Perhaps you’ve noticed that I haven’t joined “The sky is falling!” crowd worried about fallout from Japan’s triple disasters.
You know, like the warnings to start gobbling down potassium iodide by the handful.
Well, actually, potassium iodide is a kinda cheap form of iodide, and getting too much can backfire on your thyroid–among other body parts. Cheap never pays off.
And taking action only after disaster strikes, while better than nothing I guess, doesn’t really get the job done. Nutritional supplements don’t play a very good game of catch-up.
Drugs stomp in while supplements are more subtle
Here’s the deal. Prescription meds stomp into your body and start breaking the furniture. They get things done quickly, if not well.
Nutritional supplements, on the other hand, ease into your cells and offer their assistance. They don’t storm the doors. They don’t take over. They only offer to help your body heal itself.
Now the fact is, your body wants to be well. If you take away the toxins that do it in and give it the support your cells need, great things happen.
Just not overnight.
It takes a while to build a solid vitamin/mineral program, then a while longer for everything to ramp up to full speed.
Nutrients take time to heal
It’s common for vitamins and minerals to take up to six months to reach their potential.
Sure, you’ll see signs of life as you go along, even some really exciting ones, but the real power and glory bloom when you’ve been at it long enough to have rejuvenated cells.
Some problems, such as a damaged small intestine–which comes along with adrenal problems–can take up to two years to permanently get out of repair mode.
So I believe in being armed and dangerous. When viruses, bacteria, radiation, whatever, show up at my front door, they’re going to have a fight on their hands because I keep my body ready to rumble.
For instance, I haven’t had a cold or the flu for years. And I sure don’t get flu shots. Five consecutive years of flu shots would double my chances of dementia, so I don’t go there.
I do take a lot of vitamins and minerals, though. And don’t even talk to me about how you don’t like to take pills. I pulled my brain back from the brink of disaster, got my energy back, went way past the idea of having headaches, and on, and on.
Even got bushy-headed again; no limp dishrag hair for me. And you say you’d rather put up with your mess than take vitamins and minerals?
It’s not about living forever. When it’s time, it’s time.
It’s about two things. First, I don’t want my life to resemble scenes from Night of the Living Dead. I already spent time there before I figured out how to get out of the ditch, and I have zero interest in going back to those bad old days.
Second, whatever comes my way, I want to be at peace knowing I did all I could to handle everything I have to handle. No regrets. No ‘if onlys.’
I may not be thrilled with everything that shows up, but I’m armed, dangerous and ready for battle.
I call it my “Oh, yeah!” attitude, and I recommend it.
A drunk driver damaged Bette Dowdell's pituitary gland shortly before her first birthday. Although doctors insisted for years that she was fine, her health drifted to a crash-and-burn event, and she realized her health was up to her.
Now she's happy to report she has energy all day, every day. She sleeps well. Colds, flu and headaches are all in the past. Optimism moved back in. Life is good.
Now Bette's sharing what she knows with others to help them take control of their health, too. People who become their own health advocate enjoy far better health than those that don't.
Bette grew up in The Salvation Army, where her parents were officers. Like the military, this Army life involved a lot of moving, and she attended ten schools, in nine cities, in three states before graduating from high school.
After college, Bette worked as an IBM Systems engineer, a small-company consultant and software company owner. She wrote the books How to be a Christian Without Being Annoying, On We March: A memoir of growing up in The Salvation Army and the e-book Pep For The Pooped: Discovering the Vitamins and Minerals Your Body Is Starving For.
She lives in the Phoenix area.