Health III

Understanding Our Naive Fear Of Disease - Why shaking hands is out at the Olympics? “Olympians are told to fist-bump, not shake hands, to prevent the spread of norovirus.” Let’s begin this post by excluding the obvious…when skiers are wearing mittens, how does “fist bumping” offer greater protection from bacterial or viral infections than shaking hands? Clearly it doesn’t, but consumers would […]
“IS THAT A PATIENT IN ROOM #2 OR JUST A CHRONIC DISEASE”? - “Doctor, in room #2 the record shows non compliance with the prescribed cholesterol medication and a new high blood pressure finding. A1C levels remain elevated and it’s time for the flu shot as well.” Does this patient have a NAME? If a doctor walked into room #2, do you think the conversation would be about […]
ARE YOU SURE? - When you look at this picture, are the vertical and horizon lines in the middle bowed or straight? ARE YOU SURE? . Does the next picture add perspective that reinforces your original assumption or makes you uncertain about your continued ability to defend your original “certainty.” Notice how the red lines are perfectly straight and […]
THE ONGOING SEARCH FOR “CURES” - In America, we tend to approach the concept of “health” from a “disease” perspective. We think in terms of health “crises,” health “maladies” (“conditions,”) health “compromises,” etc… The reason we view health from this perspective is because we don’t typically think about our health until something goes wrong. Quite frequently, this is how we approach […]
“Why Monitor A Problem If You’re Not Going To Fix It?” - “Why Monitor A Problem If You’re Not Going To Fix It?” Lifelock, a personal credit monitoring company regularly uses this quote in their advertising. Lifelock differentiates itself from its competitors by accepting ACCOUNTABILITY and taking action to help RESOLVE potential credit fraud (rather than simply pointing out that fraud has been committed.) If, as consumers […]
ARE YOU IN CONTROL? - When it comes to the length and the quality of our lives, there is no plan of action that guarantees results. That being said, there are choices we can make that increase the chances for longer healthier lives. When Babe Ruth picked up his first baseball bat he wasn’t a natural home run hitter. When […]
HELLO, MY NAME IS (YOUR NAME) AND I AM UNHEALTHY - Wow….kinda sounds like an opening comment made at an alcoholics anonymous meeting! Fortunately (YOUR NAME) doesn’t believe (he or she) suffers from this “unhealthy” status and can continue to follow the current path without eventual harmful ramifications. Although everyone has the right to follow their own chosen path, it may be time to reconsider your […]
ASK YOUR DOCTOR - Ask your doctor if he or she believe the basis of good health is achieved by: eating healthy exercising attaining restful sleep of adequate duration balancing stress consuming adequate hydration Now ask them, “if these components are crucial in obtaining good health, why are these topics not covered in detail during the office visit?” Do […]
WHAT PATH ARE YOU FOLLOWING? - The following is an example of a family HEALTH HISTORY tree. The importance in this picture reveals the reality that GENETICS alone doesn’t determine one’s definitive outcome. Take a moment to draw your family HEALTH HISTORY tree. Are your diagnoses similar to your parents or are they significantly different (better or worse?) If genetics alone […]
THE HUMAN MARIONETTE - Although you may not see or feel the strings, many in society today are controlled by the “medical puppeteer.” We choose not to view our lives from this perspective, but objectively, our actions follow patterns they control. As human marionettes, we’re not interested in the causes of our health conditions and diseases. As human marionettes, […]
LISTEN CLOSELY: Pills and injectables DO NOT CURE chronic diseases! - For sixty years, Martha Ann Lillard has lived with an iron lung to sustain life. An infectious disease overwhelmed her childhood immune system causing irreparable damage. This unfortunate outcome was not based on any personal lifestyle choices she made. Although she lives today, it is important to recognize that 60 years of iron lung therapy […]
Can We Rely On ANY Health Care System To Create Healthy Living? - The United States offers many opportunities in life that many other nations can’t match. Unfortunately, remaining HEALTHY as one ages is not one of these benefits. (REFERENCE: How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally) When comparing our Health Care System internationally, the U.S. ranked 11th out of 11 nations. We ranked […]
SIMPLIFYING THE COMPLEXITY OF HEALTH - In this picture we see a typical house. There is nothing unusual about it. It appears capable of providing safe shelter to a typical family. What if I told you the following picture was taken the next day? It clearly demonstrates that structural issues existed prior to the resulting damage to this house. Do you […]
