Who's Test Driving Your Health Decisions?


  • Take control of your health decisions: You should be the one deciding what's best for your body, not influenced by media, family or trends.
  • Listen to your body: Choose healthy foods that fuel your body for the long-term, avoiding quick fixes and sugary treats.
  • Focus on long-term health: Don't chase fad diets or short-term goals. Aim for sustainable habits that benefit your health over time.
  • Be your own health expert: Despite external advice, you are the one who knows your body best. Experiment and find what works for you.

 “Every person intuitively seeks personal independence, the ability to exercise autonomy over the course that his or her life takes.”― Kilroy J. Oldster

Are you test-driving your health decisions or are you being influenced by well-meaning family and friends? Who decides what you fuel your body with - TV ads, YouTube videos, the latest fad on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?

Here's why you want to be one steering the wheel:

‘Think of your body as a Ferrari. You want to put in the best fuel you can at least 80%–90% of the time.’ - Dr. Steven Lamm

Dr. Lamm’s Ferrari metaphor says a lot. Health decisions encompass both what you fuel your body with and how well you drive on the ‘highway to health’, as it were.

So, how are you doing? 

Get Behind the Driver’s Seat

Always remember that while you might consult with a health professional or research the medical facts, and well-meaning loved ones add their penny’s worth, you need to be true to yourself - to your own life values and personal ethics.

It is perfectly normal for people with the same health challenges to view things differently. Your responsibility is to do what’s right for you and any over whom you might have jurisdiction such as minor children or seniors in your care. 

What is Your Fuel of Choice?

The astute Dr. Lamm, director of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health at New York University Langone Medical Center makes a fair point here;

‘People often use food as an anti-depressant, and choose treats with little nutrient value that they think will make them feel better.’

You know the scene - you skipped breakfast, now it's mid-morning and you have brain fog and you’re starving. So you go for a quick fix, ‘hi-octane’ body fuel with another coffee to perk you up. A temporary fix that, repeated enough times, will seriously compromise your finely tuned system. 

Do You Feel the Need for Speed?

According to a study conducted by Francesco Leri at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, ‘foods containing high-fructose corn syrup as well as sugar, fat, and taste enhancers can lead to behavioral reactions similar to those caused by drugs such as cocaine.’

Even more fascinating though, is that not ALL who experiment with drugs such as speed or cocaine become addicts. The same is true with food - sugary, salty, fat-laden foods are more accessible to everyone, but not everyone is overweight. It’s a vulnerability to addiction that serves as the crossroad here.

Take the Long and Winding Road

 Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, founder of the University of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute and author of Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work explains the issue well:

It doesn’t matter about your weight or fitness a month from now or two months from now; it matters a year or two from now. Long-term health is more important than setting an arbitrary weight-loss goal for two months from now. People take these really short-term outlooks,’ he points out, ‘they try hard and then quit.’

So, Why Test Drive?

The fact is that despite the plethora of advice and testimonials available online today, you and only you, can figure out what health regime suits you best. That means you need to overcome failures by learning the lessons and not give up steering yourself toward optimum health.

Always remember that it should be you who test drives a your health decisions, not the media. Cures & Creams understand the individuality required in a health journey and sourced natural supplements and oral spray’s that combat addiction. Test drive that for yourself and see the difference!

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical or psychological advice. Please consult with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized guidance.

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