Kick start your health and wellbeing: 10 Health Pearls
Article supplied by Prue King
Sleep well, wake refreshed
7–8 hours/ night is ideal to refresh and renew, and is also good for weight loss. Seek treatment for snoring or sleep apnoea.
Eat right for your body
Observe what works for you, digests well and energises – rather than what makes you feel dull and tired.
Don’t use caffeine as your source of energy
Limit coffee to 1 cup a day. Likewise, sugar is addictive, gives a short high then a slump and is linked to degenerative disease and poor dental health. Watch “That Sugar Film”.
Top up with good fats
Coconut oil, fish oils, hemp, flax and chia seeds, avocado, ghee and olive oil are all health-enhancing. Eliminate processed and trans fats such as partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and deep-fried foods.
Manage your stress
Ensure some downtime every day and practice some sort of relaxation or meditation to reduce stress – yoga, tai chi, walking in nature, listening to relaxing music. Stress has been found to be the major contributor to most illnesses – it all comes from the mind.
Breathe slowly and fully – through your nose – to fully oxygenate your cells and release nitric oxide. Yoga pranayama practices and breathing retraining may help and can be designed for many different suboptimal breathing conditions to enhance wellbeing and healing.
Get your heart pumping
Include some strenuous exercise – check out “PACE fitness” for increasing your cardiovascular fitness in a 12 minute, 3 times a week workout. It really works!
Catch the sun
A small amount of sun exposure without sunscreen (20 minutes per day, without burning) is very good for your Vitamin D levels and general wellbeing
Sweating is good!
Sweating is good and helps your body eliminate toxins – either through strenuous exercise or a sauna (Far Infra Red is very effective).
Look after your immune system
Ensure a healthy immune system by eliminating chronic infections such as dental abscesses or gum disease and exposure to toxic dental materials, other household and environmental products.
Need help or more information on any of these? Our practitioners at Lotus Health and Dental can offer advice, classes and guide you in your health choices.