Good Health and Being Healed comes from following a Healthy Lifestyle. By eating the right quality and nutritious foods, getting some quality sleep and exercise, reducing your exposure to toxins around you and reducing your stress (anxiety etc.) health and healing will come.
A Healthy Lifestyle will reduce or eliminate INFLAMMATION in your body which is a major cause of illness and chronic inflammatory diseases.
VEGETABLES are highly nutritious and are the Best Choice for being Healed.
I know the above is easy to say and from personal experience, it is not easy to put into a daily routine but take action in small ways and build from there. It is a lifestyle change and changing your daily routine you have followed for decades will not be easy. It is progress not perfection you are after so take small steps and the energy and healing will come.
Getting Healthy is NOT EASY.
Ask yourself the question: “What are you willing to do to get better?” Most would say “anything”. But that of course is an easy answer. The goal to getting healthy and being healed is NOT easy.
Because healing is a journey. And in every journey, there is a starting point, with rest stops and course changes along the way. We each have unique needs, opinions, desires, and challenges, based on our experiences and backgrounds. “Dr Andrew Saul”
Healing is from the inside out. Your skin will be affected by what you eat and drink and by what you rub on your skin. The same goes for your internal organs like your liver, kidneys, brain etc.
Your internal organs will not function the way they should if their cells are not supplied with the vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein, amino acids, etc. they need daily to keep them healthy.
The more nutritious foods you eat the more efficient your organs will do their job and your skin will stay soft and unblemished. The more Junk Fast Food and low nutrient food you consume the unhealthier your organs become and your skin will become dry, rough, and blemished.
Gut Bacteria fight for your health every day until they become overwhelmed and you become sick or worse. Then you experience a chronic disease like diabetes, Crohn’s disease etc. These toxins build over time and you end up with a toxic body. Your body needs your help. You are the only one capable of taking control of your own health and prevent overloading your Immune System.
Changing your lifestyle to eat more nutritious foods must be combined with other changes in lifestyle by adding exercise and how you handle stress and emotion in your life.
Factors that affect our health
What are the factors that affect our health?
1. POOR DIET – POOR FOOD CHOICES
2. LACK OF REGULAR EXERCISE – Only 12 mins required every 2nd day.
3. LACK OF SLEEP – We need 7 to 8 hours sleep every night.
4. TOXIC EXPOSURE FROM THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD – Minimize in your home.
5. STRESS – EMOTIONAL AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS
6. ORAL HYGIENE
You will find the above list of factors or causes that affect our health mentioned many times throughout this website, because they are the main reasons, we are unfit, unhealthy or have an illness or a disease. Being healed and to get well or prevent an illness you must make an effort to recognize this and take action.
Actions you can take. Choose better food choices; you can do some exercise and get better and longer sleep. You can try to do better to minimize your toxic exposure especially at home. It just needs some willingness, courage and patience. Go for a life without illness, it is worth it.
Why are nutrition and wellness important?
A healthy eating plan incorporates healthy foods from a wide variety of food groups. One of the basic causes of chronic disease is poor nutrition. Improving your nutrition is an excellent step to being healed.
What is emotional health?
Emotional health is about being happy, self-confident, self-aware, and resilient. People who are emotionally healthy are able to cope with life’s challenges and recover from setbacks. But health, including mental and emotional health, requires knowledge, understanding and effort to maintain.
The path to unhealthy
How does lack of nutrition affect the body?
In the short term, poor nutrition can contribute to stress, tiredness and our capacity to work over time. Poor nutrition can also contribute to the risk of developing some illnesses and other health problems such as: being overweight or obese. tooth decay, heart disease and stroke.
How does junk food affect your body?
Food is fuel for your body. Fast food isn’t necessarily bad, but in many cases, it’s highly processed and contains large amounts of carbohydrates, added sugar, unhealthy fats, and salt (sodium). These foods are often high in calories yet offer little or no nutritional value.
What happens when you eat too much junk food?
It can lead to Diabetes and Heart Disease. The excessive amounts of sodium in fast food can lead to elevated blood pressure. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A diet high in polyunsaturated fats and trans fats also increases the risk of these diseases by clogging the arteries.
SMOKING – A path to Ill Health
What happens when you smoke?
