Design of the Mind and Body Part 1
If you follow my teaching at all, you know that I emphasize the concept that our bodies are well-designed. Our bodies and minds are designed to give us good health, provided that they’re given the right information. Our genetic history is not that of maladaptive, weak, and frail creatures. The only way that we became the dominant species on this planet is that our genetics provided the right information for us to survive and thrive.
If we find ourselves experiencing chronic diseases, or feeling bad all the time, there’s a good chance that our body is lacking the information it needs to function well—or it’s receiving the wrong information, which is directly causing harm. No one should believe that chronic diseases are just inevitable and that we are helpless victims of them. We have a say in how our bodies perform, but we must treat our bodies in accordance with this design.
No one should believe that chronic diseases are just inevitable and that we are helpless victims of them.
There is a design to your mind and a design to the rest of your body. Ultimately, the mind and body are one, but it can be helpful to consider them from a separate design standpoint.
How you think and feel about things, your habits, and the behaviors that they create make a major difference in the health of your body. Your body takes in information, and this information is processed by your mind. Your body is always trying to work with the information it’s been provided.
If you’re not feeling well, the first place you have to look is the information your body has been provided. Your body can only give you back a reflection of what it’s received. It is true that some individuals will have diseases and conditions that are due to unpredictable circumstances. There’s no doubt that all of us can experience health issues that had very little to do with our specific behaviors and choices.
How you think and feel about things, your habits, and the behaviors that they create make a major difference in the health of your body.
But most of the conditions I’m treating in my clinic are a direct response to the information that my patients’ bodies are receiving. If we can correct that information, they’ll experience good health. It’s a pretty simple concept and one that certainly makes sense to most. In fact, the more I study human health, and work with patients, the more I realize how simple this can be.
If you provide your body with the wrong information, it will do its best, but ultimately, it cannot give you back your best experience of life. If you do not provide your body with enough of the right information, you will also have a limited experience of life. This is non-negotiable.