Do basic demographics determine our health?
Do basic demographics determine liver function? What about intestinal function? What about the resiliency of someone’s immune system? Or more importantly, the nervous system which controls the immune system? Can you look at someone purely by age, weight, height, sex, or race and tell me they do or don’t have slight liver damage, intestinal damage, or the resiliency of their immune system? Can you tell just by looking at someone if they drink a little more than they should? If they eat a good diet? If they are suffering from depression, anxiety or other mental illness? Can you tell what surgeries, injuries or underlying conditions someone has simply by their basic demographics? No you cannot…. All of these things determine the true health of an individual and often times never manifest in observable physical traits.