Symptom Suppression (Feeling Better) is Not Health Expression (Feeling More)!
We’re not Feeling Better, We’re Feel Less. This day and age we define our health by how we feel. What makes sense if we catch a cold and feel lousy? To haphazardly continue on with the day after taking a drug like Sudafed or NyQuil. After the medication wears off and you start to feel bad again then you take another. You will repeat this process, sometimes for weeks, until you start to feel better. What makes sense for a headache? To continue on with your day after taking an aspirin or Tylenol. “It works,” we say, “The aspirin cured my headache!” But how did it do this? However, what was the process that had to occur for the aspirin or Tylenol to work?
When we opt for covering up the true source of illness and disease…
We Really Don’t Feel Better, We Actually Feel Less.
No matter what the symptom, when we take a drug we are suppressing the brain and it begins to numb it and becomes desensitized. The cause of the organ to malfunction has not been corrected once it has been removed, only the effect. We begin to think that we feel better but in reality nothing has changed. We have merely suppressed signals to the brain and brainstem, therefore, in reality one really does begin to feel less.
Do you have an ovarian cyst? We must remove the ovaries. Tonsillitis? Let’s take them out! How about your gallbladder issues? See ya! You don’t really need it anyway. While we are at it lets remove the appendix and the breast preventatively just in case there may be a problem some day. Step back for a moment and look at the picture being painted then ask yourself, “Is this 21st century healthcare?” Consequently, doesn’t it seem like this way of health should be comparable with bloodletting?
We are indoctrinated in our society to think of health as the absence of symptoms. Henceforth, if we are not sick, we must be healthy. If all of our tests are normal then we must be fit as a fiddle, right as rain, and healthy as a horse. Furthermore, there is nothing more for us to do if we pass our tests.
If symptoms are no longer indicative of our overall health and well-being, then what is the measure we use to find a path to greater health?
The following questionnaire will provide some insights. Check it out! You might be surprised at some of your answers.
Mental clarity – how clear are your thoughts throughout the day?
How well can you make decisions and come to conclusions about ideas and events in your day? Do you feel foggy?
Do I get intuitive hits about my life and its course of action?
Am I focusing on the negative, the bad, and the fear of all the things that could happen to me?
Do I feel persuaded by the media and others around me to act or feel a certain way?
Is there a roller coaster of emotions throughout the day or am I calm, cool, collected?
Does fear trigger a response of emotion or conscious thought?
Am I a pessimist or optimist?
Do new ideas and events inspire me and get me excited for my next achievement?
Is inspiration my leading feeling trait?
Do I suffer from INtention deficit disorder? Which means, Do I have an intention for my life?
Am I happy? With my life? And all it has presented up to this point?
Is there an inner sense of “it’s ok”?
How often are you in a state of gratitude?
Is there a trust built around the daily events in life or am I worried about them?
These questions ultimately give way to our health: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Health is an inner sense of well-being and an ability of the body to respond and ADAPT. So….. How healthy are you?
Support your body’s natural rhythms
Getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, is one of the most important strategies for achieving good sleep and combating insomnia. If you keep a regular sleep schedule—going to bed and getting up at the same time each day—you will feel much more refreshed and energized than if you sleep the same number of hours at different times. This holds true even if you alter your sleep schedule by only an hour or two. Consistency is vitally important to conquering insomnia.
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