Sickness vs. Expressing Symptoms
It might sound like semantics, simply arguing about the meaning of words, but there is a massive difference between ‘sickness’
and ‘expressing symptoms’. We know when you’re not feeling great, you don’t call in to work and tell them you’re ‘expressing symptoms’ – you tell them you’re ‘sick’. But what is really happening when you’re coughing, sneezing, have an upset stomach, muscle spasm, diarrhea, a fever, an achy back or a swollen knee?
Your body has an intelligence that is constantly working to keep it stable and balanced (homeostasis). The nerve and hormone systems exert the ultimate purposeful control over this process. If we start with this understanding, the expression of symptoms makes more sense. Artificially (taking drugs) decreasing the expression of healthy symptoms usually means it takes us longer to get better. Let your body heal!
Not so sure your body has an inborn intelligence? Check out these stats:
- 37 thousand billion billion chemical reactions occur per second in your body
- 1 200 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 molecules working together to make you function
- Your genome contains approximately 3 billion ‘base pairs’, which reside in the 23 pairs of chromosomes within the nucleus of all your cells. Each chromosome contains hundreds to thousands of genes, which carry the instructions for making your proteins (building blocks)
- More than 7 trillion nerves exist in your human body
Check out this link for more incredible stats!