Being overweight is seen to be a highly contributory factor to developing chronic diseases like Type II Diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. Recent research shows this to be at epidemic proportions and needs addressing urgently.
Sleep is one of the most important bodily function. Your body regenerates and fights illness and infection during sleep. Aim for at least 8 hrs per night - of which at least 2 hrs is Rem sleep. Aim to keep a regular bed time routine at night and try and stick to getting up at similar time every morning. Avoid blue light from your computer during the evening as this can affect your melatonin production which in turn affects your sleep. Turn of wifi, blue tooth and all mobile devises at night.
When natural sunlight hits the uncovered skin it triggers the body's production of vitamin D. Vitamin D is also known as “the sunshine vitamin.” It is a crucial ingredient for overall health; protects against inflammation, lowers high blood pressure, helps muscles, improves brain function and may even protect against cancer. Sensible sun exposure without burning is paramount to optimal health. Using non toxic sunscreens like natural clothing is ideal. Avoid toxic sun lotions.
Persitant stress can weaken your immune system, leaving you prone to diseases like cancer and autoimmune diseases. It also ups your risk for digestive problems and depression. The importance of attending to our personal relationships and to the communities we belong to can contritbute to our well-being and happiness, therefore reducing stress and dissatisfaction.
A regular sleep pattern is essential for coping with any stress during your day.
Exercise is key to good health. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost not only your immune system but also your confidence, and your self-esteem.
Your diet should consist mainly of fresh organic vegetables and fruit. Where possible retain the skin or peel. Eat raw, steam or cook in organic coconut, olive oil or gee (clarified butter). Delicious! Any dairy, cheese, or meat should be organic and grass fed where possible to avoid added growth hormones, unwanted antibiotics, drugs or chemicals in your diet.
To avoid toxic overload in your body and subsequent ill health, eat organic, non GMO, unsprayed whole foods. Avoid packaged refined foods, which usually contain toxic additives. Use human and environmentaly friendly beauty & cleaning products.
Most people have a mobile phone, they are an essential part of life. However they emit strong radio waves. Use the speaker phone option and never place it to your ear. Never keep your phone in your clothing. And turn you phone off at night!
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Avoid sugar! The standard modern diet is high in sugar. Many chronic diseases, and an impaired immune system are particularly susceptible to the damaging effects of refined sugar.
A high sugar diet can lead to a whole host of health problems, including a greater risk of developing certain cancers.
Limit simple sugars and refined grains. These include sweets, cakes, biscuits , pies, baked goods, white bread, refined pasta and white rice.
Blood sugar rises after eating bread, pasta and other wheat products, even those labeled Gluten-free. The protein Gluten can cause many health issues even in those who seem to digest it well. It can not only irritate the gut lining causing permeability, but also lead to systemic inflammation. The thing about wheat and other gluten-containing products … is that gluten, because of its content of another protein called gliadin, is threatening to the lining of the gut. Dr. Alessio Fasano's research at Harvard has made it quite clear that gliadin, which is found in wheat, barley and rye, causes increased leakiness or permeability in the gut of all humans … That's a surefire way to imbalance the immune system and augment inflammation in the body.
Most people are aware that processed foods are bad for your health. They are usually high in in sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and damaging trans fats. They are designed for overconsumption and can become addictive. They often contain artificial ingredients the body does not recognize as food. They are usually high in refined carbohydrates, low in nutrients and lacking in fiber.