People will answer health. Yet it’s not the correct answer.
This past weekend I attended the Garden State Chiropractic Society convention in Mount Laurel New Jersey. The first presenter was Dr. Robert Berkowitz who made a clear distinction for the opposite of sick. Sick means symptoms, pain, diseases, conditions, ailments, etc…
Health is when all the parts of the body function 100% all of the time.
It’s healthy sometimes to have symptoms and pain. If you eat poisoned food you will have symptoms and violent pain in your abdomen in order to eliminate the poison you ate. That’s how the body keep itself alive… otherwise you could die from food poisoning.
Dr. Berkowitz said that the opposite of sick is: “NOT SICK”.
Think about it for a moment. If you’re not sick (no symptoms, no pain, no diseases, no conditions, no ailments, etc…) you may have a heart attack in an hour and die. It happens every day. People who visited their doctor for a check-up yesterday were told they were not sick and died of a heart attack the next day. Obviously people with a healthy cardiovascular system don’t drop dead of a heart attack. So…
Dr. Berkowitz is right! The opposite of sick is “not sick”. It has nothing to do with health whatsoever.
Amazing isn’t it?
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