An open letter from our Founder; Rebecca L. Neil HHP. LMT.
So it’s been 5 weeks since Paradigm was last open. Quite honestly, it’s taken me nearly 4 of those 5 weeks to feel somewhat acclimated. I’ve been able to spend ample time with the girl’s (which I LOVE) and we’ve been able to create so much over the course of these weeks, as I’ve recently taken the position as a 1st, 5th and 8th grade teacher, ha ! (Follow us Here). But I am very grateful that our family is healthy, home and safe.
As someone that is very passionate about the prevention of illness and disease, I feel the need to express my opinions and hopefully offer you a piece of mind, given our current events-
This virus is real, has sickened many and has been fatal to some. While I recognize the seriousness of this situation, I feel as though we’ve allowed an agenda to guide us, and that reaction has stemmed from a perpetuated fear mindset. One that describes disease as a once in a lifetime event- – Let me be clear when I say that on EVERY GIVEN DAY, our bodies are faced with foreign agents, pathogens, viruses, molds and even cancer cells !! We have disrupted an economy based on a fear; that if we were to contract this virus, we would have an exponential probability of death, and I personally don’t agree with that thought process.
Ultimately, the goal has been said to reduce the amount of people overwhelming our hospitals. Why I believe that is a relevant aspect to this situation, I question if we were better off isolating the vulnerable and immune compromised and allowing the rest of us to go about the routines as with any viral influx, sustaining a “herd immunity” as a natural process. At the end of the day my thought process is this: BEING STUCK IN YOUR OWN ENVIRONMENT does NOT allow us to fight off FOREIGN PATHOGENS. Therefore, attaining immunity before a possibility of mutation of the virus, is nearly impossible.
For the sake of my professional opinion, I’m going to show you some statistics that I think should be considered. In a blog I wrote previously, regarding a discussion surrounding the financial instability of medical costs on wellbeing, we found data dispelling the stress related medical implications that arose. Specifically increasing stress from medical debt, causing high blood pressure. Ironically enough, (Heart Disease) IS the #1 cause of death worldwide. Overtly, increasing stress which influences disease………My question then is, how are we supporting health by taking these measures?
While I’m conscious of the implications individuals with underlying medical issues and compromised immune systems have. This approach still has me questioning – How have we got to a point in humanity, where we believe to have compromised majority of our population to the point where we fear a virus will kill us…….. in this day and age?!? And if so, why ?
We are insulting an intelligent design by making this statement: By suggesting our immune system can no longer ward of viruses in a time where we have a far more sophisticated healthcare system, we no longer fall to the implications of not having clean water supply and sanitary sewer systems (compared to the early 30’s when disease ran rampant)……
And if we don’t agree to those statements, I think it’s time as a society, we start the narrative surrounding what has happened in that time- Perhaps to finally and collectively bring attention to the corruption of our fundamental needs. Compromising necessities needed by all humans such as our food, water and environment. How we’ve allowed for corporate America to profit off these diseases and how we have NEVER truly offered a proactive choice in healthcare !
Perhaps, it’s time now to admit the lack of responsibility we have taken for advocacy, of our own individual health. How we’ve allowed health insurances, the FDA, CDC, and WHO, to dictate what service that can be covered, approved and consider as a valid form healthcare. My goal is not to rant, but simple give perspective as a health practitioner, a business owner, mother and a person that suffers from a chronic neurological disorder.
In a moment when we all feel confused and isolated, I’m here to help refocus your efforts on supporting your wellbeing. I would love to further this discussion if anyone is interested. I personally believe the evolving transparency of this situation will help to dissolve outdated paradigms and allow for more functional models to replace the broken systems. The world has paused. What more of an opportunity then now, to reflect and make proactive adjustments to your livelihood.
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Please, if anyone needs anything, I’m here for you. Please continue following our updates.
Rebecca L. Neil, HHP. LMT. Owner, Paradigm Wellness Group LLC.