Why Do We Get Sick?

Do we ever stop and ask this question?

Has this ever been on the front page or any page of a newspaper?

Why not?

What do we define as ‘sick’?
Dictionary definitionaffected by physical or mental illness

If the dictionary says it then this must be what being sick is. Correct?
When was the meaning defined and by who?
Has anyone considered adding emotional illness?

Do our emotions affect us and do they have an effect on our physical and mental state?

What happens to our physiology?
The stuff inside us that is all living organisms, doing their job to keep us alive and well. Well of course science knows this and so does the medical world and this is why we have such great conventional medicine to keep us going.

This is exactly what the point is to keep us going.
But going where and with what quality?

Quality changes the equation totally because once that word is in there, we cannot ignore it.

Why is it that we keep looking for new drugs and keep on going without anyone really truly stopping and saying what is the root cause of why I am sick?

Is it possible that if we know something as simple as eating bread is bloating us, we choose to ignore this tiny sign that our body is saying ‘no thanks mate, this is not what I want inside me’ and we carry on as it is a habit, familiar, don’t know what else to replace it with or can’t be bothered?

Over time, could that bloated bread belly get worse but it goes un-noticed as something else is now going on that has taken our focus away from the belly department?

Now we might start getting the odd Headache and of course we all have done it – get the tablets and if we are strict with our beliefs that ‘I can get through this as I never take tablets’ (we all know plenty of people who do that) – we are in some way finding our own Solution. Of course if nothing changes, this could mean we are not stopping to look at why we might have got the Headache in the first place and chances are things will get worse.

    • More tablets?
    • Visit to the GP?
    • Try an even stronger Coffee?
    • Google it?
    • Find an app?
    • Let our minds run riot by telling us that we now have some deadly brain disease?

Whatever our way, the point is we have a Solution to function as that is the goal – to Function in life.
We have this mild inconvenience and we want it to go away.
But what if it doesn’t?

OR even worse –

What if it comes back at a later date but ten times worse than the last headache we thought was chronic?

Could this be what the world calls a migraine?

Now that’s really serious isn’t it?

This could mean lots of time off work and maximum inconvenience now and that would mean serious medication like the latest advanced painkillers and they just get stronger and stronger to suppress the symptoms.

Suppress means what?
Dictionary definition

  1. forcibly put an end to
  2. prevent from being expressed

The word force means that it is not natural, but who cares about natural when that head is pounding and pumping and we really can’t think straight.


We get the headaches so often that we try out this alternative natural stuff everyone is trying out, even though we don’t really believe it’s going to work for us.

Note – there are now headache tablets available for children, so the pharmaceuticals are really supporting us to forcibly put an end to our Expression.

Hello – how crazy is that?

Yet we do not Question it.

Surely as a truly responsible parent we would avoid at all costs a pill for a child OR could we as a parent use it as a solution, so we can cope and not look at the root cause of why our youngster needs to take a headache tablet? There sure were no pills to pop in my days – a telling off and bed was the answer.

On the note of children

  • Are we responsible for them having too much sugar in their diet?
  • What about letting them do excess TV everyday?
  • Or any Screen Time now that we are in the 21st century?
  • Is this a way for us not to meet them and engage with them?
  • Does this avoiding them help us get through the day?
  • Does this stop us building a true Relationship with them?
  • Does this expose the way they truly feel about our parenting?
  • Is a young child feeling pressure of not being able to really say what they feel and this leads to a dis-harmony inside their little body, which leads to what they would call a head-ache?
  • Where is the real ache?
  • Is it in their head or did it start in the Heart, which shut down as no one had time to sit and listen?
  • Could it be possible the child has Given Up already on life and there is nothing really inspiring them to be their true real self?
  • Possible?
  • How does this child then cope as a teenager?
  • What is this teenager going to be as an adult?
  • When are we going to stop and realise that a child today will be tomorrow’s adult population?

Are these the type of quality Questions that need to be asked and addressed, before we reach for the next pill?

Point 2 in the dictionary says prevent from being expressed
What does that actually mean in simple language?

Does that mean that something inside us wants to come out – a feeling and we do not express it for whatever reason and this is what causes the imbalance that may start as tiny pain or tension located in a certain part of our head, which we choose to ignore until the pain is shouting at us?

Has anyone ever said this to us or even asked if this is possible?

Why have we been told that we are addicted to pharmaceutical drugs like Headache tablets?

Who has done the research?
Who has paid for the research?
Is it the drug company involved?

Or is it the people who no longer want to be forced or prevented from expressing?

Is it time that we started to take a closer look at what we can do for ourselves in the way we choose to live everyday?

Could our emotional state have a big effect on our sickness levels and yet we have no way of knowing because we simply lack the awareness?

    • Who are we to suddenly become an expert or a doctor?
    • What gives us that authority?
    • We grow up to respect and listen to what the medical professionals tell us – correct?
    • What if our doctor doesn’t look like a bundle of vitality and a picture of true health?
    • What if all the above is inside us asking these Questions and we are choosing to ignore them by not being open to what could be possible?
    • Could this lead to frustration and then a headache comes on? 

    • What if there is Another Way?

    • What if our true real medicine is how we choose to live our life everyday?
    • What if just Saying what we feel and not holding back would mean we can Express?
    • What if we paid more attention to how we feel before and after we Eat?
    • What if we started listening to our body and what it is saying?
    • What if our life choices could be our real medicine and answer?
    • What would happen if we started to go to bed early everyday?
    • What would happen if we went walking everyday with no agenda?
    • What would happen if we spoke the Truth about how we really feel?
    • What would happen if we really paid attention in detail to our body?
    • What would happen if we knew why we got sick in the first place?
    • What would happen to the multi trillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry?                                                            
    • How would our medical systems respond, if we as individuals started taking Responsibility?
    • How would businesses be if less time off was now the norm? Hello!
    • How would our governments be if sickness was not on the rise?
    • How would our world be without sickness or a bloated bread belly?

Could it be possible that we all know deep down that we can start to take Self Responsibility for how we live and reduce the burden on the medical system that is currently exhausted and not able to cope with the demand we are putting on them, because of the way we choose to live our life on a daily basis? Our life is medicine, so is it time to really study and examine how we are living our lives?

Or is it too un-comfortable to change now because we love the comfortable life we have created?

Dear World

We have reached a point where our body is showing us our ills. This means how we live is being reflected to us by our own bodies.

We can continue to ignore the signs, all the messages and the intelligent communication that our body gives us or we can start to ask Questions like – WHY do we get Sick?






Comments 50

  1. I appreciate the questions raised in this article.

    I myself have felt for a long time that there must be a cause for every symptom and illness and that most often it has more to do with emotions or not feeling safe to be who we are.

