Healthy choices are better than unhealthy ones, but they’re not a guarantee for a problem-free life.
Growing up, healthy choices weren’t important to me. I never gave a second thought to healthy eating or exercise. And I never considered the safety (or hazards) of products.
Quite naively, I thought that because I lived in First World America, my products and food all were safe — and good for me.
When I realized this was not the case — and I had spent a lifetime consuming unhealthy things — I wanted to change for the better.
- I started reading labels.
- I stopped buying toxic products, like cosmetics made with parabens or cleaning supplies made with triclosan.
- I cut out processed food and tried to buy as much organic food as possible.
With every healthy choice, I felt confident that I could benefit the health of my family members. If we just continued pursuing a healthy life, we could forget about health problems.
Except that life is not like that.
One morning, when my husband and I woke up and thought our neighbor had started fracking directly behind our house (praise God, he hadn’t), I realized what very little control I have over my family’s health.
Sure, healthy choices are better than unhealthy ones. They may help us prevent certain problems.
But they’re not a guarantee for a problem-free life.
Other factors in this broken world plague our best attempts. Someone else’s poor choices might directly affect you. Your own unhealthy past might create a problem. Genetic issues may be stacked against you. Or life just happens.
Healthy choices are good. They’re better than unhealthy ones. But healthy choices don’t guarantee health.
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Alyaka | Niche Fragrance says
Thanks for sharing your story. This may serve as an eye opener for people who are very much concerned about establishing healthy habits. I must agree, that healthy choices doesn’t guarantee health 100% because there are environmental factors that put it into compromise. It is also very important to ensure that your body is groomed to bear the least of what environmental toxins may cause.