How do we know? What do we base our answers on? What are the signs we’re transitioning from healthy to unhealthy?
Most people assume if they can go about their daily tasks without “feeling” sick, they are healthy. Is this a good way of determining our health status? What about symptoms? Do we base our health on their severity? Do we often base our health on their absence?
What do the following conditions all have in common?
High Blood Pressure
Sudden Onset Heart Attacks
Positive Testing For The HIV Virus
Typically, none of these conditions produce SYMPTOMS early on. What about early breast cancer, early prostate cancer and early colon cancer? What about hepatitis C? Again, no sign of SYMPTOMS!
There are countless conditions we may develop, yet we haven’t become a paranoid society fearing the ABSENCE OF SYMPTOMS? WHY?
In my opinion, we don’t want to know. The further we can bury our concerns, and rely instead on our SYMPTOM FREE thinking, the more secure we feel about the state of our health. On an emotional level, we prefer believing GOOD HEALTH is achieved by avoiding AWARENESS. The absence of SYMPTOMS makes this task that much easier.
Has this approach made our world a healthier place to live? NO. Has this motivated us to change our thinking and behavior? NO. Where is the disconnect between reality and better health? What will it take for the consumer to develop awareness and improve their responses to prevent these SYMPTOM FREE conditions from ruining so many lives?
What would happen if we applied this “DO NOTHING” philosophy in life:
How effective would businesses be if people showed up to work and pretended not to know what to do and therefore, did nothing?
What would our children develop into if we ignored their behaviors and attitudes and chose, instead, to do nothing?
How healthy do we REALLY believe we are if we avoid participating in essential lifestyle activities and choose instead to do nothing?
Whether we like it or not:
DOING NOTHING is not a viable option for those choosing GOOD HEALTH.
Relying on SYMPTOMS has proven ineffective at determining the HEALTH of ANY individual.
Relying on doctors and the health care system to prevent symptom free diseases has FAILED.
Where does this leave us?
It leaves us with the only person left capable of achieving and maintaining GOOD QUALITY HEALTH.
You must be willing to become the “General Contractor” responsible for “building your own GOOD HEALTH. You must “subcontract” the INFORMATION from the best sources available to create a strong physical, mental and emotional foundation. Each person will then be able to build and develop upon this foundation a desired quality of health by participating regularly in a LIFESTYLE designed with this goal in mind.
Dying of “old age” is no longer even used to identify a cause of death. We willingly climb on a “conveyor belt” and sit by helplessly watching this machine “control our destiny in life.” We accept its path without questioning whether it’s direction is leading us in our best interest. We accept the fate it chooses for us when it drops us off in our appropriate “bin of death.” You’re familiar with these bins; the cancer bin, the heart failure bin, the diabetes bin, etc… I don’t know about you, but I plan to work as hard as possible in order to use MY PHYSICAL ABILITY to walk myself to the “Failure To Thrive Bin” (also known as the “OLD AGE BIN.”) and jump in. There are no guarantees I will make it, but the one guarantee I can promise, I will have lived my life by the “rules” I believed gave me the best possible chances to achieve GOOD HEALTH and HAPPINESS.
CARE TO JOIN ME? I WOULD LOVE THE COMPANY!