Who’s Your Wellness Navigator?
A 2016 study found that only 12% of Americans in 2016 were classified as “metabolically fit”. This number is probably less than 10% today. Metabolically unfit means that the cellular energy production factories, the mitochondria, are dysfunctional and cannot make enough cellular energy for normal function. This translates to symptoms and diseases.
Cancer, heart attacks, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, autoimmune diseases, increased susceptibility to infectious agents like influenza and coronavirus, and just about every other disease or symptom that walks through the door at Veritas Medical is associated with this metabolic dysfunction.
And, I’m just going to tell you right now, in the third paragraph of this article, what the take home message is for today: there is no prescription, surgery, shot, or IV that will cure this metabolic unhealthiness.
A doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant cannot cure you of this metabolic dysfunction.
You all have probably heard me preaching and quoting studies over the years that:
-95% of cancer is rooted in diet and lifestyle, not genes.
-85-90% of heart attacks and stroke are also rooted in diet and lifestyle choices, not just “high cholesterol”.
-childhood disease rates have skyrocketed from almost being non-existent 35 years ago to current statistics of >50% of American children now having a CHRONIC disease.
-multiple different people groups and cultures from all around the world that experience very low rates of cancer, heart disease, and dementia will start to experience the same high rates of these diseases, matching the standard American disease rates, within one generation of immigrating to “America the Sick”
I have spoken and written about these facts many times in the past, and I don’t want to belabor the point now. I’m only bringing it up as a friendly reminder, as we enter the new year, that a doctor can’t cure you because a doctor does not possess the power, authority or ability to fix metabolic dysfunction!
So, the question is, if being metabolically unfit is at the root of your physical symptoms and a doctor can’t cure this metabolic issue, then what is one to do?
The answer is…..ask your Veritas Wellness Navigator! 😉
I’m tempted to end this newsletter article right here and just encourage you to contact your wellness navigator today to review the causes and cures to this metabolic dysfunction….but just a little more encouragement first!
Not many people “guarantee” things these days, but I am going to do just that today! I guarantee that the amount and rate of improved metabolic fitness you experience this year will be directly proportional to the amount of time you spend walking with and implementing the counsel you receive from your Veritas Wellness Navigator, as opposed to your practitioner.
I believe your ratio of wellness navigator visits to practitioner visits should be 10 to 1, at least. So, if you don’t know your wellness navigator, make it your goal this year to get to know them!
This is why we have spent so much time, energy and investment in the wellness navigators, online resources, podcasts, newsletters, weekly zoom meetings, live classes, a new building to house not just locally produced food and products but also more classroom space and movement lab personnel, equipment, and space.
I encourage you to make 2023 the year that you get to know your Veritas Wellness Navigator better than you know your practitioner. Be on the lookout for a few new things coming soon related to this increased focus on wellness navigator led education and support including:
-Nutrition 101 classes with Lyndi (the first one this week was jam packed with very helpful and practical info!)
-Hydration 101, Movement 101 and Peace 101 classes coming soon (the first Peace Pillar 101 class will be Tuesday night, January 24th at 7 p.m.)
-an online calendar of events that will have our weekly class schedule
-the new “Cold Plunge” in the Veritas Movement Lab
-and more cooking demonstration classes
I know some get a little frustrated with me always preaching about the 4 pillars, always asking how many visits with your navigator have you had, how many times have you been in the movement lab, how many classes have you attended, and what are you grading out on each of the 4 pillars, A, B, C or F? But, I do this for a reason. I want you to be truly well. True wellness is not found in managing symptoms with pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals, but in stewarding the 4 pillars.
I have also said before, and I’ll say again now, I do believe there can be a time and place for symptom management. I’m not condemning anyone who needs to treat a symptom. In fact, I had 3 visits with 3 different patients just this week where I prescribed specific protocols to try and help reduce symptoms. All 3 were battling multi-year unexplained symptoms stemming from chronic exposure to toxic black mold in their homes. They each need symptom management while working on cleaning up their external terrain (their homes) and the toxins stuck in their internal terrain.
Also, I’ve spent many months investigating and have recently purchased a new device that is able to measure the glycocalyx, which is a thin gel-like lining of the capillary walls. Damage to this lining is associated with all sorts of diseases and symptoms, from long haul covid to hypertension, heart disease, eye disease, erectile dysfunction, chronic kidney disease and much more. Our new device is able to measure this layer and then there’s a treatment protocol to rebuild it. (Note: we are not quite ready to offer this test yet but will let you know when we are. You can read more about it here: https://glycocheck.com).
So, Veritas Medical will continue to be there for you to try and help you in any way we can, including implementing some targeted therapies, technologies and protocols from around the world that could provide some benefit to you. BUT, we don’t ever want to distract from the foundational truths that will set you up for health. I truly believe that even with mold exposure or a damaged glycocalyx layer, stewarding the 4 pillars will increase your likelihood of not being affected by these things and/or healing from the much faster.
I am passionate about people being well, and I truly believe that medical practitioners cannot bring you real, long-lasting health but only temporary relief of symptoms. So, my encouragement for you today is to keep your focus and perspective in the right place. Between wellness navigators and medical practitioners, the wellness navigator should be much more prominent in your journey back to health than your practitioner.
My desire is for you to be well and not need a doctor. I want you to be set free from bondage, walking in truth, living a life full of peace and joy and simply being who God made you to be. Here is another guarantee for you. This CAN be achieved! It is not a pie in the sky, wishful thinking, unattainable dream. This the truth!
I’m so confident in saying all this because I am confident, not in me and my ability to teach or write newsletter articles or practice medicine, but in the One who created you and gave you a perfectly designed spirit, soul and body and has spoken these truths to us….
-Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper, and be in health, even as your soul prospers. 3rd John 1:2
-Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity and heals all your diseases. Psalm 103: 2-3
-He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24
I believe God wants you well, and I do to. He has the real prescription for healing and I don’t. So, pursue Him, not me or any medical practitioner, and I encourage you to make this your “prescription” for 2023:
“My son, be attentive to my word; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape form your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.“ Proverbs 4:20-23