Our family does not have the "typical" health insurance that most people have. We have "emergency care" insurance that would cover our medical cost in case we were injured in an accident or had an acute, emergency condition that required hospitalization. We do not pay alot of money for this coverage, because the insurance companies know that the chances of this happening are rare. Health Insurance was originally created to cover costs "in case" you get sick. But most typical Americans are always sick and always in pain, due to their lifestyle choices. They use their insurance for drugs, procedures and surgeries to "fix" their aliments instead of getting to the root of the problem (changing their lifestyle). Unfortunately, many medical doctors don't have the time or resources to properly educate their patients on lifestyle changes. This results in more pharmaceutical prescriptions that patients become dependant on. The lifestyle change rarely occurs until its too late!
Our family knows that it is poor lifestyle choices that can make us sick and great lifestyle choices that keep us well and living life to the fullest. We know that if you are sick, you CAN turn your life around and get better! We are rarely sick. When we do get sick, we always try chiropractic care, acupuncture, natural remedies and whole foods as our "medicine". 99% of the time this works and the cold or ailment is short-lived. In the very rare instance that medical intervention is required, the amount of money that we spend on the medication is so small compared to the amount of money that we would be spending each month on "health insurance". Instead we spend our money on "Health Assurance" - that assures us we will be well! We invest our money in organic F&V and grass-fed meat, a high-powered blender, regular chiropractic care and FUN, creative outlets for stress.
Lets think about a car...People will spend money on regularly rotating the tires, monthly oil changes and any other "Preventative" care that the mechanic recommends to extend the life of the car. And why? Because most people are not experts on cars, and they do not want the car breaking down on the side of the road. They also don't want to spend $5,000.00 on a new transmission, when they could have just gotten a $20.00 oil change!!! Maintenance and Prevention is the KEY to saving time, money and preserving the life of your car.
The same goes for your body. If you don't maintain your body, putting good stuff in and keeping bad stuff out, you will eventually breakdown, and not at the most opportune time either. You could also be dropping thousands on surgery and drugs, missing time from your family and worse, not living the life you deserve! People seem to take better care of their cars, (which they might keep for 5 or 6 years), then their own body - which they have for a lifetime!
Today, I encourage you to start investing in your health! Just like you invest your money in stocks that will grow or investing in products that will increase your profit margin, invest in the things that will help your body live to its fullest potential - Nutrient-dense, Organic, Fresh, Raw foods that God put on this Earth for you. Invest in chiropractic care and make sure your nervous system is functioning properly. A strong nervous system can easily fight off colds, germs and flus. Invest in exercise, whatever it is that you enjoy, and reduce STRESS - the number one cause to almost all diseases. Get outside, get some fresh air and "Vitamin D" (sunshine!) and enjoy your life - you only get ONE!
The next few posts will be dedicated on HOW to lead the best life possible!