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The science of staying healthy

melonIt matters not what you think about creation but it is scientifically evident that we are mammals and just one of all the innumerable species that inhabit this planet.

But if we look at all the other species that exist, they rarely ever become sick unless they live in the environment managed by us. Provided they have access to a healthy environment they don't need any nutritional supplements and they don't need to see a doctor.

Of course many animals get eaten but we humans are both at the top of the food chain with power to meddle with nature. Because we have this power and position, we come in to life thinking that we are invincible.

But after some time passes, we start to become weaker and we get sick for various reasons. Common reasons for becoming ill are exposure to viruses and bacteria and while we have two a large extent taking care of this through knowledge and attention to good hygiene, we have opened the floodgates to a whole host of other diseases.

One feature of our intelligence is that we develop internal struggles which result in cancers of various kinds, but through poor diet and pollution our fertility rate is declining rapidly and lifestyle diseases like arthritis, asthma and diabetes have become epidemic.

So how do we remain healthy?

All the evidence to the fact that we have altered our diet, lifestyle and environment in such a way that we are actually manufacturing our own sickness. The links to diabetes and obesity are now evidence-based; endocrine disrupter exposure is linked to infertility, hormone-related cancers, neurological issues and other disorders.

Avoid environmental toxins: eat fresh and as organic as possible, avoid canned foods as most cans are plastic-lined. Avoid BPAs in plastics which are most commonly found in flexible plastics and vinyls. Look for and avoid phthalates and parabens in personal care products. Don't use antibacterial anything and ditch anything with unspecified 'fragrance' in its ingredient list.

In this life we have a great deal of choice. We can choose to be happy or sad, we can choose success or failure and we can also choose to be healthy or sick.  Even though our environment has been badly damaged, we still have a choice and if we choose life and insist on the best food and lifestyle that sustains us, we will also help to turn around our failing economic and political systems so that they also support life.

References:
Science Daily
BPA exposure and obesity
EDA's Endocrine-disrupting chemicals

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