If you ask anyone what they value most in life, the most common response is their health. If you hear a friend is pregnant and ask if they want a boy or girl, they will more than likely respond by saying, "We don't care as long as he/she is healthy." People answer this way because they realize that at the end of the day the material possessions or relationships we have cannot be enjoyed or lived out to the fullest without our health.
With that being said, most people don't actively invest in their own well-being on a daily basis or even understand how to. Most are reactionary when it comes to their health. They believe that they are healthy because they "feel good" and then are surprised when crisis ensues and are forced to take action (which is sadly often too late). Adele Davis said, "Everyday you do one of two things: Build Health or Produce Disease." By not consciously taking steps to build health on a daily basis we inherently produce disease. (The visual of a daily health & dis-ease piggy banks above is powerful.)
According to the American Cancer Association, 70% of cancers are diagnosed asymptomatically (without symptoms). This is why they promote yearly "buddy checks" for breast (females) and prostate (males) cancer. Another sobering example of this in the United States is that over 50% of the time the first symptom of cardiovascular (heart) disease is a fatal heart attack. With both of these examples, the patient was clearly not "healthy" the day before the cancer diagnosis or heart attack. With that in mind, it is apparent that how we "feel" is not an accurate representation of our current state of health. We must find ways to measure the function of our system to adequately judge that. In fact, this is exactly what we do at Acru Health through NASA-certified neurodiagnostic equipment.
This simple shift in your mindset or focus could be the difference in your health outcomes. It is empowering to know we have the ability to take control of our health rather than hope and pray we aren't given bad bill of health at our next yearly check up. What have you done today to build your health? What piggy bank did you drop your change in?
Further strategies on building health will be discussed in subsequent blogs.
Yours in Health,
The Acru Health Team