3 Basics In Understanding "What Is Health"
Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines health as a "state of optimal physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. Very well, we'll accept that.
Your body is wired for vitality, not destined for health issues and disease. Health is how our bodies function, not how they feel. Well-being comes from the interior and moves outward defining your health. And, more importantly, the decisions we make play a huge part in our daily health and well-being.
There are 3 major components that make up truly Understanding "What Is Health". They are Structural, Chemical substance, and Emotional.
Combined, they present an overall picture and point out a person's true total health.
The structure is the base of our body in the three. It provides the bones, muscles, joints, tendons, cartilage and nerve fibers. Shifts in structural conjunction result from accidents, physical inactivity, or incorrect habits of movement which have developed after some time. Misalignments, also called subluxations, of the backbone, put pressure on the nerves that lead from the spine to the organs, glands, muscles, and other bones in our body, creating dysfunction.
The Chemical make-up and balance of the body includes diet and vitamins and mineral intake, as well as the function of organs and organ systems. The chemical aspect is disrupted by the consumption of nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and sugar alternatives like aspartame, as well as toxins in the air we breathe. The degree of toxicity from food has a cumulative effect. Refined foods, processed foods, and fast foods, have a poor impact on the health of the person eating them.
Emotion is the next leg of the triangular. Not only does physical well-being have an impact on our emotions, but thoughts can greatly impact the body, both favorably and negatively. The psychological aspect of the triangular includes the feelings of fear, anger, guilt, depressive disorder and anxiety. Emotional stress in the form of negative thoughts can have painful consequences.
The factors of the equilateral health triangular all affect and interrelate with one other. To get an example, being in a continuous state of the sentiment of fear may cause a muscle spasm or contraction in the spine. The muscle spasm creates pain which influences more the back. The pain affects the food choices made, leaning more toward "comfort" foods, rather than healthy foods.
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Food choices have a direct effect on the body's chemistry in conditions of emotional stress.
Just about every cell in your body is both structurally and functionally related to every other cell in your body. All your thoughts, beliefs, fears and dreams are linked to the structure and function of your physical body. By simply discovering and integrating these relationships, you allow yourself to bring greater balance into your body and mind. By diminishing inner conflicts and increasing your all around health and well-being you'll find that you are on track to living a physically and emotionally healthy life of longevity!