We are getting overwhelmed with information. A lot of what we hear and read is not true. Some of this information is deliberate lies to mislead and put harmful products into the health and wellness market.  We hear and see more of this propaganda every day in news, tv, advertising and social media.

This machine we call our body has three parts. On the top is the NOGIN, our control center. It gets data from five things. With ears we hear sound, with eyes we see, with a nose we smell, with a mouth we taste and with our skin we touch. SOUND SIGHT SMELL TASTE and FEEL. A fat lazy muscle called the brain computes this data and does all kind of things with it.

The next part of the body is our insides, and it is called the GUT. It is the location of all the machinery that gets us moving and shaking and blowing and going. This gut needs two fuels, water and food. If the water is not clean and or if the food is not good then there are problems with the muscles, tubes and pipes that make this gut machine run smoothly. There are two essential requirements to make the gut run right, motion and sleep. If there is no motion the machine slowly quits running, and if it doesn’t get enough sleep, it loses its oomph and just quits.  Then we fade away into the sunset.

The stuff on the outside that is left over is what I call the DIGITALS. There are normally two arms and two legs and with all the hookups needed to respond and react to the five senses that react and respond to the gut and noggin.

This body we have is the greatest machine ever created. It is a gift and the two of us have so few things we are responsible for. Once we get born, it will take at least twelve to eighteen years for most of us to get good water and food on our own. The world is get better at getting clean water and better food. The data shows people are living longer.

 There are two basics that are being ignored in USA. Diabetes type 2 and obesity. The data is becoming clearer every day. A major cause of type 2 diabetes is obesity. A major cause of obesity is over consumption of processed sugar drinks. This is not going to be solved by government regulation. The cigarette problem was not solved by politicians, they just put a tax on tobacco. They are already starting to “sin” tax soda pop. The prescription drug, medical, and food processing industries will not stop this epidemic.

The solution is basic. It is simple. Drink more water, and less sugar drinks, then drink more water and a lot less sugar drinks, and finally drink water and no sugar drinks.

Take good care of this Magnificent Machine we call our Body.

 It’s the BASICS.