What is Health?

A Google search of the word “health” returns 12,300,000,000 results. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition is different from Merriam-Webster’s definitions, such as “the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit” or “the general condition of the body.” This disparity would lead us to believe that there is no real answer to the question “What is health?”

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My journey to wellness began with a plate of melted Polly-O.

When I was in high school, that was my favorite snack. I would come home, cut off a block of cheese, put it on a plate, and microwave it for 60 seconds. Then I would eat it. Just like that. Warm and gooey.

It wasn’t until I graduated college that I realized that I was addicted to food that was terrible for my health. And not just for my health, but for my mental well-being.

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