Whether it is weight loss, hypertension, hyperglycemia, or high blood cholesterol, there is always a search for the “magic pill” to cure these health problems. To some extent, methods of coping with these issues are available. For instance, there are many medications available to lower high blood pressure, high cholesterol readings, and rising blood sugar.
The problem with many drugs or supplements is they do nothing to treat the cause. The root of the issue is what must be fixed – not the symptoms. When the symptoms are temporarily controlled, it can give the individual the sense he has done well. In reality, he has not done much at all. At best he has delayed the inevitable, which is the task of fixing the real problem. Some delay this necessary intervention for so long they suffer harsh consequences. As a result, crippling diseases, medical emergencies, and regular illnesses become an unfortunate reality for many people.
If you are asked if you have been looking for a magic pill to your health problems, you may not find it an easy question to answer. Or maybe you will. It could be a simple no, or a regrettable yes. But you could also be conflicted. There is no shame in admitting you are interested in a quick fix for your health issues. After all, our goal in nearly everything is to become more efficient. And what is wrong with wanting to see immediate results?
However, there is a fundamental flaw in believing in a magic pill: it does not exist. Fixing a chronic health problem requires work and often time. Nothing can be undone overnight. Just as no disease develops quickly. While the rate at which something develops may vary, time is always a factor. The point here is if you have been searching for a cure or pill for your…
- weight problem,
- blood sugar issues,
- rising cholesterol levels,
or anything similar, you ought to stop. If the closest thing to a magic pill for weight loss and Type 2 diabetes are weight loss pills and antidiabetic medications, what does this say about the idea? It is flawed. Weight loss pills do not work and can be dangerous, and insulin and oral antihypertensives are at best a means of coping with but not treating the man-made disease, Type 2 diabetes.
Instead of wasting time looking for a quick fix you have no idea would work anyway, focus your energy on proven methods that do work. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by making improvements to your lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and hypertension can all be treated with a healthy diet and regular amounts of physical activity.