No matter what we say to make ourselves feel better about our dwindling health, we know.
Researchers and health campaigns preach and have for decades, the importance of balanced nutrition and a non-sedentary life. These two things are proven to combat depression, anxiety, suicide, tooth and gum decay, stress, and countless other things we know wreck our world. And yet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), “worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975”. One of the most heartbreaking realities WHO shares is that children under the age of 5 who were overweight or obese in 2016 numbered 41 million, and those aged 5-19 numbered over 340 million.
How is this possible? If knowledge is power, as Sir Francis Bacon is claimed to have said, then how are any of us struggling to live a healthy life? Well, the answers may be more understandable than you think.
Dr. Wayne Anderson, New York Times bestselling author and physician in nutritional intervention and lifestyle management, believes “It’s not your fault you’re struggling.” He points out, in Dr. A’s Habits of Health, that we are each living in a body with 10,000-year-old programming that screams at us to eat.