Have you ever stopped to take a look around you and wonder why so many people in this country are sick? There is an overwhelming number of adults – young and old – stricken with diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, obesity, heart disease, and high cholesterol. Even more alarming is the number of children who are also showing signs of these diseases.
So many people walking around are feeling lousy, tired, irritable and just plain worn out. They are exhibiting what is referred to as “vertical illness.” They function day to day, completing their work tasks and plugging along. But these people are not healthy and vibrant. They are just surviving life – and some are barely making it.
What has happened to our health? With all the doctors and specialists, prescription medications, medical procedures and surgeries, and the amount of money spent on health care, shouldn’t everyone be active, feel great and exhibit signs of vitality?
How can we take a stance and make a change in the health of our society? Why not start by taking a look in the mirror. How do you look? How do you feel? Do you have disease and illness? Are you carrying extra weight? Do you have enough energy to make it through each day? Or are you living a compromised lifestyle because of compromised health? Take a good close look in that mirror. Are you happy with the person looking back at you?
If you are unhappy with what you see and how you feel? What can you do? Start by taking a look at the food you are eating. It all begins with what you place in your mouth. Do the foods you eat on a regular basis serve your body well? Do they provide you with the proper minerals, nutrients and vitamins necessary for health, energy, and fitness to carry you throughout your day? Or do they bog you down with fat, sugar and empty calories?
After taking a critical look at yourself and your current diet, determine if you want to continue on your path of decline, disability, premature aging and pain. If not, then the answer is simple. Choose to eat wholesome fresh foods. There is no question that these foods are best suited for optimal support of health, fitness and the prevention of disease. Again, foods that are whole, fresh and in their natural state. Raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, the right kind of fats and plenty of water.
Stay far away from foods that rob you of your vitality, your health, and your life – man made (synthetic) food-like products, processed oils, trans fats, processed and refined products, sweet and salty foods, and other junk foods and drinks.
What is the result of making these changes in your diet and lifestyle? A healthier society one person at a time. Stop now, take that look in the mirror and decide if you can make a difference.