You Don't Know, CAN Hurt You
Don Bennett, DAS
Do you know what was stolen?
When I ask people,
"How do you feel?", many times I hear, "Fine!" But I have
experienced, first-hand, that even while feeling fine,
degenerative disease can be developing . And if you're like
most Americans, it probably is. I'm not trying to scare you,
but the numbers don't lie.
And like many
people, you probably aren't experiencing optimal health.
Why is this?
1. Optimal health isn't good for certain industries:
(Health-care, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Media, and certain Food-product
2. Public school didn't teach you how to attain and
maintain optimal health.
3. Today's mainstream media wears blinders regarding
the dissemination of objective, optimal health information.
4. Today's medical schools don't advocate a natural
approach to health maintenance, instead focusing on diagnosis and
treatment of disease and its symptoms, therefore,
5. The vast majority of medical professionals can't
help people attain optimal health because they don't know
how, they can only administer what they've been taught.
6. You've probably been conditioned to some degree to
believe the following...
...ill-health, aches, pains and disease are
a natural part of aging
and are inevitable;
...your diseases can
best be treated by the
...anything in moderation
...you're gonna be
dead one day anyway
so eat, drink,
and be merry;
...certain things are
healthy for you
(when they're anything but).
It's no wonder
why most people never experience their true health potential.
Now ask yourself...
If I could
feel better, enjoy a higher quality-of-life now and in the future,
reduce my odds of needing hospital visits/invasive surgical procedures/medical
treatments by greatly reducing my risk of cancer, coronary artery
disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and who knows what else, wouldn't
I want to know how?
Now, if your
first thought is, I'll bet this'll require tons of sacrifice...and
sure, I'll be healthier, but I'll be miserable...", you
owe it to yourself to ask this question: If after attaining
a high degree of health (where you really feel and look better)
you were to realize that although you've made some lifestyle changes,
you don't feel like you've sacrificed anything; and
you're not only not miserable, but you feel better
mentally and emotionally too...wouldn't you want to give yourself
the chance to attain this?
would...but most people don't know it's even possible, and they
don't have the information necessary, so they're destined to live
a normal life, with all its physical maladies, aches, pains, various
degenerative diseases, and common ailments, and to live out what
we've all come to believe is a normal lifespan. What
we're likely to get is an average lifespan, and this
may be the norm, but it certainly isn't the lifespan nature intended.
It certainly isn't natural.
this: There's a big difference between NORMAL/AVERAGE and
Conforming with or constituting a standard, pattern, or type; typical
Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature
When you look
at the people who have had their lives turned upside down due to
their own degenerative disease, or that of a loved one, or you see
those who simply experience a crummy quality-of-life, and die prematurely,
and you realize that this is now a normal existence, health-wise...do
you really want to be one of the normal people? Or would you
rather live a more natural life, health-wise?
What is natural health?
Let's look at
the life of an automobile. We can assume that if we give it
the fuel it's designed for, and we maintain it by not doing things
to it that would lead to its premature demise, barring any defects,
it will run at peak performance, and "live out" a lifespan that's
natural for a healthy automobile. This means that even though
you could put vodka in its gas tank, and it may appear to run just
fine, you never-the-less would be shortening the life of the engine
and other associated systems, leading to the car's premature "death".
If you loaded
more weight into it than it was designed to hold, it may appear
to handle the load just fine, but the additional weight would, over
time, wear out and degrade certain parts so that you would not attain
the full potential from those parts, and, again, this would contribute
to its premature death.
And if you were
to maintain the car according to what some well-intentioned, but
mis-informed person recommends, you may also find that your car
didn't last as long as it could have. You may also seek out
the advice of a professional who, unbeknownst to you, performs unnecessary
procedures on the car, which wastes your time and money, and may
contribute to additional procedures being necessary in the future.
Or you could
educate yourself (much to the dismay of some professionals) and
maintain the car on your own, or at the very least, be an "informed
consumer" who knows when they're being given advice that isn't in
their best interest.
The above analogies
also hold true for the human body. There are things it needs,
and it needs these things in certain amounts. If you don't
give it these things, and in the amounts it needs, you probably
aren't operating anywhere near peak performance, and you're probably
not experiencing your maximal quality-of-life, and you may be shortening
your body's potential lifespan. (Please keep in mind, too
much of a needed thing can be more damaging to your body than too
little. Most degenerative diseases today are diseases
of excess, NOT deficiency.)
And let's not
forget about the things your body doesn't need and
doesn't want (even though you may want
them). These things are usually contributing factors to ill-health.
