As I returned a book to the library at Natural Health Naturopathic Academy (NHNA) two days ago, I accidentally saw something that bothers me a bit. I saw a staff editing Dr. Jessie Chung’s photo. For those who do not know, Dr. Jessie Chung is the founder for Natural Health Farm. What he did is removing the wrinkles at the bottom of Dr. Jessie Chung’s eyes. Now, I understand why Dr. Jessie Chung looks so young all the time on those magazines. I heard about such thing but this is first time I saw someone did it in front of me.
I know that it is important to look good on those advertisement. That’s why we hire professional photographers, professional graphic designer and professional people to do the marketing. But, I feel that it is deceptive and hypocrites especially they are selling beauty and health products and using software to edit the face to look young on the advertisement media like magazines, books and flyers.
Personally, although I didn’t so such thing, I also gotta be real too. When I am not feeling well, I struggle to be real because I am afraid that I will loose my reputation as ‘health consultant’. I am scared of how other people look at me, studying nutrition, selling and taking health products, and yet can sick. But, the truth is we all are just a human. Although we take good supplements, this won’t promise that we will never get sick. This is because optimal health is not just about taking enough supplements. It also covers healthy lifestyle, emotional health, mental health and spiritual health and many other more like your occupational health. And it is not easy to cope with all these and with the right BALANCE at the same time.
Secondly, we have to accept the fact that we will get old. And no one in the world can prevents that. We can delay the process, but not stopping it all together. Having said all these, let’s still strife to live healthier 🙂