We all have aches and pains, but when do they become conditions needing to be treated?  It’s true that people naturally become ill and need time for restoration.  When the body functions optimally, restoration is spontaneous.  The more vitality you have, the faster you’re able to find balance once again. 

Balance is when everything is working together and you have no symptoms or you experience a short phase of symptoms.  In other words, balance is when your body is able to regulate itself.  Because of the high amount of environmental burden that our bodies have to cope with, our bodies are continously being pushed off this balance.  All it takes is for a few other burdens to push the scale toward illness.  Some of these other burdens are unclean living (lack of clean water, food, and air), genetic predispositions, nutritional deficiencies, chemical exposure, physical or emotional trauma, stress, lack of support, emotional instability, lack of mental abilities–the list goes on, but you get the idea. 

Some burdens are impossible to eliminate completely–regardless they push the scale toward illness.  How much weight do you have weighing down your scale?  What percent of health do you have over illness?  Are you 80-20, 70-30, 60-40, or are you at rock bottom and think little could be worse?  How could a person resist being weighed down?  Fostering vitality and clearing away body burden while building support allows for harmonious living.