Thursday, June 2, 2011

Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra

 So last night I started "Perfect Health" by Deepak and I so far it is a great read especially for someone interested in holistic health. Right now the focus is on the fact that our bodies are not ever stable and that we are constantly in a state of change and movement yet we seem to think of ourselves as rigid and aging skin and bones. I was amazed at the following mind boggling points brought up in Chopra's book:
  • Adipose tissues (fat cells) fill up and empty out constantly, so that all of it is exchanged every three weeks.
  • You acquire a new stomach lining every five days.
  • Your skin is new every five weeks.
  • Your skeleton is entirely new every three months.
  • The flow of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen is so rapid that you could be renewed in a matter of weeks.
Yikes. This is both scary and exciting! If this is true then we have the opportunity to be a new and healthier person all of the time. This does not mean that you should mistreat your body just so you can renew it next week. This means that we really do have so much more control of how we feel on a regular basis and that it is NEVER too late to work toward a more vibrant you!
This book was written over a decade ago but has recently been updated to include way more info as discovered through time, experience and research.

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