When you complete the Health Climate Survey profile you will be making an assessment of the functioning of a wide range of body
The three great body system dysfunctions are
There are various organs of the body have a degraded level of operation it may
show up as a dysfunction in b one of more of these three areas.
Dysfunctions are recognised by their symptoms.
SYMPTOMS OF PERSONALLY GENERATED
- aerobically unfit
- high blood pressure
- sleep apnoea
- tired, lacking energy
- low libido
- elevated blood fats
- elevated cholesterol
- cardiac insufficiency
- irritable bowel
- musculo-skeletal pain
- bones out of
- arthritis - bone
- lack of strength
- lack of flexibility
- lack of mobility
- torn ligaments
- torn tendons
- torn muscles
- bulging discs
- lacking confidence
- low libido
- drinking too much
- feeling guilty
- losing weight
- gaining weight
- crook gut
- highly strung
- lack of energy
- low self esteem
- difficulty coping
It's often difficult to pinpoint what the real
under lying dysfunction is, but you will know from the symptoms that
something's not working well. In fact it's usually a whole lot of individual
body parts and systems
that are not working well.
The good news is that if you're alert to what the symptoms
are telling you, there is a good chance that by getting yourself fitter and
healthier, poor function will be restored to good. Of course when that
happens the symptoms disappear. You feel better.
The moral of the story? The symptoms are alerting you to an
underlying dysfunction. Treat the dysfunction - don't just mask the symptoms
with a junk pharmaceutical.
THE BODY AS AN ECOSYSTEM
In a nutshell the body is an ecosystem; what
happens in one part may well affect another.
The most well known example of this is the
relationship between the mind and the rest of the body systems. When you get
stressed out of your brain your blood pressure may go up, you could get
rashes, irritable bowel, headaches, tired ...
It works the other way round too; if you don't
keep yourself fit, eat in a way that nourishes the cells of your body,
meditate ... you can feel dreadful - you can even get depressed.
The epidemic of mind dysfunction is only
mirroring the epidemic of dysfunction in all other body systems and we can
expect the epidemic of depression to continue to escalate at the same rate
as the epidemic of all other body system dysfunctions.
The moral of the story is 'Keep yourself fit
and healthy and the body systems will look after themselves.'
The Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Climate
Survey is based on the
premise that the body doesn't lie.
If you ask someone 'How'ya going?' they'll usually say something like 'Not
bad.' (Can you think of too more negative words to string together than
'not' and 'bad'?)
However despite feeling 'Not bad', the body
systems are crying out in pain - headaches, tiredness, obesity, crook guts,
itchy backside, high blood pressure ... The score on the Health Climate
Survey profile is soaring through the roof.
What the assessment doesn’t do is ask questions
how well your liver is functioning.’
‘Rate how well your heart is
(Most people wouldn’t have a clue. In
fact they think that things are ticking over nicely, until they start to
catalogue the more commonly expressed symptoms of body system dysfunctions.
They say that an organ or system has to be able 70% dysfunctional before
you'll notice something's wrong.)
When you look at your health there could be a
lot of things going wrong, though you haven't yet come down with a something
serious enough to lay you up for a few months.
The Health Climate Survey profile will provide you
with an indication of creeping dysfunction. When you look at your score
you'll be able to gauge whether some systems are already at risk. You'll be
able to take stock and do something about it before it gets so bad that
you're on some sort of life-support.
The popular life supports in our culture are
pharmaceuticals which mask the symptom without fixing the problem.
There are degrees of dysfunction where it is
hard to pin point exactly what’s going wrong. Usually when
that happens a physician will most likely diagnose your complaint as a
Of course the tough part is working out exactly what is wrong and what's the
underlying cause of the problem.
Because of the inter-relatedness of the
body system dysfunctions it's often
difficult to track down the causes of the complaint that finally has someone
rushing off to the surgery.
Generally speaking though, when something's
wrong in the foreground, what's lurking in the background is low levels of
health and fitness.
yourself into exceptionally good shape and most of the body system dysfunctions
will disappear - like magic!
For instance, if you get lots of headaches
you’ll need to ask yourself ‘What is the cause of my headaches?’ The causes
are probably legion, as are the number of body systems involved and the
degree to which a range of body systems are dysfunctional.
Same thing if you feel tired, have a crook guts or
high blood pressure.
Whilst some of the questions in the profile
may appear to be more specific than others, you can be pretty certain that
when rating how you feel on any one question you’re making an assessment
about a range of body systems and their degrees of function.
The best way to treat the symptoms is by using
the Lifestyle Prescription.
Click here to go to complete the Health Climate Survey Profile.