5 Tips for Healthy Living

Most western doctors are not trained in nutrition, supplements or herbs. Therefore, they are not able to address much of the complaints of patients that are on their way to having a disease or condition. Their training is for after the fact.  That’s why it’s so important to be our own health advocate, so that many of our health issues can be eliminated or reduced through a healthy lifestyle. 

Unfortunately, most people have a “quick-fix” mentality.  Learning new healthy habits takes time and won’t happen overnight.  My journey started about 30 years ago when I made the decision to cut out soda and drink water.  Throughout the years I would start new good habits until it because a lifestyle. I’m still incorporating new healthy habits. 

Remove stress from the body and the body regenerates itself.  You can heal yourself. – Rhonda Byrne

Below are the five main things that I believe will help you live a healthier life. 

 

  • Reduce stress – According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. The body can only handle so much stress.  Living on the hormones of stress will lead to burnout, mineral deficiencies, and toxic metal accumulation. All eventually leading to many health conditions and dis-eases.
  • Get more sleep – How much sleep we get, and the quality of sleep are both important to well-being.  Try to get 8 hours of sleep a night, getting to bed before 11PM. The body goes through restoration and repair during the deep sleep stage.  While the brain goes through revitalization and processing information during REM.  
  • Healthy diet – Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.  The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of colorectal cancers in the United States for 2019 are: 101,520 new cases of colon cancer and 44,180 new cases of rectal cancer.  Just in one week I had three people approach me about their bathroom problems. My answer was and always is, eat more cooked vegetables and drink more water. All three have poor or inconsistent diets and not a lot of water drinking.  I can’t stress enough how important it is to have these as good habits.  
  • Practice letting go – Much of our stress and frustrations come from trying to control our environment, people, or outcome.  When we come from a place of TRUST and FAITH, there is nothing or nobody that needs controlling. I used to worry about everything and everyone.  It’s taking me a long time to see that it was causing so much anxiety in my life. Stop trying to control and let it go. Everything is always working out the for the good!
  • Have fun! – Okay this one is subjective.  Do more of what will bring you joy and happiness that doesn’t harm you or others. I used to think drinking a lot of alcohol and staying out late was fun, but it was hurting my body.  Sometimes it’s just finding joy in the little things. 

 

 

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