Learning to live

Is nature so powerful that is able to heal? Are we able to get a fulfilling life in spite of problems and difficulties? These questions should be easy to answer if we review the teachings of Hippocrates, the Greek father of medicine. Let´s go to learn!

Hippocrates dedicated his long life to observe the human body, uphold that diseases do not normally appear out of anywhere but have a physical and rational explanation. He thought that if people live poorly, eat too much or too little, do not exercise regularly, do not rest enough (physically and mentally), do not express what they feel, live without illusion or without affection, then it should not be unforeseen the onset of early diseases, either brought about by one, or by the sum of mentioned behaviors, in opposition to what we naturally need to live healthy and plenty.

For the father of medicine, the body must be treated as a whole and not as a series of parts. He had it clear that it is nature itself that really heals. He believed that doctors are there to guide their patients, and thanks to their knowledge, to prevent illnesses and live a healthy life, without dependence on medicines.

"The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it"

With no doubt, in situations of serious illnesses, there is no other option but the use of powerful drugs or the performance of surgical operations to prevent death. But this is not always achieved. In fact, what we really need to do is TO AVOID DISEASE. Therefore, what we must learn and practice the following basic principles of natural healing that allowed Hippocrates to live a long life (123 years), and that many people follow with unquestionable success:

REST: One basic mean for natural healing is good rest. For our body, an appropriate and enough rest, and for our mind, try to disconnected through the music, breathing exercise and the last but very important: meditation. All together not only recovers energy, but also helps us to know better ourselves, identify our feelings and consequently to be more successful to manage our lives.

AIR: Both, the external air that we breath, as well as the air that we manage in our interior. It is important to look for contact spaces with pure nature or low pollution environments to breathe healthy air. Even inside our homes, we must have natural ventilation; avoid animal dander, mold, fungi and microorganisms that pollute our environment.
It is not only what we breathe, but how we breathe. Inhaling and exhaling appropriately and doing daily breathing exercises, makes this function invigorating for our body.

BODY CLEANING: Besides external body cleaning, we think it also refers to our interior. Our body performs by itself a natural cleansing of the toxins that we inevitably pick up in our daily life.
Even though, it is necessary that we help with these tasks regularly, even more now a days, since today fast-tracked life often leads to bad eating habits and the environment is high pollution.
How to help ourselves? Exercising helps to eliminate toxins (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) through the sweating. Also consuming certain natural foods help to detoxify our liver, kidneys and colon. Both practicing together avoid us catching many diseases.

ADEQUATE FEEDING: It has to do with healthy and balanced food. Hippocrates said we should complement with medicinal plants and maintaining moderation in eating and drinking.
Recent researches have demonstrated the incredible effects of “what we eat” have on “what we do” and on “what we feel”. There is a direct relationship between our nutrition with our memory, capacity for analysis, learning, sleepiness, anxiety, depression, irritability, insomnia and fatigue. Then, we are what we eat.

"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food"

Nature is wise, everything is in it, and exists to provide us with everything we need. These wisely and simple to follow recommendations give us the possibility of having a long, plenty and healthy life. Otherwise, why do you think monks live so many years in perfect health and fullness? Why do they are recognized for their mental clarity and their accurate decisions? Why do they are emotionally equilibrated and enjoy of peace of mind? The response is more than evident, and it is not about being a monk, it is about to get wisdom to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

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