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The "Gifts" of Covid

Updated: May 14, 2020

Before everyone thinks I am totally crazy to call anything related to Covid a "gift", please realize that light always emerges from any darkness and obstacles and challenges in our lives are platforms for positive growth and/or new opportunities. What I will refer to in this post are the opportunities for growth and change that are now brought to the surface as a result of this Covid situation.

GIFT 1: Value of Health

Do you know that the body is made up of trillions of viruses and bacteria that are part of our natural physiological environment?

One of the things that has become abundantly clear during this "pandemic" is that our health is not something to take for granted. Many people are finally realizing that countries like the United States have some of the unhealthiest people on the planet considering the high levels of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other significant health conditions. What we are hearing daily is that the large percentage of fatalities related to Covid occurs in those that have one or more underlying condition.

This is a transitional moment in history! It is a moment for us to take charge of our health and our lives. Only we have the power to do that as individuals. We have to make the choice and do the work. UGH....work for it? Yes, we have to work for it. Nothing in life that is valuable or meaningful comes without putting the time, effort, and energy into it.

Consider if it natural for people to be "unhealthy"? Or, if it Is inevitable that people become "unhealthy"? Are we destined to be the pawns in a medical mill and agenda that thrives off of the 'dis-ease' state of our physical selves? The answer to the first question is short and concise, NO. It is not natural for people to be unhealthy. The body actually strives to keep itself in a state of health as opposed to dis-ease. The answer to the second question is also a short answer, NO. It is not inevitable that people become unhealthy. That is, unless we lead lifestyles that support the development of dis-ease. What this means is that we individually have the power to protect our health and avoid being unhealthy or die of a large swath of diseases that are the norm today. If the body wants to maintain a state of health and we support its natural process toward that goal, then we will support living in health. Many people blame their genes on their health conditions. It has been proven over and over again that genes are not the cause of dis-ease. We are the master of our genes. One of the most simple expressions that relays this is, "genetics loads the gun and lifestyle pulls the trigger". It is not inevitable that we will get heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. if a family member has or had it. And it is not inevitable for us to die from these diseases if we do present with them. Doctors like Dr. Fred Bisci and Dr. Rashid Buttar have lectured and written extensively on this topic. Dr. Fred Bisci published "Your Healthy Journey" and Dr. Rashid Buttar has published "The 9 Ways to Keep the Doctor Away". These publications teach how each and every person has the God given right and ability to develop and maintain health. They specifically teach you what you need to leave out of your life and diet and further that with what you benefit from having in your life and diet. Pam Popper from Wellness Forum