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The last 4 doctors. Friday September 20, 2013

If you're feeling under the weather, it may seem logical to visit your GP and get some medicine. While medications certainly have their place, it's often argued that General Practitioners don't have the time to assess the root cause of an issue.

Holistic lifestyle coach, Paul Chek, teaches a simple concept called 'The last 4 doctors you'll ever need', a tool to delve a bit deeper into some of the underlying causes of ill health. It suggests that most of our health problems can be helped by addressing four different aspects of our lives. The four doctors are: Dr. Quiet, Dr. Diet, Dr. Movement and Dr. Happiness.

Dr. Quiet. Life can get a bit hectic, whether it's the school run, a stressful job or simply the feeling of being overwhelmed. For many people, a hectic lifestyle is not out of the ordinary and is, during certain times of the year, a fact of life. It is important to realize that chronic exposure to a hectic lifestyle might not be helping your health issues. Dr Quiet's primary concern is that you balance these with periods of quiet time, whether that be a good night's sleep or just easing up on your daily work schedule.

Dr. Diet is here to remind you that being aware of what you put into your body is essential. The food we put into our bodies supplies the materials that we use to regenerate. If you have a poor diet, then it's going to be those poor quality materials that your body uses to repair itself. This can have all sorts of knock-on effects and could be playing a part in any health issues you may have.

Dr. Movement. For most of us, exercise might not be a top priority in our daily lives. However, this doctor isn't saying you need to start training like an Olympic athlete or, in fact, 'train' at all. Dr. Movement is primarily concerned with general mobility. To keep moving and exercise joints fully every day, to take the stairs instead of the lift, or simply have a stretch every now and then.

Dr. Happiness. When it comes to overcoming health problems, happiness is an important factor. Most people haven't got a clear idea of what makes them happy, or what it is for them to be happy. Dr. Happiness is concerned with understanding what happiness means to you and the barriers preventing you from leading a happy life. Often, we are compromising our values when it might be unnecessary to do so.

Next time you're feeling a little under the weather, or just that your life could do with a boost, the 4 doctors might be what you need to start making changes in your life.

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The Entertrainer Fri, Sep 20th 2013 @ 8:40am

What an excellent, clear, practical post - thank you!

Julia Fri, Sep 20th 2013 @ 10:11am

Hi Jake. I think your blog will help a lot of people. However GPs are much maligned and many do an excellent job. Mine does.However, they are very well paid so they ought to really oughtn't they?!!

Julia Fri, Sep 20th 2013 @ 10:15am

Hello Caroline
I know Moodscope operates on a shoe string but would you and your programmers consider introducing some sort of subject specific click on link to previous blogs so that we can easily access certain topics? I think this has been suggested before.

Susan Carroll Fri, Sep 20th 2013 @ 12:52pm

Just what I needed to read this morning, having made a decision last night to try to cut refined sugar out of my diet. I believe that it does untold damage to our physical and mental well-being. Its not easy though.......

Samara Burnes Fri, Sep 20th 2013 @ 3:23pm

Wow! Well written! This is such basic, commonsense knowledge and yet it is often forgotten. It 's so nice to have a reminder now and then that we really have the power to be strong and healthy if we just give ourselves the time of day. Thanks so much for this post and all your posts. They are always what I need to hear!

Anonymous Sat, Sep 21st 2013 @ 9:02am

Very, very good, Jake.
Thank you.

Anonymous Sun, Sep 22nd 2013 @ 8:17am

Well said common sense, useful reminder of what we need to do/be.
I particularly like the Dr Happiness section.
Many thanks

Caroline Ashcroft Tue, Sep 24th 2013 @ 9:09am

Hi Julia, we're looking in to this. We're actually looking to move the comments on to the blog on the Moodscope web site. At this time we can introduce a good search facility.

Jake Thu, Sep 26th 2013 @ 8:41pm

Sorry, I have only just had the opportunity to reply. Thank you very much for your kind words, it means a lot. Do keep in touch in future blog posts, I'd love to hear your views.

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