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How You can Keep the Doctor Away

Updated on March 7, 2019
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I am passionate about good health, nutrition, and prevention of diseases. I regularly study medical updates, especially about diabetes.

Medicine

Medicine will help in health issues but not a guarantee in the long run.
Medicine will help in health issues but not a guarantee in the long run. | Source

Introduction

Good health is the best asset a person can have more than anything else for a lifetime. An ailing body worries the doctor more than anything imaginable. Do you think because he/she is there to treat you that doctors expect you to be sick? Far from it! I recalled when I was in secondary grammar school, I constantly had a cold seizure. I even had a problem eating my meals. I went to see my doctor. He looked at me, examined my medical history, and put my papers away.

Then, he asks if I can identify the liver in an agama lizard. He suggests I kill it and soak the entails in boiled water for two minutes, and eat it up.

It was this same doctor with the same breathe told me that he and his colleagues are tired of seeing sick persons! I do not know that at that time that preventive medicine was trending. As doctors do not like to see you sick, here I will tell you how to keep them away from you.

Avoid Sickness and Disesae

“It’s a wise man’s part, rather to avoid sickness, then to wish for medicine.”- Sir Thomas More (Utopia).

Keeping the Doctor Away

Avoid sickness and diseases at all cost. I believe in doctors, hospitals, and medicine. A healthy person still needs the doctor, for example for a medical check-up. I had relations who are doctors and surgeons. Because you and I had to keep doctors away, should it be reasonable for the community or society to tell them away? That is a negative insinuation.

A medical doctor tried his best to keep my father away from some food items like eggs, refined salt and sugar, and smoking while experiencing high blood pressure. My dad confides this to me and realized I am reading much on health care. Instead of taking the doctor at this word, and continuing to lose his mind on preventing the re-occurrence of the sickness, he went back to his old ways. He soon passes away to the great beyond.

If you got involved in an accident and you had a trauma, you need to call the doctor. Doctors have an important role to play in the health of a person whether sick or not.

But when it comes to persistent issues like a cold, degenerative disease, lack of energy, fever, and things that easily caused minor ailments, then you can do your best to keep the doctor away. Do you wonder while you wait in the consulting room, the doctor was called out to see an accident victim at times? It is in your power to do some changes. You have to change the environment like using a mosquito net to sleep under at night to avoid insect bites. Doctors were counting on you too to keep sickness and disease at bay.

A Doctor

A doctor can get tired of seeing you sick
A doctor can get tired of seeing you sick | Source

The Placebo Effect

If you persisted in courting ill-health because medicine and doctors were usually available, your doctor will prescribe a “placebo.” The capsule consists of water. You believed that you are sick. You equally believe that the placebo will cure you! Your doctor will not tell you that you are being given a placebo.

Medicine or Nutrition?

“Medical doctors study medicine and not nutrition.”-Dr. Benjamin S. Frank

Nutrition Science

Professor Truswell is an acknowledged authority on nutrition science. He is reputed to have introduced the study of nutrition to medical doctors on a part-time basis to facilitate their work because they have no instruction on food and nutrition during medical studies. Medical doctors study medicine. They study how to use “chemicals” to treat sickness or disease. The use of food to treat a sick person is foreign to them.

Now, with the science of nutrition, doctors like Benjamin S. Frank, Robert Taylor, and others after toughly studying your symptoms, will only prescribe “tinned sardines” and kinds of seafood; and regular exercise as a cure. Do you think that cannot work? I have eaten fresh fruits and vegetables above the recommended 7 servings a day to treat eye ailment when medical doctors and eye specialists have told me that I had clocked 60 years when I was 40. But the eye ailment results as a result of chemical treatment for a fever.

You Are What You Eat

like it or not many of us are a product of what we eat. In my teenage years, I was fondly called “plantain” because I regularly eat plantain for breakfast with fresh sardines. I rapidly gain weight and put on healthy flesh. Actually, I become what I eat. Sickness and disease will come from under eating or over-eating good nutritious meals. Also, illness affects those who eat dry palatable unwholesome foods made only with “refined” ingredients. I use the word dry because natures organic compositions in the food items have all be sieved out.

Doctors now recommended you should eat organic whole meals. Eat more of fruits and green leafy or yellow vegetables. Varied your intakes regularly. Add seeds and nuts to your meal. Once or twice a week, eat a vegetarian or vegan diet along with a cup of avocado. You are primary a vegetarian. Add a teaspoonful of nutritional yeast to your plate of a vegetarian diet. It will supply the protein necessary to build the body. Someone else will like to add chia seeds. This will balance your diet.

Dr. Benjamin S. Frank recommended “a variety of foods rich in nucleic acids,” plus fluids (fruit juice and dilute milk), and one vitamin capsule. He further states you enrich all your meals with varieties of sea-foods, specific “tinned sardines” as it has the highest source of nucleic acid in a diet. On day one, two, three to seven respectively, he said you should eat sardines, salmon, shrimps, lobsters, and clams; oysters, squid, and mullet. Eat differing seafood daily. There is an option for you to choose from animals or birds two times in the week. All these will help ward off degenerative diseases. If you are younger, the illness is retarded. Do not forget to take your mega does of multivitamins once a week.

Now, how about starch? Eat potatoes and yams with their skin after discarding the wax. Eat wholemeal bread. Fruits and vegetables contain a balanced portion of starch and sugars. That is already mentioned above.

A Vegetable Fruit Salad

Eat more of fruits and vegetables as a salad dish for breakfast ot snack.
Eat more of fruits and vegetables as a salad dish for breakfast ot snack. | Source

Good Nutrition

“Good nutrition is essential to good health…restoring it when disease sets in.”-Dr. Benjamin S. Frank

Eat Your Way to Health

Our meals then should be a balanced nutritious diet. Fruits and vegetables, proteins, fats or oils and, carbohydrates or starch in that order. It is recommended by an authority like MyPlate that half of the chop plate consists of fruits and vegetables, five or seven servings a day. The remaining half portion is shared for protein, fat, starch, dilute fruit juice, milk, and water. All the food nutrients a person need for good health is now achieved by MyPlate.

A Balanced Nutritious Meal

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Program Physical Exercise

Good health is a wholesome physical and mental well-being and not just the absence of diseases. Doctors are now in agreement with keep fit expert that a program physical fitness plan works like medicine on the body. The Mayo Clinic and others were now using physical therapy to treat ill-health. Dr. Robert Taylor in particular states that “women outlive men because of the exercise of house work-making beds, sweeping the floor, hanging laundry, and pulling the shopping cart.” Continuing, he said “Tomorrow when you (the men folk) take the subway to walk, get off one stop early and walk the last few blocks. Or walk the third floor, and take the elevator to the rest of the way.” Professor Truswell, and Bruce Tulloh, a fitness coach agreed on all this. So, stretch, exercise, walk, jog, and swim, to pump oxygenated blood into tissues, building endurance and stamina, and improving vitality. This will program your body to fitness, good health, and sporting activities. Let me inspired you with a quote from Tulloh: “Most of the body cells are renewable, and exercise stimulates renewal.” Dare to experience that for a lifetime.

Exercise your body regularly on certain fix days if not daily. I exercise regularly three times in the week, and follow this up with brisk walking, jogging, and swimming. On certain weekends, I jog more than a mile and back. Exercising at the same time will stimulate and release hormones into the bloodstream. This will help the renewal of the body cells, and tissues.

Physical Exercise Builds the Body Healthily

Here indoors I am doing a mountain climbing workout
Here indoors I am doing a mountain climbing workout | Source

Conclusion

To achieve good health, and keep the doctor away, keep sickness and disease away from you. Eat nature’s balanced diet, and exercise your body regularly. Follow this with an annual medical check-up.

References

  1. The No-Aging Diet, by Dr. Benjamin S. Frank, and Professor Philip Miele, Dial Press, NY.
  2. Body Power, by Marylou Mckenna, Simon and Schuster, NY.
  3. ABC OF NUTRITION, BY A. Stewart Truswell, BMJ Books, London.
  4. Health Science and Physiology for Tropical Schools, by F. Daniel, Oxford University Press, London.
  5. WELCOME TO THE MIDDLE YEARS, by Robert Taylor, Acropolis Books, Ltd, Washington, DC.
  6. Naturally Fit, by Bruce Tulloh, Arthur Barker Limited, London.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2019 Miebakagh Fiberesima

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    • MarleneB profile image

      Marlene Bertrand 

      4 months ago from USA

      Because I live far from a doctor, it is very important for me to practice good health habits. Your article is a very good reminder that we can eat right and exercise to stay healthy enough to away from the doctor.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      4 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, Bill, you're welcomed. Certain persons enjoy such unusual health benefit. But for the others like me, we have to do our part well instead of depending on the doctor. Thanks for visiting and weighing in highly. Enjoy the weekend.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 months ago from Olympia, WA

      All great suggestions! I am a lucky man. I was born with good genes for sure. I'm never sick, not even the common cold or the flu. At seventy years of age I consider myself to be a blessed man.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      6 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Umesh, thanks for weighing in. Good health is my wish for all the world. Thanks for reading.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Very informative and motivating. Thanks.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      6 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Farrah, good to know, and you are welcomed again. Thanks.

    • Isivwe Muobo profile image

      Farrah Young 

      6 months ago from Nigeria

      Yes, Miebakagh57, I know we cant completely eliminate these foods from our diets.

