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I am so passionate about wellness because there was a time I lived my life without it!
The misery index rises fast without wellness. There is nothing like living life with the joy of wellness. That is why I started Trivita and the Trivita Clinic of Integrative Medicine. I want people to experience the joy of greater wellness.
The joy of living with wellness is also a much better motivator than the fear of dying!!
In his book The Spectrum by Dean Ornish, M.D., he writes, “When you eat a healthier diet, quit smoking, exercise, meditate, and have love in your life, your brain receives more blood and oxygen, so you think more clearly, have more energy, and need less sleep. Your face gets more blood flow, so your skin glows more and wrinkles less. Your heart gets more blood flow, so you have more stamina and can even begin to reverse heart disease. Your sexual organs will receive more blood flow so you will feel more potent.”
If you want those benefits in your life, I have good news…you can have them! You won’t hear this from your average primary care doctor or your physician specialist. They are trained and reimbursed (paid) to treat disease through prescriptions, procedures, and surgeries. I am not anti-medical or pharmacy, nor do I not credit any of the amazing medical advances. However, SELFCARE yields the greatest benefits of living with the joy of wellness.
Significant research conducted by major institutions are now validating, you can live with greater wellness from making better lifestyle choices. You can reverse chronic inflammatory-related diseases and conditions. You are not a victim of your genes! But you are the exclusive recipient of your lifestyle choices, whether promoting the joy of wellness or the misery of disease!
Chronic inflammatory conditions can be reversed with simple consistent lifestyle choices and awareness is your first step to healing.
You are God wired for wellness!
God created us with the systems and organs to optimize the joy of living with wellness. We are fearfully and wonderfully created! Ps. 139:14. And science is now validating you can live with greater wellness by making better lifestyle choices. Poor lifestyle choices can literally turn on genes that promote illness! And of the opposite, good lifestyle choices can turn on your genes to promote wellness! It is all in the choices we choose to make.
I like to find simple but profound principles. If it is simple, I can do it consistently. If it is difficult, then it is likely that there are already too many daily distractions to add complex activities into the day. Think of just two ways that your lifestyle choices will give you the greater joy of living with wellness. Nutrients and nurturing YOU! Just two!
Nutrients are the chemical compounds found in food that are used by the body to function properly. Protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Understanding these nutrients will help optimize how your body functions. Knowing the difference between good fats and bad fats, complex carbs or refined carbs makes a huge difference in your dietary choices. The more you move towards whole foods, pasture-raised meats, and wild-caught fish the healthier the nutrients. Eat nutrient-dense, not calorie-dense foods.
Other aspects of caring for the body fall into nurturing behavior such as sleep, water, breathing, exercise, gratitude, forgiveness, love, meditation, and prayer, all promote nurturing of whole-person wellness!
The awesome you…designed by God to live well and with purpose! Once you begin to embrace these two simple filters in your choices of the day, you will find you are moving towards greater wellness. It is not about deprivation or misery of doing things you don’t like to do. It is a mindset of what nourishes and nurtures your whole-person wellness.
This is not a cure mindset…thank God for every cure that comes from science, but with a world inflamed with chronic inflammatory conditions, the World Health Organization says; chronic inflammatory disease is the now the greatest health risk to all of humanity!
Heart disease is the number one killer and yet it is preventable and reversible for 90% of all people with just using the filter of nutrient and nurturing activities that support the heart. Dr. Ornish validated in a clinical study that patients waiting for a heart transplant who made certain diet and lifestyle modifications, within just a year, no longer needed the transplant! And on the financial aspect were able to avoid an unnecessary expenditure of 250-500,000 dollars per patient!
Just a little bit of daily exercise will help lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure and heart function. With more blood flow, you can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, increase bone density and improve your balance reducing the risk of falls and fractures in older adults. With just a little bit of effort, you can improve energy levels, sleep, mood and the list goes on and on! It’s simply lifestyle choices promoting the joy of living with wellness!
Harvard Medical School experts proclaim, you can conqueror and control chronic inflammation!(1)
World-renowned Dean Ornish M.D. proclaims in his book The Spectrum that heart disease is preventable and reversible. Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of The End of Alzheimer’s, created the first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline through nutrients and nurturing.
Don’t believe the lie that if pharmacy has not come up with a drug, the condition or disease is not treatable or reversible. Scientific research is now proving lifestyle choices can create greater wellness.
There are two other choices that make a huge difference in the joy of living with wellness. The choice of theism or atheism. If you choose theism that there is a God, then you are loved, you have a purpose, you were created to be His Temple here on earth, to do good deeds so others may glorify your God in heaven.
Wellness is the foundation for your good works and for the joy of living!
In the past I would say; pursue wellness with passion, but today, may you pursue it joyfully!
If you are interested in reading more on the power of lifestyle choices, I recommend; The Spectrum by Dean Ornish, M.D.
Referrence: (1) Understanding Inflammation, Harvard Health Publishing 978-61401-234-4
About Michael R. Ellison
TriVita Founder and CEO Michael Ellison
Helping people experience greater wellness and mitigate the unwanted, unnecessary lifestyle-related diseases continues to be Michael’s purpose, and he brings this passion to the table in the day-to-day operations at TriVita.