Listen to Your Body
One of the most important things you can do is listen to your body. People today often don’t do that. It feels like we’ve lost the deep wisdom of the body, even though this is the sort of thing that healers understood for centuries. These healers managed to keep people away from the dangerous experimental treatments of their day.
People thought that humor theory was cutting edge science and that melancholics should definitely take potions that had a laxative effect in order to get healthier. It is true that the depressives who took those sorts of medications probably did get less depressed in the sense that they weren’t focusing on the depression anymore now that they had horrible digestive problems to worry about instead.
We don’t know how the future is going to react to all of the medications today, but it’s ridiculous to think that we know all of the answers now. We’ve learned a lot, but we still have a lot more to learn, and we shouldn’t put too much faith in our treatments today.
Dieting is one of the biggest ways that people screw around with the natural signals of the body. People are taught to ignore their natural signals. If you’re hungry, eat. Stop when you’re full. Do this, and you’re going to have a much better and more even energy level.
Modern life and the fact that people are expected to live an Industrial Revolution lifestyle is certainly a big part of the problem when it comes to listening to the body. People often feel as if they have to sleep even when they aren’t tired because they’re not going to get a chance to sleep later. People often have to eat even when they’re not hungry because they’re not going to have the chance to eat down the line. They drink coffee in order to wake up and they drink alcohol in order to calm down, and their bodies suffer over the course of years and years of this abuse.
You might not be able to find a job that allows you to have intuitive body cycles. You may always have to prioritize your job and your work schedule over your health. However, if you can find a way around it, you should, and that is what we encourage as doctors and medical health practitioners in any way. Try to eat when you’re hungry, sleep when you’re tired, and listen to your body. If you feel sick, you might be sick. If you feel that something is wrong, something might be wrong. Try to live a life that is as healthy as you can manage. Your body will thank you.