      My plan is to avoid it completely for a specific period of them then go back to it (taking it once in a while) after this time out.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      6 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Farrah, you are very much welcomed here. Years ago, I made that decision of drinking coke, and so on. But suppose you are at a party, how do without a drink if fruit juice is not at hand? So it is better to take just a sip that is all. What I am saying or what I mean is that we can not do without a convenient food these days. A little is okay.

      At home, we must real always on natural organic foods. Fruits and vegetables, fish, milk, complex carbohydrates, exercise and juicing. All this will help keep the doctor at bay. Thank you.

    • Isivwe Muobo profile image

      Farrah Young 

      6 months ago from Nigeria

      You are so right in that we are what we eat. I've recently taken to drinking soft drinks almost everyday (It's actually been going on for two months now) and now I can feel my blood sugar has spiked. I dont even need a blood sugar test to know this.

      I will eliminate this completely from my diet at least for several months and eat healthily.

      Like you said, we might feel confident knowing the doctors are there to treat us, but they don't feel happy treating the same sickness over and over.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      7 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hey, Dora, thanks for visiting. I want every man and woman under the sun to enjoy good health. So it is wise to give significant pointers to the effect that. Your comment is significant. Have a great day.

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      Dora Weithers 

      7 months ago from The Caribbean

      I like the quote by Sir Thomas Moore and your article gave great pointers on how to live by that wise principle. Thank you.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      7 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Pamela, being sick is no fun indeed. I remember some 15 years ago, some workers in my workplace somehow got hard on me. They want me to go to the hospital to see my doctor also because I was giving them the permit to visit their doctors on reporting sick for work. I ask them: them why should I be sick? And enlighten them on the need to eat only organic natural meals instead of the many dry junk foods from the nearby food outlets.

      I recalled also that when I last visit my doctor, the conventional prescriptions he made for fever attack affect my left eye, and make my head nearly bald! The doctor said the side effects will disappear, but it was not to be. I eat organic fruit and vegetables to restore my health.

      This is one of many reasons why I wrote this hub to keep the doctor away. Dare to take good care of your body daily. Thank you, and enjoy the day!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I think most of us value good health. I appreciate all your tips to meet those goals. as being sick is no fun. Thank you.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      7 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hey, Elijah, You are welcomed indeed. What a wonderful childhood you had. It reminds me somehow how as a boy I always enjoy nature in the raw. I was always picking raw tiger or grass nuts, and chewing them, I will pick green or semi-ripe mangoes fresh on the mango tree and eat them up. I did so with many other fruits. All of this happens in Nigeria.

      But some years later, something drastic happened to me. I was attacked by a fevered bout. I visit a medical doctor. His prescription attacked my eye, and baldness immediately set in. I overcome all these by food. As I study more about natures ways of healing the sick later, I come to the conclusion that humankind is losing much by depending more on doctors than mother nature for sustainable health.

      Congratulations on being 74. Looking at your picture you seem strong, hail, and healthy. Thank you for weighing in.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      7 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Liz Westwood, Yes. It was later applied to a banana a day. And now, to all fruits. But my main intention was to encourage all persons to promote good health nomatter what. Thanks for visiting, reading, and weighing in. Have a great day.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      7 months ago from Washington DC

      You said "Medical doctors study medicine. They study how to use “chemicals” to treat sickness or disease. The use of food to treat a sick person is foreign to them." For the 'medical doctors' certified by our governors that is truer than most people are willing to admit.

      I have for over 40 years been following the teachings of the one called Christ to become a wonderer. In traveling by foot unless offered a ride I often found myself hungry where there was no processed food or 'purified water' for miles which required me to look around for plants that looked or tasted satisfying to eat and drank any water other animals drank from or had fish and/or other signs of life in it.

      My first 8 childhood years was lived in the Southern US rural state of Louisiana and I had practiced eating various plants and drinking from water that catered to life and continued in a Texas city until I began working at 16. That is what I fell back on and having read pre-civilization man ate raw berries, fruit, gains, nuts and vegetables. But from 19 until after my 32nd summer, a year after beginning the nomad life, I had deviated from it because of earning money so it took being hungry and "too proud to ask for food" to return me to it. Now, age 74, I'm always listening to all advice concerning alternative healing which usually consist of eating raw any and everything except flesh.

      I enjoyed your presentation, keep up your work.

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      Liz Westwood 

      7 months ago from UK

      As a child in the UK I remember being told 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away'. I guess this was shorthand for a healthy diet encouraging good health.

    • Miebakagh57 profile imageAUTHOR

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      7 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      I do not regularly go and visit my doctors for treating me, except for medical check-ups. I learned how to keep sickness and disease and at an arm's length. You too can. Here I show you a few tips like exercise and eating a balanced diet. Thanks for reading.

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