Newton's First Law of Motion is an indisputable law in Physics. This principle can thoughtfully be applied to human body anatomy because factually, our living bodies never stop moving! Even when we are externally at rest or sleeping, internally our organs, blood, tissues--all made up of cells--are rapidly moving, hard at work with the tasks of digesting, detoxing, cleansing, growing, regenerating and renewing! Isn't that incredible when you really think about it? I marvel at this fascinating non-stop motion that takes place in the body.
The second part of the law of motion principle, indicates that the motion of the body can be stopped by outside force. Now, we can envision many kinds of uncontrollable-outside forces, can't we? Our concern here is with the controllable-outside forces, recognizing that we ourselves are an outside force on our bodies with the actions we take towards our bodies.
There's no doubt that the natural environment of the body is scientifically complex. The human body is a multi-dimensional living organism comprised of living cells and microscopic bacterium, viruses, and fungi that are all present. Most people, however, are not scientists, chemists, doctors, or nutritionists. Yet, as humans, we live instinctively and are able to reside over our own individual bodies, day-in and day-out, because it is the trillions of living cells within us that carry the work load! We just need to be the intelligent supplier of proper and safe raw materials that these powerful cells need to carry-out their work or they'll give out on us.
When the internal movement in a body's systems stall--with developing functional issues or failure in any area-- illness or disease manifests itself and can potentially cause a complete shutdown of the body. When living things cease movement they begin to die. The body can only operate and perform its incredible life-sustaining mechanics with all of the healthy molecules and cells it needs to live and produce these functions. The condition of body cells is critical to one's health because each one of these cells is a complex mini-universe that produces billions of chemical reactions that sustain body movement every second we're alive.
A human body is a conversation going on both within the cells and between the cells, and they're telling each other to grow and to die; when you're sick, something's gone wrong with that conversation. ~W. Daniel Hill
Your choices are more critical than you may have ever realized when it comes to what you put in and on your body because there's a world of living cells that you are responsible for--actually you are in partnership with them by nature's design! Personally, once I started thinking about my health from a cellular viewpoint, it changed how I approach taking care of my body and overall health care. I can tell you, from experience, that it actually simplifies everything you do. You are able to completely ignore a lot of misguided health information and choose what's right for you and your body's cells. Today, at my health coaching practice, I mentor and help people who want to learn more deeply about the specifics of this lifestyle approach.
If you want to have better control over this life-force you possess in your own body, ask yourself tough questions and don't be afraid of your answers--they will show the steps you can start to take. You can formulate, or reformulate, a new game plan and tighten up your team: Team Body--You and Your Cells, as soon as you make a decision to do so!
Let's take a brief look at the fundamentals of caring for your cells. The result of the choices you routinely make in each of these areas does have a great affect on them: Nutrients, Environment, Lifestyle, and Intention.
The most basic weapons in the fight against disease are the most ignored by modern medicine: the numerous nutrients the cells of our bodies need. If our body cells are ailing--as they must be in disease--the chances are excellent that it is because they are inadequately provisioned. ~Roger J. Williams, Ph.D. Nutrition Against Disease
The health of body cells is largely a result of the choices routinely being made--affected by nutrients (or lack thereof) in the food you eat and beverages you drink. But, there are many other combined factors such as exercise, sleep, emotions, stress, and environment that contribute to the body's cellular condition. Essentially, these pieces all fit together. Just like a puzzle that has a missing piece cannot make up a complete picture, neither is your body going to be a picture of health with one or more essential pieces missing.
Many have found themselves needing to break down resistance in certain areas of N.E.L.I. For example, as a health coaching mentor, I've heard people say they don't like to drink water, or they don't care to eat vegetables, or they don't have time to exercise, or they never have any time to relax, or go on vacation, etc. What they're actually communicating with such comments is that they have a resistance to focusing on some of the basically known principles that keep people well and cells healthy. This is when another natural fact comes in-to-play: What you resist will persist!
Resisting bad-things is good, of course! And, resisting good-things, is bad, of course! Clever as this may sound, what persists when people resist doing what's right for their body cells is a downward spiral of heading towards illness and potential disease. Your body's cells are going to strive to live no matter what they get from you. Yet, if you don't give them what they need, they'll let you know it by manifesting symptoms as they are breaking down and taking you out with them. Poor health, illness, disease, pain, aging before your time, etc. All those kinds of signals and messages from your body prevail when cells are malfunctioning.
Focusing on the components of N.E.L.I. listed below, can help you be the force that keeps your body in motion! Use these key areas to guide your care towards improved wellness.
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