Your Body Is Smart
When I look at people in our country and how we choose to manage our health I see a lot of confusion. What should I eat? How should I workout and how often? What supplements should I take? Should I listen to my doctor even when my instincts tell me no? It breaks my heart to see all of this confusion because the answer to health lies right in front of us. It actually lies right inside of us and it’s much simpler than you think. It all comes down to what you believe about your body. There’s two options: Either God designed your body perfectly, giving it everything that it needs to be healthy, full of vitality, and live a long disease free life, or He designed us broken, lacking man made interventions just to keep us alive in this dangerous world. More simply put, He either made the body incredibly smart or He made it incredibly stupid. I believe He made the body smart.
Most people inherently trust their body on most things. They trust that when they eat food that their bodies are smart enough to break down that food and turn it into energy or turn it into human cells. That’s pretty smart! They trust that when they get a cut that their body is smart enough to heal that cut. They trust that when they go outside on a cold day that their body is smart enough to send the blood to the vital organs and shiver to keep them warm. On a hot day they trust their body to send blood to the extremities and sweat to cool them down. From these examples it’s clear to me how smart the body is. But that is generally where our faith ends.
Faith is a funny thing. It’s easy to have faith in the small stuff. It’s much harder to have faith in the big scary things. We have faith that God designed our bodies smart enough to heal a cut but when it comes to cancer or heart disease, our faith runs out. The body is not smart enough to deal with viruses or chronic disease only cuts and cold weather. This is where my heart breaks. It’s in those moments that we turn away from the infinite intelligence that God placed inside of us and look to the limited intelligence of man for solutions. We put our trust in drugs and injections instead of the healing power of God within man.
Did you know that when your child has a fever it’s a good thing? While you might not like it and your child certainly doesn’t approve, that fever is their body’s intelligent response to something going on beyond what you can see. The body is smart enough to know that your child can survive at slightly high temperatures but it knows the infection cannot. The smart thing as a parent then is to let the body fight! But in the intelligence of man we rush to the medicine cabinet for drugs to lower the fever thus prolonging the infection and increasing the damage to the child. Understand this, your body is ALWAYS doing the right thing at the right time in order to heal and survive and it will NEVER injure or destroy itself!
Your body is always doing the right thing. That means that your high blood pressure is a good thing. It means that your body REQUIRES higher blood pressure in order to survive and heal. Maybe you are dehydrated and your heart has to pump harder to get the limited fluid to move. Maybe you are toxic and your heart is pushing more blood through the liver to survive and detox. Maybe you have a clogged artery from years of sugar and carbs and your heart is trying to push more blood and oxygen to vital areas of your body before they die! Your high blood pressure is your body’s intelligent response to a problem in order to keep you alive. But the intelligence of man says that HBP is a bad thing and we must undo what the body intentionally did because it is stupid and we know best. Put that way, it sounds ridiculous. Of course your body knows better than your doctor. Now, long term HBP is not good. It is a warning that things are not as they should be and you need to find the cause and give your body the tools it needs to heal. Fix what caused the HBP! Don’t just take drugs to lower it! Cut out the sugar and carbs, remove the toxins, give adequate nutrients and nerve supply to the body so it can heal! Have faith that God designed your body intelligently, that it is always doing the right thing to keep you alive and well.
Here at NGFC we are all about finding the cause. We know that the body is intelligent. It makes no mistakes. It raises your cholesterol on purpose. Your headache is your body warning you. Your digestive issues are a clear-cut sign that something is wrong. By masking those signs and symptoms we are sidestepping what the body is trying to do to keep us alive. Your body is not asking you for help to heal, it is asking you to stop making it’s job harder! It’s asking you to make better decisions so that it can do what God designed it to do, heal.
Trust your body. It’s pretty smart!
In Health and Faith,