I’ve always been curious. I love asking questions and digging deep to find the answers. They say that the quality of your questions will give you the quality you seek in the answer.
But how do we know what to ask and how do we know where the answer is and whether it is correct?
My philosophy on life (vitalism) and my love of history, guides me to ask the right question and seek the answer that makes the most sense. I just don’t scratch the surface – I want the truth.
This curiosity has led me to question the pandemic, the virus (SARS CoV-2) and the disease (COVID-19). It’s made me question the pandemic state, the advice given, and the treatments suggested. If I’m not curious I might fall for false information and ideas.
I do not source any information from mainstream media, in fact I actively avoid it. Instead, I seek out alternative media that are not paid and beholden to a sponsor, like food companies and drug companies.
I have always been interested in lifestyle (chronic) diseases, that is diseases that are caused by the life we lead, the food we choose, the exercise we do as well as our quality of sleep, breath, sunshine and connection. I know prevention is key, but I also know that chronic disease can be reversed when we give the body what it needs to be healthy. The body is resilient and, as long as the disease process has not proceeded to the point of no return, is capable of returning to health.
I understand there is a perceived difference between infectious diseases and chronic disease. One you ‘catch’, or rather your body is incapable of defending against, and the other you inflict on yourself by the lifestyle choices you make.
But if you really look at it, they are identical. If you don’t look after yourself with the ingredients for health, then your body’s immune system will be weak and you will ‘catch’ anything that is going around; cold, flu, virus, bacteria or the like. This is the reason why not everyone ‘catches’ the seasonal flu or cold or belly bug that is going around. It’s not about luck, it’s about good management of health and lifestyle and putting the work in throughout your life, from beginning to end.
In actual fact, infectious disease and chronic disease all stem from an unhealthy body due to unhealthy choices made throughout one’s life (in most cases anyway, of course there are always exceptions to the rule but that is a small percentage of the population).
The world’s governments had a golden opportunity to change the health of the world’s population. But they failed miserably. Instead of talking about the ingredients for health and a healthy immune system, they did the exact opposite.
If only the Australian states and government were as quick to shut down all takeaway junk food stores, stop the use of refined vegetable oils, margarine, white sugar, additives, GM foods, agricultural chemicals and synthetic biology food stuffs in food supplies as they are to shut down towns, lock people in their homes and make them wear masks (which have conflicting science backing their validity). Perhaps then our exponentially increasing chronic disease problem would reduce, and so would the body’s vulnerability to infectious disease.
We have become fearful of invisible microbes, the very things that make up 90% of our body’s genetic material. The very things that create metabolites in order for us to survive, including amino acids, vitamins and short-chain fatty acids. Without microbes we would be dead. A healthy microbiome supports a healthy immune system. A healthy microbiome helps resist pathological microbes, but with the sterilisation of hands every second of the day, we are breaking the barrier of protection. Yes, by all means wash hands, but do not sterilise with dubious chemicals.
Chronic disease in Australia is out of control, more so than the virus. Eighty per cent of people over the age of 65 have one or more chronic conditions, as do between 38% and 48% of our children under the age of 17. If we go back just to 1964, the chronic disease rate across the population was between 2-4%.
I feel like every time a state in Australia shuts down we are being held to ransom by our government. I’d rather that they look at the big picture. Not just at masks, cleaning hands, isolation and lockdowns, but rather at the impetus for all pandemics: poor health, poor sanitation, crowded conditions and nutrient deficiencies due to lack of food or poor food choices and/or chemical agricultural. This can be seen throughout history, including the black plague.
A fit, healthy human being has the capacity to get the original Sars CoV-2 and resist the virus without getting the disease COVID-19. A year of statistics and data around the world has shown this.
The most vulnerable are those with pre-existing chronic health conditions including heart and lung disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer.
I just don’t understand what our government can’t see. How can they not see that people are making their way to their graves faster and with chronic conditions by the things they put on their fork and the lifestyle choices they make? Until we change this, our hospitals, aged care homes, universities, school tuck shops and the like will continue to feed their customers highly refined carbohydrates and vegetable oil based commodities.
The science is there, yet it seems all science has been thrown out the window and instead the exact opposite is happening. No discussion on food and lifestyle choices but rather sanitising ourselves and our microbiome (our immune system’s best helper), isolating ourselves from other microbes that help diversify our microbiome and wearing a plastic mask which increases dangerous viral loads, by reducing oxygen and increasing multitudes of pathological microbes and other debris breathed in. And on top of that, the ecological impact of billions of single-use masks is and will continue to be catastrophic to the environment with an increase in microplastics and rubbish in our waterways and landfills.
These past 12 months have been long, and there are more people waking up to this ridiculous instruction by an unhealthy government that seems to be misguided in the directives that would change the health outcomes for all, if only they had the gumption to put in to place healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve always said if you do what the rest of the population is doing, you will be part of the statistics of chronic disease, but if you do something different, then things change. Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I’ve never followed the dietary guidelines or much of the health advice given by our governments, I’ve always been a rebel and it’s stood me in good stead. I’m 61 years old this year and last month I hiked 100 miles in 6 days with 20kg on my back and my body was incredibly agile and fit. I don’t take medications, nor have I ever taken medications, as I feed my body the ingredients that create health. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” is worth taking to heart.
If you don’t want to be a statistic on the Australian or world registry then it would be prudent to do something different. Begin by looking at what you are eating. Read my book Lab to Table – Stop Being a Lab Rat and Start Making Better Choices for Your Table and take the action steps that are needed to change the contents of your fridge and your pantry. Food is a great starting place, then movement, sunshine, sleep, connection, breath and nature will follow as great markers for health.
When we change what we are doing, things change. At Changing Habits we are here to help you make those changes. We have organic foods to swap out in your pantry, we have food-based supplements, programs and protocols as well as education programs so that you can be part of the ripple of change for yourself, your family and your community.
Let’s start a revolution despite the world’s governments.