PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH

PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH

We are conditioned to rely on prescriptions the moment we become ill, (not necessarily for health, but mostly for diseases) as some chemicals, drugs with different compounds.  We get caught in this mentality of always trying to “fix” something like we are broken. But as we know, “fixing the problem” with chemicals (aka prescription medications) won’t improve our health, since we are not addressing the root cause.

Let’s see a different approach.

Here are the three basic steps I have learned in my functional medicine school.

  1. Maximize: put in what the body needs to function and heal: oxygen, water, proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants.
  2. Minimize: take out what is harmful; toxins, infections, allergies, stress, trauma.
  3. Prioritize: create an environment for healing; sleep, rest, laughter, exercise, stretching, breathing and meaningful relationships.

If we are focusing on step 2 which is Minimize….the first thing to notice is to take away what is harmful and one of them are toxic chemicals.  It makes so much sense!! Right? Before starting with one prescription drug to end up with five later, lets first remove the harmful stuff and then and only then use the medication if needed.

The Detoxification Process

How to remove the “harmful stuff”?  It’s simple, by supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes.

Before I get into that, let’s make a conscious choice to minimize the exposure. Shall we? With a few simple steps, we can make a huge difference.

Here are some simple steps:

  1. Instead for reaching to the next plastic water bottle, why don’t you switch to a glass one or stainless steel? You will save money, protect your health (lowering the toxic exposure), and do something great for our beautiful planet Earth (just think of plastic waste for a moment)
  2. Instead of plastic containers, Styrofoam cups use glass and carry your own coffee mug. Did you know for plastic and Styrofoam takes 500+ years to degrade? Maybe recycling them would be the second-best decision. The first best decision is not to use them.
  3. Instead of so great smelling laundry and kitchen soaps (but with bad ingredients), we should switch to a simple one with cleaner ingredients.
  4. Instead of deodorants and antiperspirants that are loaded with Aluminum, Parabens, Phthalates we could switch to more natural ones, including essential oils (for example). Same for perfumes. If you use them, do it sparingly.
  5. Maybe instead of burning candles (most of them are toxic) opening the window or diffusing an essential oil would be a better idea.
  6. Last, but not least cleaning up our diet. Eating organic as much as possible or at least close to organic (EWG’s Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen List come very helpful). Avoid junk, prepackaged food loaded with chemicals.

Maybe this seems very overwhelming to you. Trust me, it’s not. It’s much easier to do all these changes than you think.

Would you like to know more about it? Join our webinar where I will be talking about different ways to minimize plastic and other chemical exposures, their effect on health and how to remove them from our precious bodies.


JOIN ME for an informative webinar you won’t want to miss. Here’s more info about:

The 7 Reasons Why Your Body is Begging for a Cleanse. 


 

RECIPE

WARM LEMON WATER WITH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR 

Try this in the morning before you drink your morning coffee or tea. It helps the detoxification, alkalizes the body, gets the digestive juices flowing and rehydrates the body.

Glass of warm water
Juice of a lemon
1-2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

To your radiant health, with love,

Benefits of Fasting

Benefits of Fasting

“Fasting is the greatest remedy –the physician within.”

~Paracelsus

For a decade or more, fasting, cleanses, and detox diets were all the rage.  Nutritionists and medical professionals downplayed the benefits, but today research shows that periodic fasting can be useful for a wide range of issues from weight loss to mitigating the effects of chemotherapy.  Recent studies suggest that a three day fast may even regenerate the entire immune system.  Not only is fasting good for the body, it can have profound effects in many areas of our lives.

Fasting for the body

The human body is capable of miraculous feats of healing and regeneration.  Fasting jump-starts the body’s healing capabilities, and though there is no one-size-fits-all prescription, nearly any ailment may show improvement after a fast.  Fasting appears to be particularly beneficial for asthma, autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, skin conditions, digestive disorders, and even cardiovascular disease.  Modern eating habits keep our bodies in a constant state of overload, and fasting allows the body to catch up and begin to clear out built-up toxins.

Fasting, particularly intermittent fasting, may promote weight loss; but more than that it creates a break in eating patterns, allowing us to take a step back and take a clear look at our relationship with food.  Clarifying why we eat what we do, and when, can help create new and healthy patterns.

Fasting for the mind

Fasting promotes focus and clarity of mind.  On a more physical level, there is even evidence that it may protect against neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and depression, and against age-related degenerative brain diseases.

Fasting can also help improve concentration, reduce anxiety levels, and promote better sleep.  One of the perils of modern life is feeling the need to rush through everything; fasting allows us to slow down, focus inward, examine our motivations and responses and recalibrate our minds along with our bodies.  Old patterns or blockages may be more easily released or reshaped.

Fasting for the spirit

Nearly every spiritual practice advocates some form of fasting.  Because it teaches us to focus inward, it demands that we become quiet and listen.  Fasting is akin to a physical form of meditation.  When we become still and listen, when we quiet the chatter of the body and the mind, we are able to subtly separate ourselves from mundane reality, and become attuned to higher realms.  Meditation or prayer become easier, messages or guidance received clearer.  Balance becomes attainable.

Fasting can be a tool for transformation, both physical and psychological.  For body, mind, and spirit, it may truly be the simplest and the greatest remedy.

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