The “Best Health Year Of Your Life” – Take The Challenge
What would be required to make this the best health year of your life? For each of us, the answer is different. We generally know what it takes to be healthy: eat right, exercise, sleep, take necessary supplements, but again, for each of us, the starting point is different and the starting conditions aren’t the same. You may be overweight or maybe not, you might work out 5 times per week, but maybe not. So each of us making it the best health year of your life has a different set of requirements but let’s agree on one thing: Health is important!
The healthy you challenge
I hereby challenge you to join me and make this
the best health year of your life!
Do You Accept? Well then let’s get started!
Without our health, we got nothing. Sadly as many know, you are on a collision course with destiny preordained by the food and pharmaceutical industry. No matter your present age, If you follow a traditional western regimen, you will get sick. It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when.
Right now, in what should be the healthiest country on the planet, 29% of all people are dead before age 65. Many people live the last 10 years of their life with a chronic illness that was preventable. One of the primary reason for “old age homes” is people cannot get on and off the pot without assistance. This is preventable. Alzheimer’s is on the rise along with cancer. Type 2 diabetes are cardiovascular disease are rampant and growing in our society. Yet we believe that based on Telomere shortening, 120 years should be easily within reach for most people and should come with good health.
We also know that many of these diseases are preventable or can be mitigated by being proactive and getting after your own health
It’s truly far easier and much less costly to prevent rather than cure illness. Especially major illness such as liver and kindly disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. So let’s get started.
The Sickness Care System
And let’s remember we do not have a health care system in America, we have a sickness care system. Your doctor has very little, if any training, in homeopathic medicine and preventive care. They are not trained to prevent disease nor are they trained to cure it. They are trained to make money for the hospital, the pharmacy and themselves and that means feed you pills and keep you taking them for life
The big pharmaceutical companies have no interest in curing you. Rather they have an interest in making life long customers. That means keeping you marginally ill while they pump you full of pills. We can change that so let’s begin.
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Step 1 know where you are at right now:
If you want to make this the est health year of your life, you need to know where you are starting from. Do you know your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol numbers? These alone can tell you a lot about your current health (or lack of it). If you haven’t done so recently, make an appointment and get these numbers checked. If you don’t have a blood pressure monitor at home, you can frequently go to the corner pharmacy and get a blood pressure for free.
Knowing these numbers can help guide you into decisions you need to make or actions you need to take. Many of you may remember my good friend Bob Miller. Even though Bob had had several strokes and an aortic dissection, he still did not watch his vital numbers. I suggested to him he go periodically and have them checked. He didn’t. Now could he have saved his life by being a little more proactive? Maybe or maybe not. Sadly we will never know will we?
Step 2 Be Proactive
There are three doctor’s appointments you need to make. Now your insurance may not cover these and you may need to save some money but these will be worth it to you in the long run. By the way, these suggestions come from Brendon Burchard. They are go see a
- Sports medicine specialist
- Physical therapist
I am not saying you need to run out and make all these appointments next week but sometime as soon as practical, make them.
Ask the sports medicine to evaluate you from the view point of physical activity and look for specific areas of weakness or stiffness and make some suggestions as to what you can do to maintain an active healthy lifestyle
The nutritionist should be obvious. Few of us get proper nutrition especially in a traditional American diet. Our food is full of sugar, harmful chemicals, weed killer and crap (technical term) Do you understand or have any idea about how to balance the proper healthy fats, carbohydrates etc that your body needs. The nutritionist can also evaluate you for allergies. You may not feel well because you have an allergic reaction to something and are not even aware of it.
Ask the physical therapist to evaluate you from the view point of flexibility and strength so you can continue a healthy active lifestyle
Finally I suggest a chiropractic tune up occasionally. Many years ago I had chronic back pain. I was told by conventional orthopedics that I needed surgery to correct it. A chiropractor suggested I quit sitting on my wallet. Amazing! The persistent pain in my back almost immediately disappeared with no surgery. Was the orthopedic surgeon incorrect. No! It was all he knew. If you ask a surgeon if you need surgery guess what that answer is going to be?
Step 3 Diet
The best health year of your life demands some simple improvements in your diet for most of us. Take a hard look at your diet, especially if you are overweight or have blood sugar or cholesterol issues. I don’t suggest fad diets. I think the best diet on the planet is one you can live with for the rest of you (hopefully healthy) life and that works for you. The Mediterranean diet seems as close as possible to the right kind of diet.