    1. Thanks Jo – it is important to raise questions so it gets us thinking, contemplating and pondering what on earth is actually going on.
      All blogs on this website will be presenting another way to live that is possible.
      Emotions have a huge part to play in why we get sick and taking on other peoples stuff can also make us sick as I have found out years ago.
      Think about it – our body has the answers for our stuff but if we take on others peoples emotions then our body is not equipped as it does not have the answers for another body if you get what I mean.

  2. Yes , Its time to wake up! Start asking real questions! What is going on ! We need to do something DIFFERENT than what we have been doing forever! This Blog is a step in the right direction!

    1. Thank You Kenneth Elmer – I agree this blog ‘is a step in the right direction’.
      If we do not ask questions then we got fat chance of anything ever changing and so what these blogs are here for is to at least question and open up for discussion topics that are not really making national news headlines.
      Not all of us got the education we may have wanted and without going into this and that why, it is time that we used the internet as a platform to write and share what we may know that could benefit others. That is really what these blogs are about.
      Real questions so we get real and not fluff around blaming or thinking things are ok when we deep down know they are Not.
      More awareness is now needed so that we can get real about what on earth is going on and why.

  3. The way the world is going countries are becoming bankrupt and one of the reasons I feel is that humanity needs to start to realize that we are all responsible for every choice we make because that is where the living of our life comes from. Yes, we can make unloving choices and use drugs, alcohol etc. but who is it that chooses these things, anyone in their right mind wouldn’t harm the vehicle they drive, so why harm our bodies, the only thing we have to live in?

    1. I love what you say here about being in our right mind we would not harm the vehicle we drive so why harm our bodies? Dear World – this is a great question.
      I was in the hospital today with my mother and I was blown away by the state of where people are at and how dependent we have become on the health service and in some way the demands we put on them. I know as I was one of them when I was trapped in the social welfare cycle. I saw no way out and my consistent loveless and dis-regarding choices kept the whole thing going. I wanted the health service to fix me and my body was a mess but not once did I even think my choices got me there and my new choices will get me out.
      This only happened once I met a man called Serge Benhayon, who for the record is the real deal, has the answers and knows whats what.
      I owe it to him why I am no longer sick and he knows what that word RESPONSIBILITY means inside out and upside down and back to front – he lives it.
      The great thing is he wants nothing from me ever. All I know is my job is to LIVE IT and then share it and that is why this website will present with consistency everything that has been lived. Nothing more and nothing less is needed.

  4. Everything you raise here Bina makes so much sense and reminds me of speaking with a nurse in a hospital while I was getting a test done the other day. The nurse was expressing her frustration at working in the health care industry. She described how people keep coming in wanting to get fixed up but not being willing to actually make the day-to-day changes needed for them to actually be well. She cited a study on cardiovascular patients where a group of post-surgery patients were split in half—one half were give a pill and lifestyle recommendations and the other were just given the lifestyle recommendations. According to the nurse, the heart surgery patients who weren’t give the pill actually did better. Why? Because they stuck to the lifestyle recommendations where as the ones on the pills figured they didn’t have to because the pill would take care of it.

    Without taking responsibility for taking care of themselves they got sick again.

    1. What you are saying here Marian is huge.
      What this study is showing us is how we rely on something outside of us – in this case a pill to do it for us. That way we do not have to take responsibility and make those daily lifestyle choices which will change everything.
      Something that just came to mind was at a birthday party where some of my rellies, who had not seen me for ages asked was it a book or diet or something else that I was subscribing to as they wanted it for their wives. I looked alive, lost a load of weight and was not exhausted.

    2. Marian this is really interesting and perhaps not surprising, given the low level of responsibility and the high levels of comfort most of us are living.

      I have heard insights into the UK nursing profession from a dear friend. She was an A&E nurse for a long time, passionate about helping people on the front line. The hours got longer, the pay got smaller, the pressure increased, the number of patients rocketed, the doctors’ patience and respect shrunk, the appreciation for what she was bringing disappeared and it became a game of survival.

      People would come into A&E for crazy things. She had one guy who had digestive problems and called an ambulance because he got himself covered in his own waste. Various people came in for help when sex games had gone wrong. People regularly staggered in with no issue except drunkenness. Then there were the people who had ignored problems over a period of time and then became a medical statistic – in-growing toenails that became gangrenous, untreated kidney problems that eventually needed surgery and a hospital bed instead of out-patient support and lifestyle changes. The list goes on.

      She regularly got ill herself with colds and the like and realised the whole thing was hurting her health. So she gave up and became a medical rep for a pharmaceutical company.

      There is much for us all to look at here.

  5. These are important questions, Bina. Especially in regards of our children. To stop, sit down and listen to what they have to say – is very crucial. I know this in regards of my child and I know this from my own childhood experience. As children we are still naturally tender and if this tenderness is not nurtured and valued, we suffer with our whole body and mind. The same is valid for adults but as adults we have many ways to suppress to feel our tenderness.

    1. Great comment Sonja Ebbinghaus and you are speaking as a mother of the value and importance of listening to what a child has to say. I agree and we tend to not give this our dedication, commitment, focus and attention because we have a belief, an ideal or a picture of how we think we should be or what our children should be.
      The thing is we cannot blame parents as they did not have this quality when they were children because their parents did not have this either. So the cycle continues until now.
      Once you read this blog you are no longer in the dark. The light is on and you can no longer ignore all this stuff.
      Blogs like this that get you thinking, pondering and questioning, so you do not have to stay in the old pattern, feel like you need to give up because what is being presented is another way. Not everyones cup of tea because it requires that word most of us do not like – RESPONSIBILITY.

  6. Great point you make here Michael about what is ‘familiar and comfortable’ as this is what it is. We get comfortable even if things are not feeling right and because it is so familiar, we just keep doing it over and over again. Its like we just don’t stop.
    I was a classic case when I was overworking with absolutely no regard for my body and resting was for lazy people. I paid the price with a tumour and major surgery and then had to literally learn how to take care of my self and this body which I now value as something precious and not a thing that gets pushed around, ignored and neglected.
    It is after this big deal in my life which was 8 years ago that I have made an effort and commitment to sharing with others that there is another way to live.

  7. You have hit the nail on the head Bina, when you ask “what is the root cause of why I am sick”. For most of my life, whenever I was ill, my first reaction would be to stop the pain, relieve the ache, suppress the symptoms. Of course, me getting sick was never my fault, never a consequence of how I was living, so not once did I ask myself, ‘what is the root cause of why am I sick’. Firstly, it was never in my awarenes to ask thatsort of question because I had to have someone or something else to blame for why I was ill, like food, the weather, the stress at work, etc. Secondly, and more importantly, I wasnt prepared to take that level of responsibility for myself. So, a few years later, along comes Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine presenting to me that illness and disease doesn’t come to me, it comes from me. It comes from me due to how I live my life on a daily basis. This was a huge revelation for me because not only did it allow me to take responsibility for all my choices but also knowing that if I have any form of illness or disease, it would be through my making and therefore if I make it, I can unmake it. Another revelation that came to me was how it is so empowering when we do truly take reponsibility for our choices. We use medicine to make us feel better, but if we lived a life that took true responsibility for all of our choices we wouldnt need any medicine because living that way WOULD be our medicine.

