Ready for some philosophical ramblings?
I love learning about how the body works, reading up on how certain foods can affect one’s health, and finding “natural” remedies that WORK! So many people go straight to the medicine cabinet and pop pills whenever something is malfunctioning in their body. Headache? Tylenol. Back ache? Advil. Stuffed Nose? Sudafed. And on and on….
As I learn more about the body and as I talk with others about finding natural ways to deal with things, I am amazed by how complex, intricate, and delicate our bodies are. I have become more aware of how important sleep, nutrition, exercise, water, and so many other things are.
In the end, what are my expectations? If I do A, B, and C correctly, can I expect perfect health and energy every day? Am I obsessing too much over all the information that comes my way? Do I become upset when others interrupt or mess up my health regimen (not enough sleep, no time to exercise, missing water bottle, etc.)? Am I running out to find the natural “cure” for every little ache and pain I have? Am I gullible and spending too much money on “natural” pills that promise complete health and vitality? At what point do I have to say that I live in a fallen world and so some days I just have to live with whatever bodily pains I have?
I personally struggle with a lot of headaches. I’ve tried a few different things, with little success so far. I’m still hoping that someday I’ll find the “cure,” but until then, I still have to work, dinner still has to be made, and homework still needs to be graded. I’m not perfect. I lay down sometimes and sleep the afternoon away when the pain is really bad. I pop pills at times. But I try to not let my headache become such a priority that I can’t get anything else accomplished.
And the bonus? Having these continuous headaches causes me to long for heaven and perfection all the more. I won’t find it here on earth, even if I follow all the scientific research on healthy living.
What is your perspective?