On the whole, humanity is not particularly healthy at the moment. As a species we have more obesity, sickness, and disease than ever in recent history. Even those of us who appear healthy on the outside can have chronic digestive issues, sleep problems, and feel exhausted and depressed.
The main issue we’re facing is that many aspects of our modern lifestyles are in direct opposition to some of the basic principles of our human physiology. Many people are living inside a matrix of fluorescent lights, polluted air, metabolically disruptive foods and drinks, noise, etc. Our modern lifestyles, pollution, high stress levels, poor diet, antibiotics, poor quality water, processed food, agricultural chemicals and lack of rest are a few of the factors which are responsible for a wide range of common symptoms and illnesses.
We treat these symptoms as if they themselves are the problem, but in reality they are just the effects of an underlying cause. Symptoms are merely an indication that a problem exists and that something inside the body is out of balance. Without proper nutrition, hydration, and sleep, the body is forced to attempt to carry out its normal functions under suboptimal conditions and will eventually start to break down. If your diet and lifestyle are challenging your body, symptoms will begin to show up when the body can no longer effectively compensate for dysfunctions occurring in its various systems. Symptoms tend to show up more quickly in areas that are weak or nutrient deficient.
We are literally starving ourselves. We are alive because of the countless number of chemical reactions that happen in our bodies every moment of every day. The structures and proper functions of our cells are dependent upon the presence of specific vitamins and minerals as well as essential fats and amino acids. If these specific building blocks are not present, then these chemical reactions cannot happen properly. When proper function is consistently compromised, you set the stage for the development of chronic disease. On the other hand, if the body is given what it needs to function correctly and is not overburdened with stress, it often capable of healing itself.
As a poplulation, we are just now starting to realize that the way we live, move, think, breathe, rest, and eat all have tremendous influences over how we feel and experience ourselves and the world around us. We have found that by focusing our efforts on the quality of food, sleep, and stress management even 80% of the time, we can make tremendous improvements in a person’s health and sense of well-being.