Day 21 – March Theme: Vision
What is your vision of your health?
I have co-owned a ‘healthcare’ company for 27 years.
Throughout this time, it has become abundantly clear that our Medical Industrial Complex is run by pharmaceutical corporations, healthcare personnel, and medical conglomerates whose focus is to provide expensive drugs and treatments to ‘sick’ people.
Despite having the most expensive healthcare system, the United States ranks last compared to six other industrialized countries.
Recent statistics indicate that 42% of American adults and 20% of American adolescents and children are obese. Another 31% of adults are overweight. These numbers lead to hypertension, cardiac disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more, all of which contribute to the astronomical profits of the Medical Industrial Complex.
My humble observation is that instead of focusing on treating disease, we would be better off rigorously pursuing CREATING HEALTH. And I believe this starts with food.
Food is one of the most potent drugs we have. It is also one of our most disease-causing drugs, depending on how we use it.
The question is, how do you use food?
Do your refrigerator and pantry reflect how you want to look and feel?
Do you stay on the perimeter when shopping and avoid getting sucked down the aisles?
Do you plant a garden?
Are you informed about the dangers of glyphosate in the food you consume?
Do you offer your kids and grandchildren healthy snacks, or is it Lucky Charms, popsicles, candy, and sugary drinks?
Are you preparing most of your meals at home using foods that reduce inflammation and insulin spikes, or do you eat out a lot?
There is so much we can do to employ the power of food. The way I look at it is that what I eat is fuel. How I feel is directly related to the quality of fuel I consume. You wouldn’t put a cup of sugar in the gas tank of your car or truck, would you?
So, my friend, I invite you to look seriously at how you use food. What are you committed to when it comes to your health? Get your friends and family involved in CREATING HEALTH; the alternative could be deadly.