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“Total Wellness” is a State of Total Well-Being requiring us to be “Living in Harmony with Nature”. “Wellness” is not merely the absence of infirmity, symptoms or disease. With wellness our minds and our body's feel vibrant, energized and thrilled to be alive!
If ever we feel less than in perfect health our minds have the power to improve our wellness
There are many influences on our health such as diet, exercise and stress that are under our direct control. When a person gets a serious illness it may have been developing in the body for years before being manifested. Although the symptoms may appear suddenly, the disease was probably been progressing for a long time. For example, Cancer and Heart Disease usually develop for 10 to 15 years before showing symptoms. During those years we could be doing things to prevent these illnesses. Why wait for the symptoms of disease to show up? Build a strong body now.
Most people wait until they experience symptoms of disease before they do anything about it. Think about some of the major fatal illnesses today. Cardio-Vascular Disease and Cancer usually take about 10 to 15 years to develop before obvious symptoms show. All of a sudden a stroke or heart attack occurs or cancer is discovered, but the illness didn’t just occur. It took time to develop. All of that time the person is gradually losing his/her health even though they may not have noticed any signs or symptoms.
Illness can occur whether or not your symptoms tell you that you are ill. Actually the symptoms that you experience are not the real illness. Symptoms are signals that your body sends to you to tell you that you are sick and that you should do something about it.
We can improve our level of health through preventative health care. Prevention is more than just check-ups. Regular exams by your doctor are important but we must do more. During an exam the doctor can detect signs and symptoms of disease in your body before you notice the symptoms. For the doctor to detect these signs the disease must already be present. But by practicing Active Prevention it is possible to stop some diseases before they begin.
Active prevention means building our body and immune system so that it is strong enough to combat the onslaught of a disease processes. Scientist name new diseases daily, bacteria, viruses, microbes, mutated super-germs and more. It is impossible to keep up with all of these diseases and to look for cures. But by practicing Active Prevention it is possible to stop some diseases before they begin.
We must strengthen our bodies from within to protect us from disease. Our body is the miracle and when presented with the appropriate nutrients it has the power to heal itself. That is why the best to heal and preven disease is to be our own "doctor within".
Our minds also have an Innate Intelligence or "Life Force" that together controls our actions and keeps us alive. When we are not well, it is this "Life Force" that renews our health again. Medical intervention may diminish the symptoms or even prolong our life, giving our body the time it may need to heal itself. The body is the miracle that does the actual healing.
Many diseases can be stopped long before a lab test results or a symptom shows up. We all have damaged cells in our bodies. Strong immune systems are usually able to defend them, but if our bodies are weakened it is more likely that a disease could develop.
Every minute of every day our body is renewing itself by reproducing new cells. Our body's primary rebuilding period is while we sleep. During this time billions of new cells are created, each if fully nourished is a healthy exact duplicate of the original. The composition of the new cell comes from the nutritive building blocks of the original cell. Prior to separation of the new cell the originating cell must be able to support the life force of both cells.
The entire composition of the new cell is derived from the original cell during the cellular duplication process.
A fully functional original cell, starts its reproduction by increasing its rate of synthesis faster than catalysis. The growing cell prepares for replication by increasing in size in all of its parts. This process is more than accumulating nutrients.
Our bodies have 70-100 trillion cells. Each day, millions of cells in our bodies die and new ones
replace them. The quality of the new cells determines our health
in the future. Our cells are affected by the foods we eat, the
water we drink, the air we breathe, sunshine and anything that
gets into our body through the skin. Exercise, rest, our
environment and stress can also affect the quality of these cells
and the health and strength of our body.
The frequency at which these cells are replaced differs in various types of bodily tissues.
Some tissues regenerate very quickly and some take years. Except for our brain and certain parts of the nervous system, we actually regenerate a new body every seven years.
Most of our cells are replaced within that time.
When we were seven years old, we had a very different body from
when we were first born. When we were fourteen, we were in
another new body. Hormones influenced us and helped us to grow
taller and more like a young adult than a child. By the time we
were 21 we were in an adult body. This body was totally
different from the one we were born with or the one we will
have when we are 70 years old.
Just as hormones influence the changes in our body, so does everything else that we do. Foods that we eat are the materials that form the body's building blocks. When we eat an unhealthy food we are affecting more than our waistline. We are having an effect on the health of the new body that we will have seven years from now. Every time we exercise we are increasing our potential for a stronger body in the future. Each time we smoke a cigarette, drink a glass of alcohol or take a harmful drug we are poisoning our body and increasing our chances of developing diseased cells. Excess stress can prevent the cells from forming perfectly. The life force is continually regenerating our new body and we can directly influence our health and the body that we have in the future. By incorporating certain wellness practices we can get our body to build stronger, healthier cells as it replaces the old ones.
When our body regenerates new cells do we want them to be healthy cells or diseased cells? Our actions can make the difference! We have the power to create illness or health in our own body. With active prevention we take action to encourage our body to be healthy. There are many techniques for this such as proper nutrition, regular exercise, fresh air and sunshine and abstaining from poisons such as alcohol, cigarettes and drugs. Anti-stress techniques such as deep breathing and meditation can also create wellness in our body and can help we to ward off disease.
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