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Did You Know You Are A Science Project?

Let me inform you of this climatic diagnosis, YES, YOU ARE A SCIENCE PROJECT! Now before you discredit the statement and close down, think about it for a second. Let's time travel back to grade school for a moment and reflect on the components of those dreadful, time-consuming projects. It's interesting how we thought we would never use certain school experiences again in life. However, as I mentally return to my younger years, I've realized this is one we should have probably paid more attention to. Do you remember the 5 pillars involved in every science experiment? They are,

  • Observation: Establishing Your Casework/Investigative Inquiry

  • Research: Data collection that supports your observation

  • Hypothesis: Your Predicted Outcome

  • Experiment Conducting: Putting your Theory to the test

  • Conclusion: Results of Hypothesis and A Shared Outcome

If you recall, the most memorable projects were the ones with clear conclusive revelations. For these projects to achieve that outcome they require constant- consistent variables, which plays a vital role in creating the environment for the object oberved


Now let's apply this theory to the dynamic between you and the healthcare system. Place yourself as the 'object' of observation and your life as the experimental data (this entails neighborhood access to resources as well as behavioral practices). For example, have you ever noticed how the selection of stores varies depending on the area's demographic? You can typically determine the class and financial bracket of a neighborhood based on the establishments occupying the area.  I recently visited a family who lived in an predominantly black, mid-low income area and immediately noticed the limitations within the quality of food market selection and restaurants. There were no nutritional healthy restaurant options, lower quality in produce, scarce 'organic' choices, and a plethora of processed and sugary foods, it was frustrating to say the least. I quickly became annoyed as I painfully realized that certain regions don't stand a chance. Now, imagine going to the doctor's office for a routine medical assessment and data collection of your family history- this is when hypotheses are drawn. Once you've received your prescription, the experimental conducting begins, establishing conclusive outcomes for a statistical population. Now do you see it?? It has become evident that based on the variables of accessible selections combined with commonly shared behavioral practices determines whether your life is more likely to lead to a path of disease, medical office visits, and medications.

So, here's what you can do to create a possibility of changing your narrative. Here are (4) important mental principles to bring about an alternate outcome:

  1. PAY ATTENTION- You cannot begin to bring the situation what it needs if you don't know what it's lacking. When you're unsure of knowing what you need then people will tell you what you need. This is the first step to being educated.

  2. You are the gatekeeper of your body- You have the final say on what you internalize and what you allow to enter your body.

  3. No one is required to care more about your health than you- You set the tone of how people treat you, including your doctors. They are there for support, but that support is determined upon how informed you are.

  4. Education is KEY- When you're educated, you can make more informed decisions, ask more informed questions catered to you require ,and increase your success rate at achieving your goal.

Now let's shake up some experiments and change the concluding outcomes. Become educated and more informed of the functions of our body and how to better take care of them. Start in the comfort of your home by getting involved in virtual events and transforming your nutritional lifestyle.

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