    1. Great what you share here Tim and probably most of us would agree that not once do we ever question or ask if we had a hand in us getting sick in the first place. How we might be living, the choices we are making that got our body to the point where something is wrong and it hurts, aches or is calling for our attention.
      Blame – thats big in our world and it takes away any RESPONSIBILITY.
      Knowing illness and any dis-ease comes from us changes everything. We suddenly cannot go around blaming anything and everything. Instead it gives us a stop moment to really honestly ask how are we living on a daily basis as you say.
      I totally agree with you that living a life of true RESPONSIBILITY is medicine.
      All our choices are good medicine or bad medicine.

  8. The points that you make about our children and the questions that you are asking us are serious. Headaches tablets for children! I didn’t even know they existed.

    Whilst painkillers are needed sometimes if we are in a lot of pain, relying on them is a solution – a kind of patch up job that just masks what’s going on underneath.

    If we raise our children with just solutions, rather than supporting them to get to the root of the problem, they will inevitably go into adulthood seeking more band aids and ways to mask any discomfort.

    Reading this blog, the answer is so simple – express what’s inside. Express our feelings and what we truly want to say.

    Going back to the example of children, as adults we are only able to support them in their full expression if we are also supporting and encouraging ourselves to say and express what we really feel.

    1. What you are saying here makes sense Shevon. Painkillers and other medicine is most needed but if we are repeating this then it is high time to ask WHY.
      If we are not willing to ask what is causing us to need more of the same stuff then in some way we are not really wanting to change and looking for the patch up job as you say.
      When we get our act together by expressing what we feel we give others permission to do the same and that includes our kids, community and the world.

  9. I have a diagnosis of fibroids and as I prepare for surgery I often think of this blog and especially this line –

    ‘What if just saying what you feel and not holding back would mean you can express?’

    and then I read this today –

    ‘Does that mean that something inside us wants to come out – a feeling and we do not express it for whatever reason and this is what causes the imbalance that may start as tiny pain or tension located in a certain part of your head which you ignore until the pain is shouting at you?’


    ‘What would happen if you spoke the truth about how your really feel?’

    With the pain I experience during my periods I know for a fact that not expressing what I feel in each moment is the root cause of the period pain and the fibroids. When I say expressing it’s not just talking but just expressing what I naturally feel as I move through life e.g. if I feel to hug another – is that honoured or do I ignore and suppress it in the worry of what others might think?

    It’s interesting that the medical profession has no understanding at this stage of the cause of period pain and fibroids, but with what is shared in this blog I am sure that if studies were carried out on all women with these conditions and their lifestyles we would find that not saying and expressing what we feel would be a running theme.

    ‘What would happen to the multi-trillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry’, if supporting women to express what they feel was part of a woman’s treatment plan for any gynaecological problems?

    Thank you Simple Living Global for writing this blog and all of the blogs on this website as they are really giving us the answers to how we can change our lives.

    Next read for me will be – Expression is Everything https://simplelivingglobal.com/expression-is-everything/

  10. I consider myself to be healthy, but reading this blog, I’m seeing there is much more. One question in particular jumped out at me: ” What if just saying what you feel and not holding back would mean you can express?”. The idea that not saying how you feel can cause actual harm to your body is pretty big. Being ‘nice’ was considered hugely important in my family for all sorts of good reasons, but reading this blog I’m presented with a different perspective. Being ‘nice’ usually means not saying how you really feel, which means every time I’m nice I’m holding something back. If that’s true, it blasts out of the water all those ‘good reasons’ to be nice. Time to look at this more closely, methinks.

    1. Many people consider themselves healthy JS and they have their own images, pictures and beliefs. But what truly constitutes great health and should we be addressing vitality levels? By that I mean are we working long hours in nervous tension or are we deeply settled in our body and have the space and energy levels without reaching for stimulants to keep us going.
      On the point about being nice – this is huge for so many of us. You say it ‘usually means not saying how you really feel’ and this is true from my experience. It sucks, it hurts, it serves no one and it is deeply harmful to our precious body. Why on earth bother to do it and the other person gets the false you as the real you is being nice and no one benefits. Now thats bad medicine.

  11. When I lived in the UK I frequently suffered from colds, chest infections anything upper respiratory. I didn’t even think I was the cause of these frequent infections. I didn’t even connect it that I was working out 6 days week and not only holding back expression, but clamped it.

    I wasn’t the biggest fan of GP’s waiting room and still not, sometimes to wait for nearly 1-2 hours is painful enough but I go if I need their support.

    As already mentioned by Tim, through the presentations of Universal Medicine by Serge Benhayon, I am taking more responsibility and accountability for my own health. I know when there are signs and symptoms, my body is releasing and if support is needed from medication I will take it otherwise I will support my body and nurture it.

    On the note of children and sugar consumption on the increase. One Christmas Eve morning I watched a family member give 2 pieces of toast, a glass of zero sugar drink, custard and finished it off with chocolates, the child was 5 years of age and it was only 7am! And the parents wondered why she vomited later on.

    People are not taking responsibility and want everyone else to fix it for them. Don’t get me wrong I was once doing this but once I became friends with the word ‘responsibility & accountability’, I am observing the changes with in my own health.

  12. Great what you say here Shushila about how you ‘became friends with the words RESPONSIBILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY’.
    These words are scary and require us to make a stop and wake up and take note that we each need to do our bit and whether we do or not, we are accountable for the choices we make every single day. We do not like that as it means we cannot blame anyone or anything. These words are a game changer if we want to make true changes in our life.

    Next – the parents feeding a child what you mention for a christmas eve breakfast speaks volumes. What comes to mind is how Responsible is our behaviour when it comes to our children?

  13. This blog ought to be read by all and would be parents – a wake up call as to what’s going on globally. If it isn’t fast foods, fast entertainments, social media, its our unhealthy toxic emotions harming us and our children. We are not curing anything faster with fast technology.

    Isn’t it time we reverted to the old ways where common sense was common.

