Centuries ago, Greek philosophers and the physicians had a more holistic view of man (including woman) than we modern humans do. They saw man as made of more than just the physical body – that his wholeness was also comprised of things of the Spirit.
But, over the last few hundred years, especially in the last century, we have come to believe that spiritual things belong to the clergy and health issues belong to some system of care focused entirely on the mechanics of our bodies – the latest recommending for example that we diagnose disease through our DNA and track our diet and exercise through wrist wear.
Yet, in the evolution of human thinking and understanding about the real essence of who we are, Jesus – the unparalleled healer of all human ills – proposed what he saw as the source of our health when he noted that we all have the “kingdom of God within”. (Luke 17:21) To me, this speaks to the divine nature of God expressed by each one of us.