Does Society Want Us to be Healthy?

Health - Saigon/HCMC: Oct. 24, 2016

There are many things to consider in regards to why the world is so sick.

Do we question how we are being taught to behave, eat and drink? Can we trust what we have always been taught? May we die sooner than expected, and who is to blame?

Is our diet connected to the fact that puberty is arriving sooner than ever in our youth? How many species on earth eat more than one food at the same time? Although these are disturbing questions to ponder, finding answers would certainly help us make better dietary decisions.

What about digestion? Is our digestive system built to process a sizeable array of foods at the same time, and is it capable of getting all the nutritional elements being absorbed simultaneously? Would eating only one food at a time be a better solution for health and our general well-being?

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Investigating some of these concepts and applying them to the way we live can lead us to a path of improved mental and physical health. Begin to educate yourself and act accordingly. Be free from the medical, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries and live the life that you were born to live.

“You are what you eat.”

Whoever phrased that was damn right. Absorption of lousy substances is a central reason why so many people are often sick. It is also most likely the main reason why hospitals and doctors are so overwhelmed. Why do you think pharmacies line up one after the other? Simply because most of us choose to take a pill to fix our symptoms rapidly, instead of changing our habits to resolve the essence of the health problems we face.

“It is excellent for business, but terrible for our health.”

Now, force is to recognise that this does not seem like such a bad thing for many. Healthcare Business International recently reported that the industry will grow a minimum of 6% yearly in developed countries, and a shocking 11% in the developing world. According to the World Health Organization, healthcare now accounts for almost 10% of global GDP.

“This makes healthcare one of the largest industries in the world.”

It is insane to have to admit it, but we do allow, in most cases, our respective diseases to grow within us day after day. We often procrastinate seeking medical treatment. Most remain unaware of the long-term consequences of their actions. Health problems actually often start on day one, and continue until our imminent death. Day after day, we infect our bodies with all sorts of daily doses of dreadful elements found in processed foods we commonly eat.

“Nature gave us all we need to feed ourselves, but capitalism believed it could do better.”

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Unfortunately, not much of what is available in supermarkets is “clean”, or elsewhere for that matter. The level of substandard substances most of us purchase and digest daily is unreal. However, our bodies are built to be very adaptive, and are actually quite strong. The irreversible consequences attached to poor food and drink consumption that most have, often occur at a later stage in our lives. And this is, at least for me and many others, the central cause of humanities’ health troubles. And yes, we are individually and collectively responsible. Are we letting ourselves be manipulated by the economical and political interests that choose to support such proliferation of products and medicine? I think we can certainly say so.

“By doing so little to change our habits, we simply kill ourselves, slowly but surely.”

We’ve all been told, many times presumably, how bad too much sugar, drugs, coffee, milk, alcohol, tobacco, red meat or bad fat intake can be for our health. What have you done about it? Does anyone know the long list of chemical ingredients found in our foods that we shall avoid to protect our health? Shall schools begin to educate our children early on so that in due time, society may evolve and grow vigorously and consciously?

“Do we really care to inform ourselves to protect our health?”

Trust is that most of us would simply say, we all have to die of something sooner or later! We’re having a good time now, so why change that? In reality, too few are capable of facing the truth. Knowing it, and doing something about it, is actually a very challenging experience, often filled with pain and sorrow.

“We seek human love, comfort and security, even it if it leads off a cliff.”

Now, how we choose to live is our choice. My family is trying to influence our lifestyle so that we may live a better life. Of course, mother nature may choose otherwise at any time, a fact that is part of life and a risk we must accept. If you want to understand more about how we have all been misled, and what we shall do about it, review the tough questions above and enlighten yourself with your own research.