Key components of the Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes:
- Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
- Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil
- Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
- Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
- Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
- Enjoying meals with family and friends
- Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
- Getting plenty of exercise
Step 4 Exercise
We all know we need to get exercise. If this is to be tthe best health year of your life, well you need to get off your duff and move around a little. And no! Walking to the refrig for another cold one doesn’t count. Don’ beat your self up but start where you are at. Make it a point to get some form of exercise at east a little three days a week, preferably 5 days. If you are not getting any now, try starting out by walking 10 to 15 minutes a day three days a week and gradually increase to 30 minutes. High performers get regular exercise. It is amazing what it can do for you. You may think you don’t have tome or you need your sleep. A regular regime of moderate exercise will increase your efficiency and reduce the amount of sleep you need. Come on now, do you really think that getting up10m minutes early and going for a walk will make you more tired? If you just try it for 30 days you will develop the habit, you wil feel better and you will live linger, happier and healthier.
Step 5 Sleep
While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Children and teens need even more. And despite the notion that our sleep needs decrease with age, most older people still need at least 7 hours of sleep.
Whether you’re scrambling to meet the demands of a busy schedule or just finding it hard to sleep at night, getting by on less sleep may seem like the only answer. But even minimal sleep loss can take a substantial toll on your mood, energy, mental sharpness, and ability to handle stress. And over the long-term, chronic sleep loss can wreak havoc on your mental and physical health.
It is a myth that getting just one hour less sleep per night won’t affect your daytime performance. The fact is although you may not be noticeably sleepy during the day, losing even one hour of sleep can affect your ability to think properly and respond quickly. It also compromises your cardiovascular health, energy balance, and ability to fight infections.
So the bottom line is being sleep deprived is really bad for your health and efficiency
Step 6 Toxic Overload
In 1931 Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for his pioneering work on cancer. Dr Warburg showed that all normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception. “Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.” That research discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen, as found in an alkaline state.
Dr. Warburg has made it clear that the root cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency, which creates an acidic state in the human body, meaning that the pH, potential hydrogen, in the body is below the normal level of 7.365, which constitutes an “acidic” state. So the solution is quite simple, alkalize the body and wo ohoo, cancer cannot thrive. So why doesn’t everyone do this?
.Toxins and breast cancer
Recent research has detected the presence of paraben esters in 99 percent of breast cancer tissues sampled. Parabens are chemicals that have been shown to have estrogen-like properties, and estrogen is one of the hormones involved in the development of breast cancer.
Deodorants and antiperspirants are some of the primary sources of parabens, but the fact that even those who reportedly never used them still had parabens in their breast tissue clearly demonstrates that these chemicals, regardless of what products they’re added to, can, and apparently will, accumulate in breast tissue.
It’s important to recognize that whatever you spread on your skin can be absorbed into your body and potentially cause serious damage over time, as this research demonstrates.
The Bottom Line
Woman can reduce the risk of breast cancer with two strategies
- Minimize toxic overload
Step 7 Alkalize
The best health year of your life requires some changes to your bodies chemistry. You need to alkalyze! To alkalize means to get your body into an alkaline state by raising your ph. This is accomplished by a combination of diet and exercise. The reason I suggest exercise is, if you are at an unhealthy weight, you are definitely acidic. Want to improve your alkalinity quickly? There is a strategy for helping your body get to an alkaline state fast. The best strategy for maintaining an alkaline state is with the right nutritional programs that includes Organic Super Green and Super red supplements. See my previous post that discusses how to alkalize.
Minimize toxic overload
Reduce the toxins in your life. Simply replacing your toothpaste, shower gel and shampoos can decrease the toxic chemical intake by up to 75 chemicals. For woman especially, do not use any underarm deodorant or body rub that has parabens in it. Choose organic instead and be safe. It is far less expensive to prevent cancer than it is to treat it.
Step 8 Supplements
Our food supply is severely compromised. Basically, we eat crap in the traditional western diet. Even when we make a sustained effort to eat well, our food source is compromised by reduced nutrients in the soil, the presence of pesticides and over use of antibiotics which kill off the necessary and good bacteria in our gut. In order to compensate for this, we need supplements. While some general recommendations can be made, everyone is individual and in order to design a supplement program for you, we need to start with Step 1 above, Look at your starting numbers and see what you need.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), adult Americans do not typically get enough of the following nutrients:
- vitamins A, C, D, and E
So again, we need to look at you personally and create a program for you.
Toxins And Our Environment
Since 1970, over 80,000 new chemicals have been introduced and are soaking our environment, our children and you. And yes! the FDA and EPA allow it. These industries are, to a great extent, unregulated. To learn more about toxins in your home and body and your children, check out The Toxic Truth. The magnitude of the problem will astound you.
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