  14. A study published in February by think-tank 2020health has shown that “fear of finding out” is the reason 75% of people put it off.
    Dr. Max – NHS Psychiatrist reports in the national newspaper – Daily Mail on 11/2/2017 saying “the coping mechanism at play here is denial. In the short term it might allow us to avoid something anxiety provoking, but in the long term it can result in far bigger problems”.
    He goes on to say that there is a psychological explanation where there is a constant conflict between two parts of our mind – the reptillian brain and the neocortex.
    The reptillian brain is involved in our basic, primal needs. It results in short term thinking and is only interested in satisfying its basic desires. It is irrational and impulsive and does not worry about long-term consequences.
    The neocortex is the rational part of our mind that sets us apart from animals and enables us to understand cause and effect.
    So when we bury our head in the sand and overide the sensible neocortex which knows that not knowing something, does not make it go away. In other words get to the GP and get it checked out.

    What Simple Living Global is presenting is the next step. Go and get it checked out which is step one, then take a stop momement and ponder on WHY we got to that point in the first place. In other words how are we choosing to live that may have contributed to where we end up, with the sickness, illness, symptom or dis-ease in our body.

  15. Very interesting to read about the 2 parts of the brain, the constant conflict between them and how this comes into the choices were making.

    When I have asked people have you been to the doctor re a health issue or symptom they say oh no it’s ok, it’s not that bad or it’ll go away on it’s own, I have done this. The fear of finding out makes sense of these excuses to not go, but if it is viewed as something to work with, as an indicator of our choices, and there’s something we can do about it by questioning the way we’ve been living it could be something to be empowered and supported by whilst receiving medical help during this.

    75% is many many people putting off going the doctor. Is this the reason why our illness and diseases are worsening, becoming more extreme, needing stronger medication… with growing statistics? because we don’t go and don’t ask ourselves why do we have these illnesses.

    From my experience ‘the next step’ is definitely worth taking, I have had long term health problems turn round and stop. I am healthy, my energy levels vastly improved and I am enjoying life.

  16. Reading your blog again brought my attention to our children, expressing and medication. When I was a young a child, around five or six, I had very bad stomach pains that would have me doubled up, I was given tablets to take. I always understood them to be painkillers, it was only in recent years I found out they were sedatives. In my teens I was given medicines again for bad stomach pains, anti spasmodics, anti inflammatories and painkillers and took them for several years. I am sure this was a big contribution to my feeling tired and exhausted all the time.

    In recent years choosing to live differently, taking great care of myself, listening to my body, going gluten, dairy, caffeine and sugar free, addressing my emotional reactions and expressing much more my body has become healthy.

    Thank you Simple Living Global for this blog and website, for asking questions.. and showing us There Is Another Way.

  17. I have recently been on daily visits to the hospital and what I see is how we as a nation depend so much on the medical world to sort us out because we are sick.

    Without this medical intervention most who end up in hospital would not be alive so we have to thank the advancements made in medicine.

    But is there more we can do as individuals?

    I had an organ removed following 3 decades of completely dis-regarding my body and I noticed the momentum I was living stayed with me after surgery. What I mean by momentum is I had this racy pacy lifestyle and even though I was very ill, I had a brain running at a 1000 miles per hour and even with a blood transfusion going, I had a mobile phone in my other hand trying to book clients in.

    I was driven to the point that I could not stop and it is this momentum that needed to be arrested. This took time but it started with questions questions and then day by day taking small steps to change the wayward behaviour that led me to get so ill in the first place. That was 2008.

    Interesting to note that I have not needed any GP or hospital visit since and this confirms the anecdotal evidence that how we choose to live everyday is our medicine.
    For those who think this is a one off, miracle or a load of twaddle, it may just be worth tracking the author of this website in years to come.

  18. Are we scared or worried when we read news headlines that say “The End of Antibiotics”

    The health chief medical officer is saying we will have to treat sick with fresh air and sunshine.

    The UK is on the brink of a ‘post-antibiotic’ era.
    WHY? Because we are losing the battle against drug-resistance infections.

    New strains are not responding to a normal course of antibiotics so doctors have resorted to using two combined drugs.

    Some are saying that GPs are partly to blame for handing out antibiotics.

    Could there be more here that we are not perhaps considering?

    Is it time to think outside the box?
    Is it that our bodies are breaking down because of how we are choosing to live?
    Is it because we are no longer able to keep up with what our bodies are communicating?
    Is it because drugs are coming AFTER the bug and we are playing catch up?
    Is it because our lifestyle choices are changing so fast we cannot keep up with new strains?

    Are we going down the road where no antibiotics in the world is going to make a difference to us?
    Are we ready to ask more questions and get to the root cause of WHY we need antibiotics?
    Are we ready to be honest and ask WHY on earth are we getting sick and is there another way?

  19. This would be great to have ‘ why do we get sick? ‘ on the front of every news paper, a call to stop and reflect for a moment and bring this to our awareness. With the growing statistics, increasing severity, and more difficult to treat illnesses and disease on the rise what a service this would be to have this as a frontline news heading.

    Thank you Simple Living Global for putting this question out to humanity.. we need it and we need to start asking ourselves this question. This website offers so much with insight, lived experience and practical ways we can help our selves. If our health is in our choices, and in our hands.. is it time we now started to look at this.. take responsibility and bring the change we so want?

  20. When I used to get sick I would try all sorts of lotions, potions and pills but none of them worked so it is no surprise to that NHS England are going to ban GPs prescribing homeopathic remedies. The Chief Executive Simon Stevens is quoted as saying that homeopathy is ‘at best a placebo’. (Allen, V., Ban on GPs Prescribing Homeopathic Remedies, Daily Mail, 22nd July 2017)

    Why are placebos so ‘effective’ at improving symptoms?

    If we can be given a fake pill that has no active substance to treat a condition and see improvements, does this mean that there is more going on in the creation and healing of illness and disease than we have thus far accepted?

    Do we have a hand in curing our ills as well as creating them?

    It certainly makes sense for money not to be wasted on drug treatments that are ineffective, when there are other more sustainable and cost effective ways.

    I have found that through being honest with myself and being willing to see the things that I have been doing to cause sickness – e.g overworking, not speaking up, beating myself up with negative thoughts and changing that to making self-loving choices like resting more and stopping work earlier knowing that I am enough and that doing more does not confirm my worth, these responsible choices have enabled the tides to turn and my ill health has improved.

  21. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/purpose-in-life-healthy-aging/

    A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, published in JAMA Psychiatry on 16 August 2017 is saying that having a PURPOSE IN LIFE may play an important role in helping people maintain physical function as they age.

    The authors of this study say “People with higher purpose are more proactive in taking care of their health, have better impulse control and engage in healthier activities.”

    So what exactly is purpose would be a great question to start with?

    We could then say – who actually defines what purpose is for us?

    What is our own version or take on what purpose is?

    Does that fit in with our current lifestyle choices or are we seeing a bigger picture?

