When I say America's Pandemic, you know which one I'm talking about. It's been the sole focus of the country for the past 2 years. And America just passed 800,000 deaths due to it - COVID.
But what if I told you that there is another Pandemic, one that is actually far worse than COVID? Well there is, and the truth is it isn't a secret. It just isn't talked about. But it needs to be, so that's why I'm writing this now.
As I already mentioned, COVID just eclipsed 800,000 deaths due to the disease, which is extremely tragic. However, it's actually the third leading cause of death in the same time frame. That's right, there are two other disease who have claimed MORE American lives.
They are Chronic Disease and Cancer. In the span of time that COVID has claimed 800,000 American lives, Chronic Disease has claimed 1.4 million lives, and cancer has claimed another 1.2 million lives. Put that in perspective - for every 1 death from COVID, there's almost 2 deaths due to Chronic Disease and another due to Cancer. Why isn't this being talked about?!?
I'm not here to downplay COVID. My family has experienced loss due to COVID and I realize it has been devastating for a lot of families, and it has decimated hospitals. I'm also not here to speculate why our government and the media has neglected to talk about this SECRET pandemic, because I really have no idea. I realize COVID is an acute illness and took us by storm. Cancer and Chronic Disease, on the other hand, are slow and take time to inflict their damage.
Why I am here is to drive home the following point: I believe that we are doing things fundamentally wrong when it comes to our nations health. What we are being told to do is preventative: social distance, quarantine if sick, mask up, vaccinate - now I'm not saying there is anything inherently wrong with being preventative - but it is totally skipping the foundation of health. You aren't healthy by taking these measures. You are reducing the risk of getting sick. Read that again, these measures are NOT improving your health! They are just reducing your chances of getting sick.
What we need to do is start getting healthy. It needs to be the foundation of our plan and it's currently just an afterthought. And what's better is that it will not only help you against COVID, but all future diseases, known or unknown. By getting healthy you will help reduce death from Chronic Disease, you will help reduce your chances of developing cancer, and finally, a healthy body will help fight off diseases like COVID. It truly is the best chance we have.
If you could, please consider sharing this with your friends and family. It's just too important to ignore at this point.
Wishing you health and happiness,