Health

Your Health is Your Protection

Life on Earth is an exciting and dangerous thing. Death is a part of life and we take a chance with everything we do. We must choose wisely if we wish to live a high quality of life and we should have access to the best information, nutrition, and doctor’s care. Unfortunately, these are not always easy to come by, so we thought we would offer some help.

Making Informed Decisions About Your Health

We are going to list some basic nutritional information along with some well-sourced, respected links. Since we are not doctors, nor pharmacists, nor practitioners of any sort, our Medical Disclaimer applies to all information we offer. We encourage you to educate yourself in order to make informed decisions about your Health.

There are many ways to protect yourself from illness. Health is not just about eating the right foods and taking the right vitamins. Our Health is also dependent on the way we "view" the world and the type of information we ingest. Words and emotions can be just as destructive as poor diet, poisons, and lack of sanitation.

Prophylaxis is a fancy word for “preventative measures”. It means to guard against. Especially now, it is used to describe what can be done to protect yourself from “dis-eases”. It is always good to keep your body clean, especially your hands and face, since they have the most exposure to the world.

Pharmaceutical drugs and surgery can be helpful, but your best line of defense is to Stay Healthy!

Where To Find Nutritional Advice

Most MDs have very little nutritional education, and pharmacists are mainly about pharmaceuticals. According to Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM of NutritionalFacts.org, medical students are still getting less than 20 hours of nutritional training over 4 years of education. This same point is made in an article on the U.S News & World Report site, on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a plethora of other sites. One might conclude that asking your doctor for nutritional advice would not be your best choice. Most MDs excel in diagnostics and prescribing medicine, not in nutrition.

The USDA Nutrition.gov site offers a wonderful array of information on basic nutrition; diet and health; shopping, cooking, and meal planning; and other information that most anyone could use to educate themselves on the care of their families. This article on Healthline defines the differences between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian.


On the Subject of Masks

The wearing of masks is a controversial subject and perhaps one of the greatest collective arguments ever to hit our society. There are certain professional protocols provided by organizations like OSHA, the Mayo Clinic, and others. Most of us are trying to follow guidelines to help keep ourselves and others safe. There is much confusion on what type of mask is best, and can they actually protect us from a thing as small as a virus? There is even more confusion on the difference between laws, mandates, and recommendations. Laws must be passed by legislation. Mandates can not be enforced as laws. Recommendations are suggestions.

Ultimately You are responsible for what goes into and onto your body. Educate yourself; weigh and balance all information without fear or bias. Look in your community for nutritional practitioners and other experts in nutritional health. Interview them to discover who you would like to work with. If you were going to buy a house or a car or an appliance, chances are you would do quite a lot of research before you made your purchase. Your health is just about the most important investment you can make in this life. Doesn't it make good sense to learn everything you can about it?

We also encourage you to steer clear of websites and info with heavy biases and opinions. They often have their own personal agenda and may not be offering balanced information.  When trying to choose supplements, it's a veritable jungle out there. We will offer some suggestions on some good nutritional protocol to get you started. Just know, all supplements are not created equally!  What we’re hoping to do is point you to clear paths with foundational information so you can make educated decisions. At the end of the day, you get to decide what is best for you.

Above all - do not default into fear; educate yourself; use discernment; you are wiser than you may realize.

Trust Yourself!