Think of a person who buys a new car and doesn’t maintain it. He, or she, rarely changes the oil, oil filter or air filter, never gets tune-ups nor have other basic maintenance done, including never rotating the tires, and just drives the car with no concern for the future... until it breaks. Of course, before the car broke down, its performance grew worse, gas mileage went down... but in spite of warnings, the owner couldn’t be bothered to maintain his/her car.
Similarly, when people don’t maintain themselves, eventually, an attention-getting event occurs. When an “un-maintained” automobile stops running, our mechanic may call that event, “throwing a rod” or “a tire blow-out”. With un-maintained humans, the “attention-getting-event” may be named cancer, stroke, heart disease, etc. In both cases, after such an event, there will be the seeking of a repair person, i.e. a car mechanic, or a hospital and doctor to fix the breakdown... and always, the person will be shaking his/her head and wondering why has this happened to me?
Freedom Isn’t Free
The truth is that freedom, of any sort, isn’t free, and especially, so, the freedom to be healthy. If we want the freedom to enjoy our physical health for a lifetime, we have to have the discipline and vigilance of taking care of our body correctly (daily).
That is the plain truth. It cannot be changed by legislation or good intentions. Failure to take care of one’s body will inevitably result in the future loss of freedom to enjoy life, and the bondage called poor health. And as anyone experiencing poor health knows - the loss of one’s freedom to fully participate in life and to fully enjoy the precious relationships that make life sweet, degrades the quality of life substantially.
Therefore, we must constantly:
- Consider the state of our health and the state of our understanding and discipline to do those things that will preserve and enhance our health.
- Remember that the most powerful word in the English language is HABIT. Habits bind us or they enable and free us.
- Believe that healthy habits are the eternal vigilance that gives us freedom from poor health. We teach five important habits for health.
Before discussing the healthy habits, we wish to first expound against the Four BAD habits listed below that will lead you to poor health. Do not let them be part of your operational mode:
- Not thinking about your health — and not believing that the person in the coffin, hospital bed or wheelchair may in the future very likely be me unless I act wiser than they did.
- Trusting others too much — especially those who gain from your poor health and your early death, i.e. big business and big government. You need to gain your own understanding of the truths regarding health and be in charge of your own health.
- Not understanding what are one’s particular health risks and not strategizing so as to minimize those risks.
- Failing to plan your daily routines so as to establish the Five Habits of Health. The old saying is true: If one fails to plan, the result becomes the same as if one had planned to fail.
Study this web site. Check out our Health Blog and see what others are doing to safeguard and also regain their precious health. Also, check out ’Dr. Kellas Speaks’ for plain talk on health from a cofounder of the Center for Advanced Medicine. Make your personal plan for health and take action today.
Food as Medicine — Quotes
- An old-fashioned vegetable soup, without any enhancement, is a more powerful anti carcinogen than any known medicine.
~ James Duke M.D...(U.S.D.A..)
- Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables tasted as good as corn flakes with milk and sugar.
- My health never started to improve until I gave up on vitamin isolates and turned to food itself.
~Dr. William Kellas
- He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Let Food be Thy Medicine and thy Medicine be Thy Food.
- By our most conservative estimate, replacement of partially hydrogenated fat in the U.S. diet with natural unhydrogenated vegetable oils would prevent approximately 30,000 premature coronary deaths per year, and epidemiological evidence suggests this number is closer to 100,000 premature deaths annually.
~Harvard Medical School