    What I mean is, do we have our own convenient suitable truth about what purpose is because we can look busy and ‘healthy’ by making a few lifestyle choices that tick the boxes BUT is that true and absolute purpose?

    Could it be possible that this is a great sign and confirmation from a study and we are now at least going to consider this but could there be more?

    Could it be possible that common sense would tell us that the reason we do something will have an impact on the greater whole and we are part of that whole?

    Could it be possible that most of us will do something in order to get identification, recognition and acceptance from others?

    Could it be possible that this type of purpose has an undercurrent that may not be so obvious, but comes from an internal drive to be more and do more?

    Could it be possible that true purpose is a quality that can be felt even if most negate, deny or ignore it at first?

    Could it be possible that our true purpose in life is to BE all that we truly are?

    Could it be possible that when we have true purpose in life, our particles move differently inside us?

    Could it be possible that in future all of us will know and live a true purpose, that holds a vibration that unites us ALL Equally and this is when our world will really see the much needed changes we so need right now on earth?

    Could it be possible that by living true and absolute purpose, we will not get sick and not living it is the answer to WHY we get sick in the first place?

  22. An article in the Daily Mail, 10th June 2017, talks about how herbal or plant remedies are NOT a side-effect free alternative.

    Natural remedies may not be the gentle alternative we imagine after it was reported that a man became psychotic after drinking tea made from St John’s Wort, a plant extract popular for its anti-depressant properties.

    People think it’s a better alternative to prescription medicines. However, just because something is from a plant, doesn’t mean it’s harmless.

    A plant with medicinal benefits contains an active compound that interacts with the body just as regular medicines do. But because plant extracts aren’t regulated in the same way, there’s no way of knowing the concentration of the active compound.

    Add to that, ‘natural’ medicines might be contaminated with dangerous chemicals in the plant.

    Modern medicine owes a debt to plants – heart medication ‘digoxin’ comes from the foxglove for instance – but we have modified and improved on them.

    This should be a wake-up call for people who think that just because something is natural and has helped others, it doesn’t mean that it will help everyone.

    But even in those it does seem to help…is it truly helping or is it simply just relieving the symptoms?

    Is it truly healing or is it just burying the issue?

    Another plant that is ‘natural’ and used for its ‘medicinal’ properties is Marijuana.

    Marijuana is well documented as being very harmful, so how can it be justified being used as medicine?

    We seem to have fallen for this word ‘natural’ and the fact that because it is natural, it must be good for us.

    Until we start to look at the root cause of our illnesses and diseases and not look for a ‘quick fix’ to relieve ourselves, we will always be subject to someone’s interpretation of whether natural products are good for us.

  23. I used to get sick all the time, I would say things like, it’s the season for it or I must be run down or it’s been going around. All these things to avoid what was really going on in my life then.
    I am by no means perfect now but I have taken responsibility in some areas of my life that mean I seem to get colds and flus very rarely. I can only remember having one in the last three years. It is simple things like committing to not eating any gluten or dairy, to be more responsible for my emotional state and seeking support by way of sessions on a regular basis.

  24. When I was young I would regularly get tonsillitis.

    It happened especially when I was under pressure with my studies.

    Eventually I had my tonsils out, but what if there was more to it than that?

    What if I was not expressing what was going on inside for me?

    What if the pressure I was feeling needed to be released in some way?

    Looking back, I can see the pattern and what was playing out.

    What if there is always more to getting sick than we are currently exploring with science?

  25. An article in The Week magazine, 6th January 2018, says that ‘Half of us are on meds’.

    Nearly half of adults in England are taking at least one prescription medicine, according to a new NHS survey.

    Of the 8,000 people questioned for the snapshot survey, 48% were taking one drug in the proceeding week: 24% were taking three: while among over 75’s, almost half were taking five or more.


    One in seven adults are on statins, one in seven are taking drugs to control their blood pressure and one in ten are on antidepressants.

    The greatest increase in prescriptions was for antidepressants: there were 37 million items dispensed in 2016, up 6% on the year before.

    In the areas described as most deprived, 54% of adults were taking at least one medicine, compared with 45% in the least deprived areas.

    These figures are shocking – 1.1 billion prescriptions in 2016 and nearly a 50% increase in only 10 years.

    Is anybody actually asking WHY?

    There is a comparison at the end of this article with only a difference of 9% between the most deprived and least deprived areas, so the blame cannot really be placed at the feet of poverty.

    Even the richer people are taking prescription medicines.

    Is it possible that the questions we need to be asking are:

    Why are so many of us on statins?
    Why have so many of us got blood pressure issues?
    Why are so many of us on antidepressants?

    What are we doing, or not doing, that is making us so sick?

    Is it possible that we are getting sicker because of the way we live, because of our lifestyle choices?

    Is it possible that we are getting sicker because we just want to check out from our lives?

    Is it possible that we are getting sicker because we know that there will always be the NHS there to take care of us?

    Is it possible that we are getting sicker because we don’t want to take responsibility for ourselves?

    I have attended some presentations by Serge Benhayon, the founder of Universal Medicine and what he presents is – what if all illness and disease comes from us and not to us, which means that all illness and disease is a reflection/manifestation of the choices we make on a daily basis?

    If this is true, which I feel it is, and we are the creators of all of our illnesses and diseases by our daily choices, is it possible then, that if we change our daily choices, we can change the outcome of whether we get an illness or disease?

    With 1.1 billion prescriptions issued in a year, is it possible that it is our Responsibility to start to look at WHY we are getting sick?

  26. I can honestly say now that the reasons why I have gotten sick have not just been because I wasn’t looking after myself, but also because of all of the emotions I was carrying.

    In more recent times I have felt how emotions like sadness or anger have been familiar responses when I am faced with situations that I don’t like; however as I have become more aware of how these emotions feel and that they are not in line with who I truly am I have started to question why I would choose those emotions.

    Because I am making the choice to not just accept that ‘that’s the way I am’and I am questioning things, I am now finding that when I am faced with situations there is less judgement about whether I like or dislike them and so there is less need for the emotional response.

    This gives me the space to respond in a wise way, rather than with the emotional auto-pilot response.

    I would say, having read what I have written above that I am more accepting and allowing of what happens in life now, rather than trying to control it.

  27. Why do we get sick is an essential question for us to be asking right now.

    I say this because in the UK it has been reported that the Prime Minister has recognised that the English Health Service does not have the resources it requires to provide high-quality patient care and has told the Treasury to “find the money” the NHS desperately needs. (The Guardian – 16th June 2018)

    The article goes on to say that –

    The budget for the NHS is likely to increase to £150 billion from £130 billion in four years’

    The sums are likely to be too small to keep pace with the rising cost of drugs and an ageing population that has ever more complex needs

    GP appointments are harder to come by

    Patients routinely sit for hours in overcrowded emergency wards

    Hospital operations are cancelled more often, due to a lack of beds

    The NHS is 70 this month and public dissatisfaction with the NHS is at its highest level for a decade.

