Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Biophysical "Diet": Organic Health Investments --- Part 1

The entire content of this post is surely too comprehensive to attempt to drive down any readers throat in one sitting.  As we have often seen in many dining experiences, our eyes are usually bigger than our stomachs...therefore I will once again refer to smaller "digestible" portions of information in an effort to facilitate the absorption of the overall message and to avoid any "information indigestion".

The Biophysical "Diet" is essentially the structured representation of my ever-evolving philosophy on human health and rehabilitation.  It has always been intact, but the specific "pillars" have been orbiting for quite some time...and it is only in the last half-year that they have come together as a result of the "gravitational pull" of the Fascia Therapy Theorem.  I would highly recommend a read (re-read) of the theorem, but it essentially reflects a broader perspective on how we engage the challenges of quality of life.  This is intuitively done in a reactive and mechanistic way...we wait until something effectively "breaks down" and then we attribute mechanistic strategies to reduce the effect(s) of said breakdown.  The theorem itself is more complex, but the fundamental philosophy is based on the idea that the current monopoly of the reactive-mechanistic paradigm is a limited can (should) be expanded in order to maximize outcome and more effectively address the underlying goal: quality of life. 

The formal framework of the Fascia Therapy Theorem opens the brackets and introduces the expanded perspective on how do we extend the life and energy in our bodies...or to be more precise, how do we slow the process of entropy.  We therefore need to integrate a pro-active component as well as an organic component.  The "odds" then become more stacked in our favor.

Pro-Active:  An action creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.

Organic:   relating to or derived from living matter.

The Biophysical Diet can therefore be expressed with the following statement: 

A focused and deliberate strategy to improve the human condition by providing the human organism with a productive "diet" of sensory, mechanical, and environmental nutrients that promote health from the inside-out.  Further, this strategy engages the primitive physiological operations and therefore stimulates an "organic" response...meaning that even a small stimulus applied externally can "grow" and be expressed intrinsically in an exponential manner. 

This effectively becomes a formalized "prevention" platform as opposed to the more familiar "treatment" paradigm.  The fundamental question becomes: "how long do we have to wait before we are truly labelled as sick?"  This begs to question the rationale behind waiting through the "grey areas" until the situation is so "black" that we are left with more challenges than we may be capable of overcoming.  

The focus now shifts to the suggested term "Diet".  This can (and likely will) throw people off target somewhat...simply because we have been selectively programmed to think that there is a particular form of food that is "better" for you.  This is frustratingly if the answer lies outside of the body as opposed to in it.  It isn't WHAT we eat, it's how we absorb and use these nutrients.  Therefore we need to step back and get a little bit more "primitive" in our thinking...

Address the intrinsic systemic operation of the body so that it can more effectively absorb, deliver, and utlilize sensory, mechanical, and environmental stimulii. 
To be explicitely clear, I am not talking about a food diet!...I am referring to the implementation of sensory. mechanical, and environmental "foods" that will help to build a stronger and more resilient condition.  The "Biophysical Foods" break down into these fundamental categories:

1. Human Voltage and pH:

Cells are evolved to function at approximately -20 millivolts (or pH of 7.35).  There are a multitude of stimulii (nutritional, environmental, mechanical) that can essentially change the voltage and pH and therefore alter cellular function and "respiration"...thus affecting our rates of oxidation and regeneration.  These strategies are vast and range from simple dietary intake to environmental interventions such as Grounding (Earthing).

2. Fluid Flows and Microcirculation:

The human organism evolves from a liquid environment...and the primary mechanical stimulus during gestation are fluid flows.  This essentially indicates that fluid health and microcirculation are key factors to maintenance and health.  The basic life-sustaining processes of respiration, lymphatic drainage, and cerebral spinal fluid flow all occur in a liquid medium.  In addition, mechanical competence is fundamentally based in an efficient exchange and delivery of interstitial fluid.  

3. Sensory Integration and Modulation:

The environmental effects on the human organism are generally overlooked and under-estimated.  The healthy individual is able to ingest and regulate a myriad of sensory stimulii without any conscious effort or awareness...but those with some level of sensory impairment (neurodevelopmental disorder, autism, etc...) have extremely difficult challenges with respect to how they absorb and convert varied stimulii.  Although the healthy individual manifests an "autonomic" sensory convertion mechanism, this does not mean it is something that does not merit any attention...even if it is working well, there is always merit in making it work better.  Enhanced sensory intergation and modulation are fundamentally linked to reduction in stress and anxiety and can be directly associated with improved physchological health.  This is intimately linked to mechanical considerations because phychological / emotional dysfunction contributes to underlying levels of persistent muscular tension which affect sleep patterns and the overall ability to regenerate and recuperate.  

In summary, the Biophysical "Diet" is a framework that should help to enhance the potential for favorable outcomes for both health-provider and health-seeker.  In addition, due to the primitive perspective (intrinsic physiological oscillation), it is effectively applicable in almost all cases.  

Part 2 will focus on expanding the discussion on each of the "dietary categories" and will help to provide you with a more detailed look into their relevance within the discussion of physical health and physical prosperity.  



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