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Sickness – is it inevitable? Eczema and acne amongst kids, is it a phase they must go through? What about aging problems like arthritis, bone ache, aches and pains, digestive disorders, feebleness, cardio and respiratory illness, failing eyesight, and dry, wrinkly skin?

I used to think many of these health problems were a fact of life. Bummer, as they can really spoil your enjoyment of life. Since being diagnosed with cancer several years ago, I’ve discovered that many of these ailments are actually due to a disorder or imbalance in the body. Rectify that imbalance (often a deficiency in something the body needs to function properly) and you’re pretty much on your way to genuine health and wellness.

People living in modern, urban societies are exposed to all kinds of poisons and toxins – in the air, processed foods, personal care products like toiletries, skincare and cosmetics, chemical-laden household products such as cleaning products and detergents, building materials like asbestos, décor items like paint, furniture, fittings, and soft furnishings, cars and other vehicles packed with plastics and various chemicals, office products like computers, copiers, printers and carpeting, foods which are tainted with fungicide, pesticides, chemical fertilisers, hormones, steroids, antibiotics etc.

The list goes on and on. It’s really shocking when you think about what we’re exposed to on a daily basis. It’s a miracle that there are any healthy people around at all! Frighteningly, many seemingly-healthy people are really ticking time bombs. The foundation for a devastating disease – like cancer – may already have been laid. They just don’t know it.

Sure, you can’t change everything. Start with areas of your life that you can improve. Your personal care and cleaning products for a start. Make sure that they’re free from known carcinogens and other harmful ingredients. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL.

Get particular about what you put inside your body. What are you eating? What are you drinking? What kind of nutritional health supplements are you taking, or not? Are you doing as much as possible to build up your immune system? That’s your first line of defence, so feed it well with all the good nutrients which will help to boost your immunity.

Are you getting exercise on a regular basis? Maybe strenuous sports is not your thing, but you can surely go for a walk for at least 20 minutes each day! Find a route that you like, and always go with a companion. Remember to observe safe practices in every area of your life.

Is the air you’re breathing every day fresh and clean? If not, do something about it. Move if necessary. About a year and a half ago I moved to a place by the river and near the sea, lush with trees and other vegetation. Nothing blocks my view and the skies are always clear. I’ve never seen so many stars at night before.

If you don’t have any obvious health or “aging” problems now, thank God. Take a long, hard look at what you’ve been exposing yourself and your loved ones to, and eliminate any bad habits and factors from your lifestyle. Determine to only indulge in healthy practices and pursuits. Don’t let anything cheat you out of a long, full and happy life.

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