For most of us, health problems, diseases and pain are part of the human experience, but not exactly what we want. We all love to lead a healthy, energetic and disease-free life in the company of our loved ones; we like to travel and expect to get satisfaction out of every day. Is it possible? The answer is yes, and it’s never too late to try.
The human body carries an innate ability to self-heal; a remarkable, steadily functioning immune system. It’s something you can see for yourself. When you get nicked while shaving, observe that the healing process begins almost immediately. Anyone who’s broken a bone has experienced the self-healing action. All it takes is to stay put with the broken limb in a cast for a few weeks. Then what happens? The bone heals itself. As much as over-the-counter medications may relieve the symptoms of a cold, it is your own immune system that engineers the healing process.
Improving your own self-healing power is something that is under your control, as long as you provide your body with the resources it needs to heal and stay healthy. These resources include levels of physical, emotional and spiritual self-healing.
The physical aspect includes nutrition, supplements and exercise. Scientific studies are filled with evidence of nutritional healing. For example, there are thousands of reports showing that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with having a healthier heart and a lower risk of cancer. Maybe we don’t need to ingest so many drugs and pills to fight off diseases; all it takes is more fruits and vegetables.
One of my basic strategies toward self-healing involves the use of nutritional supplements. For this reason, I support the intake of multivitamins, plant extracts such as green drinks, omega-3 fatty acids, whey protein, probiotics and other supplements.
A workout is self-healing. Picture yourself on a nice day, sitting at home watching television, feeling tired, maybe even down in the dumps. Then you get up, turn off the TV and go out for a stroll. It may be hard at first, but the more you walk, the better you will feel. The chemicals that improve mood in your brain begin to flow. Your heart gets stronger. Your metabolic rate speeds up. And these effects continue for the next 48 hours. You’ve actually just kicked off self-healing!