Are you really Healthy……?
One day, I came across a very common question from one of my patients that, “Doctor I do yoga and meditation every day. I do cycle on weekends and I do take care of my food habits. But still, I fall sick with slightest cause like getting wet in rain or exposure to certain things. Why it is so, that I fall sick easily? What shall I do to keep me stronger in order to prevent falling sick?”
Like this patient, many of us are wondering that how we can keep ourselves strong to prevent falling sick? We are wondering because we have not understood very well about health, for that matter exactly what makes us sick!
Health is a STATE, a state of equilibrium of the body or a state of HOMEOSTASIS in scientific terms. In simple term, Health is a BALANCED STATE wherein all the chemical processes are taking place at cellular level automatically in accordance with each other without any disturbance.
When this BALANCE is disturbed, we fall sick which means we experience DIS-AT-EASE i.e., DISEASE.
So, what actually disturbs this Balance? Once we understand this, can we prevent sickness?
Now let us understand first what happens at cell level. Our life is dependent on how cell responds to the environment. Cell responds to environmental stimuli by PERCEIVING the environmental stimuli through cell membrane. There are receptor PROTEINS located on this cell membrane which activate specific gene to react to those environmental stimuli. This means all these processes happening in our body day in and out, are based on these PROTEIN CHAIN REACTIONS. And are BALANCED in harmonious way to maintain HOMEOSTASIS in the body. Hence to maintain state of Health, PROTEIN BALANCE is essential. In other words, any form of PROTEIN IMBALANCE will make us SICK.
We often hear people saying that, ‘oh that day I fell sick due to getting wet in rain’ or ‘I have the acidity problem because I ate specific dal or food’ or ‘my child is allergic to nuts’ and so on. But are they really causes of your sickness?
There are many people who get wet in rain at same time in same situation but only few of them fall sick or there are many people who eat same food but do not get acidity or for that matter not all children in same environmental situation are allergic to nuts. Why?
Because these all are only PRECIPITATING factors of our sickness. Those who fall sick, have DISTURBED HOMEOSTASIS already in their body and hence they fall sick.
According to Newton’s law, for every Action there is equal and opposite reaction, which means for every action (disease) to happen, there is proportionate cause and reaction. So, the cause for our sickness is PROTEIN IMBALANCE and reaction or effect of this cause is our SICKNESS or disease.
There are various factors which lead to this PROTEIN IMBALANCE in the human body such as nutritional deficiency, overstrain, sudden atmospheric changes, radiation, traumas and most importantly emotions!
EMOTIONS play major role in maintaining cell equilibrium. Sudden unexpected life situations are perceived by each one of us in completely different manner and so the emotions. These emotions influence Limbic system in the brain to secrete certain neurotransmitters which are nothing but proteins, ultimately causing disturbed homeostasis in cell.
In short, in order to maintain state of Health, we have to maintain this PROTEIN BALANCE not only with regular exercise and diet but also with maintaining BALANCED EMOTIONS.
Now you may wonder here that what is BALANCED EMOTIONS and how do we achieve it?
BALANCED EMOTIONS means a balance within you, your expectations, worries and happiness.
Excess expectations from yourself or others, excess worries and even excess joy will lead you to more intense EMOTIONS such as anger, irritation, fear and excitement which in turn cause excess secretion of neurotransmitters leading to PROTEIN IMBALANCE and as a result we fall sick despite doing regular physical exercise and maintaining diet.
According to Darwin’s Theory, survival of the fittest is the rule to successful living. Each one of us is struggling for this survival. But the only difference lies in our WAY. Each one of us has OUR OWN INDIVIDUAL WAY of understanding and working. If we try to understand this phenomenon and respect each other to work harmoniously like our body cell work, then we can achieve a GOOD HEALTH.
American Cell Biologist, Mr. Bruce Lipton says:
” The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.”
Be the CHANGE for good HEALTH!
Dr Anuradha D Sanap