Jason Hyde

It’s all about collective health

In the past few weeks, things have been getting hot. Or so it seems. And no, this time is not about the summer temperatures (although I’m not supposed to waste intended puns). It’s about the actual health of our planet and in turn, our own. 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, we’ve witnessed a few environmental disasters in the past few weeks. We’ll deviate a bit off topic because we cannot talk about unprecedented incidents without extending our deepest condolences and prayers for the families affected by the tragedy in Surfside, Florida. Although the causes of the building collapse are still being investigated, this event hurts deeply in a collective sense which is what we’re here for, today.

The world seems to be hurting more than usual in the public eye. The Gulf of Mexico has been compared to a hell hole, after catching fire when an underground gas pipe leaked, and sea animals as big as dolphins washed up on Sri Lanka beaches after a cargo ship carrying toxins sank in the Indian Ocean. And hurricane Elsa slowed down and lost strength before hitting Florida, otherwise these together could look like signs for something anxiety inducing. 

All of this goes to show us how little control we have over large-scale events. And when faced with these events, those left standing fit mostly into two categories. I like to call this, the Coca-cola predicament. It’s 2021, we all know what carbonated sodas are made of and what they do to our bodies, and of course at the end of the day everything is about balance. If you want to know where you stand, ask yourself this: life is short so I might as well drink that soda or life is short so I choose to leave out the soda out of my meals or at least 9/10 times. And now we know those choices go for almost everything we consume on a daily basis, and which is why every week we bring you not only news and advice to help keep the planet safe, but also you. We live in a globalized world where you can buy out of season avocados from one part of the world, on the other side of it. And every product you purchase is an endorsement for that product and brand. Each step you take towards true health makes the collective healthier.

You are a part of this world, you are a part of the food chain, we will all eventually return to the earth and one way or another play our part in the circle of life. The question is, if you’re meant to live a life free of natural disasters and accidents…are you going to stop wasting time and take care of your health? We know the planet would be grateful.

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