Health is a homeostatic condition where all of the systems and functions operate collaboratively and harmoniously with each other in the microcosm and with the environment in the macrocosm. Our bodies are like well-tuned machines that were designed long ago and have been refined over millions of years. Health is something that is often taken for granted as long as one is healthy. No need to create the optimal environment for health if one is healthy, right? Your body does its thing and keeps perfect time, even though you can neglect it and abuse it for years with adding harmful food/drink/substances and breathing in and drinking polluted air and water. It is a credit to the designer that it can take so much abuse and still keep tickin’ along.
Health jumps to the top of the charts in importance when your well-tuned machine stops keeping the right time. You take it to the watchmaker and say doc, I need a tuneup. Doctors, being who they are in modern times, love to sell tests, procedures, surgeries, etc. that make their medical corporate overlords money and keep them going on their wondrous and extravagant vacations. This is where the watch owner needs to take charge of their health, not the doctor.
Many health conditions can be reversed by getting back to the basics of taking good care of yourself. Take an inventory of what you’ve been neglecting and set out a course for yourself. Before jumping to any radical tests, procedures, medications – especially medications! – give yourself a chance to get back into health before you let the medical machine take over.
I’m writing about this today as this is where I’m at right now with my health. I’ve been doing what I want to do and not doing what I don’t want to do, and it has finally caught up with me. I am being placed in the position of reluctant guide to health. I’m giving myself 3 months, which is when the follow-up appointment is with the doctor. I want to prove her wrong!