At the risk of being controversial so early in the year, might we ask you to consider how you feel about the capacity of modern medicine to support you in maintaining or returning to good health, really good health? How do you perceive ageing and health? For us, the almost reflex response to pull out the prescription pad and address symptoms, rather more often than the root of a problem is disheartening and at times wholly inappropriate. Ageing is definitely a part of life that would potentially feel different if medicalising those over a certain age was not becoming standard practice under the apparent assumption that we need drugs, sometimes purely as a preventative measure, in order to be ok.
Fortunately this practice is starting to be viewed a little more questioningly, especially as we realise that many of our ills relate to aspects of modern life. If the way we’re living is impacting on our health, then bringing ourselves back into balance is likely to be much more rewarding and far-reaching than attacking symptoms with synthetic chemicals. Our bodies are amazing and complex and are constantly working to keep us and our systems in balance, so assisting them in this process through the lifestyle we lead, what we eat, how effectively we manage stress and even through recognition of our beliefs and perceptions can be genuinely life-enhancing at any stage of life.
All of the latter forms the basis for how we live our lives and what we share with others, no more so than in the Class Series The Power of Nature for Ageing Well. The classes are recruiting well and at the time of writing, all three classes still have spaces available, especially class 1. If you would like to be involved in any or all of the classes, do get in touch; we’re happy to answer any questions. Information about the classes including dates, times and the venue in York are accessible via this page on our website.
Annette & Graham Henry