Prevention IS better than cure.

Imagine that you never got sick. Is that even possible?

Wouldn’t it be great if we lived disease-free by practicing prevention alone?

Longer we live, perhaps more experience we are going to have with sickness. It looks like that longevity comes with a condition. Sadly though, there were ones who lived short lives and were sick all their lives.

It seems as if we don’t have any control over good health. Yet there are so many simple things we can do to avoid short-term illnesses and even terminal conditions. If we know that long-term consumption of certain substances can cause the failure of our organs, shouldn’t we do something about it?

I don’t want to specify any matters that are known to cause kidney failure or heart failure because that will be delving into the medical field. I am not a doctor so I would leave that alone. But I am pretty sure that every one of us knows what is good or bad for us in the short and long run.

But it is not only the matter of knowledge or lack thereof. It is also our lack of will to control our eating or drinking habits. We all know drinking alcohol in excess will damage our health over long periods of time, yet some of us do that regularly anyway.

Uncontrollable urge to have something sweet is our worst enemy because too much sugar is more harmful than some of harsh substances. It contributes to obesity and diabetes. To make things worse, sweets are so readily available. Most of the celebrations are marked by the distribution of cakes and candies. On the top of that we like to have something sweet to drink with those sweets, like soda. Try substituting that with water.

Isn’t it ironic that something like sugar that has such a pleasant taste can be so harmful.

Moderation is the key to whatever you enjoy.

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