What Can We Do to Help Ourselves to Optimum Health?
Diseases like arthritis, diabetes, obesity, cancer, IBS and auto-immune disorders like lupus and multiple sclerosis are affecting so many people today that you could legitimately say that they have reached pandemic proportions. However, they are not diseases that are “caught” and, with all the knowledge and resources available today, no-one should be suffering from them. After all, this is the 21st Century!
For a long time I suffered from clinical depression, in fact, I had to retire early because of it, but there was a “silver lining”– I was lucky enough to be introduced to people who really understand how to have excellent health.
Now that I’m well and have the time, I want to pass on what I’ve learnt about the causes of disease and what can be done to help ourselves to avoid them.
I’m a fan of “Prevention” rather than “Cure”.
First of all we need to realise that there are two types of disease:
Infectious and Metabolic Diseases.
An infectious disease – an acute condition – appears suddenly and is caused by a bacterium or a virus invading the body and we can usually avoid them by having a healthy, toxin free body and a strong immune system. I have only been ill once in the last ten years and that was when the cause of a long period of stress, which had lowered my resistance, was removed. Normally I don’t even get colds.
There is a school of thought which believes that when the body needs to clean itself, it uses a convenient bacterium or virus as a catalyst to produce mucus or a fever to expel the rubbish.
I think that makes sense because the “germs” are always present yet not everyone catches whatever infection is doing the rounds. Do they?
Metabolic diseases – chronic conditions – are different. They gradually develop over time. Make no mistake – they’ve been sneakily, silently creeping up on us for a long time because they start at cellular level. Then one day, we realise that something isn’t quite right. For example:-
- The knee that really hurts one morning when you get out of bed and realise it’s been getting worse for a long time now.
- The headache which no longer responds to the pills.
- Realising that you’re tired of feeling tired.
- The trouser waistband that refuses to fasten.
- Yet another day when you have to stay home to be near the toilet.
Then the doctor says, “Oh, you’ve got…diabetes…high blood pressure…arthritis…osteoporosis ….or the one everyone dreads to hear… C
These are simply symptoms which the body produces as it tries to tell us that it can’t work properly because something is missing or it’s being poisoned. It is not “at ease”…. it is experiencing “dis-ease”!
It is estimated that 95% of today’s health problems are metabolic!
The good news is that we can do something about it. We just need to know how the body works, what ingredients it needs to function successfully and how to avoid toxins.
Is this a tall order? Actually, it’s not.
The human body is very clever.
I remember when the series “The Bionic Man” started, I said that I was glad I was biological. I didn’t need lots of money and an expensive engineer to mend my body. It does it itself!
About every seven years we have a new body because when we are asleep it uses what we’ve given it during the day to grow and to repair itself. That’s why babies sleep so much. They are growing!
Unfortunately, it can only do a good job if we give it the ingredients it needs and we don’t overload it with unnecessary toxins.
Here are seven things we can do to help our bodies attain optimum health.
- Make sure it’s well hydrated by drinking two litres of filtered water, at body temperature, every day.
- It is vital that we clear the digestive tract of mucoid plaque and ensure that we have the correct balance of bacteria in the gut because, amongst other things, they digest our food, produce certain vitamins and keep the gut wall clean and healthy so that it does not leak and produce metabolic diseases like ADD, ADHD, allergies, auto-immune disorders and cancer.
- We also need to get rid of parasites.
- Nourish the body by eating clean, fresh food in the right proportions and combinations and supplementing with nutrients which are missing from today’s food, such as minerals and vitamins. An alkalised body is vital for good health.
- Use toiletries, skin care, cosmetics and home care products which are free from harmful or questionable ingredients.
A word of warning here… “natural”, “organic” does NOT guarantee toxin-free because the base ingredients can be questionable or contaminated.(eg. Lanolin is often contaminated by sheep-dip chemicals.) Also, ingredients which are safe alone can become harmful when mixed with another safe ingredient.(eg. Triclosan is safe until it is mixed with water. So…….. Why is it in toothpaste???)
- Regularly practise various forms of exercise.
- Learn how to relax.
Now, it’s up to you to choose! Sickness or Wellness?
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