You may believe that you’re entitled to health and when you get sick the doctor, surgeons or hospitals can fix it.
But this is an illusion, because, just like the rest of us, you’re subject to the influences of perpetual advertising.
The truth is that in many cases illness is the end of a process of dysfunction and self-neglect, not the beginning of the solution to health problems.
Yes, this may sound harsh but let’s look at the medical reality. Few illnesses are due to genetic dysfunction, contagious infection or impact trauma.
Let’s look at the top 8 Australian illness-related causes of death in order of prevalence:
– Heart disease (CVD, blocked vessels) is the number 1 killer
– Alzheimer’s and dementia are the leading cause of death in females
– Cerebrovascular diseases including strokes (10% of population)
– Cancer of the trachea, bronchus and lung
– Chronic lower respiratory diseases
– Cancer of the colon, gastro-intestinal tract, rectum and anus
– Cancer of the lymph glands, blood and related tissue
Did you know that many of these diseases start before birth, continue to gather pace during childhood and accumulate their effect silently as you grow into an adult?
Even if you didn’t die, what if I told you these diseases could make you disabled?
Now what if I told you these were largely preventable diseases?
With the right care and lifestyle these diseases can be slowed and even reversed.
But that of course would mean many professionals you might have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to manage your illness would lose their profits.
What you may not know is that many of the companies that claim to offer the cure for these diseases are partly responsible for creating them in the first place.
If this sounds like a conspiracy theory it is. But if, in your ignorance, you fail to care for yourself, you’re also part of the conspiracy.
So perhaps it’s time for you to get more educated about health and change many aspects of your life and live healthily.
This of course may require you to step outside your comfort zone. Remember that your comfort zone was established largely by you building your sense of health from the information that was advertised to you by many companies who make you ill then charge you a fortune to manage the illness.
What I can tell you is that, as a naturopath, I see people who reduce their blood pressure to a point where they’re able to:
1. Come off medications
2. Clear their vascular systems of blockages
3. Eliminate their cancers
4. Dramatically improve their management of diabetes (even reverse it in some cases)
4. Prevent and relieve symptoms of arthritis
5. Improve and reverse dementia-related illnesses
What you consume, the way you live your life, your mental health and wellbeing all have effects on whether you experience illness or not, even if an illness started before birth.
You can literally genetically switch on and off (epigenetics) your propensity to disease and ability to restore health by what you do next and each and every day of your life.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, is a qualified Naturopath & Nutritionist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and PACFA Registered Mental Health Professional who is director of the Australian Health and Education Centre, Sydney. She was first involved in opening health clubs back in the UK in 1970, is passionate about extreme health and has helped tens of thousands of people improve their wellbeing.