Ray Salomone, Personal Trainer and Wellness Activist
This would make a debate for the ages. Is wellness the same as medicine? Are their goals the same? I don’t believe they are and in fact, I believe them to be polar opposites.
Wellness is a proactive approach to wellbeing. It is a lifestyle that relies on traditional, ethnic and cultural practices to help one achieve an optimum quality of life.
True wellness is not profit driven. (Scam wellness is)
Medicine is reactive, employed only when health declines either acutely or chronically. Medicine relies on pharmaceutical efforts to improve health. Medicine profits enormously from its followers.
In recent decades, medicine has been the preferred and first choice of most. Medicine’s best marketing play is that it is quantifiable. You’re sick, you take medicine, if you get better, it’s a victory for medicine. If you don’t get better, medicine has positioned itself so that it largely avoids blame. Medicine is a master at covering its own ass.
Wellness doesn’t have the same mechanisms in place, nor do true seekers of wellness need to declare every small victory. Wellness isn’t selfish. Medicine is. Wellness spreads the message. Medicine pours the juice for its followers to drink.
The time to take control of your wellness is at this moment. Don’t wait until you need medicine.