Saturday, June 21, 2008

When you've lost your health, the rest doesn't seem to matter

Why do I feel so bad when I have it so good?

Americans are the wealthiest and healthiest people to have ever lived in human history. Don't let the evening news convince you otherwise. Babies who would have never been born even 50 years ago are now being saved by surgery performed in the womb. People who would have once wasted away due to "consumption" can count on their doctor to diagnose & treat tuberculosis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and Montezuma's revenge.

But there is trouble in paradise. 

Obesity, aging, diabetes, Alzheimer's, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, women's health issues are causing people who should be in their "golden years" to struggle with quality of life issues that in many cases could have been prevented. "Disease management" is the focus of pharmaceutical research and most medical practices. Once the body has broken down, we often need a medical mechanic to patch things up and hopefully get us through a few more years.

But mother was right when she told you an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The tricky part is how to know what the right things to do are.

What if I told you one change in your life could improve your blood pressure, reduce depression, reduce stress, ease stomach problems, avoid weight gain, urinary & prostate problems, female health problems, and even slow your rate of aging? Would you want me to tell you about it, or keep it a secret?

We'll find out next post.