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"Mindfulness" and "VITALISM"!



Good morning, my Facebook family and friends . . .


I hope you had an "awesome" weekend . . .


And please . . . be "mindful" out there in the "eclipse" today . . .


Okay . . . so, last week we spoke about "mindfulness" . . .


And "LISTENING TO OUR BODY" . . . for "self-healing" . . .


So, the question for today is this . . . do we know what the "role of vitalism" really is???


Well . . . in the world of Naturopathic Medicine . . . my world . . .


"Vitalism" . . . is the foundational concept of . . . "vital life force" or "vital energy" . . . that governs the body's "SELF-HEALING"!!!


Now . . . "vitalism" is not a scientific theory . . . but rather . . . to "explain" the nature of "LIFE" as a result of "vital force" in regards to "living" organisms . . .


A good example would be this . . .


When the body has a "low-grade" fever . . . this is the body's "healing force" of nature.


You see . . . for the body to work properly . . . our optimum body temperature is 98.6 F . . .


But . . . when the body needs to "fight off" a cold, flu virus or an infection . . . we experience a "low-grade" fever.


This would be an example of the body's "NATURAL" healing force . . . or "vital life force".


A "mild" fever . . . is a good indication that the "immune system" is doing its job "correctly".


And a "low-grade" fever" . . . isn't" just a "byproduct" of an "immune response" . . .


This "elevation" of body temperature . . . "triggers" cellular "mechanisms" that ensure the "immune system" takes "appropriate" action against the offending virus or bacteria.


And this is why . . . you "DON'T" want to "TAKE ANY MEDICATION" . . . for a "low-grade" fever.


We need to let the "body" . . . and its "immune system" . . . run its course . . . and do its job correctly!!!


And taking Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, etc. . . . is "NOT" helping the immune system function properly.


The U.S. National Library of Medicine even states . . .


"Inhibition" of fever with "acetaminophen" (Tylenol, etc.) . . . has been "linked" to "delayed recovery . . .


This means . . . trying to "reduce" a low-grade fever with an over-the-counter conventional medicine . . . can "ALTER" the immune system's ability to do its job "correctly"!!!


And . . . "acetaminophen's" taken "TOO" many times . . . can lead to a "dysregulated" immune system . . .


Which can create either a "weakened" . . . or . . . an "overstimulated" IMMUNE RESPONSE.


And with this . . . "immune suppression" . . . from over-the-counter . . . or . . . prescription medications . . . can go "UNNOTICED" . . . until symptoms of "lowered" immunity . . . like increased infections . . . now becomes an issue.


So, when did the concept of "mindfulness" and "VITALISM" . . . come into play . . .


Well . . . tomorrow let's discover more . . .


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