Disease is a state of ill health RESULTING FROM an imbalance or multiple imbalances within our bodies. It is (in general,) NOT SOMETHING WE “CATCH.” It is important to recognize this subtle difference because it changes our approach to battling infections and diseases. Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer are merely examples of this imbalance. Most people believe each “named disease” has its own protocol to “cure” or “treat” the condition. For example, Diabetes is treated with insulin; Obesity is treated with diet, exercise, appetite suppressants and surgery; Cancer is treated with surgery, chemotherapy and or radiation. This belief system identifies each of these conditions as distinct entities unique in themselves. This methodology has failed to produce consistent actual “CURES” and has resulted in a health care system that finds itself today attempting to minimize the damages these chronic diseases cause rather than correcting their underlying mechanisms.
Although the body has a similar anatomy and physiology from person to person, the functioning of these structures varies greatly. The body’s response to external (environmental) factors as well as internal (mental, physical and emotional) factors INFLUENCE / AFFECT the health of the human body.
We, as doctors, attempt to bypass these realities and provide so called “solutions” for our patients. The chiropractor will adjust their patient removing nerve interference. This is their solution. The medical doctor will prescribe medication to chemically alter the body. This is their solution. The acupuncturist will place needles in meridian points to re-balance energy flow. This is their solution. In each case, it appears the doctor is the individual responsible for the answer to diminished health.
Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer all have a common component rarely if ever identified. The common component is:
This component is a ROOT CAUSE issue that addresses these “named diseases” as well as several other named diseases including heart disease. I use the word ROOT CAUSE because these diseases (to a large extent) can be AVOIDED with the proper utilization of nutrition and lifestyle modification.
PROPER USE OF NUTRITION BECOMES THE MAJOR MISSING COMPONENT DETERMINING THE HEALTH OF THE INDIVIDUAL!
Until doctors AND patients begin learning and understanding the INFORMATION ROLE (in addition to the nutrient role) that nutrition plays in coordinating the physiology of our bodies, recurring diseases will continue to plague our society. Food is responsible for turning genes on and off (a factor in preventing Cancer;) it is responsible for creating and maintaining endocrine (hormonal) function (a role that dramatically affects Obesity;) it is responsible for tissue repair and recovery; it is responsible for sleep; it is responsible for immune function (an ability to prevent foreign substances from overpowering our bodies and succumbing to disease;) and it is responsible as a major player in addressing Diabetes.
Until we are willing to view food and nutrition with the same relevance we view our families and loved ones, Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer will continue to prevail. Chemicals, processed foods and sugar will continue to destroy the ability of our bodies to maintain adequate levels of function resulting in chronic ongoing diseases. Do the foods we eat enhance the quality of our lives or merely create obsessions similar to those a drug addict or alcoholic experiences? Poor quality food is a leading cause of mental and physical detriment, yet we refuse to accept its damaging effects. In fact, we look forward to the next serving of processed, chemically laden, sugary “food substances” regardless of the fact that these products create toxicities that destroy the health of our bodies.
I believe it’s time we acknowledge the need for change. We must attack this problem to benefit our children as well as our adults. We must begin to take personal responsibility to learn how to feed our bodies the nutrition it needs. We must be honest and recognize our current approach to eating is simply destructive regardless of the temporary pleasure we feel from the experience. We must be willing to accept that unhealthy foods and unhealthy lifestyles:
CAUSE SELF INDUCED DISEASE AND DEATH
we like to re-package under such names as Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer.
Please, don’t “make light” and minimize this danger anymore. Assigning blame to the food industry for this dilemma won’t change the outcome. Deciding for yourself what you are willing to place inside your mouth, WILL!
If you are ready to correct this problem but don’t know where to start, you can:
Get a referral from your licensed health care provider (chiropractic physician, medical physician, naturopathic physician, etc…) to schedule a consultation with a registered dietitian or nutritionist
Research the topic and implement a healthier pattern of eating for yourself. If this proves too difficult seek a professional for guidance.
Feel free to contact me. I will gladly (at no cost) offer basic information to help get you started.
SOLUTIONS, on the other hand, are PLENTIFUL.