Love is the most powerful nutrient that your body needs to experience vibrant health and well-being.It is the vital, essential, ingredient needed. Nothing can replace it. You can do everything all of the right things to your body. But if you don’t love yourself, your cells and your body will not reach their true health potential.
I have always suspected that love plays a critical role in our lives. Little did I know how important it is to our health and well-being. During a child psychology class in college, I learned that orphaned babies and animals, even when given everything they physically needed, food, clothing, shelter, die in the absence of love. Some call it a failure to thrive. The bottom line, in my opinion is that we cannot thrive in the absence of love. And we need love throughout the span of our lives.
Love is a super nutrient, the essential ingredient needed for good health. To achieve, a state of high level functioning that you are actively supporting your 50 trillion cells, you must love yourself. It is full spectrum, whole being, vibrant health and well-being at its best. That’s why I stated at the beginning, the health equation includes more than you ever imagined.
You can do all of the right things, and if you don’t love yourself, I promise you—you will not experience ongoing health.
Love turns on and off healthy genes. It begins long before you were born, Love enhances every physiological function within you 50 trillion cells that you can imagine.
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross said years ago, “I think modern medicine has become like a prophet offering a life free of pain. It is nonsense. The only that that truly heals people is unconditional love.”
While Dr. Christiane Northrup noted, “If we had a rampant epidemic of self-love, health care costs would dramatically decrease. Why? Because love will dramatically elevate our health!
I have spent my entire career devoted to the study of health, and I’ve come to the conclusion that good self-care and love is the single most important aspect of our health, period.
What do you see when you look in a mirror? Do you love what you see, or do you immediately begin to criticize what you perceive as wrong.
That person in the mirror is longing to be loved and set free from all the harm you’ve unintentionally given it. I’m talking about treating that person with the utmost care, as you would a precious, newborn baby. Treating it with kindness, tender loving care, believing the best of that reflection in the mirror, and knowing your true value. Your value that is beyond your body, beyond your job and accomplishments, your success and material accumulation, or the lack thereof.
Love is generous giving and supporting. It’s about caring enough to want the very best life for someone you love… and that includes you.
We overlook the most critical, underlying epidemics. While we fear the latest flu virus, and other infections, the most important one, we have ignored and unconsciously supported is the epidemic of self-rejection, self-dislike, even self-loathing in this world, and especially in our nation. And until we address it—individually and collectively, we will remain unhealthy, and unwell, individually, in our families, communities, nation and our world.
How do I love myself?
Most importantly, the first step, stop doing all of the things that make you feel bad about who you are—your body, your age, whatever it is. Embrace you all of you. Stop rejecting, criticizing, and saying horrible things to yourself. Interrupt and dismiss your inner critic.
Whatever your circumstances are, you have you. You can love you. And your cells are wanting, if not needing you to do just that, because that’s when they are their most powerful. When you love you—you are loving each and every one of your 50 trillion cells. And the opposite is true as well.
Steps to Self-love
You love yourself engaging these five principles:
1. Attention-Pay attention to yourself—to your thoughts, feelings, emotions, to your body, and the messages it is sending to you.
2. Awareness-Be aware
3. Acceptance Accept yourself just the way you are, not how you want to be
4. Appreciation-Appreciate yourself for the unique and precious being that you are. There is no one else on this earth exactly like you!
5. Affirmation-Affirm your value (sincerely)
Your cells function at a much higher and efficient level when you experience love, joy and happiness. That’s why self-sacrifice ultimately makes us sick and keeps us stuck in dead-end situations. There is nothing brave or honorable about sacrificing your own health. It’s about opening this gift of life
Pay attention, and live in the moment. You can’t improve your health today, by living in the past or in the future. It is critical to live in the moment, some call it now. Doing so will optimize your cellular physiology.
So what do I mean when I say live in the moment? We often live in the past or the future, and not in the here and now. That affects our cells.
Accepting your life and all the moments that make up your life without judgment. It is being fully alive right here, right now, which is the only place we truly have.
Too often we dwell on regrets over the past or dwell on fears of the future.
Simply acknowledging and saying out loud every day, “This is my life, and today I’m going to live it to the best of my abilities,” is not only a signal to your cells to function as they should, but the very foundation. We know our intentions set a chemical matrix that causes dramatic physical changes in our cells to support your intention.
I tell my patients and clients you must decide you are going to be healthy. Until you do, your efforts are not as likely to become true.
SuperHealing is not self-help, it is self-empowerment, self-actualization. It sustains and enhances the health of all those around you. If you’re on a plane, you know that the flight attendant will instruct you to secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others. The same is true of love: You must love yourself first
That’s when there is an opportunity to do something extraordinary. Your cells still need the energy from positive thoughts and emotions and from being loved. They need you. Will you side with the void? Or will you stand up, look in that mirror, and say, “I love you. Just the way you are. I will take care of you.”
Congratulations! Now that you’ve completed your 7 Day Accelerate Your Health Challenge, I encourage you to continue on this path of ever-increasing health and well-being. Please feel free to visit my website www.DrElaine.com, and utilize the resources that are available to you, including my blog, products and consultation services.
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To Your Accelerating Health,