Health is like an investment account: when you are in a perfect state of vitality and getting all the Power Nutrients your tissues need to function at their best, your “health account” balance is at 100%- as it should be. But when you suffer a deficiency of key nutrients, it’s as if you’re withdrawing money from that account. At first, the account has a lot of money in it, so small withdrawals don’t make much difference. But over time, your balance starts to take real hits; eventually, you can’t pay your bills. You start running a “vitality deficit,” and your body reflects this by developing the problems we diagnose as disease. Only by putting “money” back into your account—only by restoring the balance of vital nutrients—can you return to health.
This incredible similarity between health and finance leads to two new terms that, for us, replace the outdated and vague terms “disease” and “health:”
BioDebt: The state of nutritional deficiency that drains your wellness account.
BioWealth: The state of nutritional abundance that leads to optimal function.
When you give your body a daily supply of the essential nutrients it needs to function at its peak level, you are investing in your present and future vitality. Doing this isn’t always easy. Much like finance, it requires long-term vision. It takes discipline to put money into the stock market month after month, year after year, resisting the temptation to cash out when the Dow plummets, and it can seem like an act of faith to take antioxidants or coenzyme Q10 supplements every day for twenty years. But we can attest that it’s not an act of faith: it’s an act of fact. Well-supported scientific research results prove that when you consistently make “optimizing medicine” part of your personal care routine, you protect your vitality against future dysfunction. You are making small, but daily, deposits into your BioWealth account. Over time, they really do add up.