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Disease – what you can control, what you can’t

In life there are things you can control, and things you can’t.

Heath and disease is the same. There are factors you can control, and factors you can’t.

One of the worst things about alternative / natural medicine is the blame / shame game. People feel guilty for their disease, “It’s my fault I have…”

What you can (generally) control:

  1. What you eat as a free-ranging adult
  2. How much you sleep
  3. How much exercise you get
  4. The relationships in your life – it isn’t always easy
  5. How well you manage your stress

What you can’t control:

  1. Your genetics
  2. Your lifestyle as a child
  3. A bad childhood – abuse
  4. Random events, bad luck

Let’s use the example of driving. Imagine one driver who always drives drunk, is reckless and never wears their seat belt. What are the odds they’re going to get in an accident and get hurt? Pretty high. Is it possible that this person is never going to get in an accident? It’s possible but darn unlikely. This would be your 90 year old uncle who has smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day since he was 4 years old, drinks a bottle of whiskey every day and lives on Twinkies. He’s managed to buck the odds.

Then let’s imagine a second, careful driver. They always drive safely, never speed, always use their turn signal and watch the road. What are the odds they’re gong to get in an accident? Pretty low. Is it possible they’re going to get in an accident despite their good habits? Yes, but the odds are much lower.

We all want guarantees in life, but aside from death, taxes, and change, we haven’t found any others. What it comes down to is playing the odds. By taking charge of the things we can control we stack the odds of living a long and healthy life in our favor. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean that bad things won’t happen, it just means they’re much less likely to happen.

I think we’re well served by taking the Serenity Prayer to heart.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; [or affect about my health]

courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

So focus on the things you can affect: your diet, sleep, exercise, relationships and stress, and avoid diving with Great White Sharks, then relax and enjoy your life.


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