Symptoms of Need
Health comes from within! This is nothing new. I’m sure we’ve all heard that line at some point. Every doctor, surgeon, functional medicine practitioner, naturopath, chiropractor, we all understand and recognize this fact!
But what does it mean and how do you apply that to your life? One big concept to understand is that your body is designed for health! Being healthy and pain free is your body’s natural state.
Your body is constantly on the job controlling and communicating with your 70 trillion cells from the time you are born to the time they lay you rest. Through your entire life your body works to make sure that you are alive and healthy! When you cut your finger, your body heals it, break a bone and your body mends it, cells become worn out or damaged and your body replaces them, germs come in and your body fights them off. Even chronic disease! On average your body kills off 10,000 cancer cells every day.
The cool thing is that your body knows what’s going on far better than you or your doctor will ever know. Your body knows your entire history, exactly what every single cell is doing, exactly how much of each hormone you have, if there’s germs present, how many toxins are floating around. Your body knows exactly what is going on every single moment of your entire life. With all that information that means that your body is always doing the exact right thing to keep you alive and keep you healthy.
But, if that’s the case then the question must be asked, why are some many people sick?? We all know someone who has had heart disease, CA, or diabetes. You probably even know children with asthma, eczema, or autism. The fact is that we are sick, and we keep getting sicker! That fact makes us think that our bodies are NOT strong and are NOT capable of fighting germs and disease. But no matter how sick you are or how long you’ve been suffering, if there is breath in your lungs your body is still on the job fighting for you and it is more than capable of handling the task.
Your body even tells you that something is wrong! It gives you clear and obvious warning signs that you need to make changes! Those warning signs are called symptoms. Now your doctor will call them symptoms of disease, but they are really symptoms of need. Your body NEEDS something and it’s trying to tell you to make a change before things get worse. Let me be clear here. Symptoms like pain, numbness, high blood pressure, fatigue, gut issues are all produced by your body on purpose. They are warning signs that something has gone wrong and you need to make a change in your life otherwise things will get worse!
More often than not we don’t like the symptoms. Being sick and in pain is never any fun so in all of our wisdom we do everything we can to cover the warnings, but we never address what your body was trying to warn you of in the first place. By taking medications we can mask the pain and the sickness which allows us to continue living the same lifestyle and ultimately ignoring what your body was trying to tell you. This inevitably makes the problem worse which leads to more symptoms and more drugs.
Please don’t get me wrong. Medicine has its place in our world but the cause of your pain or disease is never a lack of a drug. To find and fix what is causing the problem all you need to ask is, “what does the body require to function properly and heal??” Welcome to the 5 Essentials of Health!
On January 23rd NGFC will be hosting an event here in the office. “New Year, New You.” It will be packed with information on living the 5 Essentials and how make health a lifestyle not just a 30-day crash course! Seats are very limited so see the front desk to sign up you and your guests! See you there!
In Health and Faith,