Hello, everyone. Welcome to our blog. I’d like to speak with you since many of my autoimmune patients fail to assess the expense of sickness against the cost of investing in health. And we are constantly afraid of getting sick.
However, I believe that living with autoimmunity creates a false sense of security in taking all of the medications and doing everything else we tend to do. We become accustomed to being unhealthy and simply maintaining the status quo that we fail to consider how to improve our health.
Enabling Your Body To Heal Itself
Many of you live your life believing that you can’t actually reverse your autoimmunity. This is especially true when you’re having flares and don’t feel well and nothing else seems to be working. You may go on a diet for a week, take a supplement for a few weeks, or even a month.
And then, if it doesn’t work, you give up without even giving it a fair trial, right? These are the times when you have to look in the mirror and ask yourself, “Am I exhausting all of my options?” because the premise by which you live is the roots by which your foundational identity is grounded. This matters more than whatever it is that we “do” for so long. I know after living for 21 years with lupus, it can be a roller coaster ride.
In terms of my health, I understand now that I took it for granted as if it were something I was entitled to. It was the only thing that caught my attention. Now, if I have some discomfort due to my lupus, I still anticipate things to work out, even if I need a little nudge from the medications. I’ve needed the medications while going through flares in the past, and then just check in with myself to modify. I also focus a little bit on diet here and there, but I know what I want and how I want to live.
Your Wellbeing Matters
My way of life hasn’t altered much throughout the years. Things were relatively easy, but it wasn’t until my life and important organs, such as my kidneys, were in jeopardy that I realized I needed to pay attention.
Then I got extremely scared when I had to go to the hospital for biopsies, like kidney biopsies, other health worries, and getting injected with chemotherapeutic medicines and all the medications.
You start to wonder, “Oh my God, am I going to be here for my boys when they get older?” “Where will I be a year from now, five years from now, or ten years from now as they get older?” And you realize how little the physicians can do for you because they have no idea which way this will go. They have a set routine. They work with people who have autoimmune diseases.
It’s usually immunocompromise medications, not biologics, corticosteroids, or other painkillers. Then there are the adverse effects, which they must control with a lot of these things. There’s also the issue of dealing with the side effects. Like with COVID, a lot of people died, but did they die from COVID or complications due to preexisting conditions or medication effects?
Pay Attention To Your Health
I believe it has something to do with the side effects and the cytokine storm, obesity, and uncontrolled diabetes. Or it was due to a heart attack. There were likely minor details involved, but they were able to write it off as COVID because there was a lot of interest in it, though those figures are probably overblown. In a similar manner, many people state things like, “Oh, this lupus patient died.” “That patient with autoimmune disease passed away.” Whatever you want to call it. But, in the end, the complications of living with an autoimmune disease are all about the medication’s side effects.
If you’ve been on corticosteroids for a long period, you’ll have hip necrosis. You might die if you have hip necrosis if you fall and break something. When you break your hip and lose your mobility, everything goes wrong, especially if you’re elderly or diabetic. And all these things might have happened as a result of corticosteroids. You could have fractured a bone as a result of corticosteroids as well because of osteopenia, which led to osteoporosis, which is a metabolic disorder.
So, what’s the best way to explain the series of events? I’ve discovered that many autoimmune patients need to think about the broader picture. How one thing can lead to another and how you really need to invest in your health. Whether it’s time, money, attention, or relationship with yourself, enough to develop a very stable foundation.
Investment Vs. Expense
That’s a lot better than simply overcoming your symptoms. So I’d like you to reconsider your perspective toward your health. And I’d like you to reconsider what an investment is vs what an expense is, right? Many of you, and many of my autoimmune patients, say, “Oh, I can’t afford those supplements and I can’t afford your services. My meds are affordable since my insurance covers them.”
And they’re taking a variety of various medications.If you’re an entrepreneur like me, you know you can’t rely on the government. Things must be paid for. As a result, my deductibles alone are increasing year after year. It might be worth up to $12,000. What evidence do I have for this? When I was admitted to the hospital, I had to pay that sum plus a little more. Then there is a slew of additional expenses to contend with. Medical bills are really costly when you want to try all of these different things.
That is an outlay of funds. It’s not going to help you improve your situation. Only the symptoms will be managed and control. You’ll eventually require another medication. Then you’re going to need another. People who truly grasp this are not afraid to invest in their health. So, what does it mean to put money into your health? Well, I’ve discovered that people’s lack of belief in their ability to heal and cure themselves of autoimmunity is the main reason they don’t invest in their health.
Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt
They’re full of doubts and fears. It’s so much easier to just keep things the same because, at the very least, you’ll feel like you’re not wasting money, right? So the concept of money and how you think about your health needs to be addressed. As well as how much you value your life as an individual who is worthy of investing in themselves.
