Support Your Body to Heal
Like that little cut on our finger. How miraculous. It heals itself!
Sometimes though – due to our carelessness – it festers, becomes infected and begins to give us pain.
Pain is our body’s signal to us that it needs help. With a cut finger the course of action is obvious. But what about tiny, invisible wounds that we can’t see, which are happening inside our bodies all the time? What do we do when a subtle message of pain appears?
Too many of us reach for the nearest chemical ‘pain reliever’, when we could be doing something better to support our health and healing. Sadly, because most people do not trust or know how to embrace “Self-Care”, there are internal wounds festering and contributing to the ill health of millions of people around the world. And the vast majority of them will become customers (and victims) of the pharmaceutical industry.
A Fact of Life
Our bodies are being damaged inside, invisible and mercilessly, by toxic chemical reactions. Toxic chemical additives and hazardous wastes in our air, water and food supplies will continue to pervade our living and working environments. These toxins are returning to us in everything we eat, drink and breathe. Thankfully much of the internal damage they do heals automatically, like that cut on our finger. However when our body is not adequately nourished it can’t neutralize and expel these poisons fast enough. They build up in our body, and so does the invisible damage they do. Toxic build up can severely damage our immune system and lead to disease.
A Fast of Health
A body that is toxic is like a cut with dirt in it. It is contaminated and may not heal properly. It needs to be cleaned and given the nutrients it needs to detoxify and rebuild and heal itself. Many of us have already recognized the fact of life and have altered our lifestyles to avoid as many chemicals as possible. Some of us have also recognized this fact of health and are being more careful about nutrients that can help our body detox – and rebuild our immune system. To “FAST” means ‘to make strong’ and it is so often the answer to aiding your body in the healing and repair process.
The “Doctrine of Signatures” provides many clues for healing different aspects of the human body…
Today it appears that our ancestors were right on the money when they noticed that the square of mint stems represented the lymph and immune systems. They marveled at how a 5-pointed star fruit matched the brain neurons and nerves. They noticed how the circles of citrus and a sliced carrot represented the cells, breasts and eyes. And they noticed that the equidistant cross of cruciferous (cross) foods like broccoli and cauliflower match the circulatory system, the 4-chambers of the heart and the arterial patterns that feed the head and brain. The list goes on and on.
May you contemplate upon each food from nature’s table and what it represents and targets as an offering to your abode (your body/the house in which you live). Consider fasting to give your house a rest from the constant burden that digestion places on your body and it’s function day in day out.
Above all give your body a chance to heal by discovering and embracing self-care when it needs it most.