• Michelle Doorey

Was Thomas Edison Right?

Updated: May 9

I had a little chuckle when I saw this magazine front and center at the book store the other day. Hmmmmm... I’ve been exploring these things in my wellness community for five years. Did mainstream media just confirm that my friends and I are on the right track? (said in my snarkiest voice) Better late than never, I suppose!


In all seriousness, as I was perusing this, I heard the gal next to me talking FEAR to a friend on the phone. “Did you hear that Coronavirus killed another person? Young, healthy guy!” (to which my daughter overheard and immediately poured out her fears about things she’s heard at school and from news clips). I was able to remind her that she takes good care of herself with proper sleep, heathy foods, Ningxia Red antioxidants, exercise, adjustments, and washing her hands often. It felt good to speak wellness over her and witness her light bulb moment! ! I grew up with these same fears all around me, but as Mom I get to rewrite that story for my children. Hallelujah! Truth is, a few weeks ago when cleaning out a closet, I found a stack of eye-opening old medical records, and immediately had an “I’m a terrible mom” ugly cry. Ever have one of those? I was so misinformed then, and I was exacerbating sickness in my home instead of supporting my children’s natural ability to be WELL. Pages and pages of shots, then sickness that followed the shots, antibiotics, then reactions to the antibiotics, repeat, repeat, repeat. A viscous cycle, all documented right before my eyes. Sound familiar?

My focus was on using our trusted “health” insurance, which wasn’t keeping us healthy at all. Call it what it is - SICK insurance. My many trips to the doctor and hospital over the years never once taught me to be well, and prescription medications with horrible side effects threw my body into greater turmoil. That story is one for another day.

Hopeful for the Future

I feel hopeful as natural medicine returns to the forefront, where it should have been all along; the BIG business of western medicine doesn’t make much sense to me anymore. Please understand, I respect the hard work and dedication of nurses and doctors - just like I respect and support teachers in public education - but that doesn’t mean I have to agree with the current systems that are in place in our country. Thomas Edison was surely ahead of his time when he penned the phrase, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” And hey, shout out to TIME for bring plant-based wellness and incredible healing modalities to mainstream media. Ahhh, nature’s medicine… well, I can get behind that!

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