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How incredible the human body. A complex, intricate machine with the ability to rebuild and repair itself without us interfereing. Now imagine trying to rebuild your house out of garbage. Using broken pieces of material to create the structure suitable to live comfortably in. Yes it could be done, but with addition of much needed materials and energy. 

Back to the body and think about the majority of food products sold in grocery stores. Now relate these food products to the materials needed to build functional cells and healthy tissues just as the quality of materials to build a strong house. How far away from this state of wholeness are these products? Would the human body even know how to rebuild itself given these materials? 

Now relate this idea to the slowing of the repair function in the body and acceleration of aging. It makes it very clear on why this conveniently popular way of consumption is creating such drastic health conditions, less than optimal mental/emotional capacities and shortened attention spans. 

When the raw materials are not delivered and used in the way we need, the blueprint needs to be changed. In the body this results in altered gene expression and deterioration of the whole system. Just as if the support beams were not in place to hold the house, it falls down prematurely and creates a mess. 

When we understand and accept that our bodies are our very own house we return the power back to ourselves. The power to choose what we build our house out of and how resilient we want it.  

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Published by Alec Hurley

Alec Hurley is a Yoga Health Coach, yoga teacher in the San Diego area and a life long surfer. He is the founder of Higher Self Wellness and an avid practitioner of ancient wisdom and spiritual practices which he infuses into his public yoga classes and group program “The Art of Connection”. He is professionally trained as a Chef and incorporates the ancient wisdom of “food as medicine” into his culinary creations. Alec infuses the practices of personal and planetary alignment into his modern healthy lifestyle toolkit to help shift the collective into deeper states of connection.

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