If you have to ask this question to your doctor, you need to have your head examined ;
One weekend while staying at a hotel in Tempe Arizona to teach my course Holistic Advice – Vis Dialogue in SNCM, was watching television. A commercial came on advertising Viagra. In announcing the following sentence is said;
“Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough to sex.”
When I heard that, I was speechless. I said to myself: “Is this how bad is he?”
When I went hiking trail suicide in the National Park Grand Canyon, there were warning signs on the top of the wanderer if they were not in good physical condition to go back – not to make the walk. That was the sagest advice anyone could receive. This could save someone’s life, because that road is a killer. If they had said, “Consult your doctor before hiking trail suicide,” I could understand that. But it has gone so far that you have to ask a doctor if it is okay for them to have sex? How a doctor even assess whether or not a person’s heart is healthy enough for sex? Moreover, what kind of sex they’re talking about? The next question that came to mind was: “If someone’s heart is sick at all, good old-fashioned shenanigans could not they do something good?”
If someone feels they need to ask doctor if they can have sex, by any reason, they need to have their head examined. The next thing we do is ask our doctors if it’s okay to laugh or mourn or singing. This question is indicative of the wrong situation that is representative of the reality of the mentality of a very large part of our society. Doctor fix me. Doctor tells me to do. We look back and shake his head in disbelief at some of the medieval practices of our previous doctors as drilling holes and indentations in people’s heads to let out the demons when they have headaches. When we realize that collective responsibility for our health is in our own hands, the idea that we have to ask our doctors about the most basic instinctual life activities appears equally medieval.
People hold your doctor’s opinion in such high esteem who are afraid to disappoint your doctor or not follow their whims. When I work with my patients, often times we want out of your medications, especially those who are not doing anything except making them toxic, faint, like a zombie. I would also like people to come to their medications because the subtle healing can not happen when symptoms are straight shirt with a pharmaceutical agent powerful than just suppress symptoms. When I suggest this to the patient, some of them crawling on fear and anxiety, the fear of the possibility that even suggesting your doctor. It is as if the doctor is holding the bag of dog food and the patient is hungry puppy hoping to please his master to get another bite to eat.
How did we get here? How they have forgotten that the doctor is not to do the last call on almost anything about our health? It’s fine to get the opinion of a physician. It’s great to get a second and third opinion.
However, the final say and always comes first review thereof by the patient. A patient should not feel obliged to justify or respond to your doctor. In my practice and my life, I have witnessed the unfortunate situation that exists out there in the masses. People still feel they need the doctor. Agree. The doctor is in high demand. The waiting list is very long. They fear they will never get another doctor to follow you if they cross the doctor. Or question the doctor. Or decide not to proceed with the doctor’s recommendations. Doctors in many cases threaten to remove the patient from its list of clients if they do exactly what the doctor says. Sit back and be a good little dog or not going to any of his kibble and bits.
Of course not all doctors are like this. Some are very sweet and humble, and work for the best of the patient, and not by their own egos. However, this discussion is important to have because people do not seem to realize that the responsibility for your health is in your own hands. And that is such a simple truth. How can you ever be in the hands of another? As such, they have to please your doctor. They are not there to serve your doctor, so that no patient should feel bad if you are guided to act in a manner not approved by your doctor.
The fundamental question that everyone should ask themselves when faced with a serious health situation is, “How do I feel about this course of action? Is this what my heart and soul feels is the right path for me? “patients who are very ill who may have cancer or advanced form of the disease often have families who naturally want to recover as expeditiously as possible. But whose decision is with regard to the health of the sick person? When a patient makes a decision about your health, and should do so in their own being and what they feel it is right for them. The decision may include the complex picture of family life, but the decision is yours to make. (The exception to this would be children under a certain age and in emergency situations where the person is not able to decide for themselves.) I’ve seen many cases where a patient wishes to follow a certain way, often outside the box of what their loved ones would rather see them do. When family members love their loved ones are sick, they become afraid and they often do not know any better, other than conventional medicine. So they turn on their fear of fear-based medicine. I have seen patients who do not want to follow that path and deal with this profound struggle over what to do. Follow your heart and your soul or listening to everyone else?
is not an easy decision by any means. But it may be the most important decision in the life of a person and that is better than themselves.
So the next time you’re tempted to ask your doctor if you have sex to. Ask yourself. (Oh, and better if you ask your partner too.)
Moshe Daniel Block, ND, HMC is the author of The Revolution naturopathic medicine: stays true to our philosophy, a book on the philosophy and practice of naturopathic medicine. He graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto, Ontario) in 2000. Dr. Block then went on to complete the homeopathic clinical course Master with Louis Klein, FSHom in 2003. It specializes in autoimmune disease and myasthenia gravis, disease was diagnosed as having personally and that he has healed. He teaches the same wisdom and knowledge that helped him heal himself and others in his course of holistic guidance for NDS, students, and other health professionals . Some of the other projects Dr. Block has worked can be found in your website private practice , the book’s website , and global website .
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