DO WE TREAT OUR HEALTH LIKE WE TREAT OUR CAR TIRES? - The tire on the left has gone through many miles of wear. As the tread shallows and the rubber weakens the tire begins to lose its ability to perform in a safe manner. It also begins failing to maintain its air pressure. The shallow treads produce minimal to no SYMPTOMS. The only tangible symptom the […]
The latest buzz word in health: METABOLIC SYNDROME - The diagnosis metabolic syndrome dates back to the 1950’s. It became more popular around the late 1970’s when the low fat diets first became popular. Today, it is a diagnosis used regularly to define an ever growing percentage of our population. We doctors make it sound like a “disease” requiring our intervention to overcome this […]
A MEDICAL DOCTOR THAT DECIDED MEDICAL DOCTORS DIDN’T HAVE THE ANSWER - Cleveland Clinic is considered one of the best hospitals in the United States. Dr. Mark Hyman is the Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine.  He has a “laundry list” of accomplishments in the field of health care.  The average person would assume a physician of this quality knows what it takes to […]
“IT’S FOR THE MOST PART, PREVENTABLE!” - 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 […]
SAFETY IN THE IMPRISONED MIND - For more than three years I have shared realities about health, nutrition and exercise that many have never been exposed to. It has elicited reactions that have ranged from simple curiosity to extreme outrage. These realities have demonstrated the harms we’ve faced following industry guidelines established by organizations with conflicting interests. These conflicting interests often […]
SAFER HEALTH OUTCOMES SOMETIMES REQUIRES DEFYING AUTHORITY GUIDELINES - Children will follow their parent’s guidance because the parent is a figure of authority “accepting responsibility.” Students will follow their teacher’s guidance because the teacher is a figure of authority “accepting responsibility.” Workers will follow their manager’s guidance because the manager is a figure of authority “accepting responsibility.” Farmers will follow the chemical company’s guidance […]
PROOF THAT “SYMPTOM FREE” DISEASE IS KILLING US - When it comes to health, human nature seems to rely on SYMPTOMS. These tangible disruptions provide the proof we need in order to accept that something is wrong. This approach to health and disease supports ALL major industries including medical, agricultural, pharmaceutical and chemical. It does so by withholding factual truths from the consumer who […]
CAN YOU GUESS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DISEASE? - ANSWER: THE INFORMED CONSUMER There are certainly many factors that culminate in disease, but the INFORMED CONSUMER has CHOSEN to IGNORE many of these factors in favor of satisfying personal desires and conveniences. The CONSUMER has repeatedly been told that EXERCISE, REAL FOOD NUTRITION, ADEQUATE RESTFUL SLEEP, and PROPER HYDRATION are tangible ESSENTIALS that play […]
DEVELOPING TYPE 2 DIABETES WHILE LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE! - “I exercise, I eat organic, I’m gluten free, I meditate, I drink copious amounts of water and you’re telling me I’m at risk for developing TYPE 2 DIABETES?” YES! It’s NOT only what you do PROPERLY, it’s also what you AVOID DOING or significantly REDUCE DOING that determines the potential outcome for developing TYPE 2 […]
A SOCIETY BASED ON NON THINKING FOLLOWERS - As our nation continues to grow, its expanding wealth becomes ever more dependent on a “NON THINKING” society. Our major institutions create rules (we call laws) to FOLLOW that serve the needs of these institutions rather than the needs of its people. These institutions have “sold us a bill of goods” based on altruistic motives […]
WHEN YOUR DOCTOR SAYS, “YOU’RE IN GOOD HEALTH” IS HE/SHE BEING TRUTHFUL? - How many times have you told friends or family members one of the following statements after visiting the doctor? “My doctor gave me the thumbs up after my exam and told me I’m in GOOD HEALTH!” “I was told for my age I’m in GOOD HEALTH!” “My doctor told me my blood work was excellent […]
THE HEALTH BENEFIT OF CONTROVERSY AND THINKING - Although many people choose to avoid disagreement especially over controversial topics, their is a HEALTH sacrifice one makes in following this path. Good health is a subject that incorporates MANY different aspects of living. Most people view “good health” as the absence of disease. One only needs to look at the most recent unfortunate diagnosis […]
OSTEOPOROSIS: The NON DISEASE accused of causing bone fractures - As we age, our bones become less dense. This is a NORMAL part of the aging process. We have been taught to believe a reduced bone density increases our chances for FRACTURES. In reality, bone density (in and of itself) is NOT a good basis for determining the likeliness for fractures. The combination of physical […]
SHORT TERM “EASY” - How many of us believe our voices and our written words encouraging healthier lifestyles go unheard and continue to be no more than an exercise in futility? People recognize the good intentions behind the efforts, but the response by the general population remains greatly unchanged. Do they believe the message lacks merit? Do they believe […]
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