This is one issue that the majority of my autoimmune patients face. So, I’d like you to consider what keeps you from eating organic foods. What’s keeping you from taking a chance on that alternative treatment? We’re accepting new clients for our Autoimmune Health Transformation Program. For many who have been through my free retreats and challenges, they claim they want it, but they’re not willing to pay the price to have it.
They allow their fears, doubts, and other obstacles to stand in their way. They’d rather keep the status quo because it’s what they’re used to. But they don’t realize that a year, three years, or five years from now, they won’t be in the same spot. They’ll be in a lot more trouble because they didn’t do anything about the things they needed to do when they had the chance.
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
So, what’s your stance? What role does health play in your life, or how is health reflected in your life? Because many of my autoimmune patients aren’t aware of their worth. They are afraid to inform their husbands or spouses because they feel unworthy and don’t know if it will be better, and they can’t afford it. And they keep perpetuating this sense of inadequacy, which is what drives autoimmunity in the first place.
And, you know, I constantly talk about how autoimmunity is a catalyst for change. It’s also an opportunity to stand up and unapologetically select yourself and concentrate on preserving and optimizing your health and lifespan. It’s also an opportunity for you to grow and prosper while remaining disease-free. You have the option of adopting this Self Empowered Healer mentality, or adopting a victim mentality.
I used to be a victim for a long time. I didn’t realize I was living in a victim mentality for the first 15 years of my autoimmunity; everything I bought, vitamins, and everything came from Costco at one point or another, since I felt obligated to take care of everyone else.
I needed to start saving for my two sons, whatever the case may be, and I failed to see my health as an investment. Eventually I changed my perspective and used my autoimmunity as an opportunity to be healthier. And as a result, I became healthier. There’s so much more you can do with a healthy body, mind, and spirit – living a life that is entirely consistent with who you are meant to be.
Dream Big and Surrender Trust
Then, everything you do comes from a position of being the person you were born to be. You can find clarity around who you are to the point where you can dream big and then commit to S.T.D, which stands for Surrender, Trust, and Don’t Doubt.
Many of you are undecided about what to do, but your true constraints originated from what you’re thinking. We must sometimes trust our instincts and do what is best for us.
Your brain will always decide to keep you safe, many times before your mind can convince you out of it. It likes what’s convenient, simple, and comfortable, even if it’s not serving you. It takes a village to truly zap the monkey. So keep your monkey brain in check to avoid it destroying your life every day.
So, when I ask you, what is the difference between investing in your health and spending on your illness? Two very different and distinct things. People talk of wanting to improve but are afraid to take a chance because of fear.
Reverse Autoimmunity for Good
The feeling of being paralyzed by fear is common. This happens all the time among you guys. I can guarantee you that in our Autoimmune Health Transformation Program which is a year-long incubator, I will lead you on a journey of Self Empowered Healing, looking at the deepest layers of who you are and providing you with all the tools you need to be completely liberated and independent of everything in your life.
Get crystal clear on why you do what you do and what your life’s purpose is, and genuinely dictate and know that you’ve got your own back and are on your way to reversing your autoimmunity once and for all. And you can because you’re seizing the bull by the horns and approaching the problem from the inside out. No more waiting for the savior to come to your rescue.
You begin working, and that is exactly what this work entails. So I really want you to think about the expense of sickness vs the cost of investing in your health. You will have to choose between spending time on your sickness and wasting time, or spending time on your health and wellness. What will your choice be?
Choosing to Invest in Your Health or Invest in Your Sickness?
At the end, which decision are you making on a daily basis? Are you choosing to invest in your health or to invest in your sickness? If you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different outcomes, you’re definitely in the victim mindset of being stuck in a hamster wheel on a cycle and not knowing how to get off because you’re too busy pedaling. You’ve stopped beating autoimmunity because you’re too preoccupied with the work at hand. When you begin to invest in your health, you begin to rethink what it means to be healthy.
Get In Touch With Us
You have the opportunity to dream big and ask the million-dollar question: how do I want to live my life a year from now, three years from now, five years from now, and what do I need to do right now to stay on track? Ultimately, you program the GPS for the route you wish to take; you may take a detour along the way, but you’ll eventually arrive if you know what you’re committed to.
I’d be happy to collaborate with you if you need help. We’ve just finished our Virtual Healing Retreat for Autoimmunity but you can join our Tribe of Autoimmune Health Rebels Facebook group so stay up to date on future retreats. You can subscribe to our YouTube too. Finally, if you’ve been looking for the answer that will help you reverse your autoimmunity once and for all, I encourage you to take a look at our Autoimmune Health Transformation Program. Because I believe I owe it to you to provide excellent service. And to make you aware of the difference between investing in your health and truly considering the cost of being sick – spending a lot of time away from work, losing a lot of freedom, and living in constant worry.
And that’s not the kind of life I want to live. I want to live a life of abundance where I can accomplish all I want and serve the right people. I’d want to be of assistance to you, if you would allow me. If you’d like to schedule a discovery call to learn more about how you may invest in your health, you can do so by clicking any of the buttons on this page.
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