Far too many people take a very fatalistic approach to their health and I sincerely hope you are not among them! In my opinion and corroborated by this article in Natural News, and many others, family health history has less to do with overall lifelong health than lifestyle choices and habits. And that’s very good news!
If cancer, diabetes or heart disease “run” in your family, you may think you are doomed to develop those diseases, but I must disagree. As more and more research and studies are done, they prove beyond any doubt that your habits are much more powerful than your history.
And the earlier you institute healthy habits like eating real, whole food, exercising regularly, learning how to manage stress, avoiding drugs, alcohol and smoking and maintaining a healthy weight, the better your life will be all the way to old age.
So that is why my focus is primarily on women, although I work with a lot of men as well. We women are most often the ones buying the food, preparing meals and caring for the children. We MUST start them off right if we want our children to have the best chance for a healthy life.
One other thought and this comes from me – not from any study. I also believe that when you accept Jesus as Lord you receive a new Blood line. You no longer have to focus on what your dad or mom or great-granny had. You have the Blood of Jesus and He is perfect in every way. I take 1 John 4:17 literally: “…as He is, so are we in this world.”
Do you focus more on history or habits for your health?