Investing in Your Health

What does investing in your health really mean?

Very simply, it’s choosing to spend your hard-earned money wisely now on eating wholesome organic foods, taking quality supplements and hiring the right natural health professional to support your well being for the long term.

Or…

Throwing it away later on extra visits to your physician, prescription medications with laundry lists of side effects and completely avoidable surgeries.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

Ever wonder why some folks age more gracefully than others? For the average person, the decision to be healthy or not rests largely on three things:

  • Diet
  • Stress management
  • Exercise

Making informed decisions about this powerful trio for the long haul not only contributes to your continuing good health, it helps you avoid the most common diseases the world faces today: Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Each one is 100 percent preventable by making lifestyle and dietary changes.

Here’s the catch: Nothing is free.

Researching the latest in alternative treatments for X disease online, then running to your neighborhood health food store to buy the next great herbal supplement to “cure it” just isn’t good enough.

Doing The Research Isn’t Enough

You may have great research skills and there certainly isn’t anything wrong about being your own healthcare advocate. However, there is a time to let the professionals do the heavy lifting.

For example, investing in the services of a trained professional who has far more experience in repairing your home’s cracked foundation is just good common sense, particularly someone who specializes in it 24/7.

The most critical foundation of your life — your health — deserves nothing less.

It’s absolutely smart to invest the time doing the research to become better informed about the ins and outs of home foundations to find the best professionals to help you solve that problem.

You’re taking positive steps to make the best decisions possible about the health of your home, then turning to an experienced professional for help. The very same thing applies — particularly in the “Wild, Wild West” that is the World Wide Web — to natural health.

Also, DIY (do-it-yourself) health rarely works for most people over the long term, and often leads to frustration about money needlessly wasted at the health food store on items that “didn’t work.”

Smartly investing your time and money on quality whole-food supplements vs. synthetic brands found in the typical health food store — plus working with a trained natural health professional — can make all the difference in protecting your health.

It’s all about your CHOICE and 100 percent your responsibility for making good decisions that result in supreme, optimal health for a long, long time or bad options that result in illness today, and a shortened lifespan tomorrow.

Making The Right Choices

Over the years, I’ve discussed whole health options with people who drive very expensive cars, carry Coach purses and own the latest iPhone. Unfortunately, those very same folks would rather spend $1.50 for cheap factory farm eggs or $5 on generic vitamins than invest $4 on a dozen organic eggs produced by free-range chickens or quality nutritional supplements for their long and continued good health.

When you compare the nutritional content of factory-produced eggs versus organics, there is no contest. Considering the planetary destruction caused by farms that pack thousands of chickens pumped full of antibiotics and hormones into a few feet compared to the farmer who raises several hundred chickens humanely, without drugs and on open land, it’s a pretty simple choice to make.

Remember this: Your physical body will “notice” that the organic chicken doesn’t have added hormones, antibiotics and other chemicals added to it.

Your body will also “notice” if that chicken is eating its natural diet (bugs, seeds and other natural substances), it will produce a far superior egg than a chicken that is fed the food lying around the standard lot (which sometimes includes ground-up parts of dead chickens).

Those expensive cars, bags and phones aren’t really going to help them when illness comes. Trust me, it will some day.

Why are some people so willing to drop money on incidentals that have nothing to do with their quality of life and health, but completely unwilling to spend it on substantial things that can truly enhance their health?

People who have expensive taste in cars and clothes often tell me, “Well, you get what you pay for so if I’m going to spend X dollars on a car, I want the best.”

Quality food and supplements are no different and much more important in my mind. In the case of both, you definitely get what you pay for.