- The body is a self-healing mechanism. By bypassing its natural self-repair process and handing all your power over to a doctor, you might be ignoring the very thing you need to heal. Our physiology texts teach us that it is brilliantly equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that kill the cancer cells we produce every day, fight infectious agents, repair broken proteins, keep our coronary arteries open and naturally fight the aging process.
- It is not that we’re going to let nature fix our bodies our bodies ARE NATURE.
- We need to learn to step out of our own way and allow the body to do what it does 24/7 and that is heal. When we get in the way of our bodies, it slows down and can prevent the healing process from happening.Lets take an example :-
- We have a cold, with the symptoms being fever, sore throat, heavy head, pains and aches all over and so on. We try to get rid of those symptoms. Let’s take a pill / drug that will relieve the stuffiness and then medicine to eliminate the aches and mucus.What we are not seeing here is that mucus is produced by mucus glands that we have all over our body. Mucus bounds, captures and expels the toxins from our body. And here we are trying to shut that process down.This is a tremendous misunderstanding in the healing process. The body really knows what it is doing, it’s constantly fixing itself as they are self-healing mechanisms.The aches and pains that are going on are important signs. They are a sign of inflammation. Inflammation is the fundamental way in which healing occurs. The four cardinal signs of inflammation are red, hot, painful and swollen.For example, you bang your finger with a hammer and it gets red, hot, painful and swollen and in 3-4 days, it’s back to normal. So, acute inflammation is important in the healing process but what we don’t want is chronic inflammation.
Lets look at the fundamental building blocks in our body the cells. All human life originally begins as one single cell, which then divides into many more cells, until a baby is born after nine months of cell division inside the mother’s uterus.
Every moment in our life , our cells are endlessly working to bring us back to a natural state of equilibrium. When we turn to herbs / drugs or any physical manipulations of our body’s systems to heal us, we are really only facilitating our bodies’ natural ability to heal from within. We should all be amazed and gratefully aware that
- Each cell is a dynamic, living unit that is constantly monitoring and adjusting its own processes, ongoingly working to restore itself according to the original DNA code it was created with, and to maintain balance within the body. Also, over time the very DNA code starts to develop and change itself based on what experience with our conscious and unconscious minds.
- Cells have the ability to heal themselves, as well as make new cells that replace those that have been permanently damaged or destroyed. Even when a large number of cells are destroyed — the surrounding cells replicate to make new cells, thereby quickly replacing the cells that were destroyed.
- When a bleeding injury occurs , local blood vessels contract and slow the bleeding. Next, blood platelets which come in contact with air, begin forming a blood clot at the location. White blood cells then accumulate at the spot, destroy and digest dead cells by secreting special enzymes stored in small packets in the cells called lysosomes. This way, dead-cell debris is removed and new space is made for new cells to occupy. Almost simultaneously, the process of new cell formation begins. These new cells originate mostly from the newer layers of cells of a particular tissue, while older cells are pushed to the site of the injury, to gradually fill the space that was made by the injury. This remarkable and complex process automatically stops when the healing is complete.
- This healing process is not just for injuries. It also takes care of normal, everyday wear and tear. Damaged, destroyed or dead cells are replaced in great numbers daily from our skin, mouth, intestines, and blood.
- Read more in our article about waste elimination
Did you know ?
How soon (fast) your cells need to be replaced?
Except for your brain cells, 50 million of the cells in your body will have died and been replaced with others while you have been reading this sentence.
How many times your heart beats every year?
It was formed even before your brain.
The adult heart beats about 40 million times a year or about 3 billion times in an average human’s lifetime. In one hour, the heart works hard enough to produce enough energy to raise almost 1000 Kg of weight One Metre from the ground.
The liver is often called the chemical factory of the body. Scientists have counted 500 different liver functions.
The liver produces cholesterol. This is very important for our bodies. However the western medical sciences aided by the advertising industry PRESUMED the danger of cholesterol 2 generations ago (its 2017 now) and the planet’s lifestyle got influenced terribly. People stopped partaking what their bodies demanded.
And our new realizations are as follows
Length of all the nerves in our nervous system
Forty-three pairs of nerves connect the central nervous system to every part of the body. Twelve pairs go to and from the brain, and 31 go from the spinal cord. There are nearly 60 Km of nerves running through our body.
In just 2 Sq cm of our skin, there are about
- 4 metres of nerve fibers,
- 1300 nerve cells,
- 100 sweat glands,
- 3 million cells and
- 3 metres of blood vessels.
Speed of nerve impulses
Messages travel along the nerves as electrical/Chemical impulses. The fastest they travel is about 248 miles per hour.
There is much more to your body than you have ever imagined. It would be fun to post all of the body magic here for you…..
However, it is going to be more useful for you if you googled it by yourself to satisfy your own curiosities.
Enjoy the journey