We can’t see the forest for the trees. The world is in the middle of a pandemic like it has never seen before and unlike any other pandemic in history, it is the gateway to almost every other disease pathway known to the human body. The pandemic is obesity and although you will rarely see “obesity” as the cause of death on a death certificate (if ever), rest assured, obesity is killing people by the millions around the world.
Why do we deny it? Why do many traditional doctors continue to push their pharmaceutical “solutions” as opposed to the common sense solution that the food we eat can do just as much good or harm as any pill they would have us ingest? I’ve never understood this oxymoron of western medicine. I know dozens of very smart doctors, some of whom I consider good friends, who continue to act as though being healthy is a game of luck and genetics and there’s not much anyone can do about being healthy. They seem to think it has nothing to do with what individuals are eating. There is a total disconnect.
One thing I can promise you, you don’t have to be a victim of your family history, a bad diagnoses or anything else. You have the power to turn your healthy genes on and there’s only one way to do it. More than anything else in this world that we can control, we can control our health by choosing the right foods.
Make the choice to control your health through nutrition. It will continue to get harder every year to sift through the ingredient list on packaged foods and know what is good or dangerous, at least until the FDA and USDA start changing the regulations of our food supply.
We don’t have to wait for those changes. The food you need is available now, it is in the produce section primarily, some organic protein, fruit, healthy ancient grains and filtered water. There is so much good food. It is nutrient-dense, lower in calories and everything your body needs to fight disease, build the immune system and live life to the fullest. Save “no” to processed non-food, sugar, gluten, dairy, GMO’s and trans-fats. You have control, all you have to do is take it.
What are you going to do in 2015 to take control of your health?