text and photo © Jonathan Zap
We live in a culture where it is considered normal to turn responsibility for your physical and mental health over to others. The pharmaceutical industry prefers that we use their products to address symptoms rather than look deeper into our condition. We are continually bombarded with seductive advertising for food-like substances that are addicting and toxic.
To be healthy and empowered requires that you assert your judgment over these prevailing trends. Do your own research and ask health professionals informed questions. Don’t let strangers into your body. If you are being prescribed a drug, research it and be sure you understand the risks. Read food labels carefully, and make prudent judgment calls about what foods, drinks and intoxicants you allow into your body. No pill or modality of therapy can heal your psyche while you passively go along with the program. Authentic healing requires that you be an empowered participant in the process.
Consider this a propitious time to take greater responsibility for your own well-being.