The statement “Good Health Depends On You” may sound strange at first since people have many different perceptions about what health is, and how and why good health happens.
Why is good health dependent on you? Barring unforeseen serious trauma beyond your control, this statement is true. It will become very obvious as we take a look at what comprises your daily routine.
As adults, you make many choices each day which impact how you look and feel. Here is a partial list of the things you may choose in your lifestyle:
products to put on your body (non-toxic or toxic)
products you use in your home (non-toxic or toxic)
food (how much, how its prepared, non-toxic or toxic)
drinks (how much or how little and what kind)
regular exercise or not
your environments (work, home, neighborhood, associations)
where you live (near a source of toxic pollution –landfill, superfund site, factories)
where you work and any occupational toxic exposures
what you think about, dwell upon to fill your mind and heart
to allow or stay in a stressful, hostile or argumentative environment
to be frustrated, fearful of or in denial about something needing a resolve
drugs (recreational or otherwise)
hobbies (possible toxic exposure)
To illustrate health impact, I’ll use the last item on the above “choices” list. Years ago, I eagerly pursued learning silversmithing.The creativity in designing beautiful jewelry from a flat sheet of silver affords both an artistic challenge and great sense of accomplishment. One does not at first consider that there would be any toxic exposures involved and the need for safety precautions. Patinas used as coloring agents can be toxic and corrosive. Liver of sulphur (potassium sulfide) is a common darkening solution with some dangers associated with it. Skin contact should be avoided. When used, it releases hydrogen sulfide gas which one author considers as poisonous as hydrogen cyanide. Another common product, Sparex pickling compound or Sodium Bisulfate, is an acid salt used to remove firescale on soldered pieces. It is corrosive and gives off toxic fumes when mixed with water.
If your goal is good health, then realize achieving that goal is no different than any other endeavor you pursue in life– a new career, a hobby, a strong marriage, parenting, owning a business, or something else. Your success is dependent upon your acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills involved and then following through.
To continue with the silversmithing example, I read books, but nothing was as effective in acquiring skills and shortening my learning curve as working with a mentor. The silversmith who trained me was amazing in her designs, execution, safe practices and wealth of experience teaching. Life’s priorities shouldn’t be left to chance. Learn how to live in good health and see the great value in learning wise choices from experienced mentors.
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