Welcome to Be Healthy–Stay Well. I have been on a search for good health for over 40 years, actively trying to change my diet looking, at what it takes to have good health, and trying to establish a pattern for myself and for my family that would lead to better health.
My quest has been aided in many respects by the fact that I have 11 children and have published a book, Take Charge of Your Child’s Health, that is based on information stemming from my hands on experience raising healthy children, rather than from textbooks.
It has always been one of my basic beliefs that the body is much smarter than medical textbooks, doctors, nutritionists or any other of the many health care professionals out there. The question we must ask ourselves is this: “What do we need to give our body to allow it to be healthy and stay well?” Sometimes when a body’s defense or repair mechanisms become overwhelmed it may need some additional help with traditional medications, but it is important for us to recognize when those situations are the exception for treatment, rather than the rule.
About 27 years ago I discovered the beginnings of what is now called Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is personalized medicine that deals with the primary prevention and underlying causes rather than the symptoms of serious chronic disease. It is a science-based field of health care. [What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here…]
Behealthystaywell.com is not a disease oriented website with information pertaining to a particular illness. There are many other websites devoted exclusively to that. This website is focused on restoring the body to balance and not diagnosing a specific set of symptoms so you can take a particular medication.
I want to start you on a journey to finding balance and good health for yourself as an individual. Good health is a uniquely personal journey and there is no book, no diet, no set of standards that a health practitioner can effectively apply to everyone. And to make the journey even more interesting, everything keeps changing – your body changes, your environment changes, your stress level changes. All of these require constant adjustment, so it is something that you work on regularly.
You must realize, however, that the burden of having good health is going to rest on your shoulders. It is not something that I can do for you. It is not something that your doctor or the Mayo Clinic or Leahy Clinic or any high-powered medical facility can do for you. It is a job that you must take upon yourself and decide that it is so important that you make it a priority in your life.