Health secrets – what are they and why are they secret? Actually they are not secret at all, just not well known. Even most medical doctors lack the knowledge to obtaining and maintaining good health. It is not taught in medical school or their other college courses. It is not taught in our public schools so how would we know how to obtain optimum health? The knowledge is not provided by any government agency, how would one know?
Yes the government and other health related agencies push their agendas and mediocre at best health tips and advice. The food pyramid is a perfect example of bad information. Recently revised food pyramid pushes carbohydrates, tells people to shy away from meats and fats which are essential to good health (sorry vegetarians – you are operating under bad knowledge). Too many carbs are bad. Notice how we are getting fatter and heart disease, cancer and diabetes is growing?
How many times have they retracted their statements on health? Eggs are bad – nope eggs are good, butter and lard are bad, use margarine and vegetable oil – wait, margarine and vegetable oil are hydrogenated oil / trans-fat – causes inflammation clogs your arteries and veins. Dairy must be pasteurized and homogenized(per FDA) – changing the milk into Franken-proteins which wreak havoc on our digestive systems and bodies – not to mention the antibiotics and hormones pumped into the cows. Milk is not even a good source of absorbable calcium. This “health knowledge” is pushed by whoever funds the study (profit or control is the motive) – not your best interest.
With our ever increasing knowledge of health, why the increase in allergies, heart disease, digestive problems, diabetes, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety… Why the need for drugs which only treat symptoms, they don’t fix a thing. Ever look at the over the counter drugs in the grocery store? At least an entire isle is set aside for heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, pain, female issues, allergies, colds, coughs – the list goes on and on. There is more money in treating symptoms – if you cure the illness or affliction, you are no longer a customer.
What are Health Secrets?
Genuine health tips that work. Here are the building blocks of good health:
- Nutrition – Our bodies require nutrients to function properly
Nutrition – protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber and many more are all required for optimal health. Like a recipe, 1 missing ingredient and the dish is not as good – same with your health. Nutrition from our food is the best source if you can find or afford organically grown fruits and vegetables, organically raised, grass fed livestock and chickens… Natural based nutritional supplementation must fill in the gaps.
- Exercise – Our bodies need to move
Blood circulation, lymph movement, digestion and detoxification are all improved with exercise. Compare it to a car that hasn’t moved in some time – seals dry out, fluids break down, corrosion all occur without movement.
- Toxins – Removal of the unnatural poisons in our body that man has created
Man has created over 70,000 chemicals, many of which are unhealthy, causing disease, inflammation, DNA damage and cellular death. These toxins are consumed in the air we breath, water and food we consume and every other un-natural product we consume, bath in or put upon our body.
- Pathogens – Removal of bad germs, viruses, fungus, yeasts and parasites
This may be the one exception where a drug can cure rather than just mask the symptoms although there are many effective natural alternatives to drugs. Notice I said bad germs / bacteria, our digestive system and immune systems require “good bacteria” in our gut to assimilate nutrition from our food and displace or kill bad bacteria, yeasts, food poisoning… The good bacteria in our gut is said to comprise 80% of our immune function.
- Mindset – Positive attitude, relieve stress, promote happiness, have purpose
Our minds are very powerful influences on our health. Psychosomatic illnesses are negative manifestations of our thoughts/mindset and are very real. A strong will to survive, abundant happiness and positive thinking go far in maintaining health and relieving stress – another killer.
To have genuine health you must educate yourself in the areas of natural health and self improvement. Don’t fall for every fad or “miracle supplement” out there but filter it with common sense and more natural health information. There is a lot of good information out there and a lot of crap. A good all around natural health website to visit is Mercola.com. There are many good ones out there, some require subscriptions. I have 7 natural health subscriptions to various print and online information websites. For me, it has improved my health immensely and is well worth it. Read some books, go online and find some health secrets.