Immunity: Beyond Modern Medicine

Imagine that you’re about to make a long trip that will involve long hours of driving.

On your own, you know that you won’t be able to drive for extended hours; so you decide to look for an experienced driver to help you do that job.

Now you have 2 options to choose from: Driver A has only 3+ years of driving experience within one state, while Driver B has been driving for almost all of his adult years – on different roads and in different states.

Without blinking an eye, which driver would you choose to take you on that long trip?

It’s too obvious, right?

But if it is that obvious, then why do we fail to apply the same reasoning when it comes to our immunity and overall wellness?

You see, modern medicine only started emerging after the industrial revolution in the 18th century; so, that makes it a little over 300 years old since its existence. But before then, our fore-parents were able to cure their diseases using natural means that were passed down to them from their parents, and their parents before them.

Compared to our time, their average lifespan was at least double of what is obtainable today. They lived longer without the intervention of these chemical experiments we now know as modern drugs – that only treat symptoms and have severe side effects.

How did we get so accustomed to managing symptoms instead of treating the root cause of the disease? Why do we choose a more experienced driver over a less experienced one, then turn around and choose a 300-year old chemicalized method of treatment over natural means of healing that has existed since the inception of humanity?

Aren’t we missing something?

At the 3rd annual medical lecture of the Dr. Funke Alakija Foundation (DFAF), we discussed that ‘thing’ that we have been missing, which is that our longevity is tied to our natural immunity. And if we ever hope to live longer, healthier, and happier lives, then we have to start making a conscious effort to build our immunity, naturally.

During the lecture, our keynote speaker, a well-rounded professional with over 30+ years of medical training and practice, Dr. Patrick Ijewere, M.D., showed us how we can apply the knowledge of The 5 Pillars of Wellness in improving our immunity, in place of the limited options that modern medicine gives us.

He was joined by a panel of some of the finest professionals in the field of Health & Wellness: Mrs. Lolade Alakija, Nutritional Therapist & Health Coach; Mrs. Julie Mogbo, Founder of Family Bond Nursing; and Mrs. Sherese Ijewere, Nutritionist & CEO, Carib Health Limited.

As the event moderator, Mrs. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie (Director of MBA programs, Lagos Business School), noted, this lecture will “teach [you] how to stay alive and enjoy the money that you’re making.”

Click here to watch a replay of the lecture.