If I were to ask a dozen people this question, I am sure I would get a very wide range of answers. To some, it would be take more exercise; others, reduce sugar; others still, lose weight – and so on.

Although these aspects are often important, I believe the key to seriously upgrading our health is to take personal responsibility.

Sadly the majority of people abdicate the responsibility for their health to someone else – often their doctor – and because of a failure to take control, end up stumbling from one health crisis to another.

Taking responsibility for your wellbeing is enormously empowering. You realise that you are in charge and you begin to make lifestyle choices that are right for you, no longer dancing to the tune of someone else’s agenda and no longer participating in the common sticking plaster approach to disease management that seldom yields lasting beneficial results.