In my last blog post, we looked at three ways our body heals itself. We serve an amazing God who is a master creator of the universe and our miraculous and intricately made body. Today we look at three more ways our body heals itself. But these are just a few of the thousands of ways or body regenerates and heals itself.
Exercise and trash removal.
Our lymphatic system removes the trash in our bodies. Most of our body systems work autonomously. Our lymphatic system, which is part of our immune system, requires us to move in order to remove toxins. When we sweat from movement and exercise, our largest detox organ, the skin, secretes toxins. Exercise enhances the function of every system in our body and also increases our B cells and T cells in our immune system. The sedentary lifestyle is literally killing us. Movement is key to living.
We’ve got guts!
Seventy percent of our immune cells are located in our guts. A properly nourished gut allows the necessary nutrients to pass through and keeps the bad germs and offenders out. If we want our immune system to increase its healing potential, our gut must be strong and healthy. If a germ enters through our mouth, many times our gut will take care of it. I protected my gut with supplements and nutrients during chemotherapy and rebuilt it afterwards. Chemotherapy and antibiotics can save your life, but you must rebuild what they destroy to maintain a strong immune system that is armed and ready to battle disease. It’s best not to use these pharmaceuticals unless absolutely necessary.
Positive versus negative emotions.
Laughter, music, gratitude, love, hope, joy, and dwelling on the “good things” all enhance our immune system. Laughing is a powerful medicine that increases blood flow and oxygenation, relieves stress, and causes the brain to release a flood of endorphins that supercharge the immune system. Research shows that laughter can possibly slow down cancer growth and increase longevity. Positive emotions are free and readily available. Anger and unforgiveness are the emotions that have the greatest negative impact on one’s health. Sustained anger and resentment will cause the adrenal glands to pump out too much adrenalin and cortisol which over time can suppress and even temporarily shut down our immune function. Many Americans have compromised immune systems due to depression, worry, fear, and unforgiveness.
The longer I live the more I realize that God’s instructions and His creation are for our good. Our bodies are unique, self-healing creations perfectly designed by our loving Father. I pinch myself every day I’m still here. I’m amazed that this body can endure surgery after surgery and chemotherapy over a long-extended time yet heal and regenerate itself to vibrant health. God does the healing whether through surgeons, medications, or supernatural healing. If you are fighting disease of any kind, unleash the God-given healing mechanisms that you already have and start today.
What other self-healing mechanisms can you share that have had an impact on your health?
For Your Health,