About 6 years ago I had a 2 month time frame where I would've sworn I was dying. Seriously... I called my pastor and asked him to pray for me. I was lethargic with stomach pain and every single muscle ached! Many of these symptoms alone were not unusual for me at the time, but this occurred all at once and all of my symptoms were magnified and very painful. I went to the doctor who diagnosed me with a sinus infection. What? My stomach pain is a sinus infection? I should add that by the time I made it to the doctor's office I had just started feeling sinus pressure.
So, the doctor said yes... a sinus infection can move around and affects every individual differently. Okay, he's the doctor so he must know what he's talking about. He's also been a doctor for about 40 years and well respected, honestly I really like him.
He put me on an Levaquin and sent me on my way. After I had gone through all of the Levaquin the sinus pressure was gone, but nothing else changed. Back to the doctor and he put me on Cleocin for a bladder infection. After I had gone through all of these antibiotics I developed a bad case of colitis. The doctor sent me to get tested and it was confirmed (luckily no hospitalization was needed). Then.... and this is when my mind started to make a huge shift... he literally said to me - YOU NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM DOCTORS, WE ARE KILLING YOU!!!
Again, this was a well respected doctor; who has since retired. I'm pretty sure he was only half joking, because as it turns out medical errors account for the top 3rd cause of death in the U.S. behind only heart disease and cancer!!
Don't get me wrong, I still believe that there are reasons to go to the doctor. But they are very specific and our focus needs to be on prevention and recovery through nutrition because God has created our bodies to heal themselves in MOST situations. However, our bodies will only do this if we are consuming nourishment and not toxins.
As you may have guessed this situation ignited a passion in me to seek the truth and to seek answers as far as why I got sick and why I was so consumed with muscle aches and pains in general. It also got me to start saying NO to most medications as I realized ALL medicine comes with a price!