I meet a lot of people who are working on their health at varying degrees.
Some people even say they’re willing to do anything to get well.
But when it comes down to it, anything doesn’t mean anything.
This blog is a little bit of tough love mixed with truth. As a health and wellness coach, I have to be tough with my clients. While it may be hard to hear, my clients oftentimes tell me how much they appreciate that.
In today’s blog, I’m revealing 4 common objections to natural medicine I frequently hear from business professionals.
Common Objections to Natural Medicine
Here are the most common objections to natural medicine I hear from people on a regular basis. These objections get in the way of potential treatment.
1. Natural Healing Seems Too Simple To Work
The first objection I commonly hear to natural medicine is… It’s too simple to work! They aren’t willing to try simple natural approaches because they seem too simple and natural to work.
Now, I’m not here to push or pressure anything on anyone. But if I make a suggestion and it’s not heard, I’ve learned to accept the fact that they may not be ready. I’m here to help anyone who is willing to help themselves. But that’s about where I draw the line.
I recently talked to a lady with a rare condition; unfortunately, there is no medicine that will treat her condition. Instead of giving her the same runaround her doctors gave here, I encouraged her to do a few simple things at home (including taking other tests to potentially expose the underlying root of her condition). Simple.
God created everything we need to heal our bodies, and He placed it right here on this Earth for us to access. If natural medicine can solve your body’s failing system but Western medicine can’t, then why not look to the things God provided on this Earth?
If you think the simple answer is too simple, then remember this… The simplest explanation may be the best.
(Western medicine often focuses on treating the symptoms. Natural medicine focuses on addressing the root cause. If you want a “simple” process to discover (and then treat) your illness, let’s chat. I’m here for you!)
2. I Don’t Have The Money To Invest In Myself
The second objection I hear from people who don’t want to explore natural medicine is “I don’t have the time or money to invest in myself”. People are not willing to invest in themselves.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve met several individuals who are paying over $1,000 for health insurance, and it’s still not getting them the answers they need. As a matter of fact, their health keeps failing. Why? Because they’re not addressing the root cause of their condition. The number of medications are increasing. Their health is worse. And they are being told they need to remove organs (i.e. gallbladder and even their thyroid, etc.).
I have a serious problem with this.
I know the other side of this story – partly because that was my story.
Doctors told me that medication was the only way out of my illness and that I must remove organs.
Thank God I kept all my organs, but I spent many years suffering with medication after medication – not getting well and worse than that, feeling hopeless.
So why do I hear this objection to natural medicine?
Because people justify that they’ve already invested in their health insurance and that should solve their problem.
Many of these same people could see huge transformations if they adjusted their mindset and tried natural medicine.
Yes, it is out of pocket.
Yes, it is an investment.
And yes, you may even have to take out a loan.
But is it worth saving your own thyroid, gallbladder, or kidney from being removed?
These organs are saved every day with natural medicine. And they are removed every day with conventional medicine because instead of addressing the root, conventional medicine says the organ is bad. It’s “causing you problems” so it’s necessary to cut it out.
I’m here to tell you from personal experience from myself with a saved gallbladder and other clients who’ve experienced similar stories with natural medicine. In most cases, these organs aren’t bad.
The lifestyles that have led to diseased organs is the problem.
Once you address the root of the condition, the body can heal itself.
Determine Whether Or Not You Are Worth The Investment
You have to determine whether or not you are worth the investment.
You pay $1,000 a month for insurance that doesn’t work for you. Another $1,000 for a cell phone every one to two years. And you pay a mortgage every month to put a roof over your head. And you have the money to put your child in dance class and karate. You do this because you want a quality life. And there is nothing greater than your health.
Without your health, you have nothing.
Here’s the truth… Health insurance doesn’t cover natural medicine. It is an out-of-pocket investment. You will pay out of pocket for your lab tests, consulting fees, and your care provider’s knowledge. It can cost you thousands of dollars. But it can also save your life.
Is the investment worth it to you?
That’s up to you to decide.
I know for me it was.
3. I Don’t Have Time
Onto the next objection to natural medicine… They don’t have time.
I used to think I didn’t have time for help too – until my health took my time.
Gallbladder attacks that would rob me from going to work. Exhaustion that would prevent me from enjoying time with friends or socially engaging. And brain fog that would keep me stuck on a task for hours when it should have taken a few short minutes. I was constantly cleaning up messes because I couldn’t pay attention.
Some days, I couldn’t even hold on to a water glass. I would walk in my kitchen, and my cabinet doors would be open because I forgot to close them. I would hit the floor crying.
Have you been there?
I was too busy trying to be busy with life to even notice that I didn’t have a life. My time was being robbed because I was going in a circle most of my day.
Have you ever experienced this?
I certainly hope that’s not your story, but you can also prevent that from being your story today too. You have a choice to take care of your health now, or you may be required to take care of it later. The thing with natural health and healing is that it’s great as a preventative. Once the damage is done, it’s a little more difficult to take care of yourself and a lot more work (but it still may be possible to see complete healing).
4. I Don’t Think Natural Health Works For Me
The last of four objectsions to natural medicine is they’ve already tried natural health, and it doesn’t work for them.
Here’s the thing… Most people I meet on a regular basis have gone semi-gluten- and dairy-free. They’ve removed part of the inflammatory foods. Maybe even done over-the-counter so-called detoxes that left them in the bathroom for a week while flushing out their colon (P.S. That is not a detox by the way, and you don’t have to subject yourself to those types of things. That is not natural health.)
You can try all the wonderful things like removing inflammatory foods, exercising on a daily basis, reducing your stress, dealing with relationship issues, and even replacing your medicine cabinet with essential oils. Most of the people I work with have already taken a few good healthy steps in that right direction. But they’re still dealing with chronic pain, headaches, weight and metabolism issues, fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
There is likely an underlying condition that you haven’t addressed.
It doesn’t mean natural medicine and natural health doesn’t work.
It means your limited knowledge or understanding of natural health and medicine is not enough. I told you this blog was going to be a tough love post.
When you work with someone to help you get to the root of your health issues, they can help you investigate things like underlying food sensitivities that may be impacting your nutrition, hormone imbalances, toxicity, closed drainage systems, poor immune health, or cellular damage.
Don’t Give Up on Natural Medicine Yet
These are a few things that natural medicine can investigate for you if diet and exercise is not helping you reach your health goals. Don’t give up on natural medicine if you haven’t given it a real chance. Learn how I approach natural medicine – it’s all about finding the root cause.