The Magnificent You

Have you ever watched a wound heal and wondered, how does that happen? We take so much for granted inside and outside of the body, but do we really appreciate the magnificence of the human body? Well, I have to say that I am constantly amazed at the innate capability of the body with its nervous system, gut, organs, blood vessels, miles of capillaries and so much more! 

We are designed to last! We are designed to heal and improve over time whether we are faced with setbacks, injury, trauma, virus, disease, or just living on a daily basis, gently aging through time. The body has trillions and trillions of cells, organs that are meant to be fail safe and bones and muscles to support us against gravity. 

How we treat our body changes the story. Eating too much or eating poorly will put more strain on the body’s natural abilities. Alcohol and drugs (even Rx) challenge the natural course of function. Too much or too little exercise can also create a burden on the heart and circulatory system. 

As you can see, even if we are not perfect or don’t truly understand the magnificence of what we are born with, we still rely on these beautifully designed systems to work like a symphony every minute of every day. Every day, I recommend that my patients understand and respect the amazing capability of the body to heal and stay healthy.   

Just think of it this way – performance is how we function every day, no matter what our age. Prevention comes from how well we understand and treat our body on the inside and the outside. How much do you want to thrive in life? Perhaps the answer begins with understanding the gift of life.