When you smoke cigarettes, you take in a variety of toxins, and it may be that many of those toxins contribute to mood problems. Moreover, the physical health problems caused by smoking like heart disease, coughing, emphysema, frequent colds and difficulty in exercising can lead to mood problems, many illnesses and mental health challenges.
foods to avoid
- Avoid the following foods, especially if you are ill:
- Wheat and Wheat products:
- The food most commonly found to cause inflammation and allergies.
- Corn or Corn products:
- Disrupts blood sugar levels. Corn Syrup is far worse than ordinary sugar because it is mostly fructose and concentrated.
- Soybean Oil:
- Contain refined and processed fats that cause inflammation.
- Sodas/Soft Drinks:
- High sugar content, made worse with the use of Corn Syrup and artificial sweeteners.
- Vegetable Oils:
- Most are refined i.e. chemically cooked and they quickly go rancid.
- Some contain Trans Fats and hydrogenated fats. Trans Fats can affect heart health because they increase “bad” LDL cholesterol and lower “good” HDL cholesterol.
- Junk Food:
- Food with very little real nutrition. The excessive amounts of sodium in fast foods can lead to elevated blood pressure.
- Avoid inflammatory foods:
- Dairy, peanuts and alcohol have been typically associated with inflammation and arthritis symptoms.
genetically modified foods (GMO)
Why Organic Foods?
We are all told to eat plenty of the good foods and this should keep us healthy and help heal most illnesses. But what if these Good Foods have been sprayed with herbicides or pesticides or grown in soils depleted of minerals & nutrients or their seeds contain genetically modified organisms (GMO).
We eat these genetically engineered foods and heavily sprayed foods but we do not get their full nutritional benefits. So, make sure the Organic foods you buy are definitely Organically Grown.
Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s) have been designed to withstand massive sprayings of toxic herbicides and pesticides to produce toxins in every cell of the plants (Foods) to repel weeds and insects. These chemicals are poisons, and should not be eaten or allowed to run off into our water supply.
What’s happened is that for the first time in history, because of the genetic engineering of food crops and the massive spraying of herbicides, human beings are now literally eating food that is low in nutrition and contain toxic chemicals.
Why Probiotics or Fermented Foods?
Your body is capable of healing itself if you give it a chance. Your Immune System and Gut Bacteria (Microbiome) must be kept healthy so it can fight off the daily attacks from poor food choices, infections, virus, toxic pollution, toxic food and water, smoking, excessive alcohol, home insecticides etc. Taking probiotics or eating fermented foods is very good step to being healed.
The way to better health
- The following will help you heal and keep you healthy:
- 1. Only Eat Organic Foods – The single most important influence on reducing pain is the food you eat!
- 2. Eat more antioxidant and fibre rich foods like dark leafy greens as spinach, kale also apples and deep colourful berries like blackberries and blueberries.
- 3. Make a habit of eating clean fish once or twice weekly, it’s full of inflammation-lowering omega 3 fatty acids. Clean fish are those caught in unpolluted waters, usually deep-sea fish.
- 4. Eat healthy, high-quality oils and fats like olive oil, avocado, coconut oil, nuts, seeds and Lard.
- 5. Eat whole gluten-free grains and legumes to feed the good bacteria in the gut.
- 6. Spice your foods with Turmeric (Curcumin) which also combats inflammation.
- 7. Choose baked or grilled food instead of fried at home or when eating out.
- 8. Get 7 to 8 hours sleep every night.
- 9. Exercise regularly 3 to 4 times a week at least 10-12 mins per session.
- Take Supplements & Vitamins such as:
- Omega 3 (EPA and DHA):
- Powerful anti-inflammatory fats have been found to reduce pain and improve physical function in rheumatoid arthritis.
- Turmeric (Curcumin):
- This plant-derived antioxidant and natural anti-inflammatory have been found to reduce pain and stiffness in osteoarthritis and to decrease inflammation.
- Vitamin C:
- The link between Oxidative Stress (see below) and joint damage is clear. Vitamin C has been shown to reduce pain (and oxidative stress) in inflammatory joint disease.
- When we think about joint health, we must think about gut health. Improving the balance of the bacteria in your digestive system can help with arthritic pain and inflammation throughout the body.
Getting Fit and Healthy will enable your body to heal itself and prevent future illness.
GET FIT – GET HEALTHY – BE HEALED