A bad dream woke me up last night.
I won’t go into all the details, but I was on an airplane. Things started getting bumpy. Pretty normal stuff, considering how often I fly…
But this time it was different. Because when I looked into the flight attendant’s eyes I could see it.
And I felt it in my bones.
Terrorizing, debilitating… paralyzing fear.
She was petrified.
And if someone who flies as much as she does was scared, this was serious.
I woke up with a start, in a pool of sweat. Karen asked what was wrong, and I could hardly catch my breath.
A little silly, when I think about it. I mean… it wasn’t real.
But it sure felt real at the time.
It’s funny how we imagine such great dangers in our lives, and picture how they might “get” us.
And the real dangers – the ones that put our health at risk, real risk, get tossed aside.
Because they’re not so dramatic.
They siphon your health slowly. They don’t snuff you out in a flash.
Yet, they extinguish our lives just the same.
Researchers analyzed 194 countries and what they eat. And what they found is costly – to the tune of $3.5 trillion (with a T) each year due to poor nutrition, and $500 billion because people are overweight.
But it’s also quite threatening.
A lead author from Johns Hopkins summed it up like this:
“What we’re eating is killing us. Something needs to get us back on track.”
And she couldn’t be more right.
We need to stop being scared of the imagined threats in our lives, and focus on the things we can control.
Because we’re much more likely to be harmed by poor food choices than an earthquake, tidal wave, lightning strike… or in my case, plane crash.
If someone told you there was a killer on the loose in your neighborhood, you’d bolt your door, wouldn’t you?
Well, there’s a killer in your kitchen most likely. And it’s time you showed it the door too.
Just something I wanted to get off my chest.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
I’m looking at a nap later today…
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance