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Melissa writes with such forethought! I enjoy her blogs immensely...
I have been pondering future social trends. So many things to consider. In 2030, there will be a major growth in the population of seniors and a major nursing shortage. There will also be a major strain on our economy as more and more people need expensive medical care. Rules will be rewritten. Insurance companies will tighten their belts. Social Security benefits? Who knows. World events and its influence? Hmmmmm
I hear wind mills are popping up everyone - France, Illinois, other European countries. One of my close friends just closed up his health food store, and was hired to help build these wind mill farms. Basically, he did it for job security....
I think wellness prevention will become even more popular and preferred than it is now. I think it would be a wonderful time for an 'explosion' of NDs, homeopathic practioners, and exercise and nutritional experts.
I was surprised to learn that while tobacco is the number one killer (diseases), lack of proper diet and exercise is number two. I was researching traditional 'preventitive' medicine (forgive spelling- no time to double check !)and was also surprised to see that we are talking between 4 and 7 years of additional schooling. I was also surprised to discover that as a "Personal Trainer", I am already in the field of prevention!
But I am not happy with my lack of nutritional understanding. Even with the BTD and the genotype diet, it is quite complicated.
For example, the results of my live blood cell cultures has arrived. Oh brother, I have some issues. One would never guess by looking at me that I have some significant issues.
So - what is health and wellness? My blood cells all by them self are quite strong and healthy. No inappropriate agglutination. But I am "low on protein, quite anemic, blood sugar levels are yo yo ing, too many heavy metals in my system, too much yeast, and my Autonomic Nervous System is out of balance. Low in calcium and vitamin p, and there is more....
Now, Dr. Julia explains it like this: It takes 10 years for disease to develop. I am not 'unhealthy'. I just finished running 35 Kilometers this weekend. But I am not 'in balance' either.
Anyway, what is the point? I am an ex-smoker who couldn't run .5 miles previously. Nicotine and coffee used to keep me going. Each year that passes I learn just a little bit more. It's time help others walk up that mountain, just like I have started to do.
Thank you for reading.
It will be an interesting time to be a nurse. I am seeing many people choosing it as a second career and going back to school. One recent graduate at my job worked on Wall Street before becoming a nurse.
Awesome blog. I am studying rehab and counseling with a concentration in wellness health at UNC- Chapel Hill.
I am also a non-smoker and I cant believe how much I deprived myself before. SOunds like you are completely aware of what your body needs, and I encourage you to keep it up. I myself, exercise 5-7 days a week, and I struggle iwth balance.
Anyways, thanks for sharing!!!
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