by Man Found Standing, Native American Medicine Man
Good health is important to everyone: feeling fit and fine, having lots of energy, being disease free, and living an active lifestyle well into advanced years. Good health does not come automatically; it's having the proper lifestyle. It all starts with eating the proper foods and getting enough exercise to be able to have the strength and energy to be physically and mentally fit. Why be 90 years old and be in poor health for the last 20 to 30 years?
How about you plan to live well over 90 years old and have and active, full, healthy life. Plan your health so you feel so good that you go out and run a marathon for your 90th birthday. Yes it is possible for you to be that healthy! You grew from a single cell into the person you are now. Your body has the ability to heal itself if you give it the proper nutrition and "educate" the cells.
The start of a healthy life is eating healthy. What does that really mean? How about the saying, "You are what you eat." What you eat affects your health in many more ways than most all medical doctors or chemists realize. Whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and greens contain the nutrition that the body needs. The human body uses food to repair it's self. Almost every person who suffers from disease have one simple reason for their problems -- poor eating habits.
The right nutrition improves health and reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as heart, stroke, and cancer. Food is for prevention. It is an every day decision. It is not too late to start eating healthy. Simple changes in your diet can cause a great difference in a short period of time and improve your health drastically.
In our modern world, the people of the Earth experience many scientific advancements. Sadly, those advancements have come at a severe price. The environmental toxins have increased exponentially over the last 100 years. Just imagine, at your age you are taking in more toxins in a single day than your parents did at your same age in an entire year.
Along with our toxic environment we are also experiencing a shocking lack of nutrition in the foods we eat. Because of modern farming techniques of quantity rather than quality, our food has become less nutritious. We all have probably experienced the major quality difference from a home grown tomato and a regular store bought tomato. The wonderful taste in your garden tomato is all from the nutrition it receives!
So with our toxic environment and lack of nutrition, what do you think is happening to your body? Simply put, our bodies are so over worked with repairing and detoxifying that we can no longer live a healthy life. How many 90 year olds do you see moving around working all day? Did you know in some cultures, where the modern diet has not yet been introduced, it is normal to see 90 year olds out working in their field all day long? With their family and villagers willing to assist them, they don't do this out of necessity but out of the simple joy of being active.
It is not too late to turn your health around. Our bodies have tremendous healing abilities and by giving your body the proper building blocks, miracles can and do happen. Try these simple approaches:
Avoid toxins – Smoking and other toxic habits will lower your quality of health.
Drink more water – Recommended consumption is 8-12 glasses a day.
Breathe more – Exercise and deep breathing will increase your oxygen intake.
Eat better food – Switch to foods that are unprocessed and packed with nutrition.
Supplement – Use high quality nutritional supplements.
With our modern lifestyles, almost every single one of us is not getting the nutritional support we need for optimal health. We need to add to our diets high quality nutritional suppliments. Sadly most all nutritional suppliments on the market are poor quality and a high percentage are even harmful. Many times I have found myself looking through the suppliments at the local heath food store and being utterly amaized at the toxic ingredients and fillers used by the so called experts in nutrition.
Just like there is a difference in the nutrition you get from you garden verses the nutrition you get at the fast food restaurant, there is a difference in your supplements. Are you wasting money on low quality supplements? Only use high quality supplements that are completely natural and free from any harmful fillers.
There is a wide range of lifestyles, so the supplemental requirements of each individual will very. Below are three of the top supplemental suggestions that should be in almost everyone's life:
Immune System – The immune system not only protects the body but it also assists all other body systems. By having a better immune system, literally your body functions better on all levels. Make sure you purchase a supplement that modulates your immune response (produces healthy more active cells) and does not just stimulate it (makes your cells work harder).
Enzymes – Living cells and tissues require nutrients to be able to divide and grow. The human body is able to absorb nutrients that create energy from the food we eat. Enzymes are the catalysts that help process the digestive and metabolic systems of the body. Digestive enzymes help break down the food so it can be absorbed by the body. With about 3000 known enzymes, they are considered the fountain of life. They are responsible for all of the functions of every organ of the body. Food that has been heated at 118 degrees F for more than 15 minutes destroys all the enzymes and make it harder for the body to extract the nutrition. It is far better for your health to eat foods in their natural raw state.
Micro Nutrients in Greens – The chimpanzee is the closest genetically related animal to us humans. If you look at the wild chimpanzee's diet, you will find that they eat about 60% greens. (You will also notice the degenerative diseases like diabetes and cancer are only found in the animals that are taken from their natural environment.) Our modern diets don't even get near to that percentage of good greens. Greens not only assist the body in the detoxification process, but they also give the vital minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients necessary for optimal health.
Take charge of your life and seek your own path to good health. Make the changes that work for you and your lifestyle and reap the benefits for years to come.
Thomas Edison said, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." -- Hippocrates, 400 B.C.
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