Why We're Like An Onion
And a very different core
Did you ever examine an onion skin under the microscope in biology class where the teacher pointed out the cell membrane, and the constituents inside the cell? If not, that's ok. Though it seemed like they could use the same onion for years with all it's layers! I find that with health too. It's not very common for a 'chief complaint' to be in isolation because we all have so much life and history behind us, and believe it or not, it gets stored in our very being! Organs and tissues included.
The onion and it's root... well really your root cause
The core of the onion is strong, and chances are after peeling an onion we're already tearing up a bit. There are many layers to health, especially the longer we have lived and the longer we may have just found remedies, natural or pharmaceutical, to remedy our symptoms. People can have the same condition, but a different reason in how they got there- and they usually have different conditions, to varying degrees. Some I generally see go together, but I assess the biggest obstacles to cure as ways to 'peel back' layers of an onion. For example, ever wonder why the same virus could go around, but one person has a cough, another has a stuffy nose, another runs a fever, another person feels fine, and so forth? That's how we're individuals, but it's also our individual lives that dictate how we express dis-ease.
Begin Peeling Back Your Layers With These Foundations of Health:
- Eat more vegetables = endless amounts of vitamins and minerals will always do your body good. Cook or eat them with fats (e.g. avocado, coconut, or olive oil) to help absorb fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K.
- Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water = we're made up of 60-70% water, and even more if you're sweating (e.g. work out, warm weather)
- Exercise = At least 30 minutes a day, from meditation to yoga to weights or running
- At least 7-8 hours of sleep = Our body uses sleep to restore, heal, and recover from our day. The first 4 hours are the most important. Didn't get a great night's sleep? A 20 minute power nap is more effective than a cup of java.
Are you already doing this? Great! There's more.
Are you feeling overwhelmed at this list? Most people do.
Do you do some of these daily? Let's keep going.
Will you see changes tomorrow? Maybe yes maybe no, but we've already removed some important obstacles to cure. Then we further our understanding of WHY dis-ease has even occurred.