I’m starting this blog with a write up about health! These are some basic guidelines and things you can try to help better your own. The biggest component to health is trusting your inner guidance. We have to believe in what we’re doing for it to work. Life requires participation for anything to get done. If you’re apathetic, cynical or close minded nothing is going to get done.
The universe requires commitment in the sense of one fully participating in their choices and actions.
It’s also good to start at a gradual pace with anything. Take your time, change things as you’re comfortable and can handle the changes. Don’t burn yourself out or set yourself up for failure by pushing too hard or having unrealistic expectations.
Remember that it’s your health.
The quick overview –
- Eat organic food and locally where possible. By doing so you help yourself and the farmers who grow it. Sleep and plenty of water are the other two basic necessities.
- This one is dependent on the quality of your environment – consider getting a good air filter and water filtration system (and refill your own bottled water). If you are sided by more trees than buildings then consider getting more fresh air.
- Remove all toxic cosmetics, soaps, and deodorants – replace with natural substances where possible. The amount of problems with these products is too many to list. The beauty they create is superficial, they put a toxic burden on the body. They don’t help the body regenerate (and be truly beautiful) they mess with the body’s ability to be beautiful.Using less toxic chemicals in your life again helps you and the world around you (the environment and consequentially others who exist on this planet as well). This also has the benefit (when combined with a good diet that promotes digestive health) of making you smell better; less body odor, better breath, and healthier bowels (which are the main way in which toxins are moved out of your body). People lather themselves with toxins to cover up unpleasant scents; and by that contribute to the problem. Remember that health begins from within. All aspects of your well being are connected in that.
- Use natural and high quality supplements. Synthetic vitamins are not good for the body. They trick the body into believing that they are whole and authentic nutrients. The body then has to make up for what the synthetic nutrients lack and even take from it.
- Consider a bodily cleansing program. There are many types of cleanses you can do so do your research and trust your intuition. Just drinking more water is going to have a cleansing effect.
- Nothing works without your participation and anything works better with gratitude. Expect trial and error as you begin to listen to your body and inner guidance.
Who is an Autopathist? ANYONE who knows just what to do in sickness and does it of his own accord is an Autopathist, be he physician or patient. Sickness has no terrors for autopathists. If they were to get sick they know they could soon get well, for THEY KNOW HOW. I coined the word, Autopathy, from the Greek “Autos,” meaning SELF, and “Pathos,” meaning DISEASE or TREATMENT. Autopathy is, therefore, the scientific, or commonsense, treatment of one’s self. This knowledge is easily and quickly acquired by anyone who is willing to devote a little study to Autology and Autopathy and to this volume.
Health problems? We’re at war with ourselves. You could say that we’re at war with nature yet nature is within. You can’t “save” the nature outside of you if you neglect that (part of you) is nature too. You have the potential to be as self generating/organizing as nature. Nature goes through cycles and your body goes through cycles. Your spirit and material body form a whole. Self honesty is firstly important to keep your being lively and the inner pathways of health open.
There are many ways in which health is assaulted that we participate in. Let’s save ourselves the time and focus on something other than the body as weak, rather let’s focus on it as a living force. Does it make sense to do things to the body that impede its functions and ability to touch/experience/connect to the world? There are bad habits and then there is ignorantly defending things that hurt you. The first step to health is honesty with oneself. One must want to be healthy; and that desire must be greater than hang ups and prior conditioning.
Sometimes it is pain that causes the greatest wake ups, it tells you that you are hurting in some way. Figuring out why requires your attention and care. Your body is the ship and you’re the captain. With that in mind how far do you think that you should be getting with the extent that you’ve taken to know yourself and care for that ship?
Here are some more things you can try to strengthen your health. Self empowerment can come from simple actions.
A lot of this information was gotten from this video Jerry Brunetti’s Food As Medicine.
Get sleep. Make the time.
In the emotional sense? Yep! In the sense of higher awareness? Sure! Most basically: the actual ground! The Earth is the greatest harmonizer of natural energies and healer around here!
Balance your diet PH
This is the simplest, easiest, and cheapest thing that anyone wanting to improve their health can do. Here’s a couple links to get you started –
Table salt is bad, sea salt may or may not be better, use your discernment. I am providing this link that is critical of sea salt for the reason that there are many links on the web that thoroughly take apart table salt yet tout sea salt as the next best thing –
It’s not about the “salt”. It’s about the MANY trace minerals that are lacking in the refined and artificial diet, and that are best found in natural sources. The quality and digestibility of the salt and minerals in it is a matter of your discernment. Some people can use and may need more sodium in their diets than others. So do your research and find what works for you.
On the topic of “bad” foods – Refined sugar, artificial sugar, sugar in processed foods. Refined sugars feed cancers and are bad for your teeth. Parasites in the lower digestive system and Candida yeast thrive on sugar. Eating refined sugar is like hooking a fuel line up to these pathogens. Your body gets brief stimulation and a load of problems down the line.
