Wellness is not just about how you feel. It is about whether your body is functioning as it is designed to do! We are designed to digest food, fight infections, and repair damaged tissues. We do not feel these things happening, but that makes basic body functions no less important. Can you feel heart disease, diabetes, or cancer developing? No. Most people understand the value of preventing chronic diseases and taking measures to improve their health.
Can you feel arthritis developing? By the time you do feel it, the problem has been there for many years, like an undetected cavity. Arthritis develops because joints are not moving properly. If you have pain in one ankle, but both ankles are the same age, what is the difference? Often, it is damaged from lack of movement. Restore normal movement and nerve supply, and the problem can be resolved. We are programmed to be healthy for 100 years or longer.
Health is like a candle that should burn brightly from birth to death. At the end, it flickers once and goes out. There is no need to constantly rekindle the fire as it sputters out repeatedly. If there is interference to this fire burning brightly, find it and get rid of it! Is there a draft blowing on the candle? Close it off. Is there water dripping on the candle? Seal the leak. The concept of health is really that simple. And that is what wellness is about – keeping your fire brightly lit!