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Is Health the new Wealth?

When health is absent ... wealth becomes useless,” the ancient Greek physician Herophilus once famously said.

Less pharma, more farms. Less pills, more plants. less GMO, more organic. – Anonymous

"The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body, the better you feel, and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results." – Tony Robbins.

On World Health Day, we could reflect upon thousands of sayings related to health. Perhaps, however, the one that best defines how central well-being is to human happiness and prosperity was coined over 2,000 years ago by the Roman poet Virgil, when he said, “The greatest wealth is health.”

One would hope that two millennia would be long enough for such simple wisdom to sink in—and we have made progress in eradicating diseases and reducing the poverty that damages our ability to live long, happy, and productive lives. Yet human society is still managing to invent new ways to harm itself.

High on the culprit list are environmental health risks, such as pollution, chemical exposure, and climate change—the majority of which are unintended consequences of the way the world has developed. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 12.6 million people died because of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012, nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths. The sad fact is that many, if not all, of these deaths could have been avoided through better environmental management.[1]

With the cost of basic health care soaring daily, the price of prescription drugs going through the roof and a new pandemic popping up at every turn, today, more than ever, health is indeed a measure of wealth.

And the keys to a happier, healthier and a longer lifespan is selfcare consisting of exercise, a nutrient-dense diet and effective skincare. “Healthy habits help us live longer,” explains Dr. Myra Dulac, “When you practice self-love, you make the best decisions for yourself… Self-care is not vanity. It’s about finding the balance between inner and outer beauty.”

“You want to be able to play with your children’s children and have the ability to travel the world, climb Mt. Everest; be a Ninja, a soldier, a warrior, a conqueror! But for you to accomplish any of those things, you need the energy to start,” Dr. Dulac insists. “You should treat your body the same way you would treat a luxury car. She further explains, “If you don’t take care your car, the engine going to shut down. If you don’t put gas in the car, it’s not going to start, no matter how expensive it is. We need to pamper our bodies in the same way. Like a car, our bodies need regular maintenance. We only have one body, and we need to take care of it.”

“It’s such a great feeling to have that exuberant confidence that comes looking good, feeling good and being healthy. But so many people don’t have the energy to do persevere. That’s why many health blogs recommend taking care of or pampering yourself to feel great physically, emotionally, and mentally.[2]

Any google search of “Health is the New Wealth” yields more of the statements above.  If you want to enjoy your life, and feel good while you are enjoying it, then you have to look after your body.  A blogger wrote: “This model is built upon many pillars of health including:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle
  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Emotional health
  • Adaptability to stress
  • Personal perceptions

These factors can impact your overall health, and not just today, but for 10, 50, even 100 years from now. The model for true health is about creating vibrant health, not just for today, but into your 100s.[3]

At Glomalin, we are trying to contribute a tool to this conversation, our chemical free and vegan skincare products. Our products are made from botanical ingredients that are sourced from certified organic and natural sources.  By using Glomalin for your skincare needs, you are ensuring less harmful chemicals enter your body through your skin and at the same time your purchase is contributing to organic farming practices that have a positive impact on our natural world.  In our opinion, health is the new wealth and we intend to continue to provide products to our customers that will have them achieve their goals in this area. Shop now:

Glomalin, giving you our best for health and wealth.




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