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My New (Mental) Mission
Health. It's what I'm about.
But, for the longest time I've been battling Cheetos and cheddar fries, bacon & brisket, and the misleading claims of ANYONE trying to sell you coconut oil baked in bullshit.
I've known for some time that it is our overall eating pattern (below) that's what's killing us. Quite simply, Pollan was right. The best solution to eating is to "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Eat more GREEN and eat less YELLOW and you're on your way to healthier eating. It is THAT simple.
Any argument is a distraction. Enough battling to see which is the "healthiest food". Done. Case closed. Plants rock.
My New (Mental) Mission.
In my battles for good health and good information, I've found that our choices begin and end in our heads (brains)...and it's complicated...which is why it's so hard to change. This is a great discussion on Determinants of Food Choice. I recommend printing, saving, and sharing....with all those that think that "one size fits all" in terms of changing your own eating patterns. We're ALL different.
And, with that in mind...we get to the mind...and health.
I've learned along my research into "change" that sound mental health may be the key (or obstacle) to every other area of human health, from healthy choices and physical health to spiritual health, healthy relationships, optimal work performance and every other area of our lives.
And, lack of mental health (or presence of mental illness) seems NOT to be discussed as a mainstream topic. I hope to "mainstream" mental health (and mental illness). Mental illness should NOT be viewed, as it has been for so long, as merely a weakness.
I hope to inspire, enlighten, and give hope, wherever I can...to bring good health to the minds of my readers. It's so much easier to choose the apple over apple schnaaps when your "head" is in the right place.
You may have already noticed my shift in mission over my last several posts. If not, take a look back...and enjoy!
Life Replacement Therapy
The Fight for (Mental) Health
Recovering "Heart & Soul" Health
My heartfelt best to you all!
From anger and blaming...to heart, soul, and empathy, these are the 2 shortest, most meaningful, and most enjoyable animations I could find!
Me, Vik, and JFK!
Early in 2013, I went on a quest. The quest, in the midst of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, was to find out the last President of the United States to ask us to take ANY measure of responsibility for our own health.
While I fully support making insurance coverage available for those previously declined due to preexisting conditions, during all the years since 2010 (when ACA was passed), there had rarely been a discussion of the value of true health, the value to our health care system of pursuing good health, and the individual responsibility that comes with the right to affordable health care.
We are in a crisis of declining health, yet we, as Americans are NOT called to action.
The internet can be a wonderful thing and a follower of mine sent me a link to an amazing, powerful, and prophetic article, The Soft American, written by president-elect John F. Kennedy in 1960, which answered my question and proved to be the last call to personal responsibility for health that I've seen (by a president).
Thanks to friend (and battler for truth), Vik Khanna, and his recognition of the power of JFK's prophecy and relevance, today...he invited me to co-author this wonderful piece, which made the front page of the national...The Health Care Blog.
Ask Not What Your Government Can Do For You: JFK Speaks to Us About Health
I created General Healthy as a passionate spokesperson for true health. I've been in the health field for a very long time. My story is here.
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