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The Healthy Drug

 

“The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen.”                   -John Redman Coxe  (written in 1800)

I can’t think of a more true statement that fits our 21st century than what Mr. Coxe penned over 200 years ago. He’s not saying that prescription medications are not necessary at times.  He’s merely reminding us that prescription drugs are reactive – designed to treat sickness after the body is in an unhealthy state.

On the other hand, making a decision to live a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising is PROactive and will keep us well. This will help prevent sickness, enhance wellness, youthfulness, and bolster the immune system.  Who wouldn’t want to get strong, lose body fat, boost confidence and reduce the risk of injuries?

Keep in mind we will never find health in the form of a pill.  However, getting proper sleep, adequate exercise, and eating a balance of proteins, fruits and veggies is the “healthy drug” that we need.  Here’s to being well, living well, and staying well!

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Even Thomas Edison knew about health…

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”                       Thomas Edison

We may not think of eating smart as a way of preventing disease.  But this is exactly the case.

For example, Japanese culture has a very low incidence of cancer while they live in their home country.  But when they come to our country and begin to live our fast food lifestyle they develop the same rate of cancer that we do in the United States.

The message is this: We have to be careful about what we put into our bodies.  The way that we eat will drastically affect our health in the future as well as how we feel on a daily basis.

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