Yesterday, my mom and I were talking about her wellness game plan for aging… and the requisite/recommended testing regimen.
“Who is your wellness provider?”
“What do you mean, wellness provider?” she responds.
“You know, someone who you’ve selected, interviewed, and deeply trust with your health evolution as you age.”
“Oh, it’s you,” she responds.
Most of us don’t think in terms of our health evolution or have a Wellness Provider who can ensure we’re on the right path. Our culture holds the perspective that as you age, your body and mind fall apart. Our medical culture strongly encourages us to invest our health dollars in the early detection of disease. While screening tests are often helpful, they can also be harmful. Aside from being expensive, they introduce the potential for unnecessary procedures (like exploratory surgery), and promote a disconnect and fear of your body (you don’t know what is lurking inside you!)
The term disease prevention itself imposes limitation. Check out the box below to see what side you are falling on.
- What are you doing on a daily basis to avoid the diseases of your ancestors?
- Who are your wellness providers?
These are the people who know you, and motivate you to make better daily choices. Your wellness providers are ensuring you don’t create an internal environment that enables the diseases of your ancestors to take root.
- What are your health evolution goals this month?
You know – the “food” in our grocery stores is not like food of yore. It’s genetically modified, chemical-laced and, unless you’re vegan or locavore, full of pharmaceuticals. If you aren’t taking a proactive empowering attitude to your aging process, this is your wake up call.
Here are 5 ways to jump-start your health evolution:
- Find a wellness provider and invest in your wellness education.
- Wake up and move your body before eating.
- Eat dinner early.
- Drink only water between your 2-3 meals daily.
- Do a seasonal detox every Spring and Fall.