Saturday, March 20, 2010

Nature's pharmacy & We'll miss you Mike!

Are you taking prescription medication? If so, how many? When your doctor told you you needed medication did you try all possible alternatives before agreeing to take them? Here's my point- I believe that our country is EXTREMELY over-medicated, especially children. Doctors are so willing to prescribe medication for any sort of ailment. Don't get me wrong, I believe in certain types of medication. I just think they should be a last resort after you've exhausted all other resources, specifically, food. While modern medicine is marvelous for some medical problems, it does not address the body's ability to heal itself. God, Buddha, Mother Earth, whoever or whatever you believe in, gave us nature's pharmacy. What chemists are desperately seeking, Mother Nature often already has in stock. Some of the most powerful preventatives for ailments are not located in prescription drugs but in fruits and vegetables and common herbs found in your kitchen or local health food store. Plants have been our healers for centuries, and are still the best way to get to the "root" of the problem. Unlike conventional drugs which often mask the problem; nature is more thorough. All I'm saying is next time you go to fill that prescription, check in with yourself. Have you thoroughly researched your "problem?" Have you tried all or any of the natural alternatives? Have you done everything you can holistically to heal yourself? Believe me, your body will thank you.
To change the subject, I wanted to talk a little bit about Mike Heinz. For those of you who haven't heard, Mike is going to be leaving us for a while. He has decided to further his career with the Fire Department by attending Captain Certification classes and then testing for Captain. This is a long, rigorous process that will require all of his extra attention. I am sad to be losing Mike from CrossFitWorks but at the same time grateful that he was here. Mike is so knowledgeable and has been a great partner with me for the 9am class. Mike excels at CrossFit while being one of the most humble guys I know. Please join us this Wednesday March 24th, at the 9am class to say good-bye to Mike. If you haven't met Mateo yet, he will be taking Mike's place and will be there as well. He's got some big shoes to fill but I know he will do great! Best of luck Mike, we'll miss you!


  1. Oh man, I was holding out hoping Mike would change his mind. I won't be at the send off party due to school but give him a hug for me.

  2. This is just the day that Mike, Mateo & I could all be at. Mike will still be training on the 25th and 29th, and his last day will be on the 31st. Hopefully you will get a chance to say good-bye at one of the classes.

  3. so sad! However He's going to make an excellent FF Captain! I'll be there Wed am!


  4. Jenny - I love this post! Please tell Mike that Tony & I wish him much success in his Captain process. Marcy