Overview of Health, Wellness, Well-being, Health Education, and Public Health

by Jason Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: April 24, 2022 01:11

Health is Personal Development, Healing, and Performance 

Health, wellness, and well-being are related concepts within health education. Each and every person is responsible for their own health and the degree to which they participate with it's maintenance and development.

The more someone involves themselves with their health and practices the ways to promote health, the better their overall life and happiness.

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Health is the degree of maintaining, supporting, and promoting functionality, healing, growth, reproduction, and development within the body, emotions, mind, and spirit. Health is related to learning wellness and what someone thinks about their well-being.

9 ways to be healthy:

  1. Eat food in complete balanced meals for nutrition
  2. Hydrate with water and liquid nutrients, such as electrolytes
  3. Take dietary supplements for nutrient density and medicinal remedies
  4. Participate in exercise, sports, fitness, and/or dance
  5. Sleep for recovery from daily activity and work
  6. Develop accepting social relationships
  7. Express oneself emotionally and creatively
  8. Pursue learning and education
  9. Practice spirituality

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Health is Not Disease

Health is different than diseaseDiseases are the non-functionality, degeneration, dying, infertility, or a state of deterioration or stasis within any bodily system, organ, gland, or tissue; including mental or emotional states. A physician, doctor, counselor, and therapist are licensed to diagnose diseases and conditions.

Ways to treat, manage, prevent, or cure disease:

  • Drugs
  • Surgery
  • Counselling
  • Therapy
  • Medical devices

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Wellness is a Cumulative Day-to-day Process 

Wellness is the activity of personally seeking health, promoting well-being and the process of learning how the body, emotions, mind, and spirit function, heal, grow, and develop.

4 ways to wellness:

  • Choose healthy foods and take supplements
  • Examine areas for personal development
  • Adopt productive schedules and habits for success
  • Participate in relationships with oneself, others, and the environment

Wellness is Not a Disease Diagnosis

Wellness is different than disease and health is not found through the use of drugs.

Wellness is not seeking a diagnosis from a healthcare practitioner for any potential diseases or conditions. Wellness is not preventing, treating, managing, or curing a disease or condition.

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Well-being is the Merit of Cultivating Health 

Someone's well-being is how they view their own quality of health within their body, emotions, mind, and spirit; altogether the pursuit of having greater wellness.

Well-being includes how someone thinks about the functioning, healing, growth, and development of the their body; their feelings about oneself, other's, and one's environment; their capabilities to think and learn; and the broad nature of spirit within their life

The day-to-day awareness of well-being is related to how someone adapts to their life. Aspects of developing greater well-being are:

  • Increased tolerance of work and satisfaction of exercise and fitness.
  • Understanding the reasons for their feelings and emotional expression.
  • The capability to assimilate information, create ideas, and educate oneself in subjects.
  • Progress spiritually with greater insight into themselves, their community, and the world.

Money and Finances are Not Related to Well-being

The amount of money someone has does not directly determine or influence their body, emotions, mind, and spirit. The degree of finances are transitory, in that they come and go throughout life, and are used as a way to attain the necessities and tools required for living.

For example: money itself does not feed the body; the monetary value of someone's home, car, and things are not related to how someone feels; transacting money, in and of itself, doesn't make someone more intelligent and capable with information and education; and spiritual enlightenment is not how much stuff someone owns and how much money they have in the bank.

Well-being is Not Related to Diseases, Intoxicants, or Drugs

Well-being is different than having a disease or condition or the use of drugs; it is not having or preventing a disease or condition.

Well-being is not the state someone feels when using intoxicants or drugs for bodily disorders, including pain, or to manage and treat emotional or mental states.

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Health Education

The Study of How to be Healthy 

Health education is the study of general health information in how to support, maintain, and promote the functioning, healing, growth and development of the body, emotions, mind, and spirit through personally seeking wellness as a cumulative process towards greater well-being.

Health education includes various facets of personal individual activity:

  • Hygiene: wearing clean clothing, washing hands regularly, bathing, and removing bodily wastes.
  • Bodily functions: studying the functions of various individual systems, organs, glands, and tissues, including how they work together.
  • Nutrition: eating food, drinking liquids, taking dietary supplements, using medicinal remedies, avoiding intoxicants and not using recreational drugs.
  • Lifestyle: encompassing daily activities, friendships, neighbors, workplace, sports, fitness, and overall development of character.
  • Emotions: understanding feelings, communicating emotions, and practicing empathy and compassion.
  • Mind: becoming aware of thoughts and developing methods of understanding subjects and seeking higher education.
  • Spirit: cultivating the view of one's life in relation to their own self, the environment, world, and cosmos.

