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Health is not defined as just the absence of disease. Health is a state of spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
You already have everything you need to be healthy. Living a healthy life is about listening and trusting your intuition, instincts, and senses, about learning to listen to your body's whispers before they turn into screams of pain.
The vital ingredients of a healthy life are happiness, meaning, purpose, love, and recognition. All these aspects of yourself must work in harmony, and you have to put balanced energy into each of them to achieve the optimal state of well-being. Developing healthy, addiction-free behaviors, eating well, and staying in good physical shape are all part of planning a healthy lifestyle and are essential components of your spiritual, emotional, and somatic well-being.
Happiness does not necessarily come from the people around you, wealth, or situations, but from how you perceive all of these things. Following your emotional response pattern, you'll discover that it is your core beliefs that are responsible for the way you feel. Your belief system acts like a filter, and regardless of what happens outside, it alters your perception and makes you feel the way you feel.
Your beliefs are constantly shaping the world you live in. The belief system is the foundation, the primary factor that makes up your behavioral pattern and your identity. Whether it is secular or religious, a belief system is always present and governing your life. Your beliefs are your most deeply rooted truths, the ones you value most. Your entire life is led by your beliefs. And what if those beliefs are not accurate?
Your view of yourself, others, and the world around you is the core of your belief system. These views are not about science or proofs; they are about personal choice. This is a major choice that won’t directly impact your career, your wealth, or your social status, but it will impact the core meaning and purpose of all these. Thus, you can change your life by changing your beliefs.
Since you always draw your power from the deepest reality you are aware of, this choice will have a deeply important impact on your health and the quality of your life. Moreover, the best results a therapy has to offer always come out of the therapeutic approach that you trust the most.
When it comes to choosing the view of yourself, you can either “invent” yourself, or you can choose and adopt one of the three most well-known existential models.
If the world you perceive is despiritualized, you may adopt the allopathic model and see yourself as a sophisticated, linear, and predictable chemical machine. You may see yourself in terms of chemical reactions and equations, in terms of chemical elements, molecules, proteins, cholesterol, fat, minerals, hormones, chemical transmitters, etc. The advantage of this model is its apparent simplicity. So, when you are ill, since according to this model all dysfunctions are caused by a chemical imbalance, the logical repair solution for this model would be to use a chemical input aimed at rebalancing “the machine.” The main weakness of this model is that it views humans as aimless, soulless, mindless chemical machines, or nothing more than the result of natural, selective evolution.
Or, if your worldview is mathematical, and the space of your reality is geometric, you can adopt one of the cognitive models and see yourself as an intelligent, programmable supercomputer. According to these models, emotions result from a process of cognitive learning. Since almost all the known physical illnesses and imbalances are psycho-somatic, the solution to health would appear to be a cognitive learning process, aimed at improving your cognitive functions and consequently rebalancing whatever health imbalances might have occurred. Similar to the previous model, the cognitive models views humans as purposeless, soulless, and spiritless, programmable bio-cybernetic intelligent machines.
Or, you can adopt the spiritual model and see yourself in terms of the spirit with a human experience - rather than some kind of highly intelligent, evolved ape. An advantage in adopting this model is that you’ll not only defeat your fear of death, but you’ll have the opportunity of a healthier life by granting yourself the privilege of accessing the resources of all three available levels of healing.
So, when you need to improve or regaine your health, you can either access a form of spiritual healing, which is aimed at restoring your spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being, or you can access a form of emotional healing, which is aimed at restoring your emotional and consequently your physical health. Or, you can take advantage of homeopathy, acupuncture, or one of the various herbalist, or natural remedies to address your somatic or physiological function imbalances from a traditional perspective.
For, one could say that just as modern allopathic medicine is an almost magical system for dealing with serious health emergencies, life-threatening infections, or severe trauma, ancient medical approaches are equally impressive for teaching patients how to live a healthy life or how to heal their chronic illnesses.
Living in love, truth and dignity is the pathway to life’s fulfillment. When you live for your desires, you feed your ego, and thus you enter a vicious circle of self-disappointment and suffering. Because the ego is, by its nature, always insatiable.
Health is a state of perfect harmony of the mind and body, a natural outcome of healthy living.
