Habits and lifestyle define health or illness

By Patwant Kaur

Photo: Camila Muradas

Diseases are the last stage of something that is not well in body and mind. There is an intelligence behind human physiology that works 24 hours for the maintenance of life. Body, mind and emotions do not separate. Understanding the whole is essential so that the person knows its biological rhythm and does not have to get sick to take care of itself. Personal choices such as profession, environment, social groups can guide the lifestyle of each being.

Most illnesses are the consequence of the sum of poorly processed emotions, they can be triggered by stress, traumas, unspoken words, stories that need to be resolved and healed. Addictions, sedentary lifestyle and lack of a nutritious diet are also factors that contribute to illness.

Conventional medicine has an isolated approach to disease and is divided into specialties. For example, a general practitioner in a routine appointment will examine the patient based on the illness that led to his or her office. This professional usually does not have the time and conditions to deepen on his emotional history, to discover his previous pathologies. There are doctors who even practice a more global clinical approach to care, but they are a minority.

Professionals and the pharmaceutical industry need patients. They would not exist without the sick. Remedies only remedy, but do not heal. Allopathic medications have side effects that require new drugs. If a person is not awake to get out of this harmful cycle, it is difficult to find healing in food, plants in the sun, sea, rivers. Nature is complete and offers absolutely everything that human beings need to stay healthy and well. The mental attitude in the healing process is also imperative. Wanting to be healthy is the main point.

People who like to complain about health neglect the importance of vibrating words. Negativity in speech reveals to some extent an emotional lack, a need to draw attention. Obviously they have cases and cases, but in many of them, there are no physical illnesses, but emotional and spiritual illnesses. There is a cry for affection and attention. In some situations, can happen also  a repetition of bad patterns inherited in the family. Unhealthy conduct guided by pain that is learned and reproduced in an unconscious way. There are several circumstances that can be investigated  in the name of healing.

Depression, fatigue, panic, insomnia are contemporary emotional illnesses. They are caused by the low connection of the person to himself and potentialized by the great technological flow. It is interesting to note that in the not too distant past the mental rhythm was different. People use to eat few processed foods, exercised more through heavy labor, moved the land and had more human connection, talked more to each other. Nowadays the routine is different, the old knowledge is being lost. There is little contact with nature, poor diet and insufficient exercise.

The human body is a temple! The way to take care of this temple is personal and nontransferable responsibility in the search for a healthy, balanced and happy life.

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