After reading Peter Thiel’s book, “Zero to One,” this question still teases my mind! It’s a hard question to answer because it is sure to go against popular belief. However, I believe it’s yours and my answers to this question that will truly define our future. The bigger picture with this article is not simply my answer to a specific topic but promoting education, lifelong learning, and confidence in you to go against the grain.

Here goes nothing…

Most people (USA) believe in preventative vaccinations and medications as a means to good health and wellness; however, I believe the body in its purest form is best when it heals itself through natural care.

I think the best way to start my argument is to first defend my opposition. Let me also add, I’m not an expert in this field and I understand there may be many flaws in my stance. Most people believe vaccinations can save a child’s life, protect you and future generations, are safe and effective, and can save you time and money. Most people also believe medications can help you feel better and rid the pain faster than other means.

I can’t relate to the vaccinations side (I will explain in a second), although I can with the medications. For the past 15 years, my mom has lived in bed battling severe chronic back and neck pain stemming from a car accident. Plus, she has also acquired 3 forms of cancer, pulmonary embolisms, and other health complications. I’ve seen it first hand and witnessed the tears and agony. You name the top 10 most powerful prescription medications and she is on all of them! She’s said, “I don’t think I could live without them.” Honestly, I don’t think she could either. She’s a fighter and I love her with my whole heart.

As far as vaccinations, I have never had one. Never a shot or needle has penetrated my skin. And believe it or not, I’ve never taken a single prescription medication or pill for pain. Call me lucky, call me blessed with good health, just don’t call me superman! haha Yeah… I’ve been sick, I’ve broken two bones, I’m 25 and crazy come on lol. Why you ask? Well… I grew up with a dad as a Chiropractor. There it is the elephant in the room is loose! 😛 According to the Palmer College of Chiropractic, “Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally.” What’s a good son without putting in a plug for pops!? Oops I forgot to mention I was born at home; I thought that was implied. Ha

Yes, I have a bias. But contrary to most of my peers, I was not born in a hospital, I’ve never been vaccinated, and I’ve never taken a single prescription medication. I’m not saying I’m better than anybody just simply presenting opposing life experiences.

I try to eat right, exercise daily, take herbal supplements like Echinacea and Goldenseal to support my immune system, and I get regular chiropractic adjustments. I’m blessed and thankful and I pray for good health everyday. The body is a powerful thing.

The point of me writing today really isn’t about me telling you I’m crazy, a nut, or some hug-a-tree radical; it’s about pointing out that it’s okay for you to be different and weird. Ultimately, think for yourself. Question. Ask why. Be uncommon! What important truth do very few people agree with you on? Read other answers: click here.

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