Health and Wholeness
We not only need to have an honest conversation to stop the health epidemics that we are experiencing in our country, but we will have to work together to return to common sense and a basic understanding of who we are and how we are designed to practice health. Instead of individually reducing ourselves to fit into an industry formula that requires us to focus all our time, energy and money on treating the results of our daily diets and lives that are consistently deficient in whole person nourishment, we will need a community of men and women working together to create the space to accurately identify and diagnose the root issues our health problems.
Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, inflammation, gut disease, autoimmune conditions, obesity and most cancers are usually the direct result of what we choose to do and not do. Depression, loneliness, disconnection, boredom, and hopelessness are not only a cause to our physical health but can also be a result of a missing practice of whole person health.
Will we continue to turn a blind eye to our nutrient deficient diets and our self-sabotaging habits, and just to ask for a pill? Will we continue to focus our attention toward some fragmented piece of information that won't make a bit of difference in our health? We are literally consuming ourselves to death every day. Yet, we build bigger hospitals, take more pills and continue to follow a broken weight loss formula that feeds our addiction to food and prevents us from experiencing whole person health.
It is time we create the space to return to the basics and rebuild a community willing to put people before profits and to stop pushing them toward products, programs, and formulas.
We deserve the opportunity, responsibility, encouragement, and tools to treat, reverse and prevent diet-related disease, sickness and breakdown. We cannot change our own health or a health epidemic until we come together to tell the truth about who we are and how we are designed to freely practice a daily health routine of breathing, listening, asking, looking and moving to nourish our whole person health as both individuals and as communities.
This is our chance to rest and remember how we are naturally designed to be healthy and whole. Being healthy is not a lifestyle, it is a commitment to the growth and development of ourselves, our neighbors and our world. It is living how we are designed to be givers and receivers of truth, love, hope and joy.