I was sitting with my wife in a local restaurant this past week. A young man sits next to me and I glance to observe him quickly. I immediately think I see a friend and fellow entrepreneur, Chris White. It turns out that his profile looked ‘dead on’ for Chris but it wasn’t him. After a few minutes, I asked him if he knew Chris White (Fit With Chris, for my FB friends). He did not. I told him that his profile, his dreadlocks, his bulging muscles, and his tattoos made me think of him immediately. Ironically, his name was Chris and his last name was the same as a major color in our society.
We talked off and on as we ate. We are both veterans. I don’t know how the conversation got around to his wife and her autoimmune disease. I told him that a member of my family also suffers from that same disease. We chatted about jobs, family and futures. He was working in a field that another member of my extended family is currently employed. I gave him some insight into that company and answered a few of his questions. He took some notes on his phone.
As my wife and I were leaving, I could not help myself. I have a problem. If I know something that can help someone, I feel compelled to pass on that information. It turns out that there are several books written about this particular autoimmune disease and the causes of this disease. I had read them recently and wrote the name of a book on the back of a card and gave it to him.
We have a medical system that treats the symptoms of a disease but does not treat the cause of disease. I research what happens in the human body at the cellular level, biochemically. I try to find the cause and effect relationships that cause and support disease. Doctors treat symptoms, not causes. I have a difficult time not telling someone what I know when the situation arises. I make sure they know I am not a doctor and don’t prescribe treatments.
I just tell them the cause and effect relationships as I understand them. It’s up to them to take that information and consult their physician accordingly. It’s just another quiver in their arrow bag for good and long-lasting health. I kept this post nebulous to protect the details of our conversation. I have had similar conversations many times over the past few years. I am here to help. Knowledge and wisdom and very powerful allies for our long-term health.