Here’s a quick history lesson for you…
In the 1960’s, the pharmaceutical companies started to explode.
Different types of medications were introduced in the market.
It was also around this time when taking pills for just about anything began to really take off.
There were pills to feel better, sleep better, lose weight and many more problems that humans face.
Name it, and there’s most likely a tablet or a capsule for it.
The idea of popping pills to “make your problems go away” is so seductive and attractive.
But we have to be aware of the deeper psychology that is going on here.
Dangers Of Weight Loss Pills
“Pill Psychology” is the idea of putting all your hope into a pill and the belief that the pill is going to save you.
I still see smart, educated, successful and brilliant women get sucked into this mentality.
Some just see an ad on the internet or hear about a friend who is taking some supplement and they do the same.
Many women pop these pills to lose weight but then they go out and eat hamburgers, fries and sugary foods and they think that these pills can do the work for them.
These pills are marketed as vitamins, supplements and energy boosters.
However, they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration or the FDA.
Nobody watches out for the integrity of what’s really in these medications.
Thus, the manufacturers can put anything on them without any obligation to disclose ALL the ingredients.
By the way, some of them are definitely toxic.
Now, I’m not saying that all pills are dangerous.
There are still some that are truly medicinal and can help to eliminate systems and even cure illnesses and disorders.
The real issue here is that if you are taking these pills without knowing the baseline of your hormones, enzymes, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, etc. then you will never know how these pills are truly effecting you.
This is what I believe is missing in our culture – personal responsibility.
When you start to take responsibility for your health, you will no longer be tricked or scammed.
You will be able to avoid putting toxins in your body.
You will stop searching for something outside of yourself to fix your problems, and you will begin searching for the source of your issues that can only be found within yourself.
Responsible Weight Loss
What To Do:
- Before you take any pills, go to a doctor to get a prescription for your blood work.
- Work with a trained physician who will monitor your blood work to determine whether you are low on specific vitamins or if you have any condition that needs to be addressed.
- The physician then prescribes you with the right medication and dosage for your condition. Preferably choose an Integrative Medicine Doctor because they are aware of the highest quality medicines or supplements. These pills are certified organic, third party tested and the prescribing doctors have done ample research on them.
- Take them for 90 days and then do a blood work test to see how the supplements are affecting you.
- Have regular visits to your doctor so your blood work and your health can be monitored.
This is the ONLY responsible and conscious way of taking pills.
Pills should be uniquely prescribed.
Not every human needs the same thing. No two humans are the same.
When you take them blindly, it will possibly do more damage than good.
When you take a pill without awareness, it can take away the most important part of the journey which is the confidence of knowing that you’ve got the strength inside of you to overcome anything.
Your body is YOUR responsibility.
Use the tools of self awareness in medical science to help you thrive and have your most optimized health.
Only then can you be the best version of yourself.
To Truly Taking Charge Of Your Body,
Love and Light,
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