We aren’t getting any younger in years, but that doesn’t mean we have to feel those years. Here are ten positive steps you can take right now to improve your health.
Practice the Seven Sighs Exercise just after rising in the morning. It’s a simple exercise that drives oxygen into our body for cellular respiration and energy production. Oxygen is vital for our brains to function properly so focusing on breathing deeply as we begin our day starts things off on the right foot.
After you do your Seven Sighs Exercise, take out your gratitude journal and record five things you are thankful for. They don’t have to be major life events, they can be as simple as having a pet, a
phone call or a good night sleep. By starting your day with gratitude you are focusing on positive events that make you feel good. That feeling helps set the pace for the rest of the day. Check out this video.
Are you over fifty or on specific prescription medication? If so, you may need to add extra magnesium to your diet. Magnesium is a vital co-factor in over 300 enzymatic reactions, yet in North America it is the #1 mineral deficiency. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency can affect any part of the body from muscle pain and fatigue to
heart arrhythmias and difficulty swallowing. Start by adding 100 mg of extra magnesium to your diet, in addition to your regular calcium/magnesium supplement. If you are concerned about your levels of magnesium, a hair mineral analysis can determine exactly how much you need to add.
Eat food grown close to home. Food that hasn’t traveled thousands of miles to get to your plate is richer in nutrients and flavour. Find local farms and check out how good eating local can be.
Eat more sprouts! Sprouts are amazing living foods loaded with enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Some (chickpeas and clover) even have phytoestrogenic compounds that can help ease symptoms of menopause. You can try growing your own or pick up a nice mix and add them to cooked and stir fried veggies,
sandwiches or eat them all on their own. Recently, researchers found that broccoli sprouts may help protect fetal brains, so expectant moms, get eating your sprouts!
In a past issue of Healthy Living News we discussed the amazing health benefits of glutathione, the top dog of antioxidants. If you are not taking a glutathione accelerator, consider adding this powerful energy booster and antioxidant! Here is the information. To get you started, your Healthy Living Coach.
Rest. Never underestimate the power of a good rest. Commit to getting at least seven hours of sleep a night. If you have troubles with sleep, find out what the problem is and fix it. Your body heals while sleeping so it’s vital that you allow your body this opportunity for repair. Hormones, deficiencies, stress, etc. can all impact the quality and quantity of sleep you get so make sure your naturopathic doctor rules out any serious cause of insomnia first.
Sometimes lack of sleep is caused by simply not allowing yourself enough time at night. This year, try to head to bed ten to fifteen minutes earlier every night. And instead of watching TV before bed, read a good piece of literature.
Don’t worry, be happy and learn to play. So much of life is serious. There’s raising a family, dealing with health issues, or work and financial challenges. They keep us nose to the ground, working hard and sometimes forgetting to take time and have fun. Learn to take at least an hour a week to play at something that is pure, unadulterated fun.
9. Whether you are dealing with an existing health issue or want to maintain good health visit a naturopathic doctor to get a complete workup. They can give you direction for the most natural and least invasive treatments as well as prescribing drugs when needed.
To find out more about how a naturopathic doctor can help you read this report.
10.Last, but definitely not least, practice Mind Medicine to build an inner dispensary of healing potential. This new method of activating the power of your mind is incredibly effective and uses your own intuitive and innate healing ability. For a workshop or seminar check dates and listings. If you are interested in becoming a Mind
Medicine Practitioner or bringing the program to your area, contact
your Healthy Living Coach.
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