During conversations with my patients, I sometimes use the term "The S**T Hits The Fan" to explain how our bodies work. Imagine that your body is a bucket and you're constantly filling it with toxins and stressors, like eating unhealthy foods, breathing polluted air, and taking medications. Over time, the bucket gets full and eventually, the "s**t hits the fan" - our body reacts with symptoms like pain.
However, when this happens, we often just treat the symptoms with medication, rather than addressing the underlying cause of the problem. This may temporarily alleviate the symptoms, but it doesn't solve the root cause of the issue. By ignoring our body's signals and continuing to fill the bucket, we're just delaying the inevitable - more symptoms and a need for stronger treatments.
Instead, we need to shift our approach to healthcare by listening to our bodies and addressing the underlying cause of our health issues. We can do this by making positive changes to our diet, lifestyle, and environment, and by seeking out natural remedies and alternative therapies. By doing so, we can reduce our exposure to toxins and stressors, support our body's natural healing processes, and prevent chronic health issues.
It's crucial that we prioritize our health and well-being, and take a proactive approach to our health care. This way, we can prevent the bucket from overflowing and improve our overall quality of life.