Healthy living resources:
"Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith. They think they know the truth. They believe that science has already solved the fundamental questions." - Dr. Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion
"Fasting is actually far more beneficial than just stimulating autophagy. It does two good things. By stimulating autophagy, we are clearing out all our old, junky proteins and cellular parts. At the same time, fasting also stimulates growth hormone, which tells our body to start producing some new snazzy parts for the body. We are really giving our bodies the complete renovation." - Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine - How to renew your body: Fasting and autophagy
"Did you know that the human heart is the organ that generates the strongest electromagnetic field of any organ of the human body? It produces an electromagnetic field 5000 times as powerful as that produced by your brain. Furthermore, this energy field changes in relation to your emotions.
One thing you should know about electromagnetic field is that every organ and cell in your body generate an energy field. Since the heart generates the strongest electromagnetic field, the information stored in its electromagnetic field affects every organ and cell in your body." - Your Heart is more than a Pump - It has a Mind of its own
“Everyone from diabetics to top athletes are advised to make sure they eat "enough" carbs to keep their systems from crashing. This misguided advice is at the heart of many of our current health failures. It's also a driving factor in our diabetes, heart disease and cancer epidemics. Dietary fats are actually the preferred fuel of human metabolism, and this can be traced back to our evolutionary roots. One of the keys to long-term weight management and good health is healthy mitochondrial function, and for that you need to get your net carb, protein and fat ratios correct.” - Burning Fat for Fuel Increases Quality and Quantity of Life
"Cholesterol is a lipophilic molecule that is essential for human life. It has many roles that contribute to normally functioning cells. Cholesterol functions as a precursor molecule in the synthesis of vitamin D, steroid hormones (e.g., cortisol and aldosterone and adrenal androgens), and sex hormones (e.g., testosterone, estrogens, and progesterone). Cholesterol is also a constituent of bile salt used in digestion to facilitate absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K" - Physiology, Cholesterol
"Emerging evidence shows that contact with the Earth - whether being outside barefoot or indoors connected to grounded conductive systems - may be a simple, natural, and yet profoundly effective environmental strategy against chronic stress, ANS dysfunction, inflammation, pain, poor sleep, disturbed HRV, hypercoagulable blood, and many common health disorders, including cardiovascular disease. The research done to date supports the concept that grounding or earthing the human body may be an essential element in the health equation along with sunshine, clean air and water, nutritious food, and physical activity." - Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons
"People with low levels of vitamin D in their blood have significantly higher rates of virtually every disease and disorder you can think of: cancer, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, heart attack, stroke, depression, cognitive impairment, autoimmune conditions, and more. The vitamin is required for calcium absorption and is thus essential for bone health, but as evidence mounted that lower levels of vitamin D were associated with so many diseases, health experts began suspecting that it was involved in many other biological processes as well. Yet vitamin D supplementation has failed spectacularly in clinical trials. Five years ago, researchers were already warning that it showed zero benefit, and the evidence has only grown stronger. In November, one of the largest and most rigorous trials of the vitamin ever conducted—in which 25,871 participants received high doses for five years—found no impact on cancer, heart disease, or stroke." - Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?
“These findings are obviously highly relevant to medicine because a great deal of healing depends on regeneration and on the self-healing capacities of bodies. Healing was going on, long before the invention of medicine. All animals and plants have healing capacities on which they totally depend, and so did our human ancestors before shamans, plants and later doctors and surgeons came along. The ability to heal is inherent to all forms of life and these morphogenetic fields underline that healing process. Of course, medicine can help this process, and I believe that most conventional and alternative medicine relies on the body's own healing abilities that already exist, and they enhance, encourage, or catalyze them.” - Morphogenetic Fields of Body and Mind
"The Biolo gy of Belief" will forever change how you think about your own thinking. Stunning new scientific discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning show that all cells of your body are affected by your thoughts. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., a renowned cell biologist, describes the precise molecular pathways through which this occurs. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter, and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species. - Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles
"In host theory, people don’t “catch” germs that give them diseases. Instead disease-causing germs are actually opportunistic, thriving in people whose bodies have a weakness or imbalance internally. They are a byproduct of the disease, not a cause of the disease. You see, you have MRSA, cancer, viruses, and bacteria in you and on you all the time, every day! A healthy balance of beneficial bacteria and healthy body environments keeps the unhealthy stuff out and in balance." - Pasteur Versus Béchamp: The History of Germ Theory
“This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia.” Original Assignee of the US6630507B1 patent: - US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Medicinal Cannabis Indications for Use by State
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