What a perfect fruit! Raw lemons are full of minerals. They are considered alkaline because it’s the effect that the food has on the blood after it leaves the stomach that matters.
Pucker up! A little honey mixed with fresh lemon juice makes for a sweet and wonderful tea too.
Increase your stomach acid strength
This can be done by taking betaine hydrochloride. Digestive enzymes (found naturally in raw foods) can also be purchased. Not drinking too much during meals is important because the fluid dilutes stomach acid. Make sure you are hydrated before you eat. Increasing stomach acid strength helps break down food so you’re going to get more nutrients in your blood. It’s also going to allow the intestines to do their job better. If you’re not breaking down food in your stomach it gets stored in your gut and the rot releases toxins and odor throughout the body. Some people take acid neutralizers to suppress the back up; which makes the problem worse.
Stomach acid also kills pathogens. It is a powerful defense against viruses, bacteria, parasites, molds. You want things in your digestive system to flow and give pathogens less time to take hold. Having healthy intestinal flora is important too. The digestive system should be fluidic and each part should function healthily which makes the whole stronger.
Drink lots of water
Firstly, you need water to function; you’re mostly made of water. Drink until you’re pooping at least a couple times a day too. Getting lots of water is also important if you are going to make dietary changes because your digestive system will need it to detoxify your body.
Stay clear of soda, it is bad for teeth and wreaks havoc on the body’s sugar balance and it also leeches the body of minerals.
If you drink juice go organic and no added sugar. Pomegranates for example are a wonderful source of antioxidants. Consider getting a juicer or a blender and make your own drinks.
With high nutritional foods smaller amounts can sustain the body longer than large portions of junk. This is a testament to how hearty the human body is-when you’re not getting necessary foods your body is made to sustain off of itself and its reserves. People who defend unhealthy foods and habits are in a self defeating way proclaiming how robust their willpowers and how hearty their bodies are. Imagine putting that potential to use to strengthen and build your health.
Imagine putting that potential to better use. Imagine having more energy to use in your daily life.
Get fluoride out of your life
Fluoride degrades teeth and bone mass. It numbs the brain. It’s sourced from industrial waste from the aluminum industry and repackaged for consumption. Here’s a story that is similar to how fluoride got into the American diet –
When it comes to taking care of yourself you need to be ruthless in your discernment. You’re the caretaker of your body. You face your consequences. The world around you may experience echoes of those consequences yet you’re the one who faces them straight up. Your body doesn’t need to be “saved” so much as supported. Your body is a living force. You renew yourself each day. Being positive is embodying and acting with the virtue that we project on to our heroes and gurus, and want them to save us with!
Drinking water is most important. Bottled water is often no better than tap water and comes with the added bonus of plastic. Unless you have a clean well or underground stream near by it’s a good idea to invest in a water purifier.
Fats are good for you
So is cholesterol. Your body needs fat, as it does salt and sunlight. Get a good amount of healthy fats and you’re going to feel filled. Good sources of fat are organic eggs, coconut oil, nuts, olive oil, fish oil (smaller fish have less mercury; do your own research).
Did you know that vegetable oil turns rancid and carcinogenic at high temperatures? “Vegetable” oil may sound healthy but is often far from it. Try cooking with almond, sesame, or hemp oil instead. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point
Get rid of yeast
There are healthy yeasts and yeast that you don’t want in your body (Candida yeast). If you have digestive problems it may be a good idea to avoid all yeast until you figure out the causes of your problems and address them.
Yeast is found in many bread products, refined and processed foods. Check the labels, even soy sauce has yeast in it. To help counter it get probiotics in your meals. Yogurt is the easiest way, although capsules can be bought too.
Vegetables are also a good way to counter yeast. Yeast feeds on sugars, the less complex the carbs the better for the yeast-although whole grains work as well for it (and it doesn’t help that most store bought bread has yeast in it). The only way to remove it is to stop feeding it, and create a presence of healthy bacteria in your lower digestive system. Are you seeing a pattern yet? It’s not enough to remove the burden-it’s at your discretion to fill the void with something better. Think of it as like clearing your garden of weeds. Now what are you going to plant?
If you have mercury in your mouth you really should get rid of yeast. The mercury in the fillings kills beneficial bacteria and allows nasty kinds to grow. With that happening it is easier for Candida yeast to take hold.
Be wary for yeast die offs if you eliminate it from your diet. People usually feel worse before better as they detox it from their bodies.
Anything with “natural flavor, hydrolyzed protein, yeast extract” in the ingredients list or any variation there of has MSG in it.
Manufacturers are not required to list the chemical as MSG unless monosodium glutamate is actually in the product (it’s not “MSG”, it’s “processed free glutamic acid”).
