By Kimberly Miller
We are conditioned as humans to judge, ridicule or doubt individuals who are expressing a truth that opposes the mainstream narrative. I had a gentleman with a PhD in biology, once ridicule me in reference to vaccine hesitancy, because he had a PhD and was taught how to think critically, compared to the way in which I chose to educate myself. I wasn’t taught how to adequately research or think according to his educated observation.
I have had doctors, nurses, pharmacists and everyday individuals, challenge me, or degrade me with their ridicule or doubt (their lack of understanding). Just recently, this desperate gentleman brought his daughter into the office for me for help. She has been seen by allopathic medical professionals for 10+ years with no results. I explained to him what was happening and he asked me to call his ex-wife to share. She immediately negated what I shared with her and asked what my title was. I gave her a brief run down and her response was, “You are not a doctor.” My response, “Why do want me to be a doctor? Was any doctor able to help her improve?” This challenged her belief system so deeply, that she said I am no longer speaking to you and hung up the phone. Her little girl heard this and began to cry. She felt as if her mom was so closed minded that her inability to seek another path for her, was going to harm her health. The young girl’s mom couldn’t believe lack of specific nutrients were impacting her daughter’s nervous system. That was just a piece to the puzzle, but something that is really just basic cell biology.
There is a reason I utilized my critical thinking skills to choose a different path, a different timeline for my education. My initial plan was to become a radiologist or a registered dietician. I chose the path of a dietician, because I had an extreme obsession with body image, thinking this career would teach me everything I needed to know. Within the first two years, I discovered that much of what I was learning through academia was making me ill. This led me to choose a different path of educating myself. This is what I had to do to save my own life. This led me to the discovery of my purpose in life.
In order to obtain your PhD, you have to spend a lot of time learning things that will serve you absolutely 0 purpose in life other than your ability to show dedication and determination. This determination can be shown through multiple avenues. By the time I discovered what I would want to earn a PhD in, or what would actually be more useful to my calling, I was already a successful business owner, helping individuals heal chronic disease and pain, with two little girls at home. Since my uncle died in a head on collision in his 40’s, approximately 1 month prior to receiving his master’s degree, I decided that you never know what life brings. He was already a very successful engineer, with many patents, but he decided to invest his time after work, away from family, to further his education. Some people make this choice and all works out well. My gut was telling me something different. With my previous health concerns, I wasn’t going to work 60+ hours per week, attend school during my off time and lose quality time with my children when they were young. I can go back for my PhD when they are grown. I can do this for fun when I have more time to waste so to speak. We each have different paths. That’s part of God’s plan. It doesn’t make anyone right or wrong, it’s just our journey to live.
Why I chose not to become a medical doctor and why I do not want to be designated as a licensed physician:
I suffered from multiple sinus infections as a child into adulthood. There was never an answer as to why, just antibiotics.
With previous diagnoses of irritable bowel syndrome, melasma, amenorrhea, early ovarian failure, bradycardia, mitral valve prolapse, leaky tricuspid valve, Chronic Epstein-Barr virus and mild depression…I was told by every doctor, there was nothing they could do. You can take this pill, but it may or may not help. I was told I had to live with chronic sinus issues, the stomach pain, the fatigue, the swollen glands, the dull chest ache, reoccurring yeast infections and so forth. It was just part of life. My fate. My genetics somehow, although no one in my family had any of those ailments. I was told it was just stress, yet at 19 I didn’t know what to identify as stress, nor what I could change about the demands of life. I sought naturopaths after conventional medicine failed me.
Some holistic health practitioners, then sold me hundreds of dollars in supplements, testing and colonics. This didn’t work either, nor did I plan to sustain that kind of regimen for a lifetime. How did my great grandparents make it to their 90’s without any of these excess support tools? I was sure the body was quite capable, I just had to seek the answers.
I then went on a quest to understand the basics to cell biology. I sought professionals who knew how to help the body heal in various aspects such as neuromuscular dysfunction, malnutrition and mental health imbalances. Meeting with cell biologists, studying their work, emailing them, learning from their experience at 60-70 years of age. Training under physical therapists, manual workers, physiotherapists and ordering books in reference to cellular stress, endocrinology and micro nutrition. I spent my free time educating. It’s rather easy to become a subject matter expert when you dedicate everyday to learning in some way. When you have to save your own life and you read to ingest versus pass a test, you can invest your time educating yourself in the critical key areas to healing versus learning about diagnoses, drugs and insurance mandates.
When I discovered how to teach individuals to treat their body as a temple, I wanted to become a doctor to have more access and credibility to share the message. I then learned that their licensure and regulating boards limit them as to what they can do and how they can treat. I also remembered, wait a minute…not one doctor helped you heal. Why do you feel you need to be a doctor to reach people? If the doctors were not helping you, they are most likely failing others with their lack of understanding…so maybe not everyone wants a doctor. Maybe someone just needs a coach to help guide them as to how they can treat their body better. All of this, along with the thought of having young girls and wanting to be with them, continued to come together for me.
I made the decision that I cannot be everything. I cannot have a degree in every specialty, nor should I aim to. I decided to seek out other like minded professionals in the area of cell biology, physical therapy, chiropractic, anatomy, nursing, massage, internal medicine and mental health. Individuals who could share best practices, or work with me to help provide optimal outcomes for my clients. This allows me to competently advocate for my clients and connect with professionals who care about patient results more than their own personal ego, or scope of practice. Everything is connected. When you connect each of these specialities, looking at the body in a more holistic manner, everyone benefits.
If I need more knowledge on a topic, I find out who the expert is and seek them out. I may email them, pay them to educate me, attend their courses or go with my client to an appointment with them. The goal is to be efficient, effective and successful at obtaining results.
The way in which I have been led to utilize my critical thinking skills, has afforded me the reversal of all negative health symptoms. It has allowed me to serve individuals internationally, offering them the answers and results they were unable to obtain previously. Some had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars, all to find out their body had a much greater ability to heal with a more customized care plan. I may not speak the same lingo, or utilize the correct verbiage all the time. My writing may be more personal than professional. I may not have a Dr. in front of my name. I could always use some more refining in my message, but just remember….not everyone is on the same path. Nor should they be. It’s important to challenge the status quo. It’s important to think out of the box. Just because society has conditioned us to think one way, does not mean it’s the only way or the right way. There is no superior or inferior. We are all just human beings who leave this earth with exactly what we came in with. What we accumulate during this life time, really has nothing to do with our personal value or self worth. We are each called here to be our best self. The way in which each of us decides to strive for this, may look completely different than the norm, but this does not make someone any less intelligent, capable or valuable.
I share this message to inspire those of you who are feeling called to take a different path. Those of you who may have already chose the path less traveled. Know that you are a gift from God. You serve a purpose that will rarely match the expectation of others. This is not your issue. Your goal is to serve your soul’s purpose with love, strength and self discipline. God is within you. External opinions are far less powerful when we understand this. As you stay committed to your calling, you may hear the ridicule….the doubt, but this will be drowned out with success, appreciation, resources and individuals who will be brought into your path to help you carry out your mission. Do not waste too much time getting hung up on personal doubt or the opinion of others. You are human, so this will happen from time to time. Just remember….you can hear people, but always listen to your soul.