The unfortunate path of “moderation”…
Often, we don’t realize the gravity or consequences of our decisions on a day to day basis. We flippantly say things like “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”, or “my liver is going to hate me tomorrow” before a long night of drinking, not knowing what these actions may create in the future.
It seems to be all good, until everything comes home to roost. I have had several clients in this position, who DEEPLY regret the decisions they made in the name of what they called “moderation”.
In moderation has simply become a catch phrase to make excuses for behaviour that detracts from good health. The intention is that someone can allow themselves to eat, drink, or do things that aren’t aligned with good health, because it’s still part of a healthy lifestyle.
Let me be blunt – no it’s NOT.
Now, of course every human has the ability to use their free will to navigate the life they wish, but what they don’t think about is that those choices come with consequences. Ones that they rarely associate with their moderated behaviour.
For example, a life of continued compromises will eventually create an environment that is rife with infections and malnourishment, which sets someone up for chronic disease or an untimely death. Continued eating of trans fats, for example, could create conditions that facilitate a heart attack that could easily end someones life before they have a chance to make amends.
Using the current environment as an example, comorbidities created by a life of “moderation”, could put someone in harms way when coming in contact with a biological contaminant. In some cases, these underlying issues can be bad enough that someone can have severe complications with such a threat, and even die as a result.
Is it worth the risk? That’s what you have to decide. But NEVER think that “moderation” is part of a healthy and abundant lifestyle. It’s not. This doesn’t mean you need to be perfect, but intentionally using moderation as an excuse is sure to set you up for untimely disease or death, in a world that has already been set up to make us sick (we don’t need to encourage that more, with knowingly poor choices).
I have to say I am encouraged by the number of people I’m seeing of late who are ready to change their circumstances and become well again. It’s inspiring.
If you simply want to clean up your act, overcome digestive or autoimmune problems (or any chronic disease), feel free to contact me and we can set up a free program consult.