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Use these quick tips to develop healthy habits for a longer life:
Try a new tip every week and watch your health improve!
Sometimes starting a new health plan can be a daunting task and feel overwhelming. It seems like there is so much to do. That is absolutely true with each of us as our bodies are so complex.
Fortunately, you don't have to do everything at once. Just concentrate on one tip over a week, then check back here next week for a new tip. We add a new tip every week.
Invite your friends and family to join you and then at the end of each week, talk about what you gained. Our goal is to help you live a happier, more meaningful life.
Take a break from cooked food!
Once a week eat only raw food and vegetable juices. Eat lightly and rest the body. Fasting, and forms of fasting rest the digestive system taking burdens off the liver and allow it to release any toxins that may be accumulated. Many times due to overloading the digestive system with work by having to digest cooked foods, toxins can build up.
If there are so many toxins your body can rid itself of, you will become more suspectible to illness and disease.
Detoxification will take place as materials trapped or stored in fatty tissue are released when you eat whole foods. You will then have greater clarity of mind, and your daily life could improve.
Listen to your body!
Pain is one of many signals that the body has to show you that there is a problem. Listen by tuning in to the signals the body is giving you will be able to act quickly to support healing and recovery.
If you can't determine what your body is trying to tell you, find someone who can help you figure out the cause of the signals that you are receiving. Massage, chiropractic support, nutritional support and yoga and qigong are all helpful modalities that you can choose.
Gain energy as you walk!
Walking helps the body by moving the joints, which generates electricity and energy. When you walk you gain energy because of the movement of the joints and the ease that is required to do this simple, effective exercise.
Walk at least 20 minutes three to four times per week and verify the increase in energy that you get.
Eat sufficient protein!
If you're note eating enough protein, you may begin to feel malnourished. What are some signs of protein malnutrition? Weak, flabby muscles, fatigue, inability to digest foods, weight gain or weight loss, poor hair, skin and eyes.
Even if you eat protein, you may not be able to effectively use what you are eating due to a lack of essential amino acids. Heating destroys the essential amino acids; therefore eating only cooked proteins may not be the best for the body.
Many proteins come in whole natural forms. Be sure to eat uncooked, unheated proteins often.
Raw milk and raw milk products like cheese--these are available in most quality health food stores like Whole FoodsSushi with raw fish, for instance sashimi available in Japanese restaurantsRaw nuts and seeds or seed butter like: peanut butter, almond butter, cashew nut butter, etc.Soft cooked eggs can provide you will the amino acids that are required by the body.
Take your calcium supplements at bedtime!
This may be just what you need to relax your body totally and completely. Calcium is an essential mineral and the most abundant mineral in the body.
Symptoms of prolonged calcium deficiency include insomnia, heart palpitations and muscle spasms, as well as arm and leg numbness. So help yourself to your calcium at bedtime for a restful night sleep.
Take a few moments each hour for a few deep breaths!
Close your eyes, relax your body and mind and breath... slowing and consciously breathe into the abdomen. Repeat three to four rounds, in and out slowly and with mindfulness.
This stress relieving break will support your adrenals by allowing your body to relax, allowing the breath to bring in vital oxygen and by relaxing your mind from all unnecessary thoughts. Doing this simple process each hour of your day will be more productive and you will be able to stay focused and centered.
Reduce your carbohydrates!
Excess consumption of carbohydrates contributes to adding more toxins to your body from the carbon by-products of starchy foods like pasta, bread, cakes, cookies, etc. Vital tissue salts necessary for oxidation of the blood and tissue oxidation are inadequately assimilated, and this facilitates lack of oxygen in the body, leaving you feel tired.
Additionally, excess carbohydrates could lead to hyperinsulinism a resistance to the action of insulin. This is linked to the signs and symptoms related to noninsulin-dependant diabetes, obesity, increased blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, blood triglycerides and LDL-lcholesterol with decreased HDL cholesterol.
Drink water first thing in the morning!
This encourages elimination of toxins because water raises the level of watery plasma and quickens activity of circulation. Water is a solvent and contains hydrogen, which has a soothing, softening effect upon the body, mind and soul.
Cells must be immersed in water. Water is the avenue of dispersion for toxin elimination. Blood flow and transport of nourishment also depend upon water. When water is deficient in the body, heat and congestion are possible, making you more suspectible to illness and disease.
Eat organic veggies!
Eating organic vegetables will provide you with vitamins, minerals, fibers and tastes to satisfy most nutritional cravings that you may have. Vegetables complement any health care program.
With so many varieties to choose from you will never be bored. Vegetables oxygenate the body, stimulate the brain, and make you feel balanced.