Never before in the entire span of our evolutionary history have we understood so much about what it takes to live longer, healthier, and more meaningful lives.
BUT KNOWING WITHOUT DOING DOESN’T DO MUCH GOOD.
Think about this: In 1950, healthcare knowledge doubled every 50 years; today, it doubles every six months!
We have access to the most nutritious food in our history, better medications and more health clubs and gyms than ever before, and despite all that, ill health is on the rise.
We should be happier, healthier, and more energized than at any time in human history. Yet, we’re facing a worldwide obesity epidemic, suicide rates are at an all-time high, Alzheimer’s and diabetes are now standard, and opioids and painkillers are prescribed like Aspirin.
So, what the HELL is going on?
The fact is, we’ve outsmarted ourselves. Like some grand Dr. Jekyll experiment that’s gone terribly wrong, we’ve become misfits in a world of our own design.
Whether we realize it or not, we’re driven by the same primal forces of survival and procreation as every other species on our planet, except we’ve put OUR ourselves in an environment for which we haven’t evolved.
We have insatiable desires and a nearly unlimited ability to fulfill them, but the more of a stimulus we enjoy, the more of the stimulus we need to reach the same level of satisfaction.
In other words, WE HUMANS HAVE collectively put ourselves in a self-defeating spiral.
The thing is, our survival no longer requires physical effort. Still, without physical effort, we can’t survive … at least not healthily.
We need nutrients, vitamins and minerals from our food for optimal health, but our food has been cleverly engineered to be stripped of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to make us eat more.
We don’t nurture healthy lifestyles, instead we carelessly sabotage our health and then try to revive it through medication.
But here’s the thing: we don’t have to prescribe to this madness.
We don’t have to eat engineered food.
We don’t have to buy into the sensationalized hype of advertising and media
And we don’t have to rely on big pharma and medication for our health.
We can chart a healthy lifestyle … if we choose … but we have to choose.
Fortunately, most of us can choose health; if you want to live a long, healthy life, you must choose health. If you do, and if you go about it in the right way, it can be surprisingly easy.
If you live long enough, you’ll have regrets, but the ones that will haunt you are the ones when you knew you had a choice.