Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line from “Kindergarten Cop”
referenced a headache but the cause of the headache was stress and stress has been linked to almost every ailment known to man, including tumors.
So the stress he was experiencing, if not alleviated, may well have led to a tumor.
Heads are not just hat racks. They house the most powerful computers in the world.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t use them fully.
I met a man who had a brain tumor removed a few years ago. While now past the critical phase, he still isn’t taking
new steps to improve his health and is exhibiting troubling symptoms once again. Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. So, if what he did in the past led to a brain tumor, shouldn’t he be doing things differently now?
Obviously, this is an extreme example but it usually takes extreme examples for most of us to get the point. I recently met a women that works non-stop. She tells me she’s even too busy to eat. She is run down, has aches and pains, and was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia (technical definition: chronic muscle and connective tissue pain – true definition: the doctors have no idea what is causing the pain).
As you know, I am a firm believer in MonaVie. So, I gave her a bottle with instructions on how and when to take it. To shake the bottle, pour two ounces into a shot glass and drink the two ounces takes about one minute, including time to wash the shot glass afterwards. She was too busy to even do that, telling me that she’d get to it later. What would Einstein have said?
These two people are not the exceptions. They are the rule. Two of my neighbors have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have invited both to my home many times to discuss health and nutrition. Neither
one has taken the time to walk 50 feet to find out if there might be something they could be doing differently that might help their condition.
I don’t blame them completely. After all, we were all brought up to believe that we must listen to the “experts”. Unfortunately, it has been my experience that about one out of every twenty “experts” is worth their salt. Most stop learning the minute they get their degrees. Even worse, most never questioned
the validity of these lessons. Did you know that the basic MD only gets about 4 hours of education on nutrition? How does that make them
“experts” in health and wellness?
Recently, I read a study stating that 95% of all Americans are malnourished. It’s not that we’re getting too few calories, mind you – just the opposite, in fact. It is estimated that by 2010 over 40% of all Americans will be obese, including half the population under the age of 18. This is according to the Center for Disease Control. Some others estimate the obesity rate in this country will be as high as 68%. How does modern medicine treat these
concerns? With more medicine, of course. The correct answer (proper
nutrition and exercise)
is so simple and obvious, unfortunately, we keep reverting to the same things over and over again, expecting a different result.
It is time that we all opened our minds to new possibilities. The mind is more powerful than most of us realize. Throughout history, many of those now viewed as great started with little more than an idea and faith (Leonardo da Vinci, Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Thomas Edison, etc.). Abraham Lincoln once said, “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” Are you wiser today than yesterday?
You must believe in yourself. Take care of yourself. Depend on yourself. When the oxygen mask drops from the ceiling of the airplane, we all know to put our own mask on first and then help others around us. It is no different when it comes to long-term health. It is still a matter of life and death but, in this case and more importantly, it is the quality of life.
Currently, there are about 84,000 Americans over the age of 100. It is estimated that there will be over 1,000,000 American Baby Boomers that will live to be over the age of 100. Modern medicines will keep you alive. You may not be healthy and it may cost every penny you ever saved to keep you alive but that won’t stop the doctors from doing everything they’ve ever been taught to keep you around as long as possible. Being you’re going to be here for quite a while longer, doesn’t it make sense to take a
It seems the biggest ill we have to face isn’t stress, obesity or modern medicine. The biggest problem is between our ears and it’s not a tumor – it’s the way we think. Think responsibly.
As always, I hope you found this article thought-provoking and helpful.
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