The Price of Good Health

To paraphrase the scripture “What Profit a man if he loses his good health”. Our good health is taken for granted, and we usually feel unhappy when our health fails. What to do, “alas, alack, I don’t feel well, my health is failing”. What do we do – why, off to the doctor we go. Consequence outside a quick recovery often involves tests and examinations, consultants, and chemists.

Now, if your nation or employer does not provide cover to pay for those extra services and drugs you may find the biggest ache you have is in your wallet. Writing this in the UK at this time the author is aware of moves by government to reduce access to a range of health services, with the real cost to be borne by the ill and needy. This not to say the poor will be so treated, but certainly, if you can pay then you will find you will be paying a lot more for your health care. Be aware, this is a recurring theme over the decades past, and will certainly continue to recur in the future

Another common expression is “your greatest asset is your good health”. Most people expect good health, yet do little or nothing to try to ensure that their good health continues. For instance, dependence on fast foods, processed foods, and widely recognised as “unhealthy” foods is not uncommon – just because it tastes good, is easy to get, and “fills the hunger need”. What we have as consequences include the well recognised “muffin-top” figure, obesity, and poor health in its many guises. Another segment of the question of good health continuance is the food chain in general.

Farmers are now looking to add minerals to their cropping areas to try and correct what is the mining of the soil by crops – taking up minerals as part of the growth of the plant.

The task here is that the farmer is not in a position to add the trace and ultra-trace minerals – unless he/she is using seaweed, for instance. Yes, the sea is a great source of all minerals and like the dry-ground crops, seaweed is also taking up minerals from its environment.

Well, there just is not enough seaweed to fill the need in the short-term, let alone the economics of adding seaweed to the cropping areas.

What to do about this.

Strangely enough, food is a critical element in our survival, but we need to be mind-full of the nature and quality of what we eat. Organic farmed food does offer hope in respect to quality, but there is always a cost – and there are other factors impacting on the food chain, even if we take the organic route.

For instance, elements such as omega6-rich cooking and salad oils are impactful in questions of inflammation. Inflammation is a precursor to degenerative disease of the joints. More on this can be sourced from the link below.

It is clear that if we (I, the individual) do not act to protect our health at the base-line level we are definitely on track to high-cost part-health maintenance.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure” is very clear, and so the question is –

Do you want Good Health by investing in yourself and thus being in control, or part-health and being the investment of others, and in their control.