If we were to put a bunch of doctors and scientists in a large conference room and asked this question, the room could turn into a chaotic debate. For years upon years, these high-minded individuals have been creating theories on the root causes of diseases.
Now, I am not a doctor or a scientist, but as a wellness coach and personal trainer, I do keep abreast of information and education regarding diseases and how to defend ourselves against them.
How do we determine the root cause of disease?
After all, there are a plethora of diseases. How can one single root be the cause of so many diseases?
- Heart disease
- Crohn’s disease
- and many more
But there is a root cause that can lead to any of these diseases. The root cause is…
It does really come down to how each and every one of us live our lives. It started before you were even born with the lifestyle choices of your parents.
How your parents treated their bodies… how they ate, exercised, and the conditions they lived in can directly effect your abilities to defend against diseases.
Since we have no control over the lifestyle choices of our parents, it is important that once we reach an age of accountability, we take a close look at our lifestyle choices to determine if they could cause major medical issues in the future.
Intervention For Your Health
In my opinion, it is the responsibility of each of us who know the truth to gently and professionally intervene when we see our friends, family and even strangers living an unhealthy lifestyle.
Intervention can be in the form of:
- Nutritional counseling
- Physical training
- Stress management
But, intervention must be form someone who consistently lives the lifestyle they are promoting.
After all, it would be like a person who smokes cigarettes telling a person that smokes cigars that it is bad for their health.
So, before intervening in another person’s lifestyle, you should first review your own.
So essentially, diseases are formed from improper lifestyle choices. But some of those choices are impossible to completely change.
I speak of being in positions of toxic intake.
- Employment where others are sickly
- Toxins in water and food
Some experts believe the underlying root of disease are germs. While germs are a factor, we will always have them and our bodies were designed to fight off those germs.
But toxic substances like mentioned in the bullet points were not a part of the germ warfare battle. Our bodies were not prepared to fight the man-made toxins we find on Mother Earth.
So, you should try to take every precaution possible to help your body not ingest as many toxins. This can be accomplished by wearing masks, staying clear of highly toxic areas, etc…
It also means be completely aware of the foods and drinks you are ingesting. Read labels and learn what is good for you and what isn’t.
I have great respect for Dr. Axe and I consulted his website to see his thoughts on this important subject.
I found this article, and wanted to add my input. The first paragraph says a lot:
Dr. Tanya Edwards, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, writes that inflammation is now recognized as the “underlying basis of a significant number of diseases.”
Had you ever considered that inflammation is the cause of disease?
I was always of the opinion that inflammation was a symptom of the disease.
But that article points out some interesting information.
Our bodies were designed to fight off harmful bacteria and germs. This is done using inflammation. So, inflammation can be a good thing. It let’s our brain know that we must give certain areas of our bodies the attention it desperately needs.
So how does inflammation become a cause of disease?
The body and the inflammation feature of it were designed to withstand just a “certain” amount of toxins.
Humankind has overdone it!
The foods we eat, liquids we drink, air we breathe and company we keep are taking our toxin levels to astronomical levels.
Our immune systems go into overdrive and inflammation is released to defend against everything coming in. But, what happens is what they call in the military, “friendly fire.”
Inflammation takes over when the area is actually healthy. It causes cellular breakdown and the inflammation can actually allow entrance of a disease.
While there is no actual evidence yet, it is guaranteed that scientists are looking at the similarities to an overactive immune system and cancer.
The Positive Side
I did not start this post with the intent of it sounding like a lose/lose situation.
There is a way to win this battle!
It all comes back to lifestyle… Follow these tips, and you will win…
- Eat anti-inflammatory foods like Acai, Nuts and Seeds, and green foods.
- Stay clear of processed and fast foods.
- Exercise regularly.
- Get proper sleep.
And, I should add… You need support!
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