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Health Detectives

By vitalhf, Oct 3 2018 02:00PM

By Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.

What is a “Health Detective” and what does she do? When someone is sick, there is a reason for it. The body doesn’t just suddenly decide “Hey! I have nothing else to do today, maybe I’ll make my immune system go haywire, or maybe I’ll just make the heart shut down, or just for kicks, I'm gonna give this person a migraine!” It doesn’t happen that way. Although the easy fix is to take a drug to suppress the immune system, bring a damaged heart back to quasi functioning (with drugs), or stop the migraine with another drug, that isn’t identifying what went wrong.

If you believe in the body’s innate ability to heal itself and you believe in the body’s intelligence, you probably already know that there is an error in the mechanism somewhere. But where? Some answers are easy and obvious, mostly they aren’t. That’s where the health detective comes in.

The most important question for a health detective to ask is WHY? Nothing in the body happens for no reason. Good or bad, if there is a symptom, the body is trying to accomplish something or warn you of something. It’s up to us to interpret it.

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