How would you define or describe “healthy”?


  • How would you define or describe “healthy”?

    Posted by Hippocrates_Garden on December 1, 2022 at 2:28 am

    This is something that’s been rattling around in my head for some time (mainly because there is precious little else in there).

    Having been in and out of our (cough cough) “Health Care System” (cough cough) in Mental Health, EMS and Nursing, and seeing the ICD list grow almost as fast as the national debt, it leads one to believe, the only difference between “healthy” and not, is whether they have a diagnosis or not. And If one goes through the current ICD list of over 72 thousand entries, it’s hard to believe there’s a person alive who wouldn’t have multiple diagnoses, if only questioned or tested enough. (just google [or Duck Duck Go] ICD code list, and you can download it)

    It’s like, my best chance of remaining “healthy” (aka undiagnosed) is just stay the hell away from medical professionals with diagnostic capability.

    JR2911DonnaW replied 1 year ago 10 Members · 14 Replies
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  • Hippocrates_Garden

    December 1, 2022 at 2:41 am


    Halitosis R196
    Gas pain R141
    Flatulence R143
    Absent bowel sounds R194

  • Squashmania

    December 4, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Exactly. The police were berated for “profiling”, but how often do we hear a patient being referred to as a diagnosis? “The gallbladder in bed 3”, the sepsis alert in bed 10, the gsw in the trauma room, etc. Not just mentally, but physically, everyone is pulling a sack of rocks. Some are heavier than others.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Squashmania.
  • Squashmania

    December 8, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    i keep coming back to this post to see what others have written. Well, I guess that’s for me to do.

    Health is more than the absence of disease.

    It carries with it an innate robustness and “joie de vivre” ( joy of life) , balanced demeanor, and spiritual connectedness.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  Squashmania.
    • Hippocrates_Garden

      December 8, 2022 at 9:14 pm

      One thing that stands out to me is, if we cannot define or describe it, how can we achieve it? Is it the case that true “health” is so rare today, that we find the concept beyond us? Do we know “healthy” people that are on daily meds? And any who are not on meds, just haven’t been evaluated fully and received a diagnosis… Yet?

      • Squashmania

        December 9, 2022 at 2:48 am

        Health may be a modern unicorn. We are masked and distanced. We are numbed with drugs and alcohol because of perceived problems and medicated for sadness. There are many of these situations that being in a cabin on a mountain would solve, and Florence Nightingale had it right. Clean environment, clean water, fresh air, sunshine, daily activity and wholesome food all contribute to the health of a person. There are other factors, but if a good base is established, a strong structure can be built.

  • Hanidu-Farms

    December 8, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    This is not original to me but I’ll share it anyway as it helps me to practically evaluate where I am. “Health is measured in relationships: My relationship with myself, my relationship with God, my relationship with others and my relationship to Creation (this includes finances).”

  • PWDOhioRaptureReady

    December 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    My first thought was….on no medicines, none. Sound of mind (mentally stable), body and spirit. Happy and finances has nothing to do with it. Content enough to be over ourselves and helping others.

  • ExpectRain

    December 18, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    I define health as whether or not I feel refreshed when I wake. I have been into herbalism and food healing the body for a long time. The US is the only country that I have seen that doesn’t do a parasitic cleanse twice a year. Even when I was in Germany my Oma would make me. Parasited are in everything whether we like it or not and a good cleanse is a big help.

  • JesusIsOurSaviour

    December 19, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    I would define “healthy living” as a person who is honestly balanced in terms of mind, body, spirit and soul. In a Godly way, between man or woman and The Father. Not in a carnal way. (Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.) How does God define healthy? I also agree with absolutely needing first thing is a healthy relationship with God, THE CREATOR Himself. A person needs healthy food, healthy habits, healthy relationships, healthy routines, healthy boundaries, healthy perspective, this leads to consistency thus leading further towards longevity. (In the days of Noah, they lived to be hundreds and hundreds of years old.) Moreover, in order to be truly healthy, a well-rounded individual thrives when their environment reflects happy and healthy attributes. Healthy living isn’t all about what a person thinks healthy living is, it’s literally an inward journey, undefinable by man, only God can define a healthy person. A healthy person is loving, and if someone knows not the Creator, how can they know love? They can’t. They may be deceived by the false love and false light movement. Each individual must first understand who God is and what He is, so that they have relationship with Him, and not the world, in order to be truly healthy. It’s a spiritual thirst. You’ll always be still thirsty with the world’s water. Jesus He said drink from my water and never thirst again…(John 4:14 KJV)

  • c563

    January 2, 2023 at 2:20 am

    Healthy to me encompasses body & mind. I believe that if I do not require daily medical intervention (meds) to function and feel well, I am healthy. I also believe that I am responsible for my health, so I get outside every day, exercise regularly, am mindful of what I put in my mouth and try to control my stress.

  • CrazyCats

    January 2, 2023 at 10:56 pm

    Healthy haven’t seen in 18 years.

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