Health is such an important topic but we know so little about it! The levels of stress, anxiety, depression and suicide are sky rocking in society today. There are clear patterns of preventable lifestyle related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune diseases that are now widespread. These degenerative diseases barely existed 100 years ago! These preventable lifestyle diseases, are not only in the West, they are now in the East too and alarmingly are now seen in children.
We eat and drink a lot of industrial food products, empty of nutrition value, without realizing we are intoxicating ourselves and shutting down our immune system. This same industrial branded food products are the leading cause of obesity, diabetes and other preventable lifestyle diseases. We are shutting down our immune system and other intelligent bodily healing systems due to the adverse side effects of what we ingest on a daily basis; the industrial food, beverages, polluted water and air and the consumption of pharmaceutical synthetic drugs. Not to mention all the continuous stress due to societal expectations and harsh environments!
Many of us are ending up with more complex health issues because our doctors are focused upon the symptoms such as high levels of stress, blood pressure or depression and not the cause, not the origins of the disease. Not seeing the patient from a holistic perspective, but simply looking to put a corporate plaster or pill to alleviate the symptom.
Are you aware that a nutritional balanced diet combined with daily consumption of local medicinal herbs and supplements, strengthens your immune system and protects you against cancer and most other preventable lifestyle related diseases?
Also, the healthcare sector predominantly deals with lifestyle related issues that are mainly aggravated by the industrial food sector. Let that sink in! Health has become a very profitable business for Big Pharma, Big Agro Food and Big Tech, that earn billions of profits due to a generally unaware, malnourished population. It’s not health care, it’s sick maintenance!
Everything you do and how you do it, directly impacts the different organs and systems of your body, justifying your current health condition today. Your diet, physical activities, quality of sleep, levels of stress, the type of relationships and work environment, all have a profound influence upon your brain, heart and gut function.
How is your physical health? Did you realize that your daily habits are measurable indicators showing you how you treat yourself, your body and how much you care about yourself and your health?
We all want to have good physical health and have a life free from illness, especially as we grow older. Of course, if you don’t know about nutrition and you follow the advertising messages selling cheap, tasty, convenient and attractive industrial food products then you will be in big trouble.
Do you know why?
Because these industrial food products are all filled with sugar, salt and bad fat, all harmful in large doses. But that’s not all. There are tons of additives, colorings, flavorings, heavy metals, chemicals and nanotechnology, all harmful to your body.
If you continue to eat industrial food products then you are heading for a serious decline in your health and will cost you heavily, both financially and in quality of life. But, if you know what you are eating, then it is possible to eat healthy delicious nutritious food that will actually enhance and strengthen your health, longevity and quality of life. The choice is yours but you need to educate yourself.
The American doctor, Dr. Colin Campbell and his son Dr. Thomas M. Campbell, clearly stated in their book- The China Study, that “food and nutrition are of a primary importance to our health…what we eat becomes part of our bodies. But other experiences are also important such as physical activity, emotional and mental health and the well-being of our environment. They are all interconnected.”
Good physical health requires a lifestyle focused upon healthy habits such as a nutritious diet, regular exercise and quality sleep. Nothing complicated and nothing expensive, but you must take some time to reevaluate your current lifestyle and daily habits.
Daily healthy habits are fundamental to supporting the natural detoxification process of your body which in turn balances your hormones, strengthens your muscles and immune system and rejuvenates the all body! When you dedicate time to review your diet and lifestyle, you are able to make new informed empowered choices about the type of food you put into your body.
Choosing healthy nutritious local organic options is a smart decision that has a direct, immediate and positive impact upon your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
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About The Writer
Susana Hancock is the author of the book The Inner Foundation- How Society impacts our Inner foundation. She has a global professional experience of over twenty years, working in Europe and Asia in areas of leadership, staff training and personal development. Since 2016 Susana has been delivering professional training and coaching programs to individuals, schools, business and governmental organizations.