Some basic's need to be understood and these begin with dietary concerns especially. They are so obvious it's mostly common sense, however this is not about weight loss alone, its also about the intake of foods that are to provide all the required nutrients for optimal health.
Whenever possible preference eating organically, if this is cost prohibitive, then at least avoid any and all genetically modified foods (GMO), as a regular intake of these foods have been proven to cause major organ failure and a myriad of cancers.
Get into the habit of reading the labeling and if possible eat very little processed food. Our diet needs to contain all that nature intended in keeping our bodies healthy. Foods that contain preservatives and additives are not natural, no matter the advertising hype.
Water is underestimated; if we don’t have a good quality filter that also removes fluoride, it’s really going to be an uphill struggle. Sodium fluoride is added to most water supplies in developed countries and is a byproduct of the aluminium industry; it has nothing to do with healthy teeth! Sodium fluoride should NOT be confused with Calcium Fluoride, as this is a necessary trace element, far removed in chemical composition to what is just pure poison! So why would the 'powers that soon are not to be' add it to our water supply?
Drink purified water at least six to eight, 8 ounce glasses a day, not drinks that contain water, just this amount of water intake alone. Avoid all soda's as they are very damaging to our health as many contain aspartame or fructose from corn syrup. Any high sugar product is also very unhealthy. Soda's have a low pH so it's highly acidic. Where we find consistently high systemic acidity, we find illness and disease.
Mercury toxicity is the hidden cause of many illnesses and disease and is also found in global water supplies. Dentist in the main still stick to telling their patients that amalgam fillings are OK, when many studies have proven that mercury in amalgam fillings leaches into our system lowering our immunity. It also causes long term irreparable damage to our major organ's, not to mention being tied to many forms of neurological diseases.
If you're smoker, this has to cease, for unless addressed all efforts towards gaining good health will prove fruitless. Enough said in this regard as there is ample evidence that has unequivocally proven that smoking causes much suffering through disease and kills prematurely.
Alcohol is ok in limited amounts, good quality red wine has proven benefits if partaken in moderation, the odd beer won’t do harm either. however diabetics, as one example, should avoid all alcohol, same applies for those battling a weight condition. Almost all forms of alcohol have a high calorie to volume ratio. Perhaps there exist other medical reasons why alcohol needs to be avoided so discuss with your health practitioner.
Highly populated environments are generally very polluted places! Oxygen levels in polluted cities can be as low as 6%, by comparison the Amazon and other pristine environs see oxygen levels as high as 26%! So it’s important to get out of the city whenever possible and take a walk in the forest, the colors of nature also have a healing effect on our entire being.
Sunlight produces Serotonin from which another brain chemical called Melatonin is produced to put us to sleep, covering our eyes from light will also stimulate it's production. We need daily doses of sunshine in order to sleep well. Depending on skin type and color, very fair skin requires a minimum of 10 - 15 mins on just 20 sq cm of exposed skin daily, this needs to be to direct sunshine, and 1 hour+ for darker skin, rule of thumb is to double exposure times for sunlight, apply no sunscreens or moisturizers.
If sunlight is scarce, try taking a Vitamin D supplement. It's not uncommon in the northern latitudes where there is even limited sunlight (sometimes for many months), for some people to suffer from (SAD), seasonal depressive disorder.
Strenuous exercise is not recommended if you are overweight, or aged over 55 years. If overweight or around this age an exercise routine should begin with something easier, especially if there are conditions that may inhibit pushing your body too hard. Check with a lifestyle or gym coach to help determine what is most appropriate.
Walking is something almost all able bodied people can do, even if it’s just 15 minutes a day to begin with. It's recommended that a minimum of 30 minutes per day be achieved over time. The aim is to be consistent, so exercising 3 days on and 1 day off, on a cyclical basis works best for most. Running or Jogging is not recommended especially if age is catching up as it becomes hard on the joints, rarely do we ever see a jogger or runner smiling.
The need for regular exercise, either indoor or outdoor, cannot be overstated, so try and devote some time on a regular basis. Aim to replace some sedentary habit with an exercise activity. Take a pushbike ride for 30 mins, or where you would normally drive the car a short distance, take a walk, etc. There are endless simple approaches that can be implemented on our path to gaining good health.
Sleep restores our body in many ways, we also lose weight through restful sleep. Being removed from our waking conscious state helps us on an emotional level as well . We cope better with stress and our immune system is elevated. We also open up communications with the deeper nature of our being, through visions and dreams.
It is suggested to relax for 30 mins or so before sleep, so turn off the TV, PC, etc, and sleep a meter or more away from all electrical appliances. Avoid horror movies, violent images, etc. These can induce parts of the brain to bring forth undesired sleep experiences (namely nightmares), and this can see us awaken exhausted.
Given that all is seen and known by our subconscious mind, it is advisable to; 'Never repeatedly look upon that which we do not wish to experience'. It's highly possible that if we keep exposing our subconscious to violent images we may just invite in the same realities, doing so unknowingly!!
Our emotions can pretty much run our lives if we let them. Most of us are unaware that we keep doing the same things to the detriment of our well being because for the most part, instead of responding to situations we react from learnt behaviors. There is no such thing as a healthy body if our thoughts are toxic.
Seek out alternative health practitioners who lean towards natural medicine rather than the modern day orthodox / GP approach who in the main prescribe pharmaceuticals. If you have an illness or disease condition requiring ongoing pharmaceutical medications, its best to indicate to your chosen practitioner that you wish to undertake an approach to getting off the dependency on these drugs.
This needs to addressed ASAP for pharmaceuticals are more than likely being prescribed in treating the symptoms without addressing the cause, although this depends on the nature of the illness or disease.
If your regular practitioner for one reason or another is adverse to your wishes, then as mentioned, seek out those who are more understanding and likely to offer ongoing support. Again any existing illness should be considered and assessed prior to reducing or omitting prescribed pharmaceuticals.
"Most of us are unaware that we keep doing the same things to the detriment of our well being, because for the most part, instead of responding to situations we react from long term habitual behaviors"
'We have an instinctive capacity to know when something doesn't feel right and yet we continue down paths that eventually exposes flaws in our physiology. If left unchecked, this inevitably results in illness and disease.' Getting Started