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8 Natural Laws of a Healthy Life

I came across this today