What's the Difference Between Health and Disease? - Duke's Materia Tonica

June 3, 2019 00:04

What's the Difference Between Health and Disease?

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

The science of nutrients in food, along with the constituents in herbs, spices, medicinal remedies, and dietary supplements, support and promote health and allow the body to heal. 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.

In contrast, a diagnosed disease, 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.

Joke: so what's the best way to prevent getting a disease? Don't get a disease diagnoses from your doctor!

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

Foods and dietary supplements are consumed as a part of 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. 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, carotenoids and Vitamin A work to promote healthy eye performance .

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

Nutritional biochemistry is how the things that make up food and supplements, such as amino acids, fats, vitamins, minerals and other unique constituents promote healthy performance of bodily 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.

Drugs are man-made chemicals that treat and manage conditions and diseases and substitute non-functionality in the body, they don't promote health and healing and they don't activate gene expression, which are accomplished through nutritional biochemistry.

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