Matthew 7:24 begins the parable of the two men who were building their houses. The wise man chose to build his house on the ground made of rock. The foolish man built his house on sand. When the storms came, the house built on the rock stood strong while the house built on sand shifted and crashed in on itself.
When a contractor builds a house, he knows the importance of having a good foundation. Building on a weak foundation can cause problems from cracks in the foundation and walls, doors getting stuck or not closing properly, kitchen cabinets separating from the wall, gaps around the windows and sagging floors. Over time, the house will become weaker and will eventually fall apart.
Our health is very much the same. Our foundation must be strong to stand against the bombardments of the toxins we encounter in our world. If our foundation is not strong, we will develop cancer, diabetes, kidney problems, blood pressure problems, asthma, allergies, gout, circulation problems, blood problems, and the list goes on and on and on.
Our foundation has six elements. Each part of our foundation has an impact on our pH and our overall health. Our pH is how fast or how slow our digestion is moving. If it moves too slow, constipation can become a problem. This can cause the toxins in the stool to be reabsorbed by the body. If it moves too fast, our bodies may not be able to absorb and use the vitamins and minerals being put into our bodies. This can eventually cause malnutrition.
The foundations of good health are:
In addition to the foundations that affect our physical bodies, it is also important to maintain wellness in our emotions. Forgiveness, compassion, understanding, love are just a few emotions that can set us free in our emotions. Spiritually, we yearn for a higher power that we can turn to and hope in, that reassures us everything is going to be ok. For me, that is the one, true living God, Jesus Christ.
Keeping a gratitude journal, prayer, meditation, doing good deeds for others are just a few ways to lift our spirits and make our personal worlds better.
To learn more about achieving optimal health, schedule a foundations consultation today.