Biological Machine? Oh hell no!

The premise that human’s are simply biological machines has unfortunately taken root in many sectors of society, first and foremost in the body hacking community that is becoming mainstream.

Ironically, the truth is more like an economic principle called the 80/20 rule. This was first described by an Italian economist who noted 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the landowners. And if you think this just pertains to real estate, take a look at your closet and you will see that roughly 20% of your clothes are worn 80% of the time. Am I right? 🙂

Your health is divided generally and simplistically speaking into 4 categories: 1.Mental State 2.Nutrition 3.Environmental Influences 4. Movement / Activity. Well, since there are 4 categories in this case there is usually the 25% that impacts the 75% of your health.

How many ill patients do I have to see who can’t understand why they are ill when they tell me how perfect their diets are? Meanwhile, their faces show the strain of mental stress.

Diet is important and maybe in our society it is the most important, but this an arguable point and is anyway a point of public health and this blog is about YOU, and that means its up to you determine things for you. This blog is not for people who are want to follow “general public policy guidelines.” It is up to you to find out which category is most important for you. Once identified, then start learning and gathering information.

The critic will say that since we have identified categories, then it is just a matter of time before each is fully explained and then it’s just a matter of manipulating them in a scientific fashion. Why is this not so? Because the importance of these categories varies over your life and in some cases by the day. You are a remarkable changing human being and it is something that is wondrous that you can be thankful for. Are you starting to see why only you can be your own authority?

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Jonathan Carp, MD

Dermatologist, health food entrepreneur, beach addict, and health teacher.