Well, it is the day after the elections and the sun still rose. Some folks are partying, some grumbling and some resigned to make the best of it.
We believe, or try to believe, in a system that gives voice to those who feel insignificant. A chance to make a difference and create a life for ensuing generations that is better than our own. As futile as the process seems at times, it is what we have and it is what it is.
A good friend of mine shared a quote this morning… “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr ….and I shared that I liked even better the version … “God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the ONE I can, and the wisdom to know it’s ME!”
What does this have to do with nutrition? Well the voting process reminds us of the privilege of being an American and the ability to make a difference. This of course is followed by the four years of compromise and broken promises that again remind us of the human condition…which is largely motivated by fear.
The nutritional state of our country continues to decline, specifically in areas of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders, etc. And it is believed by many that all or most of these conditions are preventable. Yet we vote in ways that are not in the interests of wellness. Personally or nationally.
The high fructose corn syrup discussion is a prime example. A synthetically altered sweetener that is knows to be dangerous, continues to infest most processed foods on the shelves of our stores. The corn industry, a perfect example of special interests at odds with the welfare of the consumer, continues to not only ignore the facts, but actively engage in advertising that perpetuates the smokescreen of ignorance.
And we continue to vote each day at the cash register. Each time we purchase a product, whether it is soda or ketchup, we support and encourage the degradation of our nation’s health. The dumbing of America. Ingredients that contribute to cognitive decline, autoimmune dysfunction…the list is long.
What is the good news? To have the wisdom that the answer is ME! That I do indeed count! And the understanding the placing my vote will not always be easy. This is the magic of our society and the legacy of our founding father’s. That each of us can make a difference. In our personal wellness as well as the wellness and integrity of our great country.
IN-JOY your day!
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate Seattle area for 26 years and is a board member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. He is the co-creator of the nutritional cardiovascular formula Acctrix (www.Acctrix.com), co-founder of Unisal Wellness Technologies and is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear ( www.PerryChinn.com). His book Symphony of Wellness focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness. He can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life University graduate (Marietta), has been practicing for 34 years, currently in NW Montana. He has served as a board member and vice-president of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. As a Gonstead technique diplomate, Dr. Chinn is authorized to teach and coach the Gonstead system to other doctors of chiropractic. He is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear (www.PerryChinn.com), his book Symphony of Wellness (now in an expanded 3rd edition) focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness. He is available for keynote speaking and coaching. Dr. Chinn can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com