Health: Dr. Joe’s State of the Union Address

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Published by: Joe Esposito on Wednesday January 1st, 2014

Joe Esposito

It seems that every day we see more and more advertisements for a new drug to help with everything from the common cold to menstrual cramps. My question is “if each drug does what it says it will do, why do we need to keep inventing new ones?”

I want to start by saying I am not against the use of drugs, I am against drug abuse. Let me explain my position further. We, as a society, are taught that if something is wrong with our health, it must mean we have to take a pill to correct it.

I would like to submit a different approach to this universal problem. My proposal is to build up and maintain the immune system so we are less likely to get sick. Let’s get educated and create habits that prevent us from getting sick in the first place.

And in many cases, if we do get sick, it may not be such a bad thing. The fact that we get sick is a sign that our immune system has been overloaded and is no longer able to deal with the problem in a subclinical manner. What does that mean? In this case, “sub-clinical” means that the body is working on the problem internally while we experience no obvious symptoms. It’s a must wiser approach to try to find out why we are unable to deal with the problem sub-clinically and correct the cause, not really the symptoms.

(This is an except from Dr. Joe’s upcoming new book, “Dr. Joe’s 3 Healthy Habits.”)

‘Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.

-Henry David Thoreau 

January 2014 is Thyroid Awareness Month

Did You Know?

  • It is estimated that as many as 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, byt the majority do not know it yet.
  • When your thyroid does not function, it can affect every aspect of your health, and in particular, weight, depression and energy levels
  • Among some of the most common signs that you may have a thyroid condition include: