Posted by: Dr. Jamey Dyson | October 18, 2010

What is Disease?

Most people have been led to believe that disease is something they catch.  They think the disease is a thing, that it has real properties.  Take heart disease for example.

Most people think that bad genes cause you to have high cholesterol and the high cholesterol causes you to grow these fatty plaques in your arteries.  The fatty plaques eventually clog your arteries to the point where your heart loses it’s own blood supply and you have a heart attack.  So how do you catch heart disease?  Well, you caught it at birth with the set of genes you were given!  This is what most people, including most cardiologists, believe.

The truth is that disease is something you develop, you don’t catch it.  Even colds and flues are developed.   How do you develop disease?

Well, you have to understand the word “disease”.  It is a combination of the prefix “dis” and the root word “ease”.  “Dis” means “lack of…” and “ease” means “a state of tranquility (health)”.  So, here we have it – “disease” is merely a “lack of tranquility (health)” within the body.  This understanding is HUGE!  Disease is a lack of something; it’s not a thing at all!

It’s like darkness.  Darkness is not a thing at all.  Darkness has no real properties.  Darkness is merely an absence of light.  If you want less darkness and more light, do you try to get rid of the darkness, or do you try to add more light?  Add more light!

Disease works the same way.  Disease is not a thing at all. Disease has no real properties.  Disease is merely an absence of health.  If you want less disease and more health, do you try to get rid of the disease, or do you try to add more health?  More health!

How do you add more health?  It all comes down to your daily lifestyle choices.  Are you eating, moving and thinking in ways that add health?  Or, are you eating, moving and thinking in ways that create a lack of health?

I am certain there is a lack of healthy lifestyle choices behind the disease you are suffering from.  Find out how you can easily change things for yourself by coming to my free workshop next Tuesday!

Intro to Wellness Workshop – Tuesday, October 26th, 6:00-7:30 pm at Advanced Chiropractic.  Call 503-361-3949 to RSVP today!

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