If you want to find out if there is processed free glutamic acid (MSG) in a product, you must ask the manufacturer for information about “free glutamic acid”. Don’t ask about “MSG”. Manufacturers find it convenient, when speaking to consumers, to tell them that there is no “MSG” in their product, meaning that there is no ingredient called “monosodium glutamate.” Even if a manufacturer tells you there is no MSG in a product, there may be autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed pea protein, carrageenan, sodium caseinate, enzymes, and a whole slew of other ingredients that contain or create processed free glutamic acid (MSG) during manufacture.rnrnIf you are told that all of the MSG in a product is “naturally occurring,” thank the manufacturer for that meaningless information, but explain that all processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is referred to as “natural” by the FDA — so “natural” tells you nothing. In fact, as the word “natural” is defined by the FDA, the food ingredient “monosodium glutamate” is “natural.” http://www.truthinlabeling.org/nomsg.html
Not only is it healthier for you (you’re going to wipe out many problems from your diet as well as consume food that your body needs), you’re also supporting organic farmers, manufacturers and retailers. It is more expensive but you’re going to get more nutrition from it. The lie is that junk has any nutritional value. This applies to more than food.
Say adios to non organic milk
If you want dairy go organic (there are pasteurized varieties of organic milk) or find an organic dairy farm.
Ideally we get enough milk and nurturing from our mothers so the need is filled and satiated when we become adults. Unfortunately in our common disassociated mind state, which is greatly pushed by handicapped (strictly left brained) science, we live in a world where it is seen as good to deny our basic needs and even hurt ourselves in a backward pursuit of health.
True strength and robustness comes from having love and strength in which to draw from. This begins in childhood. Trees require roots, buildings require foundations and human beings require love and grounding to stand tall and be truly strong.
Separated from the wheat; the gluten is something resembling a rubber ball. If you must eat wheat breads try sprouted grain breads. I’m not going to go over bleached and enriched bread because if you’re reading this you should know better. Whole wheat bread is not all that better.
Many of us have wheat allergies and don’t notice because we force our bodies to develop balances with things that detract from us. Take the yeast, wheat, and processed foods out of your diet and you will notice a difference after you go through the withdrawal and the detoxification.
Be sure that you do your research before making any changes and talk to your doctor if you have one. Changing diet is firstly a personal initiative although having a professional opinion to weigh in your decisions may be a good idea.
Microwave ovens destroy the nutritional value of food
Avoid them. Sit further away from the TV and computer too if you can help it. Cell phones, cordless phones, and power lines! The best thing to do is to stay away from them when you can.
Any parents out there wondering why your kid is so cranky and agitated? Other than the food they’re eating it may have something to do with the TV they are glued to. Positive ions wreak havoc on the body and neurological system.
Human wonder, compassion, creativity; and other virtues of the human spirit existed far before TV and cell phones were introduced into people’s lives.
You must be honest with yourself in regard to what devices you choose to use.
Not only do beeswax candles emit negative ions, they last longer than normal candles. Paraffin candles may have lead in the wicks and be full of chemicals. Scented candle = surface cover and is typical of the modern mindset-superficially focused. Health is waiting underneath the toxicity that we have filled and surrounded ourselves with.
Also consider getting a negative ion generator, these are more expensive than candles and require a source of electricity yet can be run continuously.
Get lots of sunlight, taking care to use precautions according to your skin tone. Make your material life a canvas of balance; vibrant nights and days. Of course there are rainy days, snowy days, and all of that too. It’s your life rain or shine.
Maitake, Shitake, Reishi mushrooms
Are good immune system boosters. It is a good idea with all new supplements to take things slow and in small amounts at first.
Be well during cold season
First understand that stuffing yourself in a stale environment contributes to getting a cold. Fresh and cold air can enliven the body so be sure to take time to get fresh air if you work in an enclosed environment for long periods of time.
Make sure that if you take a supplement of Vitamin C it is complete Vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is partial; which forces your body to give minerals to make complete Vitamin C (supplements are supposed to supply not detract).
Synthetic vitamins are near useless
Are your supplements working? Synthetic vitamins do not resonate with living cells because they are not living. That people have survived while taking them says more about the resilience of the human body rather than the crap consumed. Try vegetables and fruits or even green food drinks instead. If you must take vitamins do your homework.
DNA can be affected by consciousness, thoughts and feelings, and environment. It can change throughout life as life is organic and flowing. The more we fight ourselves the more we cause our suffering and welcome snake oil solutions. Nature will be here long after you are gone. It is time to rediscover what “self consciousness” is.
Anything you do or change in your diet is going to have a more poignant effect if you’re striving to improve your health. If you’re on the path everything is going to come together to make you healthier. Your participation is required in that. If you want to be healthy you have to apply your intent and do your own research. It takes time to get healthier, and should be enjoyable as you do. Cherish every moment of your life.
You have a little more knowledge now. How you use it is up to you.
Best of health!