Why Is This Such A Secret? by Tom West
I found the Fountain of Youth!
It’s not literally the key to everlasting youth, but I’ve
discovered how to slow down the aging process and start looking
and feeling better. It’s a simple procedure that involves your
mind and your nutrition.
And I can’t understand why more people don’t get it.
For most of us, our idea of health is something like, “Ok, I’m
not sick, I watch what I eat most of the time, I try to exercise,
I go to the doctor and get medications when I can’t kick a cold
or the flu.”
We accept that losing our hair, getting wrinkled, getting flabby,
and having less energy is just a part of getting older. And yet,
we all know some eighty-year-old person who looks fifty and has
more energy than we do!
What’s their secret? Why do I feel so lousy and they’re doing so
Is it genetics? Partially, but there’s much more to it than that.
How we approach our own bodies and spirit mentally has a profound
effect on what we really are. Unfortunately, we allow our
doctors, our pharmaceutical companies, and our media to tell us
how we should feel.
My mother is a perfect example of someone who is a victim of the
programming our society puts out there. Her health began to
decline rapidly about 5 years ago. She suffers from fibromyalgia,
allergies, thyroid disorder, anemia, high cholesterol, and had a
tumor removed from her shoulder which has left the left half of
her body with some serious nerve damage.
She is on twelve, count them, twelve different prescription
medications. She spends over $1000 a year on her medicines. To
add to that, she has a severe caffiene addiction that requires
her to drink a coffee twice a day just to feel “normal.”
There is no doubt in my mind that she has health problems that
need prescriptions to be moderated. There is also no doubt in my
mind that she is mentally dependent on all of these medications,
thinking that she’s “getting older” and that medication is the
I am a high school band director by trade, a job that demands
frequent 15 hour work days. I used to come home stress out,
exhausted, and was incapable of enjoying my two toddlers’ antics
or having a conversation with my wife.
I was amazed at how my life changed for the better when someone showed me HOW to think about myself.
I no longer allow myself to be a victim in my own life. I control
what happens to me. Everything negative that has happened to me
today is the result of what I manifested for myself in the past.
Thanks to some good friends, I have discovered that the key to
health and happiness lies within my own thinking. If I think that
I will be successful, and I tell myself that each day, it will
Thanks to some wonderful books by such authors as Dr. Robert
Anthony and Napoleon Hill, along with some personal coaching, I
am slowly teaching myself to control my own destiny through daily
I look at the world differently now. In that new view, I have
seen my mother’s suffering and realize that she is a victim of
society’s programming. Precription drugs are now advertised on
television with the regularity of car and beer commercials. The
message is clear, “You are sick. You have a disease. We have
something to ease your suffering.”
My mother switched primary doctors three times recently because,
as she told me, “She didn’t get along with them.” I believe now
that she left them because they would not give her the care, or
more accurately, the prescriptions that she wanted.
I have introduced my mother to a series of all-natural health
products that will slowly help her cleanse her system and start
her on the road to true balance. She and I have also discussed my
new mindset and how she needs to believe that she can be healthy
and energetic again. It is going to be a long road, but with the
changes I am helping her to make, she will be successful in the
So I ask again – why don’t more people get it?
Why is it that people believe that prescription drugs are the
answer to all their health problems?
Unfortunately, the answer most likely is because that’s what our
society is programming them with. I choose to turn off the
television ads and take charge of my own health. I will gladly
help anyone do the same for themselves and their loved ones. It
takes a commitment to learning HOW to think, not WHAT to think.
Author Tom West is a successful high school band director, husband, father of two, and home-based business owner. He lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania and enjoys contemporary a cappella music, drum and bugle corps, health and wellness, mentoring people to success, and spending time with his family.