Series: The Path to Natural Health Starts Here, Section 1.
The most significant flaw in modern medicine is the same flaw we see in our modern lifestyle. People want a fast fix to almost everything. Wanting things done “now” had caused the most remarkable tragedies we see on this planet today, unnecessary illness and death.
A significant issue preventing good health is that today people demand immediate results, which usually cuts out the most critical aspect of life, quality. Most people would rather live life the way they want and only seek help when their lifestyle has made them sick. Many don’t even realize that if they made a few lifestyle changes, they wouldn’t have significant health issues because the body would be working at maximum performance and able to cure itself of almost all of today’s modern health issues.
The saddest part is that everyone alive today has been raised in an unnatural lifestyle that is devastating to life quality. Technology is impressive and has allowed us as a species to live a more comfortable life. It has improved our knowledge of how the universe works, and even now, our bodies work. We are still a long way away from understanding everything, and it’s becoming ever more apparent that the more we learn, the less we seem to know about everything.
Technology is used to discover, record, and teach, improving our overall intelligence. It can be either used to improve one’s life or used as a weapon like any tool. For example, If a child finds a loaded gun, they may think it’s a toy with devastating consequences. Technology is like that loaded gun, and we are not yet knowledgeable about yielding such power.
In our quest to improve our lifestyle, we have inadvertently removed ourselves from the natural order of things, and the consequences have been illness and unnecessary premature death. The air we breathe is full of pollutants from factories. The atmosphere is producing greenhouse effects causing global warming. The food we eat and the cultures we cherish are literally killing us and the entire planet.
There are so many books, magazines, videos, and even blogs, all with differing views on adjusting your life to be happier and healthier. They range from mindfulness, meditation, stress and anxiety relief, diet, exercise, and more. The issue is that they rarely ever agree with each other, and they all can’t be right.
For instance, take the Adkins diet and its current reincarnation Keto. At first glance, these ideas sound crazy. You may have thought, “How can eating a diet consisting mostly of fatty meats cause you to lose weight?” But then you see people who use this diet, and they are dropping weight so fast. People see results and want the quick payoff, so they follow the trendy diet without considering its impact on their health.
The real danger is ignorance. Our problem is that we quickly jump on the bandwagon before doing investigations. And when many do research, they either don’t do enough or tend only to do research that proves what they want to believe. This is mainly due to sheer laziness and nothing more. It takes time to do unbiased research, and our world is so fast-paced that we either don’t have the time or energy to do a proper investigation.
I want you to pause for a moment and ask yourself the following questions before going on. (1) How much money is your time worth to you? (2) How much money are you willing to pay for good health, i.e., gym memberships, supplements, foods, medical bills, etc. (3) If you could have perfect health, a thin body, and vibrant energy every day for the rest of your life, how much would you be willing to spend per day?
Hopefully, you gave those questions some honest answers; however, the odds are you didn’t put into these three questions the time and energy required to quantify and qualify the actual value of your health. Why can I say that? Because it’s just how we have been trained to think. We jump to conclusions, doing guesswork rather than spending the time doing research, which is all due to conditioned laziness.
For those of you who took the time and wrote down your expenses and put a monetary value on your health, I applaud you; you are a very rare breed of human. The purpose of this blog series (entitled: Natural Healthcare For Our Modern World) is to challenge your laziness. In the original plan for this series, I was going to do a lot of research and reference everything I was going to write. However, I realized that by doing that, I eliminated the need for you, the reader, to validate my statements on your own. All I would be doing is providing cherry-picked proofs for my ideas.
The purpose of this blog series is to provide you with an easy-to-use reference towards understanding that lack of knowledge is the root cause of health problems. Learning how our body works and the proper conditions for the best health are essential for improving your life. Intellectual laziness needs to stop; otherwise, we will continue to be the gullible fool who believes what they want at the detriment of their quality and length of life.
The Orthapathic theory is that most health disorders come from living outside the natural conditions for the human species. As humans, we have created an utterly unnatural world for ourselves and all life on the planet. Usually, when I counsel patients about the natural lifestyle of humans, I get disbelief. We are so accustomed to living in an unnatural environment that what is natural seems extreme to many.
In this blog, I will be writing about what is natural for humans, and it will challenge many readers’ ideologies. Those who refuse to make changes will have to continue to suffer the consequences. The path of least resistance is the path to disease, the path leading to adaptation leads to the most significant health benefits you could ever imagine. I ask that you take the time and accept my challenge to your deep-seated cultural and environmental ideologies. Facts are more important than feelings, so be open-minded and willing to make lifestyle changes to live a more natural lifestyle.