It’s Day 19 of the No Matter What Game. You can play along by answering the prompt by Gillian and sharing your response in the comments below. Or email Gillian at www.gillianpearce.com to have your own prompt sent to you.
G: If you had unlimited funds that had to be used to investigate a scientific or medical problem, which one would you investigate?
P: The timing of this question is perfect. I just paid a visit to my acupuncturist today which usually turns into an all consuming discussion about health and disease.
It also means I load up on supplements in addition to being stuck with over 70 needles from head to toe. Consequently, I coined a slightly nuanced phrase for this experience… being needled and dimed to death.
Naturally he’s an excellent doctor, cares deeply for his patients, is constantly furthering his education, and restores my chi to its righteous position, so I consent to all of this.
To answer Gillian’s question, because Bob says often I don’t really answer her questions and he could be right, I don’t have a specific medical problem or scientific conundrum that’s near and dear to my heart. There are so many medical and scientific issues deserving more attention, research, and funding it’s difficult to pick one.
My passion has always been fitness, health, and wellness. I’ve been a certified ACE fitness instructor for almost 30 years and last year became a certified Eating Psychology Coach. My focus has been on prevention instead of disease management and what we can do to sustain and restore health rather than eradicate disease.
I’ve been blessed to come from a sturdy stock of Midwesterners who are relatively free of any major diseases. But we live in toxic times and I know unless I detox on a regular basis, I’m as susceptible as the next person to experiencing a debilitating disease.
That’s why at the end of this week I’ll switch my focus for the next 21 days to Detoxing No Matter What. I won’t be blogging about it every day like I have with this round of the No Matter What Game. I’ve found that most people are not that interested in hearing about it unless they are doing it as well and I’m not interested in pushing it on anyone. People get interested in detoxing when they are ready, not when I want them to be.
I will, however, chime in with the highlights. Or when I’m having a meltdown. It’s all part of the process. No matter how many times I do it.
Anyway, I know there are fascinating scientific problems and medical breakthroughs on the verge of being solved and changing life as we know it. I also know I’m more of an artist than a scientist, so I can’t write intelligently about these issues without doing a little research. But I do believe the best results come from tapping into the brilliance of both art and science.
So my best answer for today’s question is to pass it on to you. I’m guessing some of you may have some very definite answers, experiences, and stories on this topic. And some of you may be scientists and medical professionals. So please, leave your response in the comments below. I’d love to hear your take on this.