My life has not always been a healthy one. I almost died from meningitis as a toddler,
have experienced cancer twice as an adult, and had various other health issues
that have generally been more persistently annoying than life threatening.
Over recent years I have struggled with arthritis, high blood pressure,
being overweight, several digestive issues (why are they all given different
names as they all deal with one body system?), adverse side effects from
medications, and lately a viral infection of the liver.
I am soon to enter my seventieth decade and the thought that
I may live another twenty years (as many of my ancestors have done), with less
than good health, is a thought that fills me with an odd kind of dread.
I believe in a Creator God who made our bodies so incredibly
perfect that medical science is still trying to figure it all out. I also believe that, given half a chance, the
body has an amazing ability to heal itself from almost any ailment.
Sometimes it needs help to get started on this journey, and
this is what I am attempting to do now by transitioning from a typical “Western
Diet” to a more natural one.
I am not interested in following any set “diet” plan, or
sticking rigidly to an exercise programme.
These things may be useful to some, but I prefer to listen to my own
body and make my own choices.
After all, we are all different – we all have different
needs, different beliefs – we are all individuals who can make our own choices
in what we do.
God may control the quantity of our life, but He has given
us control over the quality of life we have.
Let’s enjoy Life every day, as long as we can 😊