“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” Herophilus 250 BC
In conjunction with our usual assortment of glamorous trappings, we take an in-depth look at two serious health matters this issue. It is often easy to get caught up thinking we can get a medical check-up another time or be so busy we ignore warning signs leading to possible long-term health issues. As Herophilus so wisely realised, ‘wealth becomes useless’ when we are ill, but there is good news because the third leading cause of death in most western countries and the fastest growing chronic disease in the world can actually be prevented - type 2 diabetes.
This issue Bree Moore dispels some of the common myths surrounding this growing problem, discovering nearly 1,000,000 Australians are currently diagnosed with diabetes, and for every person diagnosed, it is estimated there is another who is yet to be diagnosed. We have some expert advice on warning signs to look for and also preventative measures to take.
Another common modern health concern is the affect stress has on us. While not all stress is bad for us, being exposed to long-term, unmanaged stress can have debilitating side effects. Djaafar El Ghazi travelled to the Golden Door Health Retreat to see how taking time out, learning to meditate and making simple changes can make a big difference in your life. Sometimes the smallest changes can have the biggest influences on our health.
So, perhaps now is a good time to take a look at your health and lifestyle and be sure you aren’t in the ‘yet to be diagnosed’ category of an easily preventable disorder.
Until next season, be healthy!