There are many diseases and conditions which afflict portions of society. There are many reasons and many unknowns as to the cause, who is susceptible or how or why one person suffers and another does not.
The main culprits appear to be:
- Nutritional Deficiency
- Compromised Immune System
- Infectious Diseases
- Life Style (smoking, overeating, drugs and alcohol, lack of exercise)
- Genetics (which can be affected by all the above)
The simplest example of nutritional deficiency conditions are Scurvy, rickets and night blindness. Scurvy is a disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C, characterized by spongy and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and extreme weakness. A simple condition to treat. Sailors suffered from this on long voyages without fruits and vegetables. Once the cause for scurvy was discovered, they started to include citrus fruits in their diets – nutrition problem solved. Rickets is another nutritional deficiency condition of “soft bones” caused from lack of vitamin D. Night blindness is caused by a vitamin A deficiency…
Compromised Immune System:
Immune systems can be compromised (weakened) by a number of factors. Vaccines / immunizations can severely compromise immune systems, you won’t hear that from health care providers though. There are numerous “conditions” and “afflictions” due to vaccines – rather contradictory to their intended purpose of supposedly assisting the immune response to certain “invaders” of the body. Gulf war syndrome is an example of many maladies that occur after mass innoculation or inoculation of military personel. The theory is, introduce live or dead pathogens (bacterial, viral, fungal…) and the immune system will recognize and know how to fight the pathogens. The theory is good but in reality it actually reduces the overall immune response to many bodily invaders. The link between autism and mercury in vaccinations has finally come out from the medical establishment. Poor nutrition and bad lifestyle choices also affect overall immune function / response.
Infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus, yeasts and molds that are foreign to the human body. In some cases, they do exist within the body but are under control of the immune system until something sets them off. Due to the overuse of antibiotics, some infectious agents have become immune to pharmacological anti-virals and anti-biotics. In the news lately is MRSA – methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (staph infection). These superbugs as they are referred to are posing serious chalenges to “modern” medicine. MRSA kills more Americans every year than HIV/Aids! The shocking fact is the majority of MRSA infections are acquired in hospitals! “Modern medicine” has nothing to fight MRSA but there is a natural substance that can – it is allicin, the active ingrediant in garlic. This amazing natural antibiotic/antiviral/antifungal/anti-yeast supplement can be found here.
Obesity puts a strain on all body systems, not just the skeletal support system. Adversely affected systems include skeletal, digestive, circulatory, lymph / immune system, nervous system, pulmonary, skin… The effort expended digesting, removing toxins, strain on joints, heart, lungs could well be used for healing and normal body functions. One of the reasons people over eat is because the necessary nutrition is not in the food. Junk food, soft drinks, processed foods (in a box, can or bag), white sugar, white flour, white bread are the main culprits. Completely devoid of nutrition, fiber and enzymes, these “foods” place additional strain on the body to digest and eliminate these poisons. Metabolic enzymes are used for digestion rather than for their metabolic function – repair and healing…
Toxins are everywhere and inescapable, air, water, soil, food, detergents, cosmetics, personal products… The majority of toxins are man-made. There are over 70,000 man-made toxic chemicals. The result is a multitude of diseases and conditions from cancer, heart disease, auto-immune disease, allergies, birth defects, DNA damage… Our bodies have the capabilities to remove toxins from our bodies if our bodies are working correctly and have the support they need (nutritional, exercise, sleep, healthy immune system…).
Life-style contributes to good or bad health. Smoking, overeating, stress, and lack of exercise are the main lifestyle culprits. Fast food, junk food and soft drinks are lifestyle choices that cross the nutrition / obesity / toxins / life-style boundaries. Choices you have control over.
Genetics lead to predisposition to many diseases and conditions. By making healthy choices you can help your body fight mutation and repair DNA. Obviously, once you have a severe genetic condition, there is little you can do. You can help your body deal with lesser conditions by making healthy choices on exercise, nutrition, detoxification and stress relief.
Stress is extremely detrimental to all facets of your physical, mental health and well-being. Stress can be avoided or minimized by how you perceive and react to your situation. Mindset is very important (glass half full or half empty…). Ther are many ways to dealing with stress, meditation, exercise, deep breathing and grasping the truth that you have control over how you perceive and react to all situations.
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