Our nation’s growing health crisis is well documented. According to the CDC, 6 of 10 adults have at least one chronic disease and 4 of 10 have two or more. Chronic diseases, including heart disease, various cancers, stroke, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease, are the driving force behind our nation’s $3.3 trillion annual healthcare costs.

Ironically, the increased presence of chronic disease in younger adults over the past generation or so has occurred in conjunction with a veritable boom in the health, fitness, and nutrition industries. This increase has occurred in spite of widespread internet access and the availability of smartphones, which have afforded us quick and easy access to the latest innovations in chronic disease prevention and alternative forms of treatment.

No one really wants to be sick. We want to be healthy and energetic so we can fully enjoy life. So what is our problem? Our problem is we have forgotten the golden rule of healing.

Simply stated, the golden rule of healing is this:


Think about that. When you cut your finger, the healing process immediately begins from within your body. Your bloodstream goes to work building a clot at the site of the wound to prevent further blood loss. White blood cells are then carried to the site to destroy bacteria and prepare the area for repair. The skin is pulled tightly at the wounded area until new tissue forms and the skin is fully restored. From start to finish, healing takes place from the inside out.

So how can the golden rule of healing be applied on a larger scale to overcome the ravages of chronic disease? Historically, having a positive mindset has been a critical factor in the healing process, and a positive mindset is a spiritual matter.

As General Douglas MacArthur said in his radio address to the American People after World War II had ended:

“It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.”

All healing takes place from the inside out. Now is the time for our healing to begin.