I find sometimes I totally overwhelmed with information when I read too many books or search the internet for too long – which is an occupational hazard doing this blog :)
I am so focused on health and I almost become obsessed with it. I don’t want to expose myself to anything, I want to ensure every food I eat is super healthy, I want to get heaps of exercise into my day and I even set aside time to relax. The thing is, it somehow becomes overwhelming. It feels like I am stressed out about being healthy. Does that make sense? I am so busy researching and trying to find answers and then the information contradicts itself and I somehow find that it actually worries me.
I really noticed it on the weekend. We went out to Auckland and visited some friends. It was like I had this little devil sitting on my back shouting at me: “xenoestrogens!” everywhere I looked. It was the soap in the bathroom, the cleaning products, the fact that they live on a main road…. etc etc
Do you get this? It is kinda ironic and it got me thinking what if I have it all wrong? See, there are many people who sink into this world of natural health. They become obsessed with it. They want to fight and inform people of the dangers of it all. They write books and go on big rants around the world trying to “protect everyone” from bad health. Though I can totally see that these are noble people who are really doing a great service in informing us about our health, they also create a weird kinda “Freaky Health Obsession” within us.
It somehow contradicts health to me as it is mostly with a negative focus. It is all about exposing all these big nasty companies who hide things from us about what is in our food or what we really don’t know about drugs out there. It has an angry and revengeful energy about it, which I think I have picked up on. It is all about “them and us” and somehow how we are all in extreme danger of all those nasties out there. It reeks of conspiracy theories and an extreme view on things.
To me this makes no sense. Yes, I want to help you and want to inform you of the dangers that do exist within our environments but it also needs to be kept real. We are naturally exposed to toxins in our daily lives but so is everyone else. We all are and yet others seem to resist these “cancer causing dangers”. It is unrealistic to avoid EVERYTHING all of the time and if we do and become that obsessed about health, I believe this create a different kind of stress. A freaky kinda over-obsessive health stress.
I had to get away from all of this, for a few days. See, I was turning into that freaky over obsessed health chick! I didn’t want to eat anything that wasn’t 100% healthy. I checked every ingredient, every pills ingredients, every aspect of my life somehow got put under the spotlight and I realised, I just cannot control it all. I cannot protect myself from everything. I can only do the best that I can with what I know and can trust in myself.
It is so easy to become “Freaky Health Obsessed”. There is so much information out there and so much to say how it is going to harm us. The reality is, we cannot run away from it all. There are simply some things we have to live with. We have to live with Computers, we have to live with cars and petrol fumes, we have to live with some things that are in our foods. All we can do is give the body the best tools to fight off these negatives and most importantly learn to relax and enjoy life.
I have had to take a massive big learning curve out of this experience. I have had to just let it go. Let it go that I cannot protect us all from everything and that as much as I would love to blow up every McDonalds in the world, I cannot and I can only do my part in educating people to avoid it.
See all this obsessing and fighting is actually negative and stressful and though my motives for doing it might be to help people, it is still the wrong approach.
What I can do is show you the right way. Show you the methods that you can use and approaches to your health that you haven’t discovered yet. Show you about Maca and Herbs and all the wonderful things out there that are now available to us. We can get these plants and herbs now, through the internet which we could never have done before!
So, today I am going to spend the day just relaxing. No reading of any books or obsessing about my health but rather just enjoying myself and what I can do. Life is so short and while I am obsessing so much about it all, I might be missing the most important things – love, life and sunshine :)