The problem with modern conveniences is that they can make you soft, unlike the caveman’s lifestyle, which forced his body to be strong all the time.
We’ve become preoccupied by avoiding discomfort. Modern lifestyles demand that we suppress the first signs of a sniffle, cough, ache, chill, fever or pain by taking unnatural chemicals.
Relaxants help us sleep and caffeinated beverages wake us up. Eating processed food saves us time, taking laxatives makes us regular, and energy drinks pep us up. There are pills to regulate our blood pressure, glucose levels, moods and even our sexual performance.
Wellness is no longer the norm. It has become an aspiration. Some within the “wellness industry” call it a multidimensional process.
The truth, however, is that the human body is a marvelous machine, designed to repair and take care of itself under the right conditions.
Proper diet, sufficient exercise, good hydration, and adequate rest are really all that’s required for natural healing.
When you take drugs to mask the symptoms of a cold, you are turning off the feedback mechanism that tells your body to keep fighting. Pharmaceuticals that lower a fever actually interrupt your natural immune system.
Why not give yourself permission to be sick for a few days? Let your body go to work and the fever will run its course. Just give it the fluids and nutrients needed to do the job.
According to a 2003 report published by the Beck Natural Medicine University, you can give your immune system a big boost by eating foods with a high level of Omega 3 fatty acids, while decreasing consumption of Omega 6 oils.
Fish and wild game meats, such as buffalo, elk, lamb, venison, wild boar, and free-range beef, are rich sources of Omega 3. Grains, dairy fat, commercial poultry and grain-fed meats are high in Omega 6.
Cavemen exercised. They sweated. Suffering made them tough. As the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche put it: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Give your immune system the opportunity and it will fight for you day and night.
Alfablue, February 2013