Our amazing bodies

Our bodies are amazing. They can withstand almost anything we encounter in our everyday lives.

What’s so fascinating about how our bodies work is that your stomach’s lining is replaced every 4 to 5 days to keep it from digesting itself.

The average person has 5 pounds of bacteria in their digestive system.

The human body contains over 35 trillion cells. Earth has about 7 billion people so we have 5,000 times more cells in our body than there are people on the Earth!

Ok, last one 🙂 Our livers are the only organ that can regenerate itself.

I am a facts girl. I like knowing what’s going on in my body and learning about how our bodies work.

Our bodies give us so much and they will let us know if they need something or if something is wrong. We just have to be willing to listen.

Practice Self-Care

We are all moving so fast, sometimes we forget that it does a lot of good to stop and let our bodies rest.

Remember this: “If you don’t take care of yourself, how do you expect to take care of others?”

Practicing self-care doesn’t need to be time-consuming or difficult, it just needs to help you feel refreshed.

Also read: Practicing self-care

One of my favorite ways to practice self-care is by dry brushing and relaxing in a detoxing bath of Epsom salts, chamomile flowers, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil.

Meditation is another great way to practice self-care. If you suffer from anxiety, meditation is an amazing way to clear your mind and feel peaceful.

I highly recommend the app Headspace. Take at least 5 minutes per day to de-stress. It is extremely relaxing.

Take a day off to do something you enjoy. Doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it’s relaxing and you feel refreshed.

Eat real food

Real food is homegrown, cage-free, caught in the wild. It’s unprocessed, organic, chemical and GMO-free.

It’s what our grandparent’s grandparents used to call food.

Our bodies can’t process, processed foods. Real food improves health and provides us with vital nutrients which act like medicine for the body.

Okay, I like those Chili Cheese Burritos at Taco Bell as much as the next girl, but I don’t eat them very often.

I believe balance is everything. It’s not going to hurt you to eat something unhealthy every once in a while, but if that’s all you’re eating, your body will suffer.

Also Read: The Importance of Balanced Nutrition

A majority of health issues come from an unbalanced diet.

Include whole grains, good carbs, good fats, veggies, and antibiotic-free meats in your meals every day.

Don’t skip breakfast either. Your body needs a boost in the mornings. There’s a reason they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Rid your house of chemicals

Seems like everything is packed full of chemicals anymore.

Look for natural cleaners or make homemade laundry detergent and all-purpose cleaner.

Look for as many natural skincare products as you can.

Stop putting your body in harm’s way

Smoking, drinking and eating an abundance of sugar hurt your body in ways you may not realize. All three of these are highly addictive and can be difficult to give up, but your body will be so much happier without them.

I don’t and never have smoked. I can only tolerate half of a beer, so I’m not a drinker, but I was addicted to sugar. Many don’t realize that sugar addiction can be as harmful as drinking and smoking.

Taking prescription medications hurts your body as well. My post about birth control pills is just a glimpse into the harm that they cause.

Get Outdoors

Studies have shown that being out in nature reduces stress and gives mental clarity.

The sun nourishes our bodies with vitamin D which gives us energy, helps our bodies absorb calcium, and helps promote bone growth and strength.

Grounding or Earthing is done by walking barefoot on the grass and soil. Having direct contact with the earth in this way stabilizes the body’s basic biological rhythms.

The earth has a mild negative charge, our bodies through modern living
build up a positive charge. When we come into contact with the earth through earthing/grounding it brings out a positive chargeback to a neutral position. Having a positive charge can lead to many health problems.

Earthing or Grounding normalizes serotonin levels and decreases cortisol which is an anxiety-inducing hormone. It offers so many health benefits such as reducing inflammation and chronic pain.

Our bodies come from the earth, so it just makes sense that living naturally would be extremely beneficial to our overall health.

This content is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. I am not a medical professional and the information contained on this blog should not be used to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease or health illness.  Read my full disclaimer to learn more.

What fascinates you most about our amazing bodies?

Whitney Stokes

Whitney is a naturalist who started Willowbottom.com in 2018 to encourage natural and sustainable living.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Davis

    I loved this! Our bodies really are amazing and are easily the thing us humans take for granted the MOST! The facts you listed at the top are fantastic, I didn’t know any of those aside from the one regarding the liver regenerating itself. Absolutely fascinating.

    I’ve been really wanting to start trying to walk barefoot on grass and keep forgetting, you just reminded me again to get doing this A LOT more often than I do now… Which is not at all ha ha.

    Davis | http://www.everythingstartswithtea.co.uk

  2. Britt Kascjak

    You’re right, our bodies really are incredible – but we need to take steps to protect this amazing gift we have been given. Too many people take our bodies for granted…

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