Hippocrates famously said: "Let they food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be thy food." In making this statement he made clear that what he had discovered was that above all else, nutrition is the bedrock for sustained health and wellbeing; pretty clear coming from the man known as 'the father of western medicine' right? So how have we forgotten what our ancestors knew, that the roots to healing lie in abundant supply all around us, in what we grow, forage and cultivate, as long as we do so without the addition of forced crops, GMO, pesticides and other chemicals and heavy artificial processing. Health cannot come from unhealthy practices!
It is the breakdown of the cells in our body that triggers the onset of disease, and in order to stop this breakdown from happening, we need to understand firstly how cells are nourished and what is needed to keep them in homeostasis (balance) and health. Cells are built and fed by what we give them as 'fuel', it's what they run on and are supported by, so when we give them nutrient a deficient food source, hit them with a constant barrage of 'fight or flight' adrenaline response through constant exposure to stress, or we have no understanding of why this is so critical in the picture of our health, we are already fighting a losing battle. Add into that a lack of exercise or movement, or paradoxically an excess of that (not allowing the body to rest and regenerate) and we are really looking at the onset of the deterioration in our overall state of physical health, premature ageing, mental health problems, and sometimes irreversible conditions.
The permaculture design system shown opposite provides a great map not just for how we grow and cultivate food, but for how we can live and make different, healthier choices. For me, it could just as easily be a map for life as a food or land management map. We need to become conscious about what and how we consume, on a global level, and start that on a personal one. I believe that when we learn to truly care for our own bodies, it's not possible to continue to abuse the earth, as the connection once made, is crystal clear; we really are one body and one being.
Every part of our being vibrates energy. The unmeasurable centre of every cell contains energy, ever vibrating and ever transforming. This is good; it means we can effect change in that vibration by making great choices about how we fuel those cells. It also means we can very easily continue to overload our cells with toxins that will eventually create serious mutations. 85% of our serotonin, our feel good hormone is produced in the gut!!!! Let me say that again...85% of our serotonin is produced in the gut. This travels to the hypothalamus where it is then converted into melatonin, the thing that regulate healthy sleep, so we really need to be creating an abundance of this serotonin by eating clean, healthy, whole foods and making sure we are doing right by ourselves. The cells have work to do, all the time and in all ways. Think of them as your emergency medical team...they will easily become depleted if you don't feed them well, they will get sick and tired, and no longer have the energetic reserves required for healing. Even our bones have cells and as roughly half of these cells are made of water, we need hydration too...oh and positive messages and affirmations which are also very powerful in creating health and wellbeing. Dr Emoto's work is now well recognised on the effects of environment and language upon water. The image blow gives you an idea of the power of this.
So why tell yourself anything other than how beautiful you are, how healthy you are, how much you love yourself? And why feed yourself in any other way? Life really is too short to do anything less. Let your cells receive all they deserve! Get in touch if you want to know more about how my detoxing and coaching work can support you in making the changes you seek. It is my absolute pleasure to be of service. email@example.com
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