Who is Responsible for Your Health?

by | Mar 14, 2015 | General Health, Healthcare, Reflection

Who is actually responsible for your health?

It ain’t me.

It’s your life, not mine. You live in that body, not me.

My job is to give you the best advice (and/or prescriptions or treatments) I can with the information that you give to me.

The traditional view of the doctor-patient relationship was that the lay person with little or no knowledge (the patient) came in to the wise and all-knowing professional (the doctor). Then the doctor uttered an incomprehensible diagnosis (in Latin), and wrote for a magic potion (in Greek). If the patient did not follow instructions blindly and to the letter, he or she was deemed non-compliant.

The Apostle Paul wisely observed that our bodies are the “Temple of the Holy Spirit”. He goes on to say that to abuse or destroy that temple leads to a more drastic form of destruction (of the soul).

Whatever your belief system, such wisdom is best taken seriously. You are responsible for taking care of your own temple.

So then call me: “Temple Maintenance Consultant”… okay, and occasional “Handyman”.