Do you ever wonder why many typical treatments and protocols just don’t work on everyone? Have you ever been frustrated that a certain remedy your neighbour swears by doesn’t work for you? Have you ever continued to take a drug or a supplement, though you don’t notice any benefit, simply because the label, doctor, pharmacist or commercial says it alleviates a symptom you are struggling with? Are you surprised and disappointed and blame it on a faulty body?
What if it is not your body’s fault? Since you are uniquely one person in a pool of 7 billion on this planet, it may not be logical to expect a one size fits all approach to your health and wellbeing. Your body is absolutely one of a kind – forged from your family genealogy, your unique DNA and biology, your body structure, your history of illness, accidents and surgeries, your individual thoughts, feelings and emotions and experiences and so on… As such, wouldn’t it make more sense to take an individual approach to any health issue?
In the days of true traditional medicine (i.e. before lab tests, machines, graphs, protocols and pharmaceuticals) healers were usually someone who knew you and your family, perhaps visited your home and were often able to take the time to understand what makes you tick and sick. They also trusted in the divine design of your body to do what it needs to do in order to keep you in survival.
Those healers knew that whatever your body does it does for your survival and is not wrong and that your symptoms are, in fact, appropriate resolution. The treatments employed were ways to support the body in its efforts. They were generally non-invasive and included a lot of patience and trust that the body would self-regulate.
So, if your body does nothing wrong and is divinely designed to thrive, why do you feel so uncomfortable? Well, if you take a well-designed car such as a Mercedes Benz and you run it in to a wall, rip out a spark plug (because you have 3 others), or fill the tank with sugar instead of high quality fuel, would it still be able to perform as designed? No. This is precisely what we do to our bodies. We overburden them with stressful habits, excess strain, pour toxins and non-food substances into our tanks, and remove critical parts, necessary for optimal function. And then we complain when the discomfort shows up. Yet, we continue the assault on our body, calling it disease or symptom management or a “cure”. Is there not a better path to good health?
Yes there is. You can learn exactly which foods and supplements are correct for your particular body in the particular condition it is in, and, equally important — which are not. In this way, you will unburden your body of stressful substances and also support it fully. If you do this, your body will have the vitality and longevity you deserve.
Cathy Lidster, Health Educator/Nutrition/Allergy Practitioner, offers free seminars monthly (see website for schedule). Come find out how your body really works and what will work for you. She can be reached at Centennial Building Wellness Centre, 250-819-9041, or firstname.lastname@example.org