Teri Hayes
Certified Natural Health Consultant

"Those who do not have enough time for good health, will not have good health for enough time."

P.S. Remember to check out NSP's weekly specials

Teri Hayes is a Certified Natural Health Consultant and Certified Reflexologist

You can e-mail her by replying to this newsletter or visit her at Natural Health Coach for Women

The herbs and supplements she recommends to clients can be found using this link.

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The suggestions in this e-newsletter are meant to encourage personal responsibility for health and are not given as medical advice. For your individual health concerns such as chronic or acute warning symptoms, in emergency situations, or when in doubt, seek the advice of your primary personal health car practitioner.

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