The True Root of Health.
When it comes to the real cause to our
struggling with chronic diseases, we are sadly
facing the same answer, no cause no cure. You
will end up with prescriptions for the rest of
your life. How about I tell you there are three
root causes of health issues and if you learn to
take care of the roots the branches will fall off.
What are the branches?
The health issues that we encounter today like asthma, acne, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, alopecia, Hashimoto’s, depression, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, and many others. We are stuck in the weeds because we are only suppressing the symptoms and never look at the root causes of these issues.
What are the roots - and amazingly you have the power to manage them?
The first root is your genes. Fortunately, we are not slaves of our genes we have the power to turn them on or off. This is called the science of epigenetics. Our genes are affected by three factors mindset, movement, environment and food. If you believe you are a healthy person who lives a healthy lifestyle and you are going to take care of your health and live happily for the rest of your life, your body will give you what you believed in. However, if you have a mindset of eating and living
like everybody because eventually you will get older and your health will be compromised. This mentality of a defeated soul will set you on a path of a miserable life.
Moreover, environmental toxins, mold, GMOs, fluoride and chlorine in water, BPAs, and even toxic people and thoughts in your life have a great impact on your genes.
Ask yourself the following questions, because the answers can turn your genes on or off.
Are you moving and exercising or you live a sedentary life? What is the quantity, quality, variety and timing of your meals? Are you eating the rainbow with different colours and antioxidants or you are eating a lot of white food? What is the quality of your food? Is it mostly processed or unprocessed real food? The time is also important. Do you space your meals and give time for digestive system to
use the nutrients efficiently? Do you overeat and stress your system or eat mindfully, enjoy and chew properly? Do you eat late at night and tend to eat a heavy meal? Are you drinking enough water?
The second root is your digestion which is determined by how healthy your organs are, chewing and other mechanical movement, chemical secretions like stomach acid, enzymes, hormones, and other
secretions that aid digestion and absorption. The last factor that has an important role not only on digestion but on behaviour, mentality, mood, hormones and vitamins secretion, absorption and much more, is the microbiome. Take care of them because they literally control your life.
The third root is the inflammation. We need to learn how to first clear our bodies by avoiding the toxic substances that ignite the fire and hurt us. E.g. refined sugar, gluten, processed dairy, and individual sensitivities. Then calm the system by good quality sleep, love and connection, managing stress and breathing mindfully. And finally living a healthy lifestyle and consuming an anti-
inflammatory diet that enhance our body’s ability to fight any infection in future.
It is a big discovery for me that we have the power to heal our bodies. Your body has amazing abilities to heal. All what you need to do is giving it the right information.
By Dr Noha Elshatshat contact me at healingjourney
By Dr. Noha Elshatshat
Noha is a Dr of Medicine, a certified Functional Nutrition Counsellor and Mother who lives in Cork. You can contact her at; https://healingjourney.blog/