Dr. Jamie Richards
We’ve been lied to. We’ve been taught to believe that the absence of symptoms means health and the presence of symptoms means sickness. While it is true symptoms can sometimes tell us how sick we are, the lack of them can never give us information about how healthy we are.
Judging your health by your symptoms is not only unreliable; it is also dangerous. The first sign of heart disease is often a fatal heart attack, the first sign of cancer is sudden weight loss or a palpable lump. The result is the vast proportion of our population living symptom-free, yet very sick and unwell.
Are we to believe that disease is an entity that waits around for a healthy person to walk by and somehow invades their body, or that disease manifests as proper cellular function (health) disappears? No different than darkness manifesting as light disappears. Darkness is the absence of light. Disease is the absence of health.
Health is a state in which all the cells of the body, all 50 trillion, are working in harmony. The cells are interacting with each other, carrying out the processes for life, communicating under the control of the brain and nerve system. Even outside the body we discuss the principles of health in the same way. “Our relationship is healthy, we communicate and work for the betterment of ourselves and each other.” Or “The office environment is healthy, everyone strives to excel and appreciates each other’s role”.
Your cells have a drive towards health and life. The only time they move away is if we force them to adapt to a pathological environment, one that is not By Design.
Do not fall prey to the false notion that no symptoms means healthy. Symptoms, for the most part, are the final stages of malfunction, not the first. Using the lack of symptoms as criteria for judging your family’s health is like using the lack of debt as evidence for wealth or the lack of poor grades for the presence of brilliance.
The true meaning of health is that it’s already yours. Simply fulfill the design, remove the interference and live the life you deserve.