I recommend that you drink a cup of pure water an hour. This way you won't be running to the bathroom every 10 minutes, and you will have what you need by the end of the day. You should drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces daily. Example: 100 pound person should drink 50 oz. of water daily. We are made up mostly of water, so it is our most vital nutrient.
Eat Whole Food Nutrition.
Think foods without labels. This is what I call "whole food nutrition." God gave it to us, and we eat it, and stay healthy. Man has not tampered with it. Eating with the seasons is very important as well. Remember that vegetables and fruits are carbohydrates and we need these carbohydrates for our energy source. Let most of the carbs you consume be from vegetables and fruits. We also need an adequate amount of protein, which should come from free range chicken, grass fed beef, wild-caught fish, free range eggs and beans. Plant proteins are believed to be healthier because of their lower fat content. Plant protein is found in beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds. The average adult needs about half a gram of protein per pound of healthy weight. Lastly, we need good fats in our diets such as avocados and olive oil for healthy skin and good brain function. Extra-virgin coconut oil is my preferred use in cooking and frying since it is the most stable at high temperatures. Olive Oil is my favorite for salads.
Supplements are not meant to take the place of good whole food nutrition, but to fill in the gaps. I recommend a whole food supplement which is not loaded with binders and fillers. I am partial at this point in time to a multivitamin called "The Vitamin Code." I personally take one for women and my husband takes the one for men. They also have a Family multi as well. In addition, I believe everyone could benefit from a good probiotic supplement such a "Primal Defense" by Garden of Life, as well as a greens supplement. We rarely get enough greens in the standard American diet. Vitamin D3 is also very important, as well as Omega 3. Additionally, if you are a woman requiring extra calcium, that should be taken at night before bed, and be sure you are taking a calcium supplement with magnesium.
We all know the importance of exercise. You must exercise to get the lymphatic system moving. The lymphatic system is the drain of the body that causes toxins to be removed from the body. Be sure to move your body on a daily basis, whether it's walking, running, dancing, jumping, or any other activity that exercises the heart and muscles. Combine this aerobic activity with strength training a few days a week and flexibility exercise such as pilates or yoga, or simple stretching.
Cleanse and Detox Regularly.
I believe that keeping the body clean inside, or detoxing the body regularly is a key to life. You can cleanse your body gently by going on a juice fast, or if you are past age 40 and have never done a cleanse, I recommend a cleanse by drnatura.com. I use this cleanse myself for one month every 6 months and have found it to be wonderful. To rid your body of heavy metals, they have a cleanse on that site called Toxin Out. You can read more about it by going onto the dr.natura.com site. Juice Fasting with a Greens Powder Supplement or just green vegetables will also help with getting heavy metals out of the body.
Control Stress Daily.
Stress management is so important. Be sure to take deep breaths in and out through the nose when you feel stressed. Also don't eat when stressed because you will not digest anything. Take 5-10 deep slow breaths in and out through the nose before eating to be sure of good digestion. Also, the BEST stress buster?.... LAUGHTER. If you can watch a funny show at night and lighten up a bit, you can make a world of difference in your life. I personally believe in the power of prayer and have seen the tremendous difference in my own life as a result of staying close to God and trusting Him on a daily basis. Stay away from deadly and toxic emotions such as depression and anger. If you need to get help in these areas, do so right away.
Get Good Sleep.
Be sure to get 7-9 hours every evening. Everyone is different, so figure out what works best for you, and make an effort to get the proper amount of rest. It is important, however, to try to get to bed by 10 p.m. If you are awake after 10 p.m., chances are you will get your second wind, and it will be harder to fall asleep and you may not get a good night's sleep. Additionally, if you are awake at 11 p.m., the gallbladder dumps toxins back into the liver and your body cannot do its repair work.
So there you have 7 Keys to Walking in Divine Health!
2010 Lisa Buldo, HHC/Lisa Buldo International, LLC.