It’s not easy to explain why one person gets ill and another doesn’t. But there are general patterns to figure out what things we do or eat that can increase our chances of getting ill.
A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting ill or developing a disease. Protective factors are those that decrease your chances. Some of the risk factors for a disease can be avoided, and some can’t. Although you can choose what your diet consists of, you can’t chose what genes you inherited.
Although many risk factors are avoidable, avoiding risk factors won’t guarantee you will not get ill. Also, those with inherited risk factors for a certain disease won’t necessarily get the disease.
The only thing you have control over is lowering your risk factors, and increasing your protective factors. That is no easy task, as many of our diets and lifestyle habits can be improved. But do what you can, that’s all that matters.
As for me, I personally invest in one ounce of Seven+ PROformance daily to increase my protective factors. What are you doing?
|Lea Harris founded Nourishing Treasures in 2006. A mom passionate about her family's health and well-being, Lea believes education is power. Encouraging others to take baby steps in the right direction of health for their families, Lea's goal is to raise awareness of what goes into our mouths and on our bodies, providing natural alternative information that promotes health and prevents disease by using traditional foods and nature's medicine.|
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