I found the Fountain of Youth!
It’s not literally the key to everlasting youth, but I’ve discovered
how to slow down the aging process and start looking and feeling
better. It’s a simple procedure that involves your mind and your
And I can’t understand why more people don’t get it.
For most of us, our idea of health is something like, “Ok, I’m not
sick, I watch what I eat most of the time, I try to exercise, I go to
the doctor and get medications when I can’t kick a cold or the flu.”
We accept that losing our hair, getting wrinkled, getting flabby, and
having less energy is just a part of getting older. And yet, we all
know some eighty-year-old person who looks fifty and has more energy
than we do!
What’s their secret? Why do I feel so lousy and they’re doing so
Is it genetics? Partially, but there’s much more to it than that.
How we approach our own bodies and spirit mentally has a profound
effect on what we really are. Unfortunately, we allow our doctors,
our pharmaceutical companies, and our media to tell us how we should
My mother is a perfect example of someone who is a victim of the
programming our society puts out there. Her health began to decline
rapidly about 5 years ago. She suffers from fibromyalgia, allergies,
thyroid disorder, anemia, high cholesterol, and had a tumor removed
from her shoulder which has left the left half of her body with some
serious nerve damage.
She is on twelve, count them, twelve different prescription
medications. She spends over $1000 a year on her medicines. To add to
that, she has a severe caffiene addiction that requires her to drink
a coffee twice a day just to feel “normal.”
There is no doubt in my mind that she has health problems that need
prescriptions to be moderated. There is also no doubt in my mind that
she is mentally dependent on all of these medications, thinking that
she’s “getting older” and that medication is the only answer.
I am a high school band director by trade, a job that demands
frequent 15 hour work days. I used to come home stress out,
exhausted, and was incapable of enjoying my two toddlers’ antics or
having a conversation with my wife.
I was amazed at how my life changed for the better when someone
showed me HOW to think about myself.
I no longer allow myself to be a victim in my own life. I control
what happens to me. Everything negative that has happened to me today
is the result of what I manifested for myself in the past. Thanks to
some good friends, I have discovered that the key to health and
happiness lies within my own thinking. If I think that I will be
successful, and I tell myself that each day, it will happen.
Thanks to some wonderful books by such authors as Dr. Robert Anthony
and Napoleon Hill, along with some personal coaching, I am slowly
teaching myself to control my own destiny through daily
I look at the world differently now. In that new view, I have seen my
mother’s suffering and realize that she is a victim of society’s
programming. Precription drugs are now advertised on television with
the regularity of car and beer commercials. The message is
clear, “You are sick. You have a disease. We have something to ease
My mother switched primary doctors three times recently because, as
she told me, “She didn’t get along with them.” I believe now that she
left them because they would not give her the care, or more
accurately, the prescriptions that she wanted.
I have introduced my mother to a series of all-natural health
products that will slowly help her cleanse her system and start her
on the road to true balance. She and I have also discussed my new
mindset and how she needs to believe that she can be healthy and
energetic again. It is going to be a long road, but with the changes
I am helping her to make, she will be successful in the end.
So I ask again – why don’t more people get it?
Why is it that people believe that prescription drugs are the answer
to all their health problems?
Unfortunately, the answer most likely is because that’s what our
society is programming them with. I choose to turn off the television
ads and take charge of my own health. I will gladly help anyone do
the same for themselves and their loved ones. It takes a commitment
to learning HOW to think, not WHAT to think.
Author Tom West is a successful high school band director, husband,
father of two, and home-based business owner. He lives in
Downingtown, Pennsylvania and enjoys contemporary a cappella music,
drum and bugle corps, health and wellness, mentoring people to
success, and spending time with his family.
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