The one thing that I would like to convey to you with this website is that I am here to guide and suggest ways that may help you to move ahead in your quest for a happier and healthier life. I am not attempting to force books and products at you. I just want to share little things that I have learned that may be of interest to you and possibly worth trying.
- Do You want to lose a few pounds?
- Do you want more energy?
- Do you want to succeed in any given area?
Unfortunately or fortunately, so many of us discover different approaches, new insights and improved methods that are instrumental in combating personal health issues such as Diabetes II and many others –I am sure.
I have recently been exposed to an individual who I consider being the “real thing”, going on today – when it comes to the fight against Diabetes II as we begin to realize the epidemic proportions of this condition known as the silent killer.
My newly discovered knowledge of the individual whom I look upon as my own personal Super Hero, (guardian angel if you will) my wife, pointed out to me… an article was written by a holistic Doctor – who truly perked my interest with some very “matter-of-fact” info that made sense to me. This would be an understatement – as it was more like a hard slap in the face!
His name is Dr. Joseph Mercola and I have – and am proud to say, become a “follower” and true believer of his knowledge, studies and massive accumulation of information, facts, statistics and ancestral details relating to Diabetes II and our controlling and possible elimination of it.
Why is this so important to me? Well, I have been on medications – many of them since what seems to be the beginning of time! I can’t tell you my exact age I was when I was told that I had a problem and was required to start taking “daily” doses of prescription drugs BUT I do recall being in my mid to late 20’s and was shocked to the point of disbelief – at MY young age to be placed on a prescription drug!
Back then, a half of century ago, you were told and taught to trust in your doctor as he has the knowledge to make you better – even though you never felt better in the first place! I was still wet behind the ears!! So I began taking a pill a day. Then as the years rolled on, another pill for something else and then another and another and so on.
Now after 50 years one has to ask himself… do two wrongs make a right? What effect does one pill’s substance – have on another pill’s substance? Was the different so-called health conditions brought about because of this trail and the multi-recipe concoction of medications? Especially learning – as life went on, that the multiple medications are not curing the problem but only controlling it – at best…aside from possibly creating other negative health conditions!
After searching out ancestral history is has been quite “cut and dry” to learn about the rise and fall of many other civilizations due to various health reasons. It is not unreasonable to feel that our civilization is no different.
When you think about a man using coal oil for light and then look at the advancement today to electricity that we take for granted. In my time I can look back to the common “telephone booth” on every other corner and today we have I-phones and recently, with add-on projection systems!! It’s exciting and yet scary at the same time.
I point this out simply because learning that within our health industry itself, it is not unreasonable to believe that there has got to be a better way. I will not take up the space to list all the rankings of our country when measuring the epidemic proportions of obesity, diabetes, and other various chronic illnesses. Or, the fact that we have the highest cost of health care, compared to other countries or countries that have no health care at all.
I have heard many times and from many sources that it is simply NOT PROFITABLE having a society of “Healthy” people. There is no money in that. Is this what our world has come to?
Ironically, there was a Greek physician known as Hippocrates (460 BC – 375 BC) who said or I should say coined the quote; “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” In the modern times of today, there is an author; F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. who wrote the book – “You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! – Water for Health, for Healing, for Life. This happens to be one of my favorite books in my Health Library that provides a lot of simple truths. Pick up a copy!
I just listened to Dr. Boyd Eaton in a 3-year-old Video cast, regarding the food consumption of our ancient ancestors and way back then, our ancient ancestors consumed over 500% more Antioxidants than we do today. Most of those came from a diet of fruits and vegetables in a “wild” state. Hmmm!
Back then our ancient ancestors consumed about 40% to 50% of fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. Today in the U.S., man consumes only about 13% of fruits and vegetable in his diet and has added grain products to make up for the difference in the lesser quantity of fruits and vegetables. Smart? NO. Lazy – I would say yes. There are a lot of Antioxidants in fruit and veggies that are very beneficial in maintaining an excellent level of health within your body. Replacing fruit and veggies with grains is not to your advantage health-wise.
I am seeking the means by which to eliminate my Diabetes which I believe that I can do. I guess that by writing about my newest goal helps me to provide myself with a means to be more accountable on my journey toward self-improvement. I am as affected the same as the next person with the automatic act of procrastination and other weaknesses that I must battle to reach my goal. So writing about it puts me on the spot and I hope that you will be encouraged to share your thoughts on this with me because I will need YOUR support!!
I publish this website – Getyourselffit.com for your health benefits. I would love to hear some of your comments on this subject and this post. Thanks!