Health is God-given as God says He has blessed us already and given everything to stay healthy. The natural approach to social healing is the normal approach! If we live healthily, we wouldn’t have all these diseases we have in the so-called civic world.
But because many people want to earn money from us, producing products, we can’t call food, or prescribing medicine which we don’t need if we would eat normally, but we live in a social system which makes us ill.
Antibiotics are a blessing used the right way. Still, antibiotics are used in farming or before operations to prevent infection instead of giving them to heal actual infections, initially using these life-saving medications.
Animals, like cows, are fed food that their stomachs can’t digest, and trying to prevent infections, they are receiving antibiotics. Well, the overuse of antibiotics has made us resistant to the degree of people dying.
We have to stop such exploiting behavior, following earning big money ruining nature and our health. I am glad that many farmers are changing their minds, understanding the urgency of the matter. To get infected while staying in a hospital due to treatment is nowadays nearly normal. People are receiving standard antibiotics at the beginning of their operations to release them home within one or two days. Suppose our gut is depleted of its healthy microbiome due to having received antibiotics. In that case, we will not have the necessary robust immune system to fight pathogens and become more prone to infections. There is an entirely different approach to keep yourself healthy. Please read my blog about nine steps to balance your world.
What is Health?
According to the World Health Organization
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
The bibliographic citation for this definition is :
The preamble to the Constitution of WHO as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York,19 June- 22 July 2946; signed on 22 July 1946 by the representatives of 61 States( Official Records of WHO, no.2,p.100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948. The definition has not been amended since 1948.
Wow, what a statement?
But what has happened that the modern world is entirely contradictory. Most people don’t know what it feels like to be healthy, physical, mental, and social due to their lifestyle choices and the results. Don’t underestimate poverty that shouldn’t exist in a ‘ so-called rich social and economic’ society where every person has the same rights and chances.
But I don’t want to make political statements; I want to show a way to help yourself to heal and sustain your health, the natural approach of whole health.
Social Healing- The Natural Approach
In my blog about nine steps to balance your world, you can read what belongs to a healthy way of life, meaning physical and mental health. Most people are nowadays affected by at least one imbalance that has a substantial impact on their health. It is a vicious cycle.
Suppose a government is strangling you with their high taxes, allowing public organizations and insurance companies to increase their prices yearly without having a healthy adjustment to inflation, leading to the fact that the gap between your earned salary and the living costs is rising, leaving you with enormous existential worries, increasing ill-making stress. In that case, it is nearly impossible to flee such a living. It is not even that you can’t afford to buy healthy food or make healthy choices; you are captured in a system that instead adds to your stress rather than reducing it.
Viewing this condition from a social point, as a result of modern society spending money on nearly all kinds of social activities, will leave you lonely and socially isolated if you can’t afford the standard to belong to a group. This feeling of having failed socially and economically brings you down; you might develop disturbances mentally or physically.
In developed countries like Germany and the Netherlands, and others, there is an increasing tendency of people, families, pensioners, and young people living in poverty, visiting public and church organizations trying to feed these people. It is a stigma for a civilized, ‘rich’ country getting involved in all kinds of external political questions donating money to other countries. Still, it cannot take care of their population reconsider their internal problems.
In my eyes, you can’t afford to support other people and other countries if you haven’t created a state of prosperity for your own country in all aspects, education, health, economic and social. Suppose keeping the vegetation of the country healthy, free of pesticides and herbicides by developing a form of healthy farming and industry, living a healthy social life, will result in a healthy nation. Do you not think so?
For this to happen, politicians need to have a passion for their people, a motivation to represent the nation’s interests to create a livable quality environment, socially and economically. But this is a romantic view of a government that doesn’t exist.
As a result, everyone needs to wake up, create their healthy lifestyle, take responsibility, and develop a comfortable life for their family. Quality, not quantity!
Sustainability and Health
Society has developed from a family system that has been socially close and supporting to a system where individuals are socially isolated. In former times a family lived together and supported each other, emotionally and financially. You can still see these systems in ‘ so-called underdeveloped’ countries where mental disorders are seldom. People who belong to a group are of value to the group.
Nowadays, people live alone and very often isolated, which results in developing all kinds of mental or physical disorders. Humans shouldn’t live isolated from others. To heal and live a joyful, healthy life, we need to rethink and reorder society. Sustainability is a new word, and the future, resulting in stopping our speed, standing still, reviewing values, and recreating an old, contemporary society as a form of living.
There are already many organizations, especially private persons, creating a new form of sustainable social living, self-supporting in every way. In contrast, other people joining these ideas bring their talents into developing this sustainable lifestyle. I think it is brilliant! People of every age, families with children, single person, and pensioners are joining these ideas, bringing to life a healthy future.
Why not buying a farm or several houses together? Why not have a sustainable vegetable garden, animals, fruit trees, and stating to support ourselves? Why not combining the society of now with the institution of the future?
People who belong to others, having a social life and a value in a group, are automatically healthier. Every person has her/his place in such a family, helping and supporting each other. Some are still going to their work outside; some are working in the vegetable garden or maintaining the houses, cooking, minding the children, sewing clothes. I think this could be the future. Of course, we are not living in paradise, having the same confrontations as in every family or society, which need to be resolved by house rules and speaking about problems. Transparation is essential.
Maybe I am a dreamer, but I know there are already such communities that function well.
The quote:” A Sorrow shared is a Sorrow halved!” also covers financial sorrows.
People these days are worried because they can not afford the living costs that are increasing every year; by sharing the costs, they will all be more relaxed and joyful. Eating your meals in a group is better than alone.
The natural approach of health covers social indignity, emotional health being accepted for the person you are with all your flares and strong sides, healthy food choices and movement like working and walking, playing games. The loneliness of older people and these days also of young people is a sad development. I can remember the beautiful family meetings with aunts and uncles, sitting together, singing and laughing, and chatting away, leaving this beautiful, satisfied feeling in me.
How to Keep Your Immune System Strong?
In my blog about healing through balance, I pointed out the essential facts to heal your body and mind, listing healthy food, juicing, restorative sleep, moving your body, grounding, meditating, listening to music, setting healthy boundaries, having time for yourself which are all critical, well, also if you are living in a family. These points are keeping our immune system strong.
However, healthy social life will increase your health enormously. When I have lived in Ireland, I have joined a church, belonging to a bible group has given me friendship and a loving family, even I have lived in my flat. Also, I have lived with friends, having my room, but eating together, and always having the possibility of chatting with someone.
To join a sustainable community is the same; you are an individual with your desires, which is good. Having your rooms is necessary; your gifts which you can bring into the community, will enrich the lives of the others while you will profit from their talents, together creating a beautiful form of social living. It will keep your immune system strong!
Social isolation and poverty harm people very much; the pressure of a political system and an unfair society weakens their immune systems. Many people live a depressing life, feeling unrecognized by others, not belonging to the system. They are mentally depressed and disturbed as a result of feeling excluded from others. If they shared their burdens with others in a community, they would be feeling freed and supported in a healthy way, which improves their immune system and health.
Observing our society is far from perfect; I think that people should help themselves by creating sustainable forms of coexistences that help them live a healthy social life where they can interact with others daily, increasing their health. Founding self-supporting communities that prevent the isolation of individuals, leading to a robust support system of an organization by growing vegetables and fruit, having animals for their food supplies, helping young and old create a more socially appealing form of existence.
What do you think? Could you imagine living in such a community? How is your life going at the moment? Do you feel empty and socially isolated? I would love to hear your thoughts! Please share the posts if you like!
To Your Health,