Understanding the Disease Process
You have the innate power to heal yourself through mindfulness, movement and nutrition. You have most likely arrived here because you sense that modern allopathic medicine can only take you so far – or perhaps it has downright failed you. My hope is that the information I have gathered for you here will improve your life drastically and empower you to take you health into your own hands.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is one of those terms we hear thrown around, but may not truly understand. Mindfulness is the practice of becoming aware of our thoughts, words, and actions.All day long, we are running a non-stop internal monologue. Only through the practice of mindfulness can we begin to slow down and witness those thoughts as they speed through our mind. Your true self exists in the quiet space behind your thoughts – the silent witness. The purpose of mindfulness is to learn how to stay in the space of the witness, stop negative thoughts in their tracks, and replace them with more beneficial thoughts.
How does your mind affect your physical health?
If you wake up and immediately begin thinking about the difficulty of your day ahead, you are truly wiring yourself for that experience. Your thoughts have a profound effect on your physiology; your nervous system reacts to perceived threats just like it does to real threats. Your heart rate changes, your digestion is affected, and so much more. Persistent negative thoughts can literally bring disease to the body; but the opposite is also true. Have you heard of the placebo effect? This is the power of the mind to literally heal disease based on belief alone, and it is wholly recognized (though not understood) by modern medicine.
What can we do to heal the mind-body connection and reverse disease?
Creating a diligent practice of mindfulness, physical movement, and nutrition will undoubtedly bring your body back into harmony. A harmonious body cannot sustain disease. If you are curious about how to begin, explore my blog for posts related to your concerns. Happy healing and many blessings to you.