I don’t judge when people tell me the health atrocities they think are OK or normal because they have been carefully conditioned into thinking how they do.
But we’re at a point in our existence where things are about as ABNORMAL as they can get…and it’s frightening that many people don’t even realize that.
Let me give you a few examples of…
Health atrocities that are viewed as “normal”
Gaining weight as we age is “normal”
While metabolism does slow somewhat as we age and hormonal changes kick in, that is no excuse for packing on the pounds.
If your weight is creeping up each year, time to look at your diet and exercise level.
And don’t blame your weight on the fact that you’ve had children. If your “baby” is now 15 years old, you are no longer carrying around “baby weight”—it’s “regular weight.”
Being medicated is “normal”
Seven out of 10 of us take at least one prescription drug every day, so it’s easy to see why being medicated can seem normal.
Although there are some instances where medication is necessary, it is not normal for the average person to live their life relying on chemicals.
There is always an underlying cause behind something that’s wrong in your body, and many problems stem from poor nutrition or inadequate digestion.
But unfortunately, instead of looking to see why we hurt, have heartburn, are depressed or can’t sleep, we are bombarded with drug ads EVERYWHERE telling us if we have a problem, we should ask our doctor if XYZ drug is right for us.
At the same time, our doctors have been trained to rely on pharmaceuticals as the primary treatment option (since drug companies heavily influence our medical schools’ curriculums), yet they take only one basic course in nutrition.
Having a disease is “normal”
This is an extension of medication use being normal.
We spend our days eating nutrient-poor processed and fast foods, drinking soda, smoking cigarettes, exercising too little, drinking too much alcohol, being stressed out, sleeping too little and relying on medications to make us feel better.
In other words, rolling out the red carpet for disease.
Plus the drug industry has heavily influenced the medical community to change the parameters under which people are diagnosed (and medicated).
For example, hypertension used to mean blood pressure that exceeds 140/90.
Now when you’re between 120/80 and 139/89, you are considered “pre-hypertensive” and drugs may be recommended.
People used to get heartburn if they ate too much or indulged in rich foods.
Now they are labeled as having “acid reflux disease” for which daily acid reducers are the answer.
And way back when kids that were fidgety or daydreamed a lot had to stay in from recess to finish their work.
Now they are said to have “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) and the daily drugging with narcotics can start as early as age 3!
See a pattern here by any chance?
What SHOULD be normal—great health!
Your body’s natural state is one of HEALTH—not overweight, diseased and drug-dependent!
And the wonderful thing is, you can do so much to help your body revert to its well-deserved state of health—it’s never too late to feel better.
Your diet is number one
If you eat garbage, expect to feel like garbage. But if you eat wholesome real foods, expect to be nourished and healthy.
Good digestion is also key. Make your meals easier for your stomach to break down by avoiding the protein and starch combination. Proteins and starches require opposing enzymes (acid vs. alkaline) for digestion, and when those two catalysts are in your stomach together, they can neutralize each other and throw your digestion out the window.
Instead, pair proteins OR starches with vegetables and a tossed salad. You will be shocked at how good you feel after eating.
My best-selling Great Taste No Pain system can teach you all you need to know about food combining, plus my recipes are the bomb!
Most people can benefit from a full-spectrum probiotic formula like Super Shield because our friendly intestinal flora populations are always taking a hit from pollutants, stress, poor food choices and medications, among other things. Your friendly gut flora houses most of your immune system, so it’s vital that you ensure your population of intestinal helpers is strong and healthy.
The Omega-3 fatty acids in VitalMega-3 fish oil formula are another good idea, especially if you’re facing arthritis, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
And if you’re not always consistent about making healthy food choices, a complete daily multi-vitamin like Super Core can help fill in the blanks for you in terms of nutrients. Plus Super Core contains natural antioxidants that can fight disease-triggering free radicals, and anti-inflammatories that can counteract harmful inflammation.
Work in some form of exercise
Even if you have physical limitations or are “not a spring chicken,” there is always something you can do.
When I ran the Empire State Marathon last year, there was a 71-year-old man who finished 30 minutes ahead of me!
Now, what’s your excuse?
Drink enough water
Being dehydrated can increase levels of pain, cause mental confusion, sap your energy and make you constipated, among other things.
Eight 8 oz. glasses a day should be your minimum.
Talk to your doctor
Your doctor works for you—not the other way around. As such, he should be your partner in healthcare.
Ask him about reducing your medication, opting for less strong medication or exploring natural remedies, such as fish oil for high blood pressure or acupuncture for pain relief.
If he is unwilling to talk about your concerns, get a new doctor. There are plenty of wonderful doctors out there who will listen and help you, and they deserve your business.
See how great you can feel when you stop buying into health atrocities and start supporting real health in YOU!
To your health,