Weekly Wellness Tip

Health Myth #2

Posted: May 18, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

Continuing on with health myth #2:


There are a lot of people who believe that health or disease is an event.  This again is false!  Building health or developing disease is a process, not an event.  Every decision you make is either leading you towards health and wellness or towards sickness and disease.  It’s the choice between the apple or the donut, to workout out or sit on the couch, to be calm or stressed out. 

Think about it, anything you do is a process.  If you just picked up a golf club for the first time, chances are you’re not going to be great right from the start.  If you practice regularly, you’ll begin to improve! 

If you work out once, you’re not going to be in great shape overnight. 

If you start investing money into a savings account, it takes time to build. 

Breaking your arm is an event, but the healing that happens afterwards is a beautiful process! 

Just like these examples, disease is a process.  Heart disease doesn’t happen overnight.  Cancer doesn’t happen overnight.  I hear people say all the time, “Yeah, John got heart disease.”  Like it’s bug floating around.  John didn’t get heart disease, he earned disease from years of poor choices.  His first symptom will probably be a heart attack which has a 60% chance of killing him.  These diseases are processes that have been manifesting themselves for months or more likely years.

Healing is also a process.  It’s amazing to hear people say how frustrated they are because they don’t “feel” any better after a week when their health issue has been present for 30 years!  People in our society want the immediate results, which is why most of them look for the quick cure.  The pain reliever that makes them “feel” better. 

If you do have a symptom, sickness, or disease you have 2 options:

1)  Medicate – you will most likely “feel” better, but you are masking symptoms and have done nothing to turn the direction of your health around and your health will deteriorate at an even faster pace even though the symptoms are gone.

2)  Build Health - you can work to turn the direction of your health around by changing unhealthy habits and building a healthy nervous system which will allow your body to heal itself. 

Which one makes more sense to you?

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz


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