Updated: Nov 5, 2020
When you think about it, the body that was given to us at birth was our very first birthday gift. It was a gift from God and what a magnificent gift it has turned out to be. Let me explain.
Any machine that can do myriad of things simultaneously and automatically is really something and our bodies do just that. We can be walking down the street, smelling orange blossoms, seeing cars drive by and people walking down the sidewalk, chewing gum and tasting the flavor of it, talking to a friend and turning our heads when we feel like it, moving our arms, digesting the meal we just ate, thinking about the next thing we’re going to say and brushing hair our of our eyes – all while our immune system is fighting off some pesky bacteria or virus, while our adrenal glands are providing the correct amount of cortisol for energy and while we are burning calories (it’s a long walk) – all with in the same minute! Each function happens by itself, without any additional thought or command and there are hundreds of more our bodies are performing of which we aren’t even aware. Yes, that body of ours is unbelievable.
But, just like any other piece of operating equipment, this one needs care, too.
Unfortunately, most of us take what we live in for granted. We don’t give it the sleep it requires, the nourishment it needs, the water it craves, the supplements that would likely help or the peace and quiet it relishes. Instead, we bombard it with stress – some unintentionally and some of our own making, we drink or smoke too much, take to too many drugs (prescription or otherwise), eat horribly and wonder why as we age, things begin to fall apart. I was a perfect example of neglect run amuck.
After more than a dozen years of much of the above, living with unrelenting stress – no vacations and tying be superwoman – my body finally gave out. The first of my first incurable illnesses occurred. As most of you know, I then switched gears in life and realized conventional medicine wasn’t helping me with the conditions they labeled chronic or incurable – instead, I just was given more and more drugs. Once I broke free and begin to try a more natural approach that nurtured my body, this body miracle began to heal itself. The rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, chronic allergies, psoriasis, hyperthyroidism and later, even neutropenia disappeared and my body became it’s own extraordinary self.
Granted, it’s a little older now – and gravity has its disadvantages, as we all notice over time, but basically speaking – I’m not the worse for wear, look much younger than my seven plus decades and am grateful each day for my first and most amazing birthday gift.
I hope you will also begin to look at your body differently, listen to its signals and let it guide you through its reactions and internal voices to better health – in fact, perfect health. It’s never too late.