By Keith Wommack of Texas
Keith is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher of spiritual healing and loves to write about his ideas and thoughts on health and healing
Health and wellness are important to everyone. 80 percent of Internet users look for health information online. We want to be educated.
Yet, health information flows toward us even as we commute to work or relax at home. Advertisements repeatedly broadcast the symptoms of diseases and the side effects of applicable medications. But is this knowledge always helpful? Are we educating ourselves into illness and suffering, inducing problems with fearful predictions and images?
A pioneer regarding the mental nature of health believed so. After stating, “Every medical method has its advocates,” Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “The preference of [one’s thought] for a certain method creates a demand for that method, and the body then seems to require such treatment. You can even educate a healthy horse so far in physiology that he will take cold without his blanket, whereas the wild animal, left to his instincts, sniffs the wind with delight.”
Eddy, the founder of the healing system known as Christian Science, recognized that the human mind could be a tool for harming in addition to helping one’s physical condition. She alerted readers of her writings to this in the late 1800s.
Today, we are still being informed of the disadvantages of certain forms of health education. For example, Fiona Macrae, in her Health post at the Daily Mail, writes, “If you feel ill just looking at the side effects of the medicine that’s supposed to cure you, it might be best not to bother. The warnings themselves might actually be making you sick, scientists say.”……..Read more