What does that mean for you?
The first time I heard the concept of a paradigm shift was while I was working towards my masters degree after undergraduate school. For some reason it made such an impression on me that I even shared my new found learning with my boss at the time. Since then, I've had a number of paradigm shifts but none has as greatly impacted my life than my shift from the SAD (Standard American Diet) to the way my family and I eat and live now.
A paradigm shift can happen over night or it can be a gradual change over a period of time. It's all a matter of the person's worldview and how they see and perceive things around them. What's good for you ,may not be what's good for me and vice-versa.
The way our culture views food and health today is changing. Just in the past 5 years, I've noticed in my sphere of influence how people are opening their eyes more to the possibility that what they thought they knew about food and health may not be right. People aren't as 'closed-minded' as they have been and are noticing that something isn't working in our healthcare system.
Our current system of healthcare is really rather a disease care system. There is virtually no education about prevention coming from our doctors, the government or the schools our children attend. However, the winds of change are blowing our way and I feel a shift in thinking around the corner.
More and more people are asking the question of why we are pouring billions of dollars into cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and you name the disease research but as a nation, disease is skyrocketing. Are you asking the question too?
The future of change starts with you. I heard an interview the other day with Dr. David Katz, the Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, who said "The single best way to predict the future is to create it...Let's all commit to being a part of the solution, so let's create the future we would like to predict." What a profound statement and a great charge for each of us.
What people have to wrap their minds around is the fact that they are in charge of their health and no one is going to make them better. There is no magic pill for anything and the answer to health lies within each of us.
Your body has been fearfully and wonderfully made. It has the ability to heal itself given the proper tools to do so. Just as Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said centuries ago, "Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine thy food", the same applies still today. If you put junk into your body, junk is what you will get out of it: sickness, disease, irritability, foggy brain, sluggishness, etc. However, when you nourish your body, your cells will cell-ebrate ;0) and you will feel vibrant, alive, young and energetic.
The choice is yours....