Contemporary Health Concerns

What are the most pressing contemporary health issues? We've conquered the killers of the 18th and 19th centuries: cholera, smallpox, tuberculosis, leprosy, diphtheria, and tetanus. And with the discovery of the germ theory, and the advent of vaccinations and immunizations, most of the diseases that plagued mankind are now ancient history.

Because of these and other advancements in modern medical science we're living longer than ever.  But we have developed new killers in the last century.  One half of all deaths in the western world are attributable to two illnesses: heart disease and cancer.  And yet these same diseases are virtually unknown among underdeveloped peoples.  With all our great advancements in medicine and contemporary health care, it seems that the best we can do is simply treat the symptoms.

What Are the Causes of These Killers?

We may wash our hands more often and cover our mouths when we cough, but there appears to be something about the way we live that subjects us to the ravages of these modern afflictions.  One doesn't need to do too much study to discover that our diet and our lifestyles are what subject us to this duo of diseases. 

What we are eating is not what our bodies need, and much of what we do eat is harming our bodies.  Our bodies need food: that "stuff" which God created for our bodies and what our bodies were designed to be nourished by.  Instead we feed ourselves with non-foods that introduce into these perfectly-designed bodies, all kinds of substances that were never intended for human consumption.

Consider These Analogies

Our modern-day automobiles are masterpieces of design and engineering.  With their computer-driven systems, they function at amazingly high levels of proficiency.  Who would think of putting diesel fuel into the gas tank or honey where the engine oil goes?  That would be stupid; it would ruin a beautifully-designed car.

Who doesn't love their pet?  Whether it's a purebred or a mutt, we love our family dog.  We make sure that he has his scheduled vaccinations, bathe him regularly, and keep him from suffering from fleas, as best we can.  And we feed him the best food that we can afford.  So why don't we give him a candy bar while we're enjoying one?  Because it wouldn't be good for him; everyone knows that!

Do We Take Better Care of Our Cars and Pets
Than We Do Our Bodies?

I think we know the answer to this question. And it's not just the food we don't eat. It's the exercise we don't get, the stress we do endure, and often the substances we put on our skin and the air we breathe. If we want to take full advantage of the longevity that contemporary health science has afforded us — if we desire to participate in an anti aging lifestyle that is successful — we need to take better care of our bodies.

We can't just consume whatever we want and as much as we want, and expect to avoid an encounter with one of "the big two". Even if we take a lot of pills, subject ourselves to multiple surgeries, and have good genes, what we put into our stomachs is the raw material from which new cells are produced. And it's in the cells of our bodies that the health of our future is established. Find out about how to overcome contemporary health concerns by building a healthy body with healthy cells.