When it comes to wellness there are literally thousands of resources easily available to all of us. The problem is knowing which ones you can trust. As a woman who has been a nurse for 30 years here is my best advice:
1. Know the source. (period)
- The person or place you are getting your information from needs to be someone you know and trust or that has a great recommendation from someone you know and trust.
- Their main goal should not be to sell you something. They may have product or services to sell but listen to how they approach you. Are they asking questions about you and your symptoms/concerns? Then do they find out what you have already done? Do they speak positively of anything other than their own products/services? Do they ever say, “I don’t know about that?”
- Trust your gut. Usually we know when someone is “twisting our arm” or it sounds “too good to be true.” Walk away or try something they recommend but never quit prescription medicine without checking with your provider or pay them large sums of money before checking them out further.
The truth is healthy living is mainly common sense. If it doesn’t make sense it probably won’t work. God created our body to be a very inter-related system. With very few exceptions there is almost no part of our body that is not connected to another part for a purpose. So when we do something to one part we have to think how that relates to the next part. This is something we often over look. For example, my nose is running so I take an antihistamine to “dry it up.” What else does it dry up in my body? (everything) Do I realize that if I tend to be constipated that an antihistamine could increase that possibility if I don’t also increase my fluid intake. (and not with caffeine!)
It’s our hope here at Treasure Chest Ministries to help you sort through the maze of information available and help you find the truth, not only in your physical life but your spiritual and emotional life as well. We intend to do this by sharing life. Sharing what we have learned and are learning. We can expand our knowledge if you share with us what you are learning too. After all, He came to “give life to the full!” (John 10:10b)
Tell me one helpful, reliable healthy living resource you have found.
Here’s an inexpensive way to get some health education in the Des Moines Area. Check out the “Mini-Medical School” at Des Moines University. Five nights of “school” for anyone interested! http://www.dmu.edu/event/mini-medical-school/