When is the last time you took a moment to consider where you fall on the spectrum of health and disease? I don’t mean whether you’re experiencing “symptoms”, but rather whether you’re living life under the terms you control and desire.
Most people never take the time to consider this option. They simply follow habitual patterns of daily behavior without regard to outcomes. Life doesn’t have to be based on luck. Whether it’s Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Stroke, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, High Cholesterol or High Blood Pressure:
THESE DISEASES AND CONDITIONS ARE PREVENTABLE FOR THE MOST PART!
So why do so many people suffer from these diseases and conditions if they’re preventable for the most part?
Human behavior relies on painful EXPERIENCES over KNOWLEDGE. This means most individuals need to “suffer” a health crisis or condition before taking action steps to address it. In most cases, these action steps are designed to “stabilize” rather than correct and restore health and function.
Why are most people willing to live life along with these various health diseases and conditions?
It comes down to our relationship with experiences and knowledge. As long as symptoms are not EXPERIENCED, health is considered “good”. The KNOWLEDGE that symptoms are the FINAL STAGES of disease when the body can no longer compensate for damages incurred, does not provide enough incentive to alter human behavior toward the concept of disease or disease prevention. Instead, we choose pain and loss of function as indicators confirming problems exist. We then turn to our doctors for answers in the form of “pills” for these self imposed conditions. If their “solutions” improve our symptoms, we fool ourselves into believing “good health” has been restored. Blinding oneself from reality, however, doesn’t prevent these diseases from taking 3 out of 4 lives.
REGARDLESS OF SYMPTOMS:
How truly healthy is the individual required to be on lifelong medications?
How truly healthy is the individual whose regular diet consists of chemical toxins (preservatives, dyes, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, sugar, etc…) found in most grocery isles and fast food restaurants in place of essential nutrients 99% of the population isn’t even aware they need (anthocyanidins, betanin, ellagic acid, lycopene, carotenoids hesperidin lutein & zeaxanthin, quercitin, resveratrol, etc…) found in vegetables and fruits.
How truly healthy is the individual who chooses sedentary existence over life sustaining MOTION/EXERCISE?
How truly healthy is the individual who bases health on “painful”/symptomatic EXPERIENCES , rather than KNOWLEDGE used to understand the guidelines to achieving healthy outcomes?