DR. Sauls advice for changing your health

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by grace54, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. grace54

    grace54 New Member

    I cannot tell you how many thousands of times people have asked me what to do for a health problem.

    It takes no time at all to formulate the question: “What is your advice for this condition?” If only the answer were as quick and easy as the question is.

    After over 30 years of experience in natural therapeutics, I now have what may be the closest thing to an equally concise answer, and here it is:

    “You need to change your entire life.”

    Change your life. If you want to get better, that is what you have to do. The first step is to read a lot, a whole lot. As we liked to say in our college days, “Don’t start vast projects with half-vast ideas.” You have to be willing to develop an entirely new relationship with libraries. If you are well educated, and especially if you are a health professional, you will have to unlearn much of what you’ve been taught and start afresh with the rather disruptive thought that natural healing may actually work. If you are not highly educated, you will need to abandon your anxiety and fear of reading and doing research.

    If you have never tried being a vegetarian, start. http://www.doctoryourself.com/cooking.html and http://www.doctoryourself.com/DY_ch02_web.html
    If you’ve never juiced vegetables, start. http://www.doctoryourself.com/juicing_2.html and http://www.doctoryourself.com/juicefast.html
    If you’ve never read articles in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, start here: http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom
    If you’ve never taken vitamin C to saturation, start. http://www.doctoryourself.com/ortho_c.html and http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html
    If you’ve never taught your doctor something, start. http://www.doctoryourself.com/naturedoc.html
    If you’ve never taken a course in how to meditate or otherwise reduce stress, start.
    If you have never done a half-hour fitness workout each day, start. http://www.doctoryourself.com/exercise_avoid.html
    If you’ve never given up alcohol or smoking, do it now. http://www.doctoryourself.com/alcohol_protocol.html
    If you have never used an interlibrary loan to get a valuable health book, start. http://www.doctoryourself.com/libraryloan.html

    “A person who doesn’t read is no better off than a person who cannot read.”

    To quickly cut through the treacle, I ask clients this most pointed of questions early in a consultation:

    “What are you willing to do to get better?”

    The answer I want, of course, its, “Anything.” But as with wedding vows or new year’s resolutions, I know better than to hold people too rigorously to their dreams. Flexibility was never more necessary than with self-health care. I will accept a two-thirds effort, for, as a teacher of some experience, I pass anyone at a 65%. More is better, but if you were to entirely change two-thirds of your life, I’d be satisfied and also impressed. Especially if you hold to it for more than a year.

    And I think you’d be impressed with the results you got.

    There is no such thing as a free lunch, a quick fix, or a magic wand to cure illness. I wish there were easy answers to people’s health questions. There aren’t. There are answers, all right, but they are not easy.

    “Give a man a fish, and he will be hungry tomorrow. Teach a man to fish, and he will always have food.” This is my personal and professional philosophy, because it is true.

    Modern medicine has created more co-dependents even than co-pays. We’ve learned to hold out for a magic bullet, such as a new miracle drug, breakthrough surgical procedure, or new organ transplant. What rubbish. Oddly enough, we’ve also “learned” to discount the healing power of Nature, and the tremendous therapeutic benefit of lifestyle changes, vegetarian diet, raw food juices, and vitamin supplements.

    Okay, that was then; this is now. There is a new paradigm, an entirely new way of seeing health, opening in front of us. You have likely heard that the Chinese word for “crisis” is the same as the word for “opportunity.” On the other hand, the very word “patient” implies passivity and powerlessness. The Doctor Yourself philosophy is against that. When people ask me for a solution to their particular health problem, they would have me fall into the role of being their doctor. The Doctor Yourself philosophy is against that, too. Me-teacher-you-dumbbell, or me-doctor-you patient, or me-politician-you-voter, or any other paternalistic or maternalistic stay-in-your-place tradition will not pass muster with me. Such were the old ways, and they are obsolete and unproductive. You want productive, you follow leads and dig. Whether it is for oil, gold, or information, it requires action, your action. Question authority. Do it yourself.

    If you want to change your health, you have to change your life.

    If you have read this far, and still feel that you need to consult with me, please click here for appointment and contact information: http://doctoryourself.com/contact.html

    Copyright 2007 and prior years by Andrew W. Saul.

  2. msbsgblue

    msbsgblue Member

    Bookmarking if my profile so I can read more later.
  3. sascha

    sascha Member


    vegetarianism- i think about that. i was vegetarian twice and got anemic both times. first time 4 1/2 years, second less than 2 years.

    i wonder about this. it seems ethically right and pure. from evolutionary standpoint, humanity subsisted on meat for long periods of time. and not one diet is right for everyone. this is how i've looked at it. but i'm not sure.

    what do you think?

    i will continue to check out his website, and thank you very much for pointing this inf. out. Sascha
  4. grace54

    grace54 New Member

    Personally I believe in moderation in all things. I do believe many get too much meat and not enough vegetables and fruits. I know farmers into their 80- 90s and my dad who lived to be 91 and I never saw him sick or take any meds. All of these people ate well and ate a variety of foods our Creator provides for us. One thing they all do and did was exercise and none were smokers or heavy drinkers.

    Many believe there is a diet for their body type and many do well as a vegetarian as long as they get all the nutrients they need. Many are also allergic to foods so it is a very complicated subject now days.

    Dr. Saul has helped me take control of my Doctoring and he brings back common sense along with vitamin research that has been overlooked many years because of the drug supply and demand of late. I am grateful I can eat what I want but then I am active and burn it off. The body needs to move and we need to tone our muscles however limited that may be with these syndromes. I really don't get into all of the fad diet stuff but I use the knowledge we have today and make sure I get all the nutrients I need whether by supplements or whole food and usually both. That is why I have a organic garden and eat fresh dear venison when I can as it is clean and low fat.

    There are many things we can do to strengthen our bodies so it will heal itself. I really don't think it is a mystery so much as a matter of change of lifestyle and bad diets which many won't do. We have to get over the mindset that there will be a cure via some pill or some Dr. We alredy have the tools we need and we sometimes simply need discipline. It's not an easy route to recovery but in my experience requires a huge shift in mind and body. Good health to all:)