• Annette Hurn

Watch Out For The Elephant!

There's a rather large elephant in the room! (Well, there's more than one but I'm only going to talk about one!!), and mainstream media have been totally ignoring it or just making a fleeting occasional comment about it. What is it? It's the issue of a higher risk of serious complications with C.O.V.I.D. for those with co-morbitities.

We have seen in the past 6 months, hundreds of thousands of people who have reportedly died from the virus, with the majority of them suffering from underlying health conditions. Anything from hypertension, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and more. Many of these conditions are what is known as "lifestyle diseases". Simply put, that means they are a result of lifestyle choices.

Before I continue, I want to say that every death is a tragedy and no-one deserves to die from this insidious virus. My purpose here is not to guilt or shame anyone who has lost their life. My purpose is to address what the media is not.

Lifestyle diseases such as the ones mentioned above, come about mostly as a result of choices to eat food that's nutritionally poor, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and through lack of movement.

In our fast-paced Western society, this type of living is common. It's easy to buy fast food because you're too tired to cook, and exercise requires energy and motivation that many people just don't have.

No-one intentionally says, "I'm going to choose junky food and not exercise because I want some horrible disease." It's just something that creeps in without an awareness of the consequences.

While the medial profession is rushing to find a vaccine that will work against the virus, there is so much people can be doing to either prevent these types of lifestyle diseases that cause a higher susceptibility to serious complications with the virus, or, even improve their health if they already have them.

Let me pose a question. What if there is never a successful vaccine? Do we all hide away in our houses for the rest of our lives?

The issue of lifestyle diseases and making better choices for better outcomes must be addressed in order to change the health of our population. Being overweight and obese are risk factors for hypertension, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. By making better choices in order to address the weight problem alone, can make a huge difference to overall health.

One of the challenges that we face as a society, is that of mindset. Many believe that buying processed packet foods are cheaper than buying wholesome fresh foods that require effort to prepare. But the reality is, that processed foods might be cheaper at the checkout, but the medical bills and loss of health they present in the long run are much more expensive than the fresh food that was overlooked in the first place.

When you put nutrient deficient food into your body, you can't expect it to work properly. If you put diesel into a car that requires petrol, the car won't run for too long before having major mechanical problems. It's a similar scenario with your body. If you eat low grade, nutrient-devoid food-like substances, it can't fuel your body properly, and you'll run into health problems.

It's time for the truth to be embraced regarding nutrition and food. Fresh, real food is what our bodies need to function and be healthy. Fast food, takeaways, overprocessed packet foods, refined toxic cooking oils, sugar, refined salt....these are all things that should never make up the majority of our diet. An occasional takeaway won't hurt a healthy body, but occasional means a rare occurrence, not every week.

Inevitably there will be other viruses that come our way and if we want to avoid being more susceptible to whatever comes across our path in the future, we need to take a good hard look at what we are eating and the amount of junk food we are feeding to ourselves and our kids.

If we, as a society want to avoid the debilitating chronic diseases that are plaguing the Western world, we need to make changes, and we need to make them now.

How can you improve the quality of food that you are eating?

Enjoy your journey to health and wellness,


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