The eight ways to great health, in your control

If there is one thing I want everyone to understand, it would be that you have FAR greater control over your health than you think. Leading a common-sense, healthy lifestyle is your best bet to achieve a healthy body and mind. And if you struggle with a health problem, there are almost always simple strategies that can be enormously beneficial and helpful, if not outright curative. While conventional medical science may vacillate in its recommendations, you can take control of your health with the following approaches:
  1. Make healthy food choices: For a comprehensive guide on which foods to eat and which to avoid, see my nutrition plan. Generally speaking, you should be looking to focus your diet on whole, ideally organic, unprocessed foods. Avoidsugar, and fructose in particular. All forms of sugar have toxic effects when consumed in excess, and drive multiple disease processes in your body, not the least of which is insulin resistance, a major cause of chronic disease and accelerated aging.
  2. I believe the two primary keys for successful weight management are severely restricting carbohydrates (sugars, fructose, and grains) in your diet, and increasing healthy fat consumption. This will optimize insulin and leptin levels, which is key for maintaining a healthy weight and optimal health.
  3. Exercise effectively and efficiently. High-intensity interval-type training is particularly beneficial for optimal health, as it boosts human growth hormone (HGH) production.
  4. Address your stress: You cannot be optimally healthy if you avoid addressing the emotional component of your health and longevity, as your emotional state plays a role in nearly every physical disease — from heart disease and depression, to arthritis and cancer. Meditation, prayer, social support and exercise are all viable options that can help you maintain emotional and mental equilibrium. I also strongly believe in using simple tools such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to address deeper, oftentimes hidden, emotional problems.
  5. Drink plenty of clean water.
  6. Maintain a healthy gut: About 80 percent of your immune system resides in your gut, and research is stacking up showing that probiotics—beneficial bacteria—affect your health in a myriad of ways; it can even influence your ability tolose weight. A healthy diet is the ideal way to maintain a healthy gut, and regularly consuming traditionally fermented foods is the easiest, most cost effective way to ensure optimal gut flora.
  7. Optimize your vitamin D levels: Research has shown that increasing your vitamin D levels can reduce your risk of death from ALL causes.
  8. Avoid as many chemicals, toxins, and pollutants as possible: This includes tossing out your toxic household cleaners, soaps, personal hygiene products, air fresheners, bug sprays, lawn pesticides, and insecticides, just to name a few, and replacing them with non-toxic alternatives.
  9. Get plenty of high-quality sleep: Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging and the early stages of diabetes. Chronic sleep loss may speed the onset or increase the severity of age-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and memory loss.
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4 Responses to “The eight ways to great health, in your control”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Posted with an element of sarcasm!

    I’m glad alcohol wasn’t mentioned in that list, although ‘regularly consuming traditionally fermented foods’ seems to promote the ‘can’t live with it, can’t live without it’ alcoholic vice somewhat!

    I’m not sure Whites – or anyone – should be doing anything to overly prolong their/our lives merely for life’s sake as it were. Who wants to live forever anyway? As long as you have brought some beautiful children into this mad, sad, bad world to carry on the fight, then it’s a life’s job well done. Procreation is the only genuine purpose and meaning of life.

    I’m seriously beginning to wonder if the dead and those who die young are the luckier ones.
    I’ve lost friends and family who were only in their twenties and thirties and their youthful beauty and zest for living and ‘rage to live’ is forever frozen in time – forever young as the saying goes.

    Growing and getting (too) old is an extreme double edged sword as one’s mind gets slow and one’s looks start to fade to a shadow of the former youthful self.

    The ultimate curse of overstaying one’s Earthly welcome is to get so old as to survive your children, or even grandchildren God forbid! Not being able to wipe your own bum as the plumbing of the lower intestines starts to pack up is another good reason to check out at the optimum time and shake hands with the Big Man.

    Tomorrow is promised to no one and I’m living every day as if it was my last because one day it sure will be.

    The Sheeple amongst my own White Race are pissing me off far more than the Illuminati (call them what you will) who are trying to kill me and my own kind off.

    White Feathers British Politicians
    Posted on August 4, 2014

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/umu6jpf5mlf0eit/Coudenhove-KalergiA5A3%20-%20Copy.pdf

    http://cigpapers.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/cigpapers-blog-white-feathers-british-politicians/

    “Wise wretch! with pleasures too refined to please,
    With too much spirit to be e’er at ease,
    With too much quickness ever to be taught,
    With too much thinking to have common thought:
    You purchase pain with all that joy can give,
    And die of nothing but a rage to live.”
    ― Alexander Pope, Moral Essays

  2. Anonymous says:

    You almost had me until you mentioned probiotics as being good for you, you do realise they are an industry scam? they’re bullshit.

  3. Tapestry says:

    pro-biotics include things like natural yoghurt, especially if made from raw milk.

  4. Paul says:

    Anon at 7:53… are you off your head, probiotics are useful for your health in many ways, it has been proven by many doctors in and out of the establishment. Good bacteria is needed in your gut and todays modern crud they call food generally destroys it.

    If you think it’s a scam, fair enough for you, but please site your research into it. After looking at things like the GAPS diet, if you have, you will start to see what they can do.

    Here is a link to get you going on your research, though I found books to be easier to read then websites on all subjects, not just this one:–

    http://www.gapsdiet.com/Home_Page.html

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