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Body as The Temple; or a Finely Tuned Instrument?

Posted by nepeht on October 20, 2008

  From the beginning of time, there have probably been differing ways of viewing the Human Body.  Some have viewed the Body as a Temple while others seem to view it as a Finely Tuned Instrument.

The Body as a Finely Tuned Instrument - Like This Viola De Gamba

The Body as a Finely Tuned Instrument - Like This Viola De Gamba (c.2000, WTB)

  So is my body a temple?  I am not sure. 

  Is it a finely tuned instrument?

  You know, that is quite flattering to think of.  But, with Celiac Disease, in a culture where gluten is present in such a large quantity of food products, it is difficult to see my body in that way.  Perhaps I am wrong.  I don’t know.

  As I explore deeper into a philosophy of Gluten-Free Simplicity, such questions seem relevant.  Even though valid answers to such questions seem illusive.

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A Philosophy of Gluten-Free Simplicity

Posted by nepeht on October 8, 2008

  As a person seeking to attain and maintain a gluten-free diet, I feel that the principle of simplicity could be very helpful.  In this section of this blog, I will attempt to explain the philosophy which supports my belief. 

  According to an on-line dictionary, “philosophy” can be defined as:

  1. the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.
  2. any of the three branches, namely natural philosophy, moral philosophy, and metaphysical philosophy, that are accepted as composing this study.
  3. a system of philosophical doctrine: the philosophy of Spinoza.
  4. the critical study of the basic principles and concepts of a particular branch of knowledge, esp. with a view to improving or reconstituting them: the philosophy of science.
  5. a system of principles for guidance in practical affairs.
  6. a philosophical attitude, as one of composure and calm in the presence of troubles or annoyances.
  7.         [Origin: 1250–1300; ME philosophie < L philosophia < Gk philosophía. See philo-, -sophy]
  
References:

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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