What are Symptoms? Are Symptoms the Disease?

What are Symptoms? 


Are symptoms the disease? A lot of television commercials would have you believe that. So would western trained medical doctors.


Is it possible that symptoms are actually your friend- signaling a deeper deficiency and/or imbalance in your body?



·       Are symptoms really a good way to measure your health? Considering many diseases are ‘silent’- like cancer. Did you know that up to 40% of heart attacks have no symptoms except immediate death? No- symptoms are a very poor way to ‘measure your health’.


·       Are symptoms really the problem? Or, your body’s alarm- signaling an underlying nutrient deficiency?


I want to tell you my “Oil-light” story. Imagine you are driving down the road in your car and the oil light comes on- on your dashboard. Most people know this means to ‘stop driving immediately’ as you risk destroying your engine.  


Question: is the oil light bulb the problem? Or, is it a symptom that draws your attention to a deeper imbalance, in this case a motor oil deficiency?


Obviously, the light bulb is not the problem. It is a symptom. It is a symptom that is your friend! Once you replace the deficient oil in your motor- the light goes off! While this is an over-simplified example, your body works much the same way: Common nutritional deficiencies can cause symptoms of poor health, dis-ease and even disease.


See Article: Nutrient Deficiencies Can CAUSE SYMPTOMS- Chart


These ‘common’ symptoms, attempting to bring to your awareness an underlying nutrient deficiency- are your friend! If you replace the deficient nutrients, the symptom(s) subside. If you attempt to manage the symptom (caused by a nutrient deficiency) with prescription drugs, you will never address the underlying cause and add a toxic burden to your liver and kidneys. It’s your choice.

When was the last time you checked your nutritional status?

·       Is managing a symptom with chemical drugs really ‘health care’? Shouldn’t it be called “Disease-management”?


·       Doesn’t ‘treating’ a symptom with chemical-based drugs add a burden to your liver and kidneys?

‘Properly prescribed’ prescription drugs are now the 4th leading cause of death in the USA. Source: Harvard University, Center for Ethics, June 27, 2014

A careful review of hospital records shows that even when properly prescribed, every year prescription drugs are responsible for

·        1.9 million hospitalizations – for toxic side-effects & reactions. Adverse Drug Reactions are from Rx drugs that are "properly prescribed and administered."

·        840,000 will suffer a seriously adverse reaction – causing life-altering consequences, such as kidney dialysis, surgeries or transplants, or additional prescriptions to ‘treat’ the side effects of the previous Rx drug.

·        328,000 patients die from prescription drugs each year in the U.S. and Europe combined (128,000 on America die per year).




Doesn’t it make sense to determine the underlying cause(s) to the symptom and treat it with the most effective and least toxic substance?


Remember, your body is composed (made of) nutrients, not drugs.


When used safely and wisely, your body knows how to use food and nutrition to repair and regenerate.


If you are going to treat symptoms: Plant-based medicines are safer, effective, cost-effective, fewer side effects and NO deaths.



When was the last time you checked your nutritional status?

Nutritional Sufficiency dramatically lowers your risk factors for poor health, symptoms and disease.  That is why it is so important!

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