When a marathoner is on mile five, he simply has to accept that he has the vast majority of the greater-than-26-mile race to run. The fact that he is accepting that does not mean he's giving up or caving in. He simply is aware of his position. If you were to try to sprint from that five-mile mark, you might take the lead in the race for a few hundred yards, but then you would be exhausted and would have to walk.
Disease is similar to a marathon. It makes no sense to try to sprint around from one attempted cure to another. It makes more sense to accept your position. So often when I talk about acceptance, people confuse it with surrender or giving up. That is the furthest idea from what I am trying to convey. Acceptance of and full engagement with your disease means that you set a course and do everything you can to stay on that course every day. The opposite of acceptance and staying on course is rushing from one potential magical cure to the next. If there really were magical cures, you'd already be well. The unfortunate truth is that most of the hype on the Internet and on TV is just that—hype. I call that the “nutrient-of-the-month club.” People learn about noni juice, and it's going to cure everything. The next week it's goji berry, and after that, it's something from Tibet.
The exotic is always mysterious, a little frightening, and always intriguing. But usually wellness is achieved from much simpler things done every day. Often, it's as simple as thinking about what you have too much of. Do you have too many toxins in your environment? And the alternate question: What do you not have enough of? Maybe it's not enough sleep, not enough whole food nutrition. Maybe it's not enough self-worth, and maybe, sometimes, bad things happen to good people. And when that's the case, acceptance is critical. Acceptance will give you the long view, the marathoner’s perspective, and the ability to stay on course.