    What if we have a hand in our health and well-being and that there is a way to live that does not pull on the resources of the National Health Service or any health service?

    What if there is something about the way that we are living that is contributing or even causing this chaotic breakdown of the system?

    I pose these questions because I recognise that the less emotional I am for example, the less I am sick and the less I need the health service.

    The more that I am getting on with what I need to do, dealing with life’s responsibilities and the more open I am to life and others, the more vital and full of energy I feel.

    Could it be possible that there is something about our current lifestyle that is causing us to get sick?

    Is addressing our lifestyle choices the real answer to saving the NHS?

    1. I like the facts you are stating here Shevon in your comment and what your take is.

      I want to say my bit – I was most certainly draining the NHS with my lifestyle choices because I ended up having to have major surgery and an organ removed.

      That tells me something about the way I was living was well out of sync to my natural state.

      Without sounding like a halo head, I have completely turned my life around.

      I got help and true support as I wanted to get to the root issue of WHY I got the symptoms that ended up with me eventually grieving, because a part of me had to be removed surgically.

      That real support came from a man called Serge Benhayon and his organisation – Universal Medicine. This man knows what he is talking about and I wanted the Truth and he lives absolute Truth.

      Well that was 2008, so 10 years have passed.
      Photos do not lie and if we look at me back then to now, I not only look 20 years younger but I have vitality levels like never before.

      ADD to that I am not craving for stuff or needing stimulation to keep going and function in life. The weight has not piled on and I can be honest and say I work every single day but also know how to take deep care of my body, which I see as a precious vehicle that allows me to do all that I need to do and Be who I truly am, to the best of my ability with no perfection ever.

      Back to the NHS news – I am living proof, in other words a living science that is saying there is another way and lifestyle choices need to be addressed with the word RESPONSIBILITY at the core of every choice we make every day. We are learning so no point being hard on ourselves or critical but making sure we do a Take 2 – in other words have another go if we make a mistake.

      Our current form of Intelligence does not like this type of real life in your face evidence which is called anecdotal. My take is it has to be the future as people like true stories and the fact I have not been to a hospital or drained the NHS for 10 years now has to be studied. There is something I am doing to help myself that keeps me in true health.

      On that note, I started this website which again needs to be studied as it holds great value for humanity, now and in the future.

      So my focus has changed.
      Looking after me and deeply loving and caring for myself means, I have the time and space to give more back to the world and not drain our health services.

      I claim I am a living role model not only for women in their mid 50s but for all generations and the statement I am making is – THERE IS ANOTHER WAY.

      No surprise it was the first blog published on this website for humanity.

      For any reader who thinks this is way off, too good to be true or whacky in some way – study me and note I am here for the long haul.
      I do not need a title, a standing ovation or publicity on social media to share my huge monumental changes.
      I will keep writing and keep doing what I do best – GET ON WITH IT

      So far on track – Consistency Integrity Responsibility being the key ingredients of course.

      Those who are in authority and those who have the power would benefit if they allow people like myself to speak about HOW I made such changes, where I no longer need the health service to fix me. It tells me that I must be doing something right.

      ADD to that no GP surgery for even a cold or flu symptom.

      What seems to be happening is we are looking for solutions to our illness and sickness but not asking serious questions WHY it has happened in the first place.

      The game changer will come when we get the surgery or medication, but ask questions so there is real change in our movements, our behaviour and our everyday choices.

  28. An article in The Week magazine, 21st October 2017, talks about the worst cholera outbreak in a town called Sana’a, Yemen.

    The cholera epidemic convulsing Yemen is now the biggest and fastest-spreading outbreak of the disease in modern history, with a million cases expected by the end of the year, according to the WHO.

    Until now, the worst outbreak was in Haiti, which saw 815,000 cases between 2010 and 2017.

    Yemen, which is also enduring a civil war and chronic food shortages, has experienced that number in just six months (more than half of them under 18’s).

    To date, there have been 2,156 recorded deaths.

    A spokesperson for Save the Children said, “There is no doubt this is a man made crisis. Cholera only rears its head when there is a complete and total breakdown in sanitation. All parties to the conflict must take responsibility”.

    What is cholera?

    Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhoea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated. It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholera and is usually found in food and water contaminated by faeces from a person with the infection. It is not likely you will catch cholera from just casual contact with an infected person.

    In comparison, only about ten cases of cholera are reported each year in the US and half of those are acquired abroad.

    The disease is most common in places with poor sanitation, crowding, war and famine.

    The war in Yemen has its roots in the failure of a political transition supposed to bring stability to Yemen following an Arab Spring uprising that forced its longtime authoritarian president to hand over power to his deputy in 2011.

    The new leader then struggled to deal with a variety of problems, including attacks from al-Qaeda, a separatist movement in the south, the continuing loyalty of many military officers to the previous president as well as corruption, unemployment and food insecurity.

    In 2015 the forces loyal to the former president attempted to take control of the entire country, forcing the new leader to flee abroad.

    Alarmed by the rise of a group they believed to be backed militarily by regional Shia power Iran, Saudi Arabia and eight other mostly Sunni Arab states began an air campaign aimed at restoring the new leaders government. The coaltion received logistical and intelligence support from the US, UK and France.

    Jihadist militants and Islamic State group (IS), have taken advantage of the chaos by seizing territory in the south and carrying out deadly attacks thereby causing more chaos and confusion.

    As history has shown over and over again, war usually comes down to two reasons, religion or politics, and generally it is religion that informs the politics.

    Whatever the reasons for war, there is only one thing that can be guaranteed…it is the general populace that will always be the ones to suffer the most as it is them who are used as pawns in someone else’s arguments.

    The last paragraph of this article says that ‘There is no doubt that this is a man made crisis. All parties to the conflict must take responsibility’.

    This of course is very true and is it possible that that can be extended and it is not just for those that are doing the fighting.

    Is it possible that the ordinary citizens of Yemen have to take responsibility as well because they have allowed those in authority to create the country they have lived in for so many years?

    Is it possible that we, the world, as a global community have allowed this to go on for many years without asking any questions?

    Is it possible that every crisis is man made?

    Is it possible the answer to ‘Why Do We get Sick’ is because we are forever making choices that make us sick?

  29. Talking to an investor recently about the companies in his portfolio.

    He was saying one of the biggest challenges these days is founders getting sick. Particularly with auto immune issues.

    We talked about why this was and the impact it has.

    He has read extensively on the subject and said there is little known about the causes. He speculated about environmental and airborne antigens and the amount of air travel these founders do.

    We talked about other possibilities and the huge impact of lifestyle choices and excessive stress and striving. Asking the question: why would the body start to attack itself?

