14 Feb Dr. Heidi Skye’s Facts and Fantastical Things
“Your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.”
This blog post is for you, Revolutionary Evolutionary Mommas and Poppas, to help build up your trust in how smart the body is.
The body’s intelligence is what makes it so important for you to build positive health esteem in your kids. Positive health esteem is the unwavering confidence that all bodies are smart and that symptoms are a part of life. When your kids are sick, demonstrate trust, calm and non-reactive tender loving care so your kids will grow up with certainty in the healing capabilities of their body.
I’ve compiled a list of examples for you to absorb into your consciousness. Keep in mind how your toddler toddles around with an amazing inborn wisdom that they and we can trust, learning to walk without an instruction booklet.
Dr. Heidi Skye’s Fantastical Facts About the Body
(showing how it’s way smarter than we often think it is!)
1. Life is complex yet organized. Your little darling baby was once a two-celled fertilized egg. Then it grew into a love bug that you snuggle on the couch — all without you directing the process. There are 10,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. I don’t care how many Legos your household has (I may be the winner here!). This is impressive.
Remember: Life is a miraculous thing that encompasses trillions of complex processes to produce a human being.
2. Our bodies are self healing. You know someone who broke their arm, right? Or at least heard of someone who broke their arm? The cast went on and then weeks later it came off and the bone was healed? Who did the healing? You? Superman? Lady Gaga? Nope — the innate intelligence of the body. It’s outside of our parenting skillset to actually heal a broken arm.
3. Our bodies are connected to natural cycles. Women’s menstrual cycles often align with the lunar cycles. Our bodies slough off and change the lining of our digestive system in sync with the changing seasons. We get hairier in cold weather. Hmmm. There’s a reason our skin looks like dried mud when it dries out: We are connected to nature in ways greater than we really understand.
4. Your body is the conductor of a large orchestra. In every second your brain runs all of your systems. In one second your brain produces 300-400 nerve impulses which direct your body processes. The short list is hormone secretion, heart beating and circulation, digestion, repair, cognition, movement, ovulation, elimination, growth, etc. You know, all the things that keep you functioning and in good shape.
5. Intelligence is innate to your body.
When you are awake your body produces enough energy to power a small light bulb.
Your bones are ounce per ounce stronger than steel.
Your heartbeat changes to mimic the music you listen to.
Every day your heart produces enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles.
In a lifetime, your brain’s long-term memory can hold as many as 1 quadrillion (1 million billion) separate bits of information.
A cough forces air out of your lungs at 1000 kph, almost the speed of light. (Thank you, preschool teacher, for teaching my kids to cough into their bent elbow!)
So — are you convinced yet that the body is intelligent, self-organizing and self-healing?
Great. Now, act like it!
Embrace symptoms as smart adaptations, step away from the thermometer and turn into the mom-eter, and allow your kids to get cuts, bruises, flus and colds without a drama mama in the house.
The power and intelligence that made the body heals the body. It’s there always and in all ways. We can rely on it to create a fever to kill a virus, cough out the gunk, build a baby, launch our kids into puberty and gain nutrition from whatever our kids eat. Sink into the trust of this!