When it comes to our state of health, we’re either living or dying. That is to say, we’re either moving in a direction towards health or away from it. If we’re moving away from health, we’re headed towards sickness.
There’s not much of a stagnation or plateau.
Every few days, the taste buds on our tongues get replaced with new ones. Every few weeks, we make a brand new stomach-lining. Every few months, a whole new volume of blood courses through our veins. Our cells don’t take vacations (if they do, it’s called cancer.) They’re either building themselves better or worse than the previous set. As new and improved cells are made, they function better and we become that much healthier. But if they build themselves weaker, they function poorly, and we become that much sicker. It doesn’t happen any other way.
Collectively, current estimates place the value of the human body at an impressive $45 million dollars. As nutritionist Dr. David Friedman points out, if you bought a prize-winning racehorse worth $45M, you’d only feed it the highest quality foods; house it in a top of the line facility; provide it with elite exercise training; and have its health monitored by the finest equine veterinarian in the country.
If you purchased a brand new Rolls-Royce or Ferrari for just 1% of that cost, you’d make sure it received all of its required servicing and maintenance. You’d also fuel it with the very best gasoline, and ensure that it was washed and waxed weekly.
But when it comes to our $45M bodies, we’ve developed all sorts of bad habits and treat these amazingly expensive pieces of machinery as if they mean nothing to us. Instead of the best food money can buy, we’re a society that eats our weight in sugar each year. We shovel greasy fried foods into our mouths, and then wash it down with liquids infused with toxic artificial chemicals. Instead of valuing our $45M bodies, we treat them as if they’re only worth $4.50!
There are easy changes, however, that you can begin making right away that will impact your body’s next set of cells. Stay hydrated by drinking adequate amounts of pure water each day. Cleanse your cells. Purify them by eliminating toxic chemicals and artificial ingredients from your diet. Exercise in some form every day, even if it’s just a brisk walk.
Reduce as much emotional stress from your life as you can. Let go of grudges. Stop worrying about the things you can’t change or control. One of my favorite movie lines of all time is from Van Wilder: “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
And last but not least, find a reputable chiropractor in your area and periodically have your nervous system monitored for interference. Your brain and body must be able to communicate clearly without disruptions.
We can’t skirt this aspect of our health.
Consider Brian Maxwell, the founder of PowerBar. As a marathon runner (married to a nutritionist) he was perceived to be a beacon of health… but at the age of 51 he died of a heart attack. Just because you eat right and exercise, it doesn’t mean you can neglect your spine. Our cells function better when the nervous system is free of interference.
I invite you to begin making the move towards health today. The simplest recipe is to reduce or eliminate all the physical, chemical and emotional interferences in your life.
Where are you headed?