Finely Tuned Machines · 6 June 2013

It is interesting that we take this one body we have and neglect it for a long time and then wonder why it does not perform like it used to. We forget that it is a finely tuned racing machine and we need to get it checked out and tuned up all the time in order to keep it in good working order.

A big part of keeping a racing machine in good order is to give it the top fuel it needs. The top fuel for our bodies consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. (I throw in a little fish and eggs periodically because I do not want to take vitamin B12 or any nutritional supplement.) Even if all the finely tuned machine is going to do is surf on the internet, it still needs to get the proper fuel.

The problem for most of us is that we treat our bodies like they are old jalopies. We throw whatever fuel into them that we can find. A little junk food every now and then turns into junk food or fast food every night. People rarely sit down to eat meals together anymore. Much less healthy ones.

The fortunate part about our bodies is that they have a tremendous capacity for healing themselves. They were designed to take all the abuse we give them and get back to peak performance when we treat them right. As long as we do not mistreat them for too long, we can stop giving them low grade fuel and fill the tanks with top fuel to get back into racing form in no time. True, we need to take them out of the garage and make sure they can still run, but with time, they will be able to do so. With time and a little patience, those racing machines will be back on the road again tearing up the miles.

People wonder why they cannot perform at their peak when they have the wrong foods. They wonder why they cannot just eat processed food all the time and have slim, trim figures. They wonder why they cannot go, go, go with any fuel they choose. The reason is that our bodies are finely tuned racing machines that need top fuel to run properly. We need to treat them accordingly. And we need to treat them like they are the last bodies we will ever have.

© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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