So what is health, and how would you define it? It seems that everyone has a different idea of what they consider it is to “be healthy”. Through the years, I have seen many patients, who consider health to quite simply be the absence of disease. You may even be surprised to learn that many patients consider being able to live with diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other disorders through a delicate balance of drug therapies to be healthy. I think it is safe to suggest that this type of “eyes closed” mindset to taking care of oneself is less than being healthy and certainly less than desirable. Now don’t misunderstand me. I am all for the appropriate management of health conditions. What concerns me however is abandoning healthy habits and adopting poor habits with the assumption that the drug companies will make everything right. This is a tremendous wrong doing in society today and in fact the main reason for the endemic problems of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, etc. that we now have. There is much information on my Healthy Eating Page regarding, well, healthy eating. There are also exercises on my Fitness page from beginner to advanced, using a stability ball. To truly be healthy, is a lifestyle choice with a balance of healthy diet, exercises and nutrition, and addressing health problems before they take away your health.