Welcome to our Wellness topic area, which is all about how people can enhance the quality of their lives and avoid serious illness by making simple but sometimes surprisingly difficult changes to their lifestyles. By some estimates, over 80 percent of visits to the doctor’s office in the developed world are for stress-related disorders. After upper respiratory diseases (which we actually catch more easily when stressed because of our weakened immune system), the most common ailments are all either caused or exacerbated by stress, including chronic back and neck pain, gastrointestinal distress, headaches, insomnia, and problems with sexual functioning Wellness is a broad topic that includes disease prevention (the taking of steps to avoid getting ill at a future date), stress reduction, and even personal, social and spiritual growth.
At least as applied to healthcare, wellness is a new idea. The western world’s healthcare establishment has historically always focused on illness, and curing illness. Until quite recently, very little attention was ever paid to helping people who are not ill, disordered or diseased in some way learn how to further enhance the quality of their lives, or prevent the onset of future illness. To this day, medical doctors, psychologists and other health professionals are primarily taught categories of disease and how to fix those diseases. These problems don’t just exist because of the difficulties living in today’s fast-paced world. Hardwired, evolutionarily determined tendencies that cause our stress are active even during the best of times. From what science is uncovering about the evolution of our brains, we have learned that most of us have minds that are predisposed to making ourselves unhappy. We are constantly on guard against anything that will harm us. These safety reactions are stored in our Sub-conscious. Most of these reactions or impulses no longer serve us in our modern world, we need to master these sub-conscious impulses ! That’s our goal at Mind peace mastery. Contact us to help you reconfigure your negative brain to a positively charged mindset. Then, there are many medical problems that are the result of habit disorders like eating or drinking too much or eating unhealthy foods. And, of course, many people seek medical help for anxiety and depression. The healthcare insurance system is geared almost completely towards paying for interventions designed to fix disease. It is easy to get an insurance carrier to pay thousands of dollars for coronary bypass surgery. It is much harder to get them to pay for gym memberships and nutritional counseling that might have helped avoid the need for such surgery in the first place. Awareness that an “ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure” is only slowly dawning