Your body is a machine

October 9, 2018

Think about it!

Do you think of your body as a machine?

Do you listen to your body? No — I mean really pay attention to the aches, pains, bloating, or butterflies? Do you just put up with the uncomfortable state and go about your day?

The body is a well-tuned machine that never fails us, until we fail it! Like putting the proper gas and oil in our car to make it run well, our body desires the same attention and maintenance.

I know I never considered my body a well-oiled machine until later in life. After numerous ailments from birth to adulthood, I simply accepted and struggled through. It was only when I started to pay attention to my body and the messages it was sending me, that I began to learn what it liked or didn’t like.

As I started to eliminate foods that made me feel tired or gave me gas, my belly started to settle down. When I fed my body real live foods, like fruits and vegetables, I realized I felt more alive. So many of my ailments disappeared. Ailments often that could not be explained by going to the doctor. Who knew!?

Treat your body like it is the treasured, most priceless machine on earth.

Give it the attention it deserves and thank it for the never-failing services it gives you. It needs nutrients of various types to run well — food for fuel, feelings for purging, and intimate connections to release positive hormones.

What machine do you know that never stops in 24hrs to rest? Most machines have a maintenance period, a rest moment, or tune up. With our body, it never turns off or rests. The closest it comes to that is allowing for sleep. Do you give yourself an 8 hour rest period? However, even when we are sleeping our heart is still beating and our lungs are still breathing. We must repair our body “on the go” in order for it to be effective throughout our lifetime. Listen to your body, just like you do your car. Changes in sounds, performance, and stall outs are all signals that your body needs an inspection and probably a tune up of some sort. Don’t wait until you completely breakdown. This is never a fun time. You get to choose to listen or ignore!

Think about it!