For the past few years I have been on a health kick. Dealing with the pressures of society to maintain health, youth and my image forced me to think of ways I could deal with this. The internet is plagued with information on surgery and unnatural ways of healing and changing yourself and your image. You have cancer, use chemotherapy to kill your cells. You’re overweight, don’t exercise instead take diet pills. You don’t have hair, get extensions or plugs. You don’t have breasts, go buy and insert them. You don’t have a butt, get injections. You have wrinkles, freeze your face and inject it with unnatural compounds. There is a surgery or evasive treatment for almost everything out there now. Not only that, but most of us are unfairly pressured into believing that, in order to maintain health and youth, we all have to eventually resort to this unnatural way of living. The general population is then made to feel inadequate and inferior to others while being compared unrealistically to societal standards based on extreme and unnatural enhancements.
Women and men have spent thousands upon thousands trying to perfect their image. We can all stand to go for a tune up now and then. We all want to and deserve to look our best. However, at what cost? The amount of money one could save by doing things naturally is astonishing. The personal health risks one takes while experimenting with foreign objects in his/her body is mind blowing. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not judging nor am I being critical of anyone who has undergone surgery to correct their image. We all have a right to choose how we want to live and we are the rulers of our own body and image. Furthermore, there are certain diseases or health issues that require surgery or evasive treatments because it is the absolute last resort and the only way to cure it. I myself have even considered rhinoplasty for years but just can’t seem to convince myself to go ahead with it. I personally feel that a person should educate him/herself on alternative, natural or holistic treatments before resorting to evasive treatments.
Many people are not educated enough on natural remedies or natural beauty products that could help you retain youth while keeping you healthy internally as well. We live in a time where we are all looking for a quick fix. We have an endless amount of resources for unnatural ways to change, but very few resources for natural cures and remedies. But, in order to be truly healthy, youthful and energetic we need to maintain our health internally and externally. Going natural is NOT a quick fix. The biggest let down for most people looking for a quick fix while trying things naturally is the expectation of immediate results.
But, if we are all taught about natural ways to heal, fix and correct from a young age, we learn to develop positive habits that reinforce health and youth. The problem is most people are not provided with enough guidance about products or specific natural plants, foods and formations such as sand, rocks, stones, and etc. that help with the aging process. How do you think people 3000 or 4000 years ago maintained health naturally? They didn’t have large pharmaceutical companies shoving pills or cosmetic surgeons sucking out fat or injecting the body with chemicals. They must’ve done things naturally that still worked. How else could the human race have evolved to where we are now?
In the very near future, I will dedicate a few blogs specifically related to natural remedies. They will outline some key natural ingredients that the human body requires to maintain good health. I will also outline alternative medication or ways to solve common problems such as the cold or skin disorders and etc. Hopefully, by writing and sharing enough information I can help others avoid resorting to unnatural ways of curing their problems and thus help change their perception on quick fixes and what it really means to be healthy.
Time to reflect:
Do you feel pressure from all around to be a certain image? Have you considered going under the knife or doing something evasive to correct a problem you currently have? Body image is a delicate subject and everyone has insecurities. We all want to change certain things about ourselves but how far are we willing to go? Look at what you wish to fix and instead of resorting to a quick fix, try looking for alternative ways to improve those qualities you feel you lack. For instance, if you have dry skin, look for natural products to help relieve dry skin without using lotions with chemicals. Once we start being truly healthy, our minds will also become healthy and not be consumed by the pressures of society to do things unnaturally.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” ~ Buddha