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4 Common Objections To Natural Medicine (And The Tough Love You Need To Hear)

4 Common Objections To Natural Medicine (And The Tough Love You Need To Hear)

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 chatI’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.  

Rather watch an 11 minute video with the same information…

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. 

Chelsie Ward Wellness

Chelsie Ward Wellness

Exercising When Time and Energy are Tight: 7 Effortless Tips to Get Started

Exercising When Time and Energy are Tight: 7 Effortless Tips to Get Started

No time.

No energy.

Currently, you may have a lot of time on your hands with quarantine. On the other hand, you may be extremely busy – working on your business, keeping the family entertained, and staying safe. All of the sudden, your time and energy has been depleted by the end of the day and you haven’t even left your house.

If the second description describes you, you’re not alone.

When many of my clients start their health journey they experience the same dilemma…

“Where do I begin exercising when time and energy are tight?”

That’s why I put together 7 effortless tips to get started on your personal health journey.

7 Effortless Tips To Start Exercising When Time and Energy are Tight

I get it… Time is money. That’s why it’s important to create habits that seem effortless. You don’t need to add more onto your plate. So what are these tips?

  1. Start simple
  2. Do something you enjoy
  3. Try high intensity interval training (HIIT)
  4. Build a home gym
  5. Follow a fitness trainer on social media
  6. Give up the excuses
  7. Move your body throughout the day

Tip 1 | Start Simple

The most important step to making this transformation effortless is to start simple. It’s easy as creatives, professionals, and business leaders to take it to the extreme. But your time and energy is strapped. Keep it simple.

When I first started my health journey and began working out, I would follow yoga videos on YouTube that were 5 to 7 minutes long. My time and energy didn’t allow for anything more than that. If I stood up too quickly, I would feel like I was going to pass out. A short yoga session was all my body could withstand at that point of my health journey.

If you’re beyond yoga, try to go a little longer. The key is to start simple.


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Tip 2 | Do Something You Enjoy

Next, it’s important to do something you actually enjoy – if not, you’ll dread exercising. If you love weight lifting, do that. If you’d rather chase your kids around the yard and play ball with them, that’s okay too. Some of my clients like the idea of yoga and encourage their kids to join them for their at-home sessions. You could also have a beach day and include some exercise while you’re there.

People ask me all the time… What is the best exercise?

My answer is always the same… The one you’ll actually do and will continue to do.

Some days will look different than others. My preference is alternating days between high intensity weight training and yoga for rest days.

At the end of the day, it’s all about doing something you enjoy.

Tip 3 |  Try High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

We all have 24 hours in the day. Don’t let  the “lack of time” excuse get in your way.

If you’re looking for something to do quickly and get the most bang for your buck, I recommend high intensity interval training (HIIT). To get a better idea of what this looks like, search burst training videos on YouTube. HIIT includes working out in short bursts and taking small breaks in between.

How do you do it?

Start with a set of weight training (e.g. bicep curls), then alternate with a set of cardio (e.g. jumping jacks).

If you don’t have weights available, include bodyweight exercises like squats or push-ups. Alternate those with some sort of cardio.

HIIT Workout

Do 50 seconds of weight training with a 10-second break.

Then do 50 seconds of cardio training with a 10-second break.

Alternate back and forth between the 2 sets.

Your weight portion of the session should be slow and controlled – to slow your heart rate a bit. During the cardio session, you want to go all out as hard and fast as you can to really raise your heart rate.

Some people do as little as 4 rounds of this!

Now that I’m deep in my health journey, I do HIIT for up to 30 minutes of exercise.

You should honor your body and listen closely. If you’re exercising to the point of exhaustion, then you need to back off some.

 

Rather watch an 11 minute video on the same topic….

 

Tip 4 | Build a Home Gym

Another tip to make exercise effortless is to take out any possible excuse. That starts with building a home gym.

To exercise, you don’t need a fancy gym membership. It can be expensive and time-consuming. Plus, you may feel self-conscious working out in front of strangers. By building a home gym, you’re taking out any potential to make an excuse.

Plus, it’s easy to do!

Start with one set of dumbbells – or $10-$20 of equipment. Remember, start simple. Start small.

As you’re ready to level up in your equipment, purchase that next set of equipment. When I level up, I spend anywhere between $20 and $100. You can save more expensive equipment purchases when you can afford it.

Before you know it, you’ll have a home gym – built for you – without paying a monthly recurring membership or maintenance fees.

Tip 5 | Follow A Fitness Trainer on Social Media

An average adult spends over 2 hours on social media per day. While you’re scrolling and liking posts, follow a fitness trainer. They have the expertise in exercising in a home gym or by yourself that you don’t have. This also improves your productivity as you aren’t fumbling to create a workout routine.

Consider Hiring an Online Trainer

I used to watch YouTube videos for workout ideas. Now, I have an online trainer. To me, it’s a no-brainer because I don’t have to think about my workouts. I just follow the advice of someone else. It also helps me with variety. I alternatebetween 2 great programs – one for interval training and the other for yoga. When I exercise, I watch the recorded videos based on what I planned for that day.

The best part is that it only costs $20 / month – less expensive than a gym membership and a personal trainer. For me, it’s totally worth the investment.

Tip 6 | Give Up the Excuses

I’ve already mentioned it throughout this blog… To make exercising part of your schedule, you need to give up any excuse to not work out.

I allowed my excuses to stop me for a long time. My workouts used to be about an hour long. Not only did I realize I was working out too long, but I couldn’t find the time to do it consistently.  Instead of just shortening my workout, I would often skip it altogether.

Now, I realize how silly my mindset was, but I used to believe that if I couldn’t give it my all, then I wasn’t going to do it at all.

Now, I do what I can.

My workouts are an average of 30 minutes long. I also get in the sauna.

But there are many days that I do not sit in the sauna. There are also days when my workout is only 10-15 minutes long because that’s all my schedule will allow. Those minutes still add up over time. And they really do matter and make a difference.

So if that is all you have… Then give it all you’ve got.

Tip 7 | Move Your Body Throughout the Day

Make sure you’re moving your body throughout the day.

This is the best way to condition the body for longevity.

Many of us now sit at our desks all day and don’t really move around much. Sitting is the new smoking. From what I see by looking around me and the studies I’ve read, I believe that statement is true.

We can mitigate this poor health habit by taking breaks during the day.

And if we’re honest with ourselves, our brain could use those breaks.

Studies prove that when a person takes a break every 60-90 minutes, they are more creative and productive. Who doesn’t want that?

I encourage you to set an alarm on your watch to remind you to stand up from your chair. Completely walk away from your work. Take a break outside, get some sunlight on your skin, and take a walk for about 5 minutes. You will feel more refreshed and more energized throughout the day.

And you will also help your body stay conditioned or get that way over time.

Allow Yourself Room to Grow and Improve

Allow yourself room to grow and improve. We live in a day and age where we can look on social media and see a multitude of fitness models. We expect that one day we will look like them, yet we don’t live the lives they live.

Stop comparing yourself to them, and just do what you can.

Be okay with meeting yourself where you are. As my husband often says, “you are exactly where you are supposed to be; so make the best of it.”

And if I can do anything to help you along the way, I would love to offer you support.

If you need help to take your health to the next level and need someone to partner with, I welcome you to connect with me so we can chat about some of your goals. During our discovery call, we can decide whether or not a partnership between you and I would be beneficial.