The Irish Health Foundation is a bridge to ‘healthy-living’ for Ireland. Bringing knowledge and understanding of health and wellness and building the infrastructure across Ireland to deliver it.
Who is doing anything positive and powerful on a national scale about promoting health and well-being deeply in Ireland?
There are so many organisations out there who are focused on specific diseases or health challenges but to me they are missing the bigger picture. All the big players (for-profit and not-for-profit) allocate funding and investment towards finding a ‘cure’. So by their nature they are largely reactive to existing problems. On the proactive side, there is always the token mention of healthy lifestyle, get some exercise, eat your vegetables – but this is more of an after-thought than a guiding principle.
My understanding is that most of the money ever invested in health in Ireland has focused on almost exclusively helping people who are already suffering and sick versus investing in actually preventing the disease from developing in the first place. If we took all the organisations in Ireland (public/private/non-profit) that aim to tackle health problems/diseases and calculated how much they spent on finding ‘cures’ over the past 10 years, I’m sure it would total hundreds of millions of euro. By contrast, how many national organisations (public/private/non-profit) have invested deeply in ‘healthy-living’ (as opposed to investing deeply in ‘disease-curing’). I have not come across any that have done anything of note. I’m sure they probably exist but they are largely unknown and small in comparison to the big ‘disease-tackling’ organisations. I say it is time to change this focus!
Let’s stop waiting to get sick. Let’s choose to live to be well. Understand why we get sick and take preventative action. Add to that, the fact that the human body can actually become super-human and super-charged when you introduce lifestyles like non-meat, vegetarian, vegan, raw whole foods, organic foods, exercise, breathing, meditating and so on. This is what the Irish Health Foundation is supporting and promoting. We are that organisation that will stand for ‘healthy living’. We will promote it and support it up and down the country. Our work is only just beginning, please support us if you believe you can help in any way.
The Irish Health Foundation is giving the gift of great health back to the Irish people.
All the best,
Jonathan, Paul & The Team
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- https://www.gofundme.com/irishhealthfound – donate through our open GoFundMe Page
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Written by Jonathan Comerford – Managing Director & Co-Founder of The Irish Health Foundation