For years I have been asked one question more than any other, and it has been asked of me from all corners and from all demographics of our country. The question being why I feel we as a nation are so sick, at such an early age when just a few generations ago, our families seemed to not get sick until they were much older? My answer has become a standard answer that today seems even more correct, diet!
Just as we try to do the best we can in every category of our life, searching for the newest, biggest, best products with all the bells and whistles, we are individuals that today are very outspoken about wanting the best. We like being the first to do something, or to be in the "IN CROWD" with everything hot, new and the most talked about products and healthy journeys. Somewhere we have overlooked the basics of health, and how to apply, and be consistent applying these principals to our health, our daily life and even our long term health goals.
Most people when asked this same question will say stress is the reason we are so sick, and although stress can be a killer, our overall state of health, and the malnutrition of our bodies causing this unhealthy state that many of us live in every day I feel is the main reason. If we were supplying our bodies all the tools it needs in the form of balanced healthy foods and supplements, while aiding the digestive system and supporting the immune system, we would have a finer tuned machine that would deal with stress head on, and successfully. But because our over fed, bloated, unbalanced, un rested and nutritionally unbalanced bodies are in such a state of dis- ease, we do not have the capability we could have if our bodies were better taken care of, and in better states of health.
Years ago the standard of life and life expectancy was much lower. We got smarter for a time, ate better and our life expectancy grew, and we lived longer healthier lives. I am now sadly seeing a reversal to times when the expectancy is much less than it is today because although we have the tools, knowledge and protocol in place to live a longer, healthier life, we choose not to do our homework. I feel many of us have a subconscious attitude that these things will never happen to me, and that I am in pretty good shape and I am not That sick, and we seem to feel we are untouchable. Although our hardened external shell may keep us protected and fearless, I am sure way down deep we know we need a change but maybe are fearful of doing it incorrectly, or afraid to ask for help and support, and we would rather just roll the dice than ask questions, this could be due to a bad track record.
Sooner or later all of us are going to need to make changes in our daily routines; I only hope that you will chose to make the changes while they are just a good measure of present and future health, rather than a necessity to survive because you waited way too long.
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: