March 10

Smile, Nod, and Say Thank You

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I don’t know if it’s the road less traveled, but it doesn’t really matter because it’s the road I’m traveling. 

Have you ever tried to take a different fork in the road? Go against the grain? Go against common agreed upon beliefs? I have and I am. It can be a lonely place.

It can also be a rewarding place but you have to be prepared to stand your ground.

You have to be prepared to watch most of the crowd go right, when you’re going left. You have to be prepared for and learn how to ignore the constant chatter of well-meaning friends who are determined to convince you that what you want to do isn’t possible, or it will be very difficult, or no one will listen to you, or no one really cares what you’re trying to do, or etc., etc., etc., 

YOU have to believe that what you’re doing is what you’re supposed to be doing and that you will achieve the goals you are intended to achieve.

I turned left a few years ago when I decided to go back to school and study Naturopathic medicine. There is an enormous amount of power, money and belief that attempts to thwart Naturopathic medicine at every turn. 


But I have a dream;

I have a dream that we can all live to be old without becoming diseased.
I know it’s unlikely that my dream will be realized for all humans. 


I know we’ll never be able to close all the nursing homes. I’m not crazy.

But as the saying goes, if I can help one person, just one, avoid the path of disease that consumed my parents and my family’s life for too long, then it will all have been worth it. 

So in the face of all the "it won’t work, you can’t do that, no one will want to, it’s too expensive, people just want to take a pill noise that I and so many alternative healthcare providers like me live with every day",.. I am learning to smile and nod, say thank you for your opinion, and continuing on the road to my dream.

 It is a lonely road. It is filled with naysayers. That is ok. It is my dream and my vision. It is not my job to change the people turning right, it is my job to find the people turning left and walk with them.

My dream will never be realized in my lifetime, but it will have begun

My dream gives my life purpose, meaning and power. 

What’s your dream? Turn left and walk with me.

contact me to book in here.

Sincerely,
Dr. Kenton Anderson

About the author 

Dr. Kenton Anderson

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. At the age of 45 Kenton began his journey of studying medicine because he knew there “was a better way”. He obtained his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the age of 50 from the National University of Health Sciences.

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