I was looking for some information in one of my favourite books “Can we live 150 years?” by Mikhail Tombak and I read this chapter again, every time when I read it I am inspired. I hope it will inspire some of you….;)
“Seneca, a Roman philosopher, said:
People do not die – they kill themselves.
This brilliant statement is two thousand years old and we still resist the wisdom contained in it. I wonder why? Did not Seneca say it loud enough, or maybe people do not have enough time to take notice? In either case, we pass our bad habits from generation to generation, and along with the habits, we pass down diseases. As an excuse, we say that times are hard and the progress of civilization puts a heavy burden on us. However, we are rather burdened by our excess weight, laziness, and complete disregard for the physiological rules by which our body functions. We know how to deal with complicated economical problems, use computers, or repair an electronic instrument with thousands of connections, but we cannot answer the simple question about the number of times we urinate in a day or the color of our urine. I would like to stress: if we do not learn to watch how our body functions, we cannot maintain good health.
One day, while in a cafeteria, I saw a young woman with a troubled look on her face. She pulled some pills out of her purse and took one of them.
What is troubling you? – I asked. She tried to smile friendly and answered in a tired voice.
– I have a headache again.
I looked more closely. Her eyes looked tired and slightly red. She had dark spots, freckles, moles, and lesions on her skin. The complexion on her face was yellowish-brown as it is usually in the case of female smokers. Despite her relatively young age (25-27), she had rings under her eyes, deep wrinkle between the eyebrows, slightly swollen eyelids, and wilted skin on her neck and under her chin. Her back was bent and her neck had a limited range of motion.
– You work in an office, don’t you?
– How do you know?
–Everyone who spends time at the desk suffers from headaches, low blood pressure, kidney diseases, and disorders of the reproductive organs. It is especially true for women. Your position at work is the cause of all these symptoms. Would you like to know what causes freckles, moles, and lesions on your skin?
– Tell me – she said surprised.
– You have a misaligned spine and an ill liver. This causes skin spots and headaches. Please take a close look at your shoes.Surprised, she pulled her feet from under the table.
– Your shoes are worn out in the front and the middle. It means your liver is ill.
– I don’t understand what my shoes can tell you about my illnesses
– They tell me a lot. The way they are wearing out signals diseases long before they are manifested in any other way. Ancient physicians discovered a close relationship between the condition of feet and the disorders of internal organs, such as liver or heart, which cause weakness in the legs. We start walking differently and wearing out our shoes in a very specific way. If the sole wears out quickly at the heel, it signals a kidney disorder. A worn tip and outer edges mean a heart disease. In your case, there is an indication of an ill liver. A malfunctioning liver results in poor blood filtering. Polluted blood circulates in the body and causes healthy organs to malfunction. There is a close connection between the liver and the skin. Dark spots, freckles, pimples, moles, or lesions are results of a poorly functioning liver.
– This is interesting – she said with disbelief. Then she took another sip of coffee and was ready to listen again.
– How many cups of coffee have you had today?
– Three or four. I have low blood pressure and frequently get headaches. Without a coffee, I feel sleepy.
– I can tell you why. Your kidneys don’t function very well and this is, among others, the cause of low blood pressure. Coffee makes you feel alert for only 15-20 minutes and then you feel sleepy and tired again. Excessive amounts of coffee flush out very important elements such as iron, magnesium, and calcium from your body. Cigarettes that often go together with coffee cause vitamin C deficiency. You would have to drink juice squeezed from one lemon or orange after every cigarette to replenish the amount of vitamin C you lose. If you don’t do it, you will eventually have dark rings under your eyes – one of the signs of anemia. Broken blood vessels, especially on your face and legs, mean deficiency in vitamin C and magnesium. I noticed that you like to have a sandwich and coffee to satisfy your hunger.
– That’s right”– she admitted. – Coffee reduces my appetite.
– I disagree with that. Coffee is simply a stimulator. It gives you energy for a very short time, that’s all. The habit of satisfying your hunger with a small sandwich leads to frequent constipation because a low-volume meal does not contain enough fiber to make our digestive tract, particularly our large intestine, work. Constipation causes self-poisoning in our body when food remains putrefied and toxins released by bacteria in the intestines are absorbed into the blood stream. These toxins are the cause of constant fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and nervous breakdowns.
– I admit that sometimes one pill is not enough to deal with a persistent headache – she said and swallowed another pill.
– Why do you poison yourself? Every pill is a poison! Even if it stops your headache today, what are you going to do tomorrow or in a month? Will you just keep poisoning you body this way?
– And what else can I do?
– There are many ways to stop a headache without pills. Cover your forehead with your right hand; press the palm hard against the forehead and turn your head right 20 times, rubbing the forehead against the palm. Then repeat the same using your left hand. After that, use your thumbs and index fingers to massage your earlobes for 3-5 minutes. Massage hard – to the point of pain. You can do it now.
The entire uncomplicated procedure took her about five minutes. I asked her:
– How are you feeling now?
– It stopped – she said with disbelief. “What else can you tell me about my health?
–You have a runny nose and breathe through your mouth. This is why you frequently have a sore throat, bronchi and sore lungs. All these troubles are caused by your habit of sleeping on a soft mattress and a soft pillow.The lady had her eyes wide open with surprise.
– It is sad that, at my age, I know so little about my body. – She looked slightly embarrassed.
– Please tell me what I should do.
–Change your lifestyle. Most of all, prevent constipation, improve the functioning of your intestines and liver, and finally put your spine in order. Start eating what is healthy and not what you like. Finally, understand one important truth – your health is in your own hands.”
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Ostatnio szukałam pewnych informacji w jednej z moich ulubionych książek pt “Czy można żyć 150 lat?” Michała Tombaka i przez przypadek trafiłam na poniższy tekst, dużo razy już czytałam ten rozdział i za każdym razem jestem pod wrażeniem. Mam nadzieję, że zainspiruje co niektórych z was…;)