Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How to prevent death 101

I was watching The Biggest Loser last night-I love that show. They had one of the contestants check in with the doctor after 3 weeks of working out and eating right. They showed us (the viewers) the amount of meds this guy was taking SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WAS OBESE!!!

He spent $20,000 a YEAR on medications BECAUSE HE WAS OBESE!! Does ANYONE have $20k burning a hole in their pocket? Eager to spend it on diabetes medications and blood thinners? He had a life span estimate of another 10 years that way. $200,000 spent on the last 10 years of this mans life would have been on pills to "make him normal." I was astounded at how the medical community was so ready to offer medicine to this dying man and not ever address the real cause. Not the SYMPTOMS but the CAUSE of the disease.

If the medical community would join hands with the holistic wellness community, they could prescribe a fitness trainer, a healthier eating plan, and a real CURE for his disease versus medicate to make him more comfortable while he dies. He does not have cancer; he is over fat.
Each day you help yourself by eating the right balance of foods for your body, add in the right amount of activity to prevent fat gain, consider it money in the bank!

Hippocrates, the father of medicine is credited with saying, "Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food." Yet, we often forget that. Seldom do we think to ourselves "I feel sluggish. Have I been eating correctly?"

We who feel that a healthier path is what we follow still reach for herbal remedies when we are still filling our body with too many calories, too little activity, and very little rest.

Again, the father of medicine stated hundreds of years before we had crisco, high fructose corn syrup, and became a fast food world: "If we give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not to much, we have found the SAFEST way to health."

Consider what is too little and what is too much for your own body. If you are gaining weight then you are taking in more calories than you are using during the day. Slow down your caloric intake and find foods in a more whole state to help you feel full as you transition to lower calories. Increase your activities, any activity where your body is exerting energy is fine. Gardening, walking, dancing with the kids--think of any movement you enjoy that you will not grow bored from and increase that activity in your daily life.

Doing these things will give you the safest way to health, to whole health and wellness. Less colds, less fatigue, less emotional stress because your body is being fueled in the best possible way. More enjoyment in the day, more restful sleep, a clearer thought process, less colds, less illness, disease prevention, a longer life span, and a better looking body are the rewards. Let me just reiterate:

"If we give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not to much, we have found the SAFEST way to health."

Find your right amount.


Alissa said...

IT IS SO SIMPLE!!! I will pass this along, lord knows a lot of people need to hear this. OVER AND OVER. The medical community needs to do what they are supposed to do and not whats in their financial best interest.

Carol said...

Such good information. Why can't the medical profession work together with alternative health care professionals to provide the best treatment. So many other ways to treat besides drugs...