Why are we sick?

People live longer these days. At least potentially, as the average life span is certainly longer than it was 100 years ago or even 50 years ago. So why the title; “Why are we sick?” Because, even though we live longer on average, I believe the average person lives sick for all those years.

Broad Leaf Plantain

Broad Leaf Plantain is extremely nutritious and a medicinal powerhouse.

People live longer because modern medicine is good…very good at prolonging life. They are excellent at repairing injuries that would have been certain death 100 years ago. Props to emergency medicine. No complaints here on that avenue. Plus, they are always getting better.

Doctors are also getting better at curing different diseases that was certain death just 20 years ago, like cancer. Though I’m not convinced they could not have done so earlier if the money was more prolific for actually curing cancer than it is for treating it. Just my opinion and not a criticism on the doctors treating cancer but more of one on those researching the cures. Again my opinion.

Here is where I think Doctors are failing miserably and our lifestyles are failing us as well. That is keeping us healthy while we live. Health maintenance is horribly deficient, thus, we are living long, sick lives.

Cats Ears

Cats Ears are packed with nutrition and fiber our bodies need.

Let me give an example. To avoid embarrassing this person, I will not use her real name, but the example is important to demonstrate what goes on. I will call the person Sherry. Sherry, a friend of mine mentioned that she was put on a very strong anti-depressant. She thought it was weird because she went to the doctor for stomach aches that just would not go away. The doctor insisted her stomach ache was a symptom of depression. She said she didn’t feel depressed, but he’s the doctor. On that day when visiting, I excused myself to use the restroom. Later that same visit, hours later, I did so again. My wife thought nothing of it, but Sherry asked if I were OK. Long story short the personal conversation of how often we all used the bathroom came to light that Sherry had a bowl movement about 1-2 times a week! Ouch. Of course she had stomach pain and discomfort. We talked her into taking fiber pills. A month later, she was using the bathroom 1-2 times a day and was talking to her Doctor about weening her off the anti-depressant, which they did. Her stomach issues have diminished considerably. Why her doctor never asked about diet and her bowl movements is beyond me. Other than I believe medical training is geared more towards prescriptions than lifestyle changes.

That is just one of many many examples of how medicine and our life styles has it wrong. Food has everything to do with your health. Even cancers can be prevented and fought with proper food. Our bodies are not designed to thrive off of canned, processed, hydrogenated, soft, mushy, salty, greasy, fiber-less food that has been GMO’ed, pesticided, herbacided and grown in nutrient stripped soils.

Lambs Quarters

Young Lambs Quarters. All the nutrition of Spinach minus mans influence.

Even our green leafy vegetables are not as nutritionally powerful as they should be. So, what we are eating, is making us sick and the Doctors don’t seem to be making the full connection to that fact. Yes, even skinny people are nutritionally sick.

Things like diarrhea, constipation, Crohn’s disease, obesity, headaches, heart disease, cancers, high blood pressure, etc etc etc, are all due at least in part to what we put in our bodies.

Our ancestors may not have lived as long but I believe they lived healthier while they were alive. I know there were diseases they had that are now cured thanks to medicine, but I refer to people who didn’t have a disease and lived to a typical age of the time. They, on a day to day basis, lived healthier.

Stinging Nettle (2)

Stinging Nettle is highly nutritious.

Their diet was purer and closer to how our bodies were designed to thrive. High fiber vegetables untainted by Round Up. Genetically pure with all the micro nutrients still intact. Nutritionally full of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need minus the chemicals that are plugging our thyroids and livers.

Those vegetables  our ancestors ate are still available. You just need to look in the fields and woods around you. What we call weeds our great, great grandparents called dinner. You might consider that the next time you have an emergency run to the bathroom or have a headache that just lingers for ever. It just might be because of what you are putting into your body. It is possible that if you put more of the plants in the pictures shown here, in your body, you might need to put less pain relievers and other drugs in your body.

You might just find that you can not only live longer, but healthier as well.

About Nature's Access

I am a Grandfather of six and father of three. I have been married for 32 years. I am a veteran of the Army with eight years of service and one combat tour. I have a bachelors degree in History and Military Science. I love the outdoors. I am a proud Christian. I have many interest and love to research anything that I lack knowledge in. Wild edibles/herbal medicines and survival are passions of mine and I love sharing what I know.
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