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drb 2012-05How to Obtain Optimal Health

I am Dr. Michelle Brannick, ND, DC.  I am a Naturopathic Physician licensed in Vermont, and a licensed Chiropractic Physician in Illinois. I specialize in Natural Primary Care Medicine.

Today, I am going to tell you how to obtain optimal health:

The body has an amazing ability to heal itself, given the right environment. First, we need to minimize the use of vaccines and the multiple drugs prescribed today that merely suppress or mask symptoms instead of treating the cause or curing the disease. We must stop running to antibiotics for every illness we encounter and save them for life-threatening situations.

Many safe, natural alternatives exist that strengthen the body and allow it to heal itself—not leave us more susceptible to other illnesses like antibiotics do. For example, MRSA is a deadly bacteria that is the direct result of overusing antibiotics. Even the most powerful prescriptions have difficulty overcoming this infection. If we want to strengthen our bodies, we need to eat a healthy diet and eliminate all the sugary, caffeinated beverages that we consume and replace them with pure water. We need to take responsibility for what we put into our body if we want good health.

Read more: Optimal Health

The Fear of Illness

The fear of illness is so profound—I just don't understand it. I had a patient with a 3 month old child who brought her baby to the ER for a very minor cold. It was a Sunday and our office was closed and the mother panicked. She left the ER with three prescriptions: prednisone, an antibiotic and Claritin. Let me remind you, this child was only three months old and less than 15 pounds—nuclear weapons were given to her for a very minor cold. The mother did have some sense to question the prescriptions and did not give them to her child and instead came to see me the next day. I reassured her to keep nursing and the baby would be well within 3-4 days. I did not give her any substances to give to the child—she just needed reassurance. The baby was greatly better within 3-days.

Read more: The Fear of Illness - September 15, 2014

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