As 21st century humans, we are in a paradoxical state – healthcare, technology, and access to information have never been better, and yet at the same time, we’ve never been sicker…
And I’m not just talking about physical diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Mental health issues are a huge issue not just in Canada, but in the entire western world.
Recently a new client came in to see me – let’s call her Karri. Like a lot of people who come see us for help, Karri was suffering from chronic headaches… Or what she called “the unrelenting monster in her head.”
When I asked Karri to describe her headache, this is how she put it:
“Have you ever seen those old-timey pictures of men working on the railroad? You know those big hammers they use to drive those long spikes into the track? My head feels like the track.”
Success leaves clues. Find out what only really healthy people know and make sure you’re working towards doing the same.
While feeling good is often a nice side benefit of being healthy, feeling good does not mean you ARE healthy. Health is a state of optimal function, a state in which all of the body’s needs being met consistently over time. Sometimes you’ll feel great, other times, it’s not the case. Stay focused on taking the correct actions instead of only actions directed at feeling better.
18% of adults suffer from anxiety in a given year. This video discusses the cause of anxiety and natural treatment options.
By Dr. Michael Gibson
Thankfully, some of these myths are dying but if you read, watch or listen to most popular magazines, TV shows or podcasts most of the information you are being fed is still just plain wrong.
Please know that I don’t think these industries are full of unethical liars who are out to hurt people. I don’t think they are misleading you purposefully. I do think they are sharing what they learned from others who came before them (I did the same thing for years!).
Unfortunately, they’ve never thought to question what they learned, and they too have dogmatically accepted the exercise myths that pervade our culture.