"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has." -Hippocrates
There are a LOT of voices swirling around right now about avoiding covid and they are generally of the external nature. How about a look at the things we are in control of?
Did you know that you have immense control over your health? It’s true! And even with deeply rooted issues, epigenetics teaches us that only 10% of our foundational response is based on the genetic dispositions we are born with. 90% of our response is related to the impact of our diet, lifestyle, and environment. That’s right! We are mostly in control of ourselves!
It is a bit sobering to take ownership of that control. That means I have to hold myself responsible for most of my health outcomes. Individual responsibility is not always very popular. Am I right? (Think about our lawsuit happy culture… if we are responsible – who do we sue?!?)
There is good news for those of us that are willing to take responsibility. We have a LOT of options! When it comes to four different phases of managing covid on an individual basis (prevention, infection, inflammation, and recovery) we have tools to make a difference! Masks and social distancing are not high up on the list. Want to know what DOES make a difference?
Stay tuned... there are a lot of things we can do. Want a quick list of easy things you can work on right now? Grab my PANDEMIC TIPS until next blog. ~Robyn