Did you know that you’re lucky? It’s true. Sure, you may have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia, but you’ve found your way to Save Our Bones, where you can get solidly researched information and solutions that don’t subscribe to the medical establishments’ flawed logic. You’re way ahead of those who blindly take the osteoporosis drugs without question.
You might be saying, “But that’s not luck. I did my research and found this site.” Exactly! See, luck is an interesting phenomenon. Why are some people considered lucky, while others seem to miss the mark? Is luck just random chance, something that’s bestowed on a rare and “lucky” few, or is there more to it?
The Luck Project
Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, wanted to know more about luck. Being a psychologist and a researcher, he had the means to do more than idly ponder the issue. Over a period of several years, he examined the lives and thinking patterns of 400 volunteers of all ages and from different walks of life.1
In one very telling experiment…
[Wiseman] gave both the “lucky” and the “unlucky” people a newspaper and asked them to look through it and tell him how many photographs were inside. He found that on average the unlucky people took two minutes to count all the photographs, whereas the lucky ones determined the number in a few seconds.
So why were the “lucky” people able to complete the task so quickly?
Because they found a message on the second page that read, “Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.” So why didn’t the unlucky people see it? Because they were so intent on counting all the photographs that they missed the message.
Wiseman noted that,
Unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They go to parties intent on finding their perfect partner, and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look through the newspaper determined to find certain job advertisements and, as a result, miss other types of jobs. Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there, rather than just what they are looking for.
It turns out that what we often think that luck is more a matter of being open to possibilities; of looking beyond the surface.
The Bone Health Connection
So now you might still wonder what does this luck research have to do with you and your bone health. Well, if you’re “lucky,” meaning that you’re aware of the possibilities around you, you’re more likely to have an open and questioning mind. And that curious spirit is what led you to Save Our Bones in the first place.
Yes, there are simple, natural solutions to regaining your bone health and conquering osteoporosis. But of course, you won’t find them if you follow the herd and obediently implement mainstream solutions.
You see, the best way to gain control of your bone health (indeed, of any health issue) is to actively seek answers and form your own bone health philosophy. And that’s precisely what you’ve done.
What does luck have to do with bone health? It brought you here!
You’re Different… And Part of a “Lucky” Community!
Others with bone health issues get diagnosed, accept their prescriptions without question, and shut everything else out. If they come across information that conflicts with “doctor’s orders,” they look the other way.
You, on the other hand, refuse to follow blindly. You take your health in your own hands, learn as much as you can, and you know that knowledge is power. You explore with an open mind, you accumulate valuable information, and then you make your decisions based on sound research.
So because you’re actively searching for answers and are open to solutions that don’t march in lockstep with the mainstream, you had the good “luck” to find Save Our Bones!
The Save Our Bones community is full of “lucky” people who know a great opportunity when they see one. Indeed, our community is growing by leaps and bounds. We have more visitors at the Save Our Bones website than ever, and the message of natural osteoporosis solutions is slowly but surely making its way into the mainstream.
In the past few weeks, we’ve seen how the mainstream media is catching up to us. For example, several large newspapers, including the Washington Post and the Seattle Times, have recently carried stories about the dangers of osteoporosis drugs.
What If You’re Not Lucky
I already know you’re lucky enough to have found Save Our Bones. But perhaps you consider yourself unlucky in other areas of your life. Fortunately, you can change that. In Wiseman’s Luck Project, his personality tests found that “unlucky people are generally much more tense and anxious than lucky people, and research has shown that anxiety disrupts people’s ability to notice the unexpected.”2
So If you’re tense or anxious, you’re not as open to the “luck” that surrounds you. In the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, I devote an entire chapter to the effects of stress on bone health and offer easy, practical techniques you can use to reduce your stress levels. Stress is actually acidifying to your body because of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands when your body is under stress. The secretion of cortisol has the same effect on the alkaline/acid balance as when you eat highly acidifying foods.
You can combat stress in several ways. Simply taking a few slow, deep breaths now and then will help, as can reading uplifting materials or a silent nature walk where you simply appreciate the beauty around you. And in Good Deeds and Good Bones, I wrote about how the simple act of helping others can reduce stress.
Reduce your stress, and you’re likely to see your luck AND your bone health improve!
Appreciate Your Good Fortune
This Easter/Passover season is a good time to be aware of and appreciate the role “luck” has played in leading you to Save Our Bones. I congratulate you for being a truth seeker and for having the wisdom to realize the importance of what you’ve found. You’re not just lucky – you’re smart, resourceful, and filled with curiosity and initiative. You have the power to take control of your life and your health.
So continue keeping an open heart and mind, learning along the way.