Do you really want these things? Or have you
been conditioned to desire them, for the sake of some
industry's profit, at the expense of your health? (personally,
I don't like being "used".) Or is your body so out of balance that
it craves the wrong things and not the things it's designed to crave?
can you do to give yourself the best chance of living a naturally
healthy life (instead of your health
being dependent on medications and surgeries)
1. Listen to your body...ignoring it
can be disastrous. Pay attention to its warning signs...learn
what they are. The healthier your are, the easier it is to hear
your body's whispers.
who you are. Are you your own person, or are you, instead,
someone whose behavior is dictated by corporations for the sake
of their financial bottom line (to them, you are simply a revenue
generating unit). Who do you want to
the intelligence of your actions. Do you work against
your body's natural desires? If it wants to perspire, do you
decide otherwise and seek out a chemical that will stop the process?
If your body wants to correct less than perfect vision, do you hinder
this process in some way so that you short-circuit your body's attempt
at correction? (I wore glasses, but no longer need to...at first
I thought this was amazing, but now I see it's just mother nature
doing her thing). Do you wear certain articles of clothing
that cause you daily discomfort because "it's what a woman/man wears"?
Or would it be wise to refrain from wearing things that could contribute
to back pain, breast cancer, allergies, etc.? Do you eat or
drink things that taste "good", but bring you discomfort?
things you took for granted. Take what you see on television
at face value...think about it...consider such things as agendas,
motives, and the economics of advertising. Remember, it's
called television programming for a reason.
Do you believe that television presents information in a fair, even-handed,
and un-biased way? Beware of half-truths and misleading info.
The same holds true for other forms of media, and for things such
as for-a-fee "health care" newsletters and services.
introspective. Question why you do what
you do. Are you doing it because you really
want to, or are you doing it to conform to what certain industries
want you to do. If it's the latter, these lifestyle practices
may not be in your best interest, health-wise. (Remember,
these industries have powerful motivational armies consisting of
ad agencies, television programming, and a very influential "sales
force" made up of your friends, family and co-workers).
yourself. Learn to distinguish between mis-informative
"facts", and constructive facts regarding natural health.
Read books on natural healing (99.9% of the time only the body is
capable of complete and permanent healing. Drugs do not "cure",
only the body can cure). Look into the "science
of health" (called "hygiene", the word is now taken to mean "cleanliness",
but that's not it's original definition).
a health strategy that bases its practices on scientific
principles. If it doesn't offer you an in-depth understanding
of your true health needs - fresh whole foods, adequate physical
activity, sufficient rest and sleep, fresh air, pure-as-possible
water, not-too-much-not-too-little sunshine, self-esteem, laughter,
and healthy interpersonal relationships - then you're doing yourself
a disservice if your goal is to live at or near your individual
Thoughts to keep close at hand
* Healing is a biological process.
"Health" results from healthful living.
is a natural state. Your body is self-regenerating, self-repairing,
self-regulating, and self-healing, but only if you don't get
in its way, and only if you give it what it requires.
care is self-care! Living in a way that builds, restores and
maintains health is the key.
and disease are a continuum. The same physiological
laws govern life in sickness and in health.
symptoms which are associated with acute disease that are generated
by the body are important processes that are needed for efficient
and complete healing to occur. Suppression of these symptoms
may have negative, and even dire, consequences. To recover
health, one must remove the causes of disease, and avoid the all-to-common
mistake of trying to suppress symptoms.
* If the
trillions of cells in your body are operating sub-optimally, caused
by un-natural lifestyle practices, their function is affected.
A cell's "function" can be: eyesight, taste, energy level, clarity
of thought, emotions affected by hormones, sex drive, weight, body
shape, skin tone, hair tone, motor skills...and the list goes on.
You've lived with your cell's present level of functionality for
so long, it may be difficult to imagine how these functions can
be "better" than they are now. But when they are, and you
think back to how they were, you may find yourself saying,
"I wish I had done this sooner".
year more than 800,000 people in America die from preventable diseases.
There is health information available that can empower you to live
a healthier, happier life than you ever thought possible; and this
information will help you avoid unnecessary suffering and premature
death that conventional living brings to so many people.
the richest person is miserable when they have a toothache.
* “The real
voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but
in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust
* “Be not the
slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep,
and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with
new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook
the old.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
begins by facing life with a wink and a smile!" - Chinese fortune
Disease Avoidance Specialist
Healthful Living Consultant
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