    He would likely find this blog a bit whacky, but it presents some serious food for thought on this subject.

    It made me think of the wake up call we get from illness.

    Where would we be if we didn’t get sick and we didn’t have cause to look at why that is happening and consider making a change?

    1. Thank you for sharing and reporting this comment JS, which is speaking volumes.

      Founders of big companies getting sick and in particular auto immune issues.

      I myself was working with a team of bigwigs in the USA, from the president, across the board and department managers.

      Two of the vice-presidents had auto immune and it was progressively getting worse.

      So this needs to be studied and we all need to start having conversations because so many people strive to be a kingpin of a company or drive themselves to get to that point.

      What we need to be asking is at what cost is all this to our body?
      At what point do we make a choice that takes us away from our natural state of being and puts something – in this case work ahead of that?

      Pun intended is it “a head” that moves and does what it wants and the body is detached, separated and not aligned to the body and this is what causes the disturbance that eventually shows up as an illness or dis-ease inside our body?

      All these so called intelligent people running the ship – those jumbo corporate organisations – how have they missed the simple stuff, like we need to take care of this body we have if we want to put it to great use and help our company, which means help others.

      What this exposes is those at the top end in powerfull positions have not nailed it and SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT even if one person at the top has auto immune disease.

      WHY would our body want to attack itself?
      What are we doing in our daily life that our choices end up attacking our most precious thing – our body?
      What on earth is our body communicating to us if it attacks itself?

      The fact that your comment highlights this is going on at top notch level is very very serious and it’s high time we all started asked the WHY questions.

      Next – I was not a bigwig but I was driven to the point where I got so ill I had to stop working for almost 2 years. Having had an organ removed, I simply could not rest, stop or change my movements to do less. My mind was racing with ugly thoughts telling me I was lazy, wasting medical resources, not being active, as I could barely walk and the other nonsense that our mind fills up with when we are off track.

      I had to re-learn and develop a way of Living that connects me to who I truly am and that meant less clients and less push to ‘make it big’ or any other success images that this world was feeding me.

      Looking back, the biggest thing was my need for recognition. I needed to be identified with what I had done, achieved and this left me with a constant tension.

      Today, I know that what I have done from slowing down and taking a good look at what was not working in my life and making new choices with the word RESPONSIBILITY has been the game changer.

      I am certain beyond any doubt that my connection to who I truly am will be my best medicine going forward in life.

      This comment, this blog and this website confirms to me that I do have something valuable to offer humanity and it does not have to be a picture in my head or a set of ideals and beliefs.

      In fact, it is far grander than all of that and I am learning what that means by doing my best to live a life where my body is the compass that moves me and not my head.

  30. The Week – Issue 1186
    28 July 2018

    A growing number of patients in England are being refused hip and knee operations even though their GPs believe them to be in their clinical interests, according to a report in the British Medical Journal. Under NHS rules doctor must make “exceptional funding requests” for certain treatments, which are then decided by clinical commissioners.

    The system was originally mainly used to restrict access to cosmetic procedure and fertility treatments, but cash-strapped health authorities are now applying them to hip and knee operations too. According to the British Medical Journal, nearly 1,700 requests for operations were rejected last year – a 45% increase on 2016-17. “The money has in effect run out and clinical commissioning groups have got to find ways of delivering greater efficiencies” said Julie Wood, Chief Executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners.

    So you may be wondering why I am posting this comment on ‘Why do we get sick?’.

    The last line from the Chief Executive made me recognise that there are already greater efficiencies that can be achieved if we are willing to look at the way that we live.

    If I use myself as an example at the age of 26 I embarked on some dance training. I ended up damaging the tendons in my right hip so badly that I could not even walk down the stairs in my home. Today at age 40 I am still dealing with the effects although it is now healing thanks to Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy.

    For 40 years I have lived under ideals and belief of who I thought I should be and as a result I have driven myself into activities against what my body wants to do, hence the dance injury as an example.

    When I have thoughts of those days, I remember day after day driving my legs and hips to move to the way we were being instructed. Even though it was killing me my will was so strong that I was determined to do it, but for what benefit?

    So the point that I am questioning here is –
    Do we get sick by the beliefs and ideals we hold about how we should be living which is against our true nature and can this affect our hips and the whole way that our legs and knees then move us through life?

    It is like we should be taking the A road which is natural and harmonious to our body, but because we are conditioned by the beliefs of who we have to be and need to be we don’t even see the A road, but choose the B road and with that comes the complications including illness and disease?

    Without Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy and me choosing to listen and honour my body more, I know that I would have been in one of the statistics for a hip replacement.

    Thank God there is another way.

  31. Do we ever really stop to question – why we get sick, or do we just carry on until the next time?

    What if our body is communicating something to us when we get sick?

    What if our body is letting us know that something about the way that we are living needs to change?

    What if something about the way that we are living needs to be let go of?

    What if our body is asking us to stop so that we can let go of all of the doing?

    What if by getting sick, life is telling us that we are much more than what we do and that more of who we truly are needs to come out?

    What if any sickness is a blessing, if we are willing to take the healing that is on offer onboard?

    What if getting sick is an opportunity to STOP and review our life and where we are?

  32. The Times – 6 November 2018

    It has been suggested that doctors must prescribe arts and culture to help patients to stay well and recover from illness more quickly.

    A new term called ‘social prescribing’ is seen as the way we are to deal with illness and disease, so that we offer ‘person centred care’ rather than just ‘patient centred care’ and medication.

    The question arises – is this strategy the key to help us uncover why we get sick?

    Patients with psychosis could be offered dance classes

    Patients with lung conditions sent to singing lessons

    People with dementia given personal playlists

    But what if the way out of psychosis is not dance lessons?

    What if singing or not singing has nothing to do with lung conditions?

    What if having a personal playlist or not has nothing to do with dementia?

    Whilst I agree that focusing on a medicalised model of just prescribing medication to deal with ill health is not the answer but is ‘social prescribing’ enough?

    Are we really asking the right questions with ‘social prescribing’ – like how has someone become ill, how they have lived their daily life from birth?


    Are we satisfied with solutions that just keep everything the same?

    When we say people have felt better as a result of their dance class, or singing lesson, what do we mean by ‘better”?

    Is it a form of happiness?

    Do we measure how long it lasts and whether it is sustainable or are we left longing for the next class or the next song to pep us up?

    What if there is a way to trace back all of our ill choices so that we understand why we get sick in the first place?

    What if there is support available so that we can make new daily choices that are supportive of our health and well-being, that places us on the road to true health?

    What if all of this is very real, possible and available for everyone?

  33. Metro News – 21 November 2018

    8,000% rise in Google searches for sickness

    Internet searches for health have increased over past 3 years because people want “quick fix solutions”.

