If you are thinking this article has a strange title, “What’s Healthy, What’s Not and Who Cares?,” it actually comes with a very important train of thought.
You eat, drink, breathe, work, exercise, play, bathe as well as other activities. For these daily living processes, you will purchase products and services to use.
There are masses of people who today are concerned whether something in the marketplace they are considering to buy is healthy. If it is, and the price is fair, they’ll buy it. There are just as many people purchasing products who kind of surmise something may not be healthy, but will buy and use them anyway because the price is fair. Who cares? Well, that’s what we’re going to consider.
How many times have you gotten sick, and hated it? It seems getting sick occurs at the most inopportune times, perhaps right before an important occasion. I remember a relative getting the flu the day before her wedding.
How many times have you experienced a friend or loved one undergoing a real health challenge and you wished you could do more to help?
How many times have you experienced great anxiety about a health matter?
So, the who cares question really is important from two standpoints. 1) You care or you would not have identified with the above situations. 2) You should care to know what’s healthy and what’s not because it has a direct impact on your health when you choose either one.
I vividly recall a lady phoning me after we last spoke several days before in person. At that time she was feeling very well. On this call, however, she mentioned she was having difficulty breathing and feeling sick which came on all of a sudden. I asked her what she had done differently in the past 48 hours. She could think of nothing. I then asked what she might have bought and used that was different. Her comment was, “I bought a pet spray for my puppy’s itching and used that.” I asked her to get the product and read me the ingredients. Sure enough, the first two chemicals on the list of ingredients were known to cause respiratory distress.
This scenario happens much more than you might realize, with a number of different body care product purchases.
A gentleman was talking to me and rubbing just beyond the corners of his eyes at his temples. He started complaining about the redness there and occasional dryness and itching in these areas. Asking what was different and how long this was occurring, it corresponded to getting new glasses recently; it was the exact areas where the metal on his new glasses touched his face. He immediately acknowledged that a sensitivity to the base metal was undoubtedly at work.
I teach my clients WHY. This is healthy—why. This is unhealthy—why. When you understand why– the consequences or benefits of using something, you become an empowered shopper. The how can be found in books and you can read a great many books. That takes valuable time of course. When you want to know WHY, that can take even longer because it’s finding out by doing thorough researching, delving through a lot of information, OR you can tap into the info base of an expert.
Why is something not really healthy? Do you know why? After you know WHY, will you still say, “WHO CARES?” Will you become empowered to know what else will be your best purchase, yet healthy for you instead? Knowing both WHY and HOW is the great benefit of a mentor who can walk you through the sea of options and possibilities, empowered to choose what is advantageous to you and your family.
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