Your Money or Your Health?
Let’sbe honest, the choice is not clear-cut or simple. If you have less cash you will survive if you cut back on the latest gadgets, don’t change your car every two years, and reduce the number of foreign holidays you take.
However, when it’s your health at stake, cutting back, changing and reducing will have significant effects for better or worse depending on what it is that you are cutting, changing and reducing.
Without health the rest of your life will be worse, and maybe a lot worse. Aiming for the best of health lays the foundation for a fruitful and profitable life.
There are exceptions to every rule and it is not always possible to achieve consistently positive outcomes. You must be realistic. But, research confirms that small changes to your current lifestyle can cause significant improvement to your health.
Prevention or Cure?
Not much choice here, either. Some experts espouse the prevention route, others the curative pathway. It doesn’t need to be like that. Picking one in favour of the other doesn’t cover all the bases.
There’s a lot to be said for prevention. You’ll be in better health for longer. Your doctor will forget what you look like. You’ll be able to do the things you want to more often.
Think about it for a moment –
- Proper balanced diet with judicious top up supplements, and no processed food.
- Regular exercise at least three times a week.
- Stress control using relaxation techniques and so on.
- Restorative sleep up to eight hours a night.
- Avoiding toxins and limiting negative external influences.
- Proper work-home balance.
Achieving these ideals is not easy. But if you know how to move towards them, your health will improve.
Prevention is important, but so is finding the right treatment for what ails you. It’s unlikely you will go through life without a health problem of some kind. It could be anything from a cold to life-threatening disease such as cancer.
Treatment becomes the priority. Prevention may limit the severity of symptoms but won’t always prevent the illness. Then you need to focus on how to sort things out.
Conventional or Alternative Therapy?
You don’t need to choose. The Western world has come to favour the conventional system with doctors, surgeons, drugs, radiotherapy and so on. The Eastern countries have used complementary and alternative therapies for centuries – acupuncture, herbs, massage, yoga, etc.
Practitioners in each of these specialities believe their therapy is the best and the others are unsuccessful. That is entirely the wrong way. They choose to ignore the benefits of other therapies. They run down what the others say and do, and see it as competition. All of them have something to offer.
Remember, you are unique. Your genes, temperament, thinking, and beliefs combine to make you different from everyone else. Why is it that we think there is some universal cure that will work for everyone? It stands to reason that no single treatment works for all. Yet, you are surprised that the tablets that helped a colleague did nothing for you. Continue reading →