I often wonder why we allow ourselves to feel as badly as we do, and on a regular basis. I mean we talk about how badly we feel, we do complain and moan and groan, and when asked what we do about the situation we mostly say, nothing! I understand that we are busy, and that we have a lot on our plates, and most of it has been served up by us, but feeling badly all the time should take a major priority role.
This country over the last 15 or so years has become a symptomatic relief society, where we search out anything and everything to get rid of an annoying symptom, and rarely if ever ask or search for a cause as to how we got there. We go to the Doctor, the Doctor asks us how we are doing, and we gladly list the symptoms of health problems that annoy us. Many of my Doctor friends will tell me the patients will actually plead for something, actually anything to make the annoying symptoms go away. I am also informed that a patient will rarely ask how did this happen, or what could I have done, or better yet what could I do to make it never happen again. It has become very frustrating for both patients wanting help, and the Doctors trying to provide what is needed, and what is wanted.
I am not sure when we stopped taking responsibility for our health, and when we handed it over to the isles and isles of quick fix products in the drug store and the giving complete control to the medical community. There was a time when we fought to stay healthy, when we put our health in a priority position because we knew if we were ill or sick we could not work and support ourselves or our families.
Do I think we need a come to reality moment in this country, yes I do, and I think the sooner the better. We have, as a nation eaten and stressed ourselves into a way of living that is unhealthy and life shortening, all in the name of bad habits and vices. We have allowed our palates to run the show, and our taste buds to map out the diet we consume. We know in our heart and brains that eating good tasting, unhealthy processed, high sugar and fatty foods are a bad thing to consume, but the taste buds have learned to over ride our knowledge, and actually make us want it at all costs. Change is never easy, and it is going take some work on our part, but even when you feel the struggle the first couple weeks, I guarantee all the work will be worth it ten fold after just a short period of time.
Remind yourself everyday that life is short and you are worth every single effort needed to bring back and to regain your health.
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
Jeff has been posting about nutrition and health since 2006. See those posts here: