What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Holistic Medicine When I Was Struggling with Autoimmune Disease

Here’s something I wish I’d heard about holistic medicine when I was in the thick of it with autoimmune….

Medication is not a bad thing!

👍It can be a God send.
👍A miracle.
👍A life giver.
👍A time buyer.
👍A bridge.


This is how I think of medication now…

When you’re taking a “holistic medicine approach” — medication can be a bridge between where you are now and where you will be.

 

If you’re like I was though, and you’re struggling with a chronic dis-ease battle, you may have it in your head that it’s…

👎forever.
👎toxic.
👎robbing your body of nutrients.
👎going to kill you.


Yep, that last one is a direct quote from the first functional medicine doc I ever saw. Another story for another day…

When you start exploring the world of holistic medicine, functional medicine, “alternative” approaches etc. and you’re keeping one foot over there and one foot still in the allopathic world…. things can get pretty dang confusing.

There’s a lottttt of mistrust between the two sides that run deep and that tension can make it feel damn near impossible to work with both.

 

It can feel like you have to choose one or the other — straight up MDs or the “alternative” route.

 

And that is the crux of the problem.

That is where people like us are completely dis-served.

Worse – caught in the cross hairs.

 

Because the truth is when you’re dealing with chronic disease you NEED both — conventional and holistic medicine.

 

I dream of a day when the two sides can collaborate and compliment each other in the way I know is possible.

Each side supplies what the other cannot. Each gives something those of us struggling with chronic disease need —
short term triage.

AND long term root cause healing.

Until the two come to their senses and grow up, it’s on us to be our own advocates for our health.

It ain’t easy I can tell you that much, but it CAN work.

Having someone like me — a health coach or a functional health practitioner — on your team can be really helpful in navigating this complex dynamic.

My functional health coaching practice is currently on a waitlist with space opening up in July. If you’re curious about how I can help, book a chat with me here.

P.S.  If you want to hear more about my personal experience and healing journey check out this post here.

P.P.S.  Having someone like me — a health coach or a functional health practitioner — on your team can be really helpful in navigating this complex dynamic. My functional health coaching practice is currently on a waitlist with space opening up in July. If you’re curious about how I can help, book a chat with me here.

 

Megan Adams Brown, CHC, is a certified health coach based in Austin, Texas. Megan helps people take charge of their health and make “healthy” not feel so high maintenance. The content in this email is for educational and informational purposes only and is not medical advice.

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