Humans are not broken
This morning I’ve been listening to the ‘Humans are not broken’ podcast, which makes the case that Humans bodies have evolved to work pretty flawlessly over millions of years, we are the product of millions of generations of ancestors every one of which lived until at least reproductive age. Hence humans by default are capable of long healthy lives & the current health crisis is likely to be down to how we live, & the current craze for drugs to cure everything is fundamentally flawed. Perhaps the first intervention we should always consider is changing how we live.
As someone who was diagnosed with a serious illness, drugged & discarded in probably a worse state than I started this resonates with me. Over the last 2 years my focus has been in changing the way I live & reducing the drugs. Eating unprocessed natural foods, eliminating unhealthy stresses, moving more, getting more sun, more fresh air, spending more time with people I love, meditating, spending more time in nature, understanding myself & what makes me tick, eliminating busy work & routine work & focussing on maximum value in minimum time.
Gradually I feel like my body is healing itself, I’m gaining mastery over my mind, making myself physically & mentally more resilient, becoming at peace with my limitations & conscious of my strengths. It’s a good place to be.