Amanda Buse

Redefining Disease


Have you ever had a cold or flu?  


And you recognized that you were sick because of a set of symptoms that appeared which were previously not common in your daily life?


We all recognize the classic symptoms of a cold like a runny nose, headache, congestion, or cough.  Or the fever, chills, and vomiting typically associated with a flu.  We get that these symptoms are indicators that our immune systems are trying to recover our health.  

We get that eventually these symptoms will go away.  


So is it that much of a stretch to apply this same type of thinking to any set of symptoms?

Let's say that you have been diagnosed with a "disease" like diabetes.  Your  symptoms probably include elevated blood glucose levels and possibly you are overweight.  

But what if you find the root cause of your symptoms in the first place so that they can be eliminated?

What if your blood glucose levels are lowered to a healthy range without medication and you lose weight?

Do you still have symptoms of this disease?  

Without symptoms do you still have this disease?

I hope people will come to start thinking of their health concerns like having the cold.

They have a set of symptoms.  But it doesn't mean that their symptoms have to last.  It doesn't mean that these symptoms have to define their lives.   It doesn't mean that disease has to define their lives.

Because if we begin to think of disease as a sum of its parts, then we can see where we can make progress.  We can truly find the root cause of our symptoms.  And we can eradicate the symptoms instead of alleviating them through medication.  

Wouldn't you rather get rid of your symptoms for good than try to cover them up?  

Because the reason for our body displaying symptoms in the first place is to give us a warning.  It's the body's way of telling us that something needs our attention.  How incredible that our bodies have this way of communicating with us!

So we should pay attention.

And learn to appreciate our symptoms.  Learn from our symptoms.  

Learn to give our bodies what they need and less of what they don't need.  

Because when you ignore one set of symptoms and try to hide them, mask them, then you are only asking your body to display a new set of symptoms.

Our bodies will keep speaking to us through this way until we listen.  

Only when we start to understand this dialogue with our bodies will we find our way to true wellness.   And out of the medicine cabinet.  










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Amanda Buse

Diabetes & Russian Roulette


We've all heard of the notorious game called Russian Roulette.  It's so not a good idea. 

I TRULY DO NOT RECOMMEND IT.

We've seen the movies where someone pulls the trigger.  And with each (CLICK) our blood pressure goes up just watching, even when we know it's not real.  

But what if you are unkowingly pulling that trigger on a daily basis?  

IN REAL LIFE...

With your health.

What if certain actions you take each day that you think are helping you to be healthy are actually the opposite?  

What if they are putting you one step closer to losing the game?  


Here are 3 bullets that explain how you might be doing just that, especially if you are diabetic or prediabetic...

  • You consume artificial sweetners in an attempt to avoid sugar.  (CLICK ) There is nothing beneficial about consuming artificial sweetners.  EVER.  In fact, quite the opposite.  They put your body under duress.  The burden on your liver, kidneys, and other organs to detoxify is heightened.  And if you are prediabetic or diabetic, (or have any health concerns really) your body is already under duress.  So don't pour gasoline on the fire.  Your body can't handle it.  The aspartame and sucralose, to name a few, are not a good swap.  Consume these and you can just about guarantee that you will gain additional health concerns at some point.  And if someone, even like your neighbor, aunt, or doctor, has told you that these artificial sweetners are ok to consume, then, YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO.

  • You feel confident that you are managing your symptoms with medications.  (CLICK)  While medications may bring relief from your symptoms or seemingly improve your test results, you have most certainly not gotten to the root cause of your disease.  There is a storm brewing in your body.  Festering.  Waiting.  Waiting for you to listen. Because our bodies aren't stupid.  They are quite intelligent, in fact.  And if you merely mask the symptoms (which is the body's way of communicating with you, by the way) then eventually you will be presented with a new set of symptoms. Maybe headaches or even cancer.  Your body decides, don't shoot the messenger. 

  • You don't manage your stress. (CLICK) Stress inevitably causes inflammation in the body.  And if you have health concerns, then stress will only exacerbate them.  HIGHLY exacerbate. And keep you in a state of disease.  There is no such thing as health when you are under constant stress.  Your body is literally unable to recover.  So if you thought stress wasn't such a big deal, you might wanna rethink that.  That is if you ever desire to regain your health. 

It's a very risky game.  And if you are playing, I can't encourage you enough to STOP.  Please find the help you need to stop pulling the trigger.   


Because we all know how that game ends...


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