3 key steps to take charge of our health and healing

Yesterday I watched Andrew Saul, Ph.D, speaking about how poor nutrition is the primary cause of most forms of depression. Similar to the food based programme I follow to avoid and reverse heart disease, in this video interview (and if you haven’t signed up for it yet – do follow the link for the free video series), Saul outlines how Vitamin C, plenty of fresh, raw organic food, cashews, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), and Tryptophan containing foods, are all proven and effective means of combatting depression naturally, without the side effects often seen by the typical drugs prescribed to treat depression.

Worldwide sales of antidepressants, are expected to be just under $6 billion by 2016, according to Thomson Reuters Pharma projections, based on consensus forecasts from analysts.

“The medical professional has it wrong… The answer is for every person to realize that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. You have to read, you have to dig. You have to want to have this information. And of course, I might add, you have to be willing to take the vitamins, and juice the vegetables. You have to be willing to walk the walk. Of course, it’s worth it!” – Andrew Saul

Saul, who was on the faculty of the State University of New York for nine years, and taught nutrition, health science and cell biology at the college level, has become one of the most prolific online nutrition educators, speaking out against the poor advice often given by the medical establishment about nutrition. Saul concludes that the only thing standing between people and good mental health is simply taking the natural items above, not the drug therapy, yet many people are not taking their health into their own hands. I completely agree.

It seems many people, including me, have had to take this painful 10 step route below when seeking to live a healthy life:

  1. Assume you are “ok” and that you eat “pretty healthily”
  2. Be fairly ignorant of what is required to fuel a body healthily and be unaware that it is possible to avoid most major diseases when eating correctly
  3. Hit a health crisis (in my case it was Familial hypercholesterolemia)
  4. Go to a GP or doctor of some kind
  5. Get advised by 1 or more doctors that either an invasive surgery, or some form of drug therapy is required in order to “get better”
  6. Decide to do some research before following doctors advice
  7. Find many natural, less invasive, and non-drug based options through research, that already exist in a typical kitchen cabinet
  8. Decide to do what it takes to take charge of health
  9. Get educated
  10. Help body to heal itself and return to a state of health much higher than ever before, thanks to the self-education process

Going to a doctor is not about becoming healthy or treating the root cause of your condition. It’s about removing the original symptom you present the doctor with. Most medical problems it seems, are not nails, yet our Western medical system treats them this way, and unfortunately, doctors have 2 main “hammers”: drugs and surgery. Neither are pathways to “great health”, and neither will be there for you as a “health safety net” should you decide to eat poorly now.

We must take charge of our own health and healing. You can shorten the 10 steps above to 3, if you simply make a decision today to start at number 8, and follow these 3 steps:

  1. Decide to do what it takes to take charge of health
  2. Get educated
  3. Help body to heal itself and return to a state of health much higher than ever before, thanks to the self-education process

Start today, by deciding to start a romance with raw foods, and gradually ease yourself into a life of better health in easy week by week steps. You’ll feel better within a week, look better within a month, and discover that you can even reverse disease progression within as little as 3 to 6 months.