IS ABOUT BEING HEALTHY
IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE
Make Way for Health by Rejecting and Releasing the
Life should be about having a healthy
body, having great relationships and being at peace or content in every circumstance. It is about having a goal
that motivates you and making a contribution. But let's face it. No one – not you, me, or anyone else in the
world – is unaffected by dis—ease. Some of us have suffered from dis—ease personally, and practically every one
of us has a loved one who is, or has been, a victim of some devastating disease.
So how do we achieve TOTAL HEALTH? And is total health
possible in a polluted world?
The connection between our mind and our body is now
undisputed. When we begin to understand the importance of our thoughts and attitude on our total health, we can
then begin to understand how our thoughts create how we feel and then how we feel affects how our immune system
functions. It isn’t just what you eat, but what is eating you. It isn’t that you don’t do enough exercise, but the
reason why you don’t do the exercise. It isn’t that you over indulged, but why. Was it to give you the warm fuzzy
feelings that you are not getting from your relationships, but then you are angry that you gain weight and feel
unwell? Are you sabotaging your health because of low self esteem? Are you using sickness to get what you
So how can we monitor these random thoughts that can bring
about the destruction of the immune system, allowing chaos into our lives?
Firstly, think about what you are thinking! Become aware of
what you’re taking into your mind from TV, magazines and just what you are thinking about, talking about,
especially before bed when your subconscious mind takes over for the night. Let go of those things that do not add
life or health to you and your family. Release the negatives of the day. There is a quote that says “today’s
trouble is enough for today”. Don’t carry today’s negative events into tomorrow.
This brings us to your mood, or attitude, and its effect on
your total health. We all have experienced being hungry or tired and finding ourselves a little grumpy or easily
irritated—in other words, our physical condition has affected our thinking and emotions. The reverse is also
true—what we think about and how we feel can profoundly affect our immune system and our total health for the good
Choose to surround yourself with beauty, nature, sunlight,
music, and what brings you joy instead of dwelling on those negatives. Think about the good things, find the good
in people and learn to sing. It seems rather funny but you can’t be depressed and sing a happy song at the same
So learn to be thankful. “In everything give thanks.” Find
something to be thankful for throughout the day, especially at the beginning and end of your day. Daily I love to
write out a list of “My 10 Grateful Things” because it helps me to focus on what is important, useful and helpful.
If you’re feeling irritable or depressed, intentionally choose to give thanks for something good in your life. For
some of you who are experiencing difficulties right now, this may be challenging, but well worth the effort.
Remember, it is not only what you eat and drink that is important to your well-being and total health, it’s just as
likely to be what’s eating you!
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Here are Four Strategies to Staying in Total
1. Develop a healthy
Program your mind with positive affirmations. Laugh a lot,
Sing often, even in spite of adverse circumstances.
2. Dismiss what is not
Reduce your sugar in take, eliminate food dyes, artificial
ingredients and preservatives, deep fried foods, take-away foods and genetically modified foods. Foods that spike
your blood sugar, are artificial, or are hard to digest, can tax your body’s health reserves. To
support an embattled immune system, popular author and speaker, Dr John Tickell recommends that we all should
reduce the HI (Human Interference) factor in our food. When you eat “dead foods” your body is less able to protect
you from the increased stresses that you encounter.
3. Decide to take in what
Begin with plenty of colour from fresh, preferably organic
fruits and vegetables, and drink plenty of purified water. For total health, fresh air is also important - open a
window or go for a walk outside when possible. Get some sunshine every day for Vitamin D. Read a good book; invite
a good friend to join you for a massage. Turn off the mind and just relax for awhile. Let go of your worries. Take
time to meditate and be grateful.Eat, think and meditate close to
4. Demand immune
Because we live in a world that in so many unavoidable ways
plays havoc with our immune system, make use of natural and available support with specific immune
Support yourself with a good natural multivitamin and omega
three fatty acids from fish oil. Echinacea can be used occasionally if needed to boost the immunity. Garlic is a
wonderful natural antibiotic and is also good for total health. Extra vitamin C and D in winter to keep the anti
oxidants up can be useful. To maintain normal gut flora, Probiotics, like natural yogurt, are especially good.
In summary, to achieve total health release what’s
unhealthy, take in what’s healthy for body and mind, in everything give thanks, and use immune-boosters. With these
strategies in place, you’ll be well on your way to living a life of total health.
5. Declare a healthy environment
According to research the following 9 things have been listed as a
reason for longevity:
Be Active – exercise
Have Strong Social Ties
Handle Stress Well
Enjoy 1 glass of wine a
Laugh a lot
Stay close to your Mom