Breakfast- 1 head Romaine lettuce
Lunch- 1/2 watermelon
Dr. Graham's calendar is educational and thought provoking and I've been reading it for years, but I don't agree with the entry for today (July 3- "The damage done by our unhealthy habits cannot be undone by our healthy habits."). I regularly hear about all kinds of unhealthy conditions being undone by healthy habits. Diabetes, tumors, cholesterol, Candida, allergies, Asthma- the list goes on. I'm sure he's got a very specific perspective in mind when with this entry but I'm not sure what it is. There are plenty of people who might respond by saying "What's the use of doing anything differently? If there's no hope of undoing the damage, then why try?"
Dr. Graham's response: "The human life experience is linear, that is, cumulative. Our demonstration of health and vitality, or lack thereof, is a direct result of our accumulated health habits. The substances, forces, influences, and conditions to which we are subjected in our life affect our ability to accrue health, depending upon whether said substance, forces, influences, and conditions are health-supportive or health-destructive in nature.
If, for instance, your arm was cut off in an accident, and the wound healed, you would likely live the rest of your life sans that arm. All healing follows a similar pattern, though not all is as profound as that. Damage done is damage done. Sure, you heal, but you are never the same. We use the expression, "as good as new" but in reality, we have been damaged by our negative life experiences, and each one of them takes a toll on our health, either by reducing our overall health, shortening our life, or minimizing our abilities.
The vital energy required to heal from anything that undermines our health is energy that could have been used to express vitality in other ways, had it not been necessary to focus on healing. There is an overall limit to our ability to output energy and the more that is used in healing, the less there is for the other expressions of life.
Whether health is compromised physically, emotionally, or in any other fashion, once the event has occurred it cannot be recalled or undone. We heal, but we pay a price in doing so. Typically, damaged tissue heals as scar tissue. Scar tissue does not function as well as the original material, no matter where it is found in the body.
In all instances we either pay the price for health or we pay the price for sickness."
Dr. Doug Graham