Health is the optimum operation of all your organs and cells.
If you viewed your health on a scale:100% – Perfect Health
O% – Death
100% would be perfect health. Everything functioned just the way it should. You would have lots of energy and would not have attention on your body. It would just work.
On the bottom of your scale = 0% would be the non-functioning of all your cells and your body. This would be Death.
Now what about all those ranges in between?
Well, around 20%, on your way down, you would go into the realm of Disease. This is the Medical Doctor’s area of attention and where their tests and protocols are directed. This is where their energies are placed.100% – Perfect Health
20% – Disease
O% – Death
But, have you ever felt really bad, you’re not functioning at you best, you’ve got aches and pains, and maybe you’re really tired all the time. You go to see your medical doctor and he/she does all the standard tests and they are all normal. You may even take some highly sophisticated tests and they still show within the normal range. But, you feel bad……
No, it’s not in your head. You’re in that range somewhere below 100% and above 20%. Here is where you aren’t in the range of disease, but in something we like to call dis-ease. It isn’t life threatening, but it threatens your well-being and ability to live happily.
Around 80%, things aren’t bad, but not perfect, Around 60% you start getting those aches and pains and other non-optimal feelings. You start feeling bad.
100% – Perfect Health
80% – Less than perfect
60% – Dis – Ease
40% – Dis – Ease
20% – Disease
O% – Death
How do you stop the plummet down the scale? Well, you pay attention to what you eat. You pay attention to the poisons in the air and the poisons you put in your body (preservatives, additives, sugar, processed foods, etc.). You find out what foods you need, or what supplements you need and start up the ladder again. You make sure you exercise your body.
The body given the right fuel will run optimally. Each cell will run well and the DNA will make a new perfect cell when it is time to reproduce itself. However, if you don’t give it the right nutritional ingredients, it won’t be able to make a perfect copy.
How does that work?
As an example, let’s say you hired a contractor and asked him to build you a perfect replica of the Taj Mahal. He could do it. He is that good a contractor. He knows the tools of his trade. But, the only materials you give him is plywood and nails. He would do the best he could, but he wouldn’t build that perfect replica. And it wouldn’t stand up the way the original has.
You get the picture? Well, why would your body behave differently. If you only give it sugar, caffeine, and an imbalance of what it needs, it isn’t going to build really good cells that are capable of doing their job.
You can read in our article on Health Tips, about getting good food and about the fact that you can’t always get the best food. As we say throughout this site, we know you can’t always eat well. The answer supplementation.
Let’s get back up the scale
Lots of non-optimum conditions are the result of years and years of poor eating. Giving the body “plywood” instead of what it really needs to survive well.
What can you do about it? Start giving your body the vital ingredients it has been depleted of. Continue to give your body all the ingredients it needs to build a healthy body. Stop giving it that “plywood” and give it what it some “steel”. Or if there isn’t a lot of good “steel” around, give it concentrated nutrients – supplementation.
Now the body is a bit more complicated. It needs a lot of ingredients to create good health.
Ingredients for health
There are forty nutrients that cannot be made in the body. They are essential fatty acids, 15 vitamins, 14 minerals, and 10 amino acids. Collectively these forty nutrients are spoken of as the body’s requirements. From these our bodies synthesize an estimated 10,000 different compounds essential to the maintenance of health. All the forty nutrients work together. Therefore, the lack of any one might result in the underproduction of hundreds of these essential compounds. Probably no one nutrient is ever totally lacking from an otherwise adequate diet, but partial simultaneous deficiencies of many nutrients is common.
Now, you have to remember that it took years and years of bad eating and living in a polluted environment to bring the body into the condition that will produce non-optimum health conditions, and thus, you can’t take the correct vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids for a day or two and expect to handle the situation. True sometimes just a day or two makes you feel much much better because you’ve given your body those things it most needs.
But supplements aren’t drugs, they don’t create instant results. Nutrition, both food and supplements, supply the body with those things it needs to build the cells that will make the body function correctly.
So, maybe it might take a few months to start seeing real changes, but you will see those changes. One rule of thumb is that it will take you one month for each year that you have had a non-optimum health condition to make a change. But, then again, the body is resilient and it can start re-building and changing things very quickly.
But, remember, your body needs these things every day to function. Don’t drop out your supplement regiment because you feel better. Start paying attention to what you eat, and make sure you take those vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids that are missing in your diet.
Instead of trying to prevent or stop disease, isn’t it better to start building health. As you build health, you will make changes for the better on a continual basis. When you build health, disease tends to fall away.
Now that you know the basics of supplementation, we want to introduce you to our index on Health Conditions and what you can do about those non-optimum body problems.
“Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.” – Hippocrates, “The Father of Western Medicine,” 460 BC.
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