Health Education is Not to be Confused with Medical Education

Medical education is the pathology study of the causes of diseases and conditions, which is the non-functioning of the body, emotions, or mind, and the inability to understand personal wellness and attain well-being.

Pathologists Know Diseases 

Health education is not the medical education of diseases and conditions, for example: treating and managing heart disease with drugs and/or fasting from certain foods is not understanding how to maintain and promote heart health with nutrients and superfoods.

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Public Health

Sanitation Maintains Cleanliness and Protects Public Health 

Public health is the study and practice of sanitation in personal residences, community facilities, and the environment, such as food and water quality; examples of public health sanitation include: kitchen and bathroom cleanliness, sewage systems, garbage collections, and cleaning buildings and maintaining the integrity of the environment and fostering a sustainable ecosystem for clean environments, water, and food.

Public Health is not Medical Education nor Medical Practice

Diseases and conditions are a state of the degree with non-functioning in an individual, but not subject to the medical study and practice of nonindividual groups, although such diseases and conditions in a nonindividual group may be caused by lack of public health measures of sanitation, including food and water quality. For example: the treatment of a disease is done on an individual basis by a medically licensed practitioner, but such disease treatment cannot be accomplished by public health measures of sanitation, water quality, and food quality.

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Difference Between Health and Disease

Do You Know The Difference Between Health And Disease? 

Health and disease are two important terms that easily get mixed-up when considering food, nutrition, diet, nutrients and dietary supplements.

Health is:

The science of nutrients in food, along with constituents in herbs, spices, medicinal remedies, and dietary supplements, supports and promotes overall health, wellness, and well-being, and allows the body to heal, grow, develop, and reproduce. Specifically, physical health is the degree of functioning of various bodily structures, such as systems, organs, glands, tissues and fluids, like bone, muscle, liver tissue, and blood.

Disease is:

In contrast, a diagnosed disease or condition, by a medical health-care professional, is the cause of non-functionality in any structure of the body; as well as the condition or state of sickness or illness with the emotions and mind; and an infection causing sickness and illness by a virus or bacteria. When one has symptoms and test results, they may be diagnosed with a disease which will then require treatment and management by the medical health-care establishment.

A Witty Remark


Q: So what's the best way to prevent getting a disease?
ADon't get a disease diagnosis from your doctor!

To make an important point, someone cannot self-diagnose, cannot self-treat, cannot self-manage, cannot self-medicate, and cannot self-prescribe, they must be diagnosed with a disease that must be treated and managed only by a health professional with prescribed drugs and procedures.

Food, Medicinal Remedy, and Supplement Biochemistry Works By Gene Expression

Foods, medicinal remedies, and dietary supplements are consumed as nutrition for increasing the density of nutrients, to support, maintain, and promote healthy performance and the healing of any tissue, gland and organ in the body.

For example, although we may have an eye disease, consuming nutrients such as carotenoids and Vitamin A for eye health doesn't treat or manage the eye disease, instead carotenoids and Vitamin A work to promote healthy eye performance .

Nutrients, spices, herbs, and dietary supplements work with the body by nutritional biochemistry and epigenetics; they do not substitute bodily functions like drugs.

Nutritional biochemistry is how the constituents that make up food and supplements, such as nutrients like amino acids, fats, vitamins, minerals and unique constituents, work to support and promote healthy performance of bodily systems, tissues, organs, and glands.

Epigenetics is the process of healthy gene expression of one's genetic DNA coding; gene expression determines the functioning of the body. Genetic coding may be inherited to some degree, but it is also greatly affected by nutritional biochemistry which will activate DNA gene expression.

Conversely, drugs treat and manage conditions and diseases to substitute non-functionality in the body. Drugs don't promote health and healing and they don't activate gene expression, which are instead accomplished through nutritional biochemistry.

Anyone may easily choose foods, medicinal remedies, and dietary supplements to move towards health and build up the body by supporting and promoting healthy functioning and performance, and this may be done by focusing on how the various aspect of nutrition work.

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