The Future of Our Health, It's a Doozy
I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be the norm when it comes to leaving this world. I don’t want to suffer from preventable pain, be on numerous medications, and rely heavily on my child or care giver to get around.
What ever happened to dying because your body was just ready, instead of dying because of disease? It seems like an unattainable concept in the world we live in… You simply don’t hear about it because it doesn’t happen much in this country. Well, I don’t know about you, but I want to thrive until one day, capoot, I’m gone.
Yes, I’m gonna talk about death
Did you know that the #3 cause of death in the US is by medical mistakes? You can probably guess what #1 is- heart disease, but #2 is on the rise.. And that is cancer.
Let’s first talk about heart disease. On a positive note, heart disease over the past few years is starting to decline slightly. And do you know what doctors are saying the cause is- an increase in supplementation. We now know that getting good fat soluble vitamins (mainly omega 3s) are going to decrease inflammation. And inflammation is the most common cause of heart disease.
Cholesterol is Not Your Enemy
You see, as we eat poor foods, our body becomes more inflamed, and this includes our blood vessels. Well something has to take care of the inflamed blood vessels, and that is cholesterol. So, your body starts producing more and more cholesterol to fight the inflammation, and then our arteries get packed with cholesterol. So then we take medications to lower cholesterol levels, instead of treating the inflammation!
Well, it’s not the cholesterol that’s killing us slowly, it’s the inflammation. You wouldn’t blame a firefighter for starting a fire he’s trying to put out, the same as you shouldn’t blame cholesterol for your clogged arteries.
And if you remove those firefighters, what happens then to the fire? What happens to the inflammation as you reduce your cholesterol, since cholesterol is there to manage inflammation (among many other important functions like brain health)? It’s no wonder that taking cholesterol medications then leads to taking other medications that only relieve your symptoms, not the root of the cause.
A little about Cancer
Just some food for thought- Our bodies on a daily basis develop cancer cells. When our body is healthy and our immune system is up to par, those cancer cells are taken care of. Done and done. The way our body stays healthy is if it’s getting the nutrients it needs to function naturally, and if we continue to move (instead of getting stagnant) our bodies will stay resilient.
It’s no wonder that indigenous people, who are still eating their natural diet (not a westernized diet), don’t have the astounding prevalence of disease, including cancer, that we in the US (and other westernized countries) have. We are simply not getting the nutrients we need from our food. In fact we get about 25%-50% less nutrients than the previous generation! (Feel free to read this article for the research)
Enter in supplementation
I have never been (up until recently) a supplement taker. Sure, I took my wellness formula when feeling a cold come on, and I like to add spirulina in my smoothies to get some extra vitamins and minerals in my system. But I always thought supplements were for people who didn’t eat well.
Now, however, I’m a bit more hesitant to assume I get all the nutrients I need from the food I eat. I do eat well, mainly veggies, fruit, meat, some rice, nuts.. (no refined flours or sugars, and organic everything if it’s available). But I know my body is bombarded with toxins and free radicals daily (from the air, water, and radiation from wifi, etc).
So, when I stumbled upon a supplement that made sense to me, I thought I’d give it a try. Lo and behold, my energy is even throughout the day, I have no more sugar cravings (hooray for not being controlled by that 3pm chocolate fix!), and I have not gotten sick while my husband has had 2 colds (before finally giving in to trying the supplements). So, I think I found a winner!
There is so much more info about how the supplement changes peoples lives for diabetics, people with autoimmune disorders, not to mention helping thousands get off a spectrum of medications. If you have a health issue or just low energy and want to know if supplements can help heal the root of your problem, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have! Feel free to call 801-906-3222 or write to me at [email protected]
My Main Take-Away
Stop treating your symptoms. I will say it again, stop treating your symptoms. Seriously people. Keep your health in check, go on a journey of health discovery, and if you have to, start small. Not all doctors know everything. Seek advice from numerous experts.
There is a lot of information out there at our fingertips, some good, and a lot bad, including some pretty harmful supplements. In the end, you’ll have to go with your gut. Oh, and did I mention, take care of your gut. It houses 80% of your immune system, and that system keeps your body in check.
If you want to know more about how you might treat the root of your pain, disease, or health issue, please talk to me. I love chatting, and I’m pretty good at pointing people in the right direction and empowering them to be in control of their own health. Cause in the end, you are the one living with your body, so you should have the final say in how to treat it… Not any doctor, massage therapist, chiropractor, parent, or spouse.
Have a healthy day!
Leah Nelson, Free Bodied, 801-906-3222, [email protected]