Too, too solid flesh

Hamlet got it wrong. This flesh, your flesh isn’t solid at all. It is made up of cells, which are made up of molecules, which are made up of atoms, the vast majority of which is just empty space. They say that if you compressed all the ‘space’ out of atoms the entire human race would fit into a single sugar cube. I read that Tom Stoppard described the inside of an atom as the nucleus being the altar of St Paul’s Cathedral and the electrons being the size of moths. Oxygen has 8 electrons. So that is a lot of empty space. So by my reckoning we are beings made of energy. That’s hardly original as many ancient philosophies have said the same as per the Chakra System or the Chi in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

But if you accept this (and I do) why would you think that treating the body with a material/chemical drug was doing anything other than messing things up further.

I accept that sometimes we feel that we have no alternative, because the pain is so bad, or even because we are compelled to by law, but a pain killer is a neurotoxin that disrupts the pain messages and prevents them getting to the brain and it is easy then to forget that the pain was there to tell you something.

An energy body needs energy medicine.


Health. The relationship between you and your body.

I’m dizzy on standing up. Just stand up more slowly then.

Now I’m dizzy on turning over. Try and use your mobile phone less.

I’ve got heart burn. Be careful what you eat.

Breathless on walking up stairs (nearly expired on running upstairs). You need to get a bit fitter.

These aren’t symptoms of various patients of mine. They are my symptoms. And these are the conversations I’ve had with and bits of advice I’ve given myself.

Then one morning I had to get up early to go catch a flight and, in the clear light of the morning I realised that these weren’t just a list of symptoms, but at my age (59) they are also possible early signs of chronic disease.

I felt quite panicked at the thought and then I realised that actually I was lucky to have symptoms; to recognise them; to have ideas what to do about them.

So I am on a path to do something about it. I think I’ve got time and the to turn my health around and I am starting NOW.Image

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.