We’re programmed to believe that health and disease, or wellness and illness, are polar, black and white opposites.
But this is simply not true, as the video explains.
We’re all on a scale of wellness, which I call the Vitality Scale.
At the bottom of the scale, ZERO = dead. At the top of the scale, TEN = perfect wellness. We are constantly floating up and down the scale, depending on the day, week or month.
The lower we are on the scale, the worse we feel, but it’s really hard to know where wellness ends and illness begins.
You’ll see why. Watch the video and estimate where you are on the scale – you’ll see what I mean.
Be really honest with yourself when you give yourself a vitality rating.
HINT: If you are tired, moody, sleeping badly, over or under weight, if you you have menstrual problems, infertility, headaches, arthritic pains, skin problems, digestive problems, etc. then you are already below 7.
Don’t lie to yourself – be authentic with your self-rating.
What’s your Vitality rating?
How did you score? If you’re like most people who watch the video, you’ll be hovering around a 4.5-6.5, maybe a 7.
Is that where you really want to be, or do you want to feel and look better? Or do you want risk sliding further down the scale?
If you do want to feel well again, the good news is that you most certainly can.
Why do we descend the vitality scale?
If we don’t look after ourselves, we drop down the scale. Indeed, back in 2007, I gave myself a rating of about 5/10 – pretty bad for a 33 year old.
I got myself back up to an 8 within three months of removing H-pylori and fixing my digestive function.
Some people fly up the scale just by changing their diet – it really depends on what’s causing the loss of vitality.
Usually, it’s stress and lifestyle that knock us down, but we may also develop problems over time like infections, toxicity and nutritional deficiencies.
If we empower ourselves, we can climb the vitality scale even if we are down at a 4 or 5 (we can even ascend the scale from a 3 or even a 2. But it’s not as easy from there.
No matter where you are, you CAN climb again and have the health you deserve.
H. pylori, parasites, Candida, SIBO, etc.
I’ve done a lot of work in digestive health, and as part of that, I’ve run thousands of lab tests checking people’s digestive systems.
I see lots of different “bad bugs” coming back in stool and urine test results.
These bad bugs can’t live in a healthy digestive system, so in order to develop these chronic infections and microbe imbalances, you have to fall down the Vitality Scale in the first place.
This happens due to some of the reasons listed above: if we don’t look after ourselves, we open the gates for bad bugs to get in and cause problems.
Why are our blood tests normal when we feel crap?
I hear from a lot of people who don’t feel well. They have many symptoms in the 7 areas of health, yet their blood tests are normal.
The Vitality Scale shows why this happens.
If you are at a 7.5, 6.5 or even a 5.5 on the Scale, your blood-work may not have fallen out of balance far enough for a doctor to flag an “abnormal” result.
Perhaps if you drop to a 5, or 4.5, your blood work would show some abnormalities.
But even with normal bloods, you can have a horrible time with digestive issues, headaches, pain, skin problems, fatigue, anxiety and many other common symptoms.
These symptoms aren’t really diseases, which is why your blood tests are normal, but it doesn’t mean you are not “trending” towards disease if you don’t address the reasons for your symptoms.
Health and wellness aren’t black and white
If you have a common cold, the symptoms you experience (blocked nose, sneezing, coughing, fever, sweating, fatigue, etc.) are caused by your immune system trying to get rid of the bacteria or viruses that are invading your body.
When you get food poisoning and you’re nauseous, vomiting, running to the toilet with diarrhea, and having stomach cramps, again, it’s your immune system trying to get rid of the bacteria or viruses that are invading your body.
These symptoms are caused by a HEALTHY RESPONSE from your body, yet you’re probably down at a 3 or 4 on the vitality scale, missing work and being laid up in bed.
We have to ask, therefore, whether symptoms represent illness, or whether they are wellness and part of a completely normal and healthy response from our body.
You can be very low on the vitality scale, but your body is helping you out – it’s literally saving you from an invading virus.
Is this health or disease? Is it wellness or illness?
What about CHRONIC symptoms?
If you have chronic symptoms (symptoms you’ve had a while, perhaps even years), it’s usually because your body is trying to adapt and adjust to something inside that it doesn’t like.
It could be food sensitivities, chronic infections like H-pylori, Candida and parasites, or even toxins like heavy metals.
You could also be low on nutrients, hormones and friendly bacteria that your body needs to function properly.
It’s usually a combination of too much bad stuff and not enough good stuff being in your body. As a result, you descend the Vitality Scale.
Whatever your individual pattern, it’s wise to remember that symptoms are your body’s way of telling you it’s trying to adapt – it’s TRYING to help you, but is stuck.
Your job is to listen to your body’s signals and figure out what the root cause is so that you can address it and get yourself right back up the Vitality Scale.
Confusion and suffering ends right now
You don’t have to carry on the struggle against your symptoms. You CAN climb the Vitality Scale and in the process, look, feel and perform at your best again. You can even slow the aging process and reduce your disease risk.
But the sooner you start, the better, because every day that goes by makes it harder, and ends up taking longer and costing more. You’re either ascending or descending.
Simple steps for climbing the Vitality Scale
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