Who owns your health now? Who has owned
your health in the past? Who will own your health in
the future? Health ownership is an exciting and relatively
new concept that we must face if we are to ever advance
There is actually a very small percentage of people
globally that can affimatively declare health ownership.
But what is health ownership exactly? It has already
been loosely defined by several media outlets, and it
is likely an evolving definition. We describe health
ownership as taking control of your health through daily
physical and mental exercise, responsible eating habits
and following a natural approach to medicine that reinforces
In our current society, we exercise less, sleep less,
work more, eat nutritionally deficient and processed
foods, and we're mentally and physically exhausted on
a daily basis. In essence, we are slowly destroying
ourselves and we're creating a health infrastructure
to cater to this lifestyle; one that will only further
corrupt the health of future generations. Does your
lifestyle own your health?
One of the biggest problems to the disbelief
of many is advancing technology. People are just not
moving enough. You're talking about a dramatic decrease
in our level of physical activity from just 30 to 50
years ago. That's a relatively insignificant amount
of time for our bodies to adapt in comparison to the
activity levels we had evolved to before the technological
era. It is in our nature to make things easier for ourselves.
However, such initiatives are destined to negatively
impact our health, especially as communication throughout
the world becomes more efficient. Does technology own
The conventional system of healthcare
is unfortunately very flawed. We rely heavily on unnecessary
drugs and medical procedures that has degraded the very
health we are trying to advance. The pharmaceutical
empires currently control many regulating government
and healthcare agencies which firmly grasp the "legal"
entities that make many dangerous drugs easily marketable
to Physicians and their patient's. Moreover, natural
and effective supplements and unconventional food systems
are being viciously attacked and underminded by such
"legal" entities despite their effectiveness
to enhance health and prevent disease. Does our conventional
system of healthcare own your health?
These are only some of many questions
that still remain unanswered. We need to answer them.
We need to provoke discussions and leadership in our
communities, cities, states, provinces and countries
around the world. If we don't aspire to voice the truth
about health and to better control our governments,
we will never own our health again.
We have reached an era where our educators
are able to communicate a better understanding of the
human body, its structure and function. We have the
scientific evidence that establishes preventive and
natural practices as the most effective form of eliminating
disease and promoting a healthy lifestyle. We have the
ability to promote a healthier future for ourselves
and our children. And we have the technology to publicize
this knowledge across the globe. So what are we waiting
The following are some PD team quotes we've accumulated
from our "Ask
an Expert" responses. We hope it will further
stimulate discussions on the topic of exercise and health
"The world's population and advancing technology
will always correlate with a global decline in human
"There will be a revolution in our physical well-being
the day we exercise for our health rather than our vanity."
"Exercise is as fundamental to our health as technology
is to communication."
"Every 10 steps you take burns 1 calorie. Walking
is the one of the most powerful tools in your health
"The motivation for movement fuels physical activity
and the procrastination of movement fuels obesity."
"At the end of the day, the only difference between
gaining weight and losing weight is calorie surplus
and calorie deficit respectively."
"Diversity is a key ingredient in any successful
"Exercise can be as easy and fun or hard and grueling
as you make it
you make the choice."