Achieving good health and a state of wellness is an important cornerstone of living a Low Density Lifestyle. Yet so many people unfortunately don’t know what good health means–and if you’re not in good health, there’s a good chance you’re living a High Density Lifestyle.
What Type of Doctor Are You?
When you think of health and wellness, what do you think of? Do you see a doctor in white coat prescribing drugs? Or do you think of a doctor/practitioner of alternative medicine, who might perform acupuncture on you or prescribe herbs and/or nutrition?
Most people think of the former, and when they are sick they think nothing of going to the doctor to get taken care of. Unfortunately, that is not the route to achieving good health and wellness.
A Brief History of Modern Medicine
Interestingly, in the United States, the system of modern medicine is only a little more than 100 years old, and before the system was put it place, doctors were either natural healers or allopaths – those who prescribed drugs and surgeries.
About 100 years ago, the American Medical Association started flexing its muscle and medicine became a business. The allopathic doctors pushed out the competition, labeling the natural healers as quacks, and became the only show in town.
Modern Medicine – Its Strengths and Weaknesses
Modern medicine has a lot of benefits, and is at its best with emergency, life-saving measures. But it is at its worst with chronic ailments and with helping people become healthier. Because modern medicine is disease-oriented and not wellness oriented, it has no concept of what health is, besides the usual definition of “absence of disease.”
And because of its inability to understand what health and wellness is, in the U.S. we have a country of sick people, along with a medical system that is broken and offers no easy solutions.
Achieving Good Health and Wellness
To achieve good health and wellness, you have to take your health in your own hands, which makes sense, since who knows your body better than you?
But most people don’t do that. We succumb to the authority figure, thinking they know best. But the medical model is flawed. It’s only recently that alternative medicine has regained its popularity – and that’s because people are becoming more frustrated with the standard approach of drugs, more drugs and even more drugs, with some surgery thrown in for good measure.
More people are breaking free of the modern medical model by choosing the safer approaches of alternative medicine. These approaches boost the immune system and can lead to a better sense of wellness.
Good Health = Low Density Lifestyle
The truth is that good health is not that hard to achieve, if you are willing to make the commitment to it. And it’s well worth the price, because when you feel healthy in your body and mind, it is such an amazing feeling—that’s because you will be living a Low Density Lifestyle.