    ‘How to know chest pains are serious’ – this search rose 8,871% according to analysis from Google data found.

    Keywords like – Acne | Sciatica | IBS searched more than 100,000 times a year.

    1 million people a week struggle to get seen by a doctor.

    So this tells us clearly SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT if we have such a huge percentage of people trying to use the internet to find a solution for why they are sick.

    What if we stopped and got to a website like this?

    Simple Living Global are world leaders in bringing everyday stuff to the table, so to speak.

    In other words things we all need to know and talk about more, so we get to the Truth.

    Blogs that are well researched and presenting the possibility of another way to be and live.

    Call it lifestyle choices or a platform for true health and well-being, this website will one day be a popular choice for those who are ready for Truth and not a quick fix solution.

    This website, this blog and this comment offer no solutions.

  34. An article in the Guardian newspaper, 6th December 2018, talks about how the NHS needs thousands of more beds for the winter.

    The NHS in England needs 10,000 beds in hospitals this winter to keep patients safe, the British Medical Association (BMA) has said.

    The doctors union is predicting a rise in the number of A&E attendances, longer waits and more people needing hospital admission in the coming season and they say “it could be the worst on record.”

    The BMA’s analysis suggests that between January and March 2019, total emergency admissions will rise to more than 1.6 Million – up from 1.5m this year.

    With all the modern technology and modern advances in medicine, is it possible that we could rightly assume that illness and disease should be much less than it was in previous years?

    The reality, of course, is somewhat different.

    How is it, that, with all that the world knows about illness and disease and the prevention of it, we, as a race of people, are getting sicker and sicker?

    Health systems all around the world are bursting at the seams and there seems to be no let up with the increases in sickness, which only serves to place more burden on these systems.

    Is it possible that we need to start asking WHY?

    Is it possible that we need to start looking closer to home as to why we are getting sick?

    Is it possible that the way we live our lives is creating our illness and disease?

    If we are the creators of our illnesses and diseases, then is it possible that we can ‘un-create’ our illnesses and diseases?

    What if there was another way??

  35. The Week – Issue 1208
    29 December 2018

    British workers missed an average of 4.1 days through sickness in 2018 the lowest figure ever recorded. Back in 1993, when the Office of National Statistics started collecting data on sickness, the average was 7.2. It has been declining ever since, but it’s not clear why. Some say the population is getting healthier, but others believe that a culture of “presenteeism” going to work when ill – has gone up, owing to insecure labour conditions.

    I was surprised to read this but at the same time from the conversations that I heard today, I should not have been.

    Overhearing 2 people talking in an office today they shared how they have both considered going on long term sick leave due to the difficulties they are experiencing at work.

    As they are not off sick is it possible that they are just coming to work in “presenteeism” where they are at work but in truth they are ill?

    One of them spoke about people hating it at the workplace and if we consider that if one is hating what they are doing day in and day out is this not an illness in itself, or does this not count as we do not have hate as a dis-ease in any medical manual?

    What is happening to the person as they go about their daily work feeling hateful and resentful and what kind of quality of service are they providing, no matter how technically proficient they may be?

    When will the quality of the service being delivered and the quality of our workforce take precedence over having bums on seats or just getting the work done or indeed meeting that target?

    Is it possible that having staff at work in “presenteeism” is an urgent wake up call for us all to consider that something is not right?

  36. Have we ever considered why we get sick?

    Reading a news article about a famous sports person diagnosed with a terminal illness raised a number of questions –

    Is there something about the way that we live that contributes or even causes illness and disease that we are blind to?

    Is it simply a case of bad luck, genetics or an accident or is there more?

    Do our emotions have a part to play, as Simple Living Global questions here?

    Is it possible that our accepted view of ‘You only live once’ is what get’s us into trouble?

    Does this care free attitude enable us to live recklessly?

    Could a life of fame, fortune and stardom have anything to do with why we get sick?

    Is it possible that all of the things that we strive for in human life – money, fame, fortune, success are all causing our ill health?

    Do we then look for someone to blame rather than take responsibility for where we find ourselves?

    Do we seek endless ways that we can keep going and continue to engage in human life, even though we are losing our faculties and have lost any physical ability to function?

    Does building voice and eye recognition devices that enable us to continue interacting on social media and the internet help us to understand why we have become sick in the first place?

    Are all of the solutions that we are seeking contributing to our demise?

    Some of us may feel that this questioning is harsh, but is the avoidance of asking these types of questions helping us to remain where we are, with the illness and disease rates rising daily?

  37. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12411765/

    This is a very old study dating back to 2002 but worth noting taken from a U.S. government website.

    20 years ago we were told about Leisure Sickness yet most of us today did not know or learn about this.

    The study was to explore the condition of people developing symptoms of sickness during weekends and/or vacations.

    Leisure sickness is a relatively common condition.

    We knew back then – so what’s new and what has actually changed?

    There is more to report but no need to focus on a study back then, when 2 decades later it is coming up in main stream media as a wellness topic to bring awareness to the public domain.

    As with all research studies, they always say more studies and future studies to test specific hypotheses.

    That means 20 years later we do have more studies somewhere, for us to find and read (that’s if we can understand the language used) and then what?

    Worth reading our comment on the Holidays blog dated 7 May 2022 as it explores and questions more about this thing known as “Leisure Sickness”

  38. Office for National Statistics – 26 July 2023


    ‘Too ill to work’: A deeper look at what the figures show

    The number of people who give long-term sickness as their main reason for not being able to work has been on the rise.

    There are now 2.5 million of these people.

    400,000 more than before the pandemic.

    The rise has continued with more people overall reporting long-term health conditions.
    36% of all working-age people reporting at least one long-term health condition in the first 3 months of this year. This is up from 31% in the same period in 2019 and represents a drop of 2 million people reporting themselves fully fit in 4 years.

    Those whose long-term sickness has led them to stop working or looking for work – 38% reported having 5 or more health conditions in 2023.
    34% rise since 2019 and the total is now 937,000 people.

    Many people now have interlinked and complex health issues, which might mean that they have more than one health barrier to hinder their return to the world of work.

    The most common health condition is depression, bad nerves or anxiety.
    In the 5 million working age population – 12% reported suffering from this.
    More than half of those economically inactive because of long-term sickness, or over 1.3 million people, reported this condition.
    However, new analysis shows the majority of those with depression, bad nerves or anxiety reported it as a secondary health condition rather than their main one.

    70% of those with a main health condition that was musculoskeletal in nature – problems with back or neck for example, reported that they had more than one type of these conditions.

    58% of those with back or neck problems as their main health condition also reported having issues with their legs or feet.

    56% who cited mental illness as their main health condition also said they suffered from depression, bad nerves or anxiety.

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