Major religions believe in the existence of a perfect place where life can be sustained in the best of everything, including health. The place is called with different names in different religions. In this article, let us refer this place as Garden of Eden.
It is said that in this Garden of Eden, life is truly in a perfect harmony with nature. Apparently, nobody is getting sick or getting older in this Garden. The Garden boasts beautiful surroundings where water from rivers are rejuvenating and fruits of the trees are the staple diet for the inhabitants. In one version, apparently human and animals live side by side in the garden and no animals or human eating another animal. In this utopian garden, everyone and every animal is a vegetarian!
Whoever created this concept of the Garden of Eden as a perfect place to live a healthy life must be a great physician specializing in anti-aging medicine (preventive medicine). In today’s world, we are afflicted with many sicknesses precisely because we are not living in the Garden of Eden.
To stay healthy, therefore, we should behave as if we are still living in this Garden. Everything we do, what we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, how we eat and drink should be similar or closely resemble what we have in the Garden. In short, we should create our own Garden of Eden.
Today, when you woke up, you probably had coffee with milk for breakfast. I doubt they have those in the Garden. Other than coffee, you may have eaten something with rice and noodles. Garden of Eden does not have those either. After breakfast, you may be resting watching your favourite program on television while drinking some more sugary drinks. Again, I don’t think the Garden of Eden has television or sugar. On weekend, you may be visiting the malls with your family and you get there by driving your car. Again, it is unlikely you can do this in the Garden of Eden. I am sure, human do lots of walking and running (and sleeping) in the Garden of Eden.
Now, you may be thinking that this Garden of Eden is not a nice place to live after all.
If it is still not obvious, let me spell it out for you. The Garden of Eden is a perfect place to live a healthy life because of its nature and originality. Everything in the garden is free from human manipulation and contamination. We are sick because most of the food we eat are not natural. We are ill because most of the things we do are not natural. We are diseased not because we have been cast away from the Garden of Eden but because we have forgotten to live in the way of the Garden.
Next time when you are eating or doing something, remind yourself whether this is resembling or even possible in the Garden of Eden.
Article contributed by: Dr Rizin H Kusop. MBBS, MSc (Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Med), Dip. Family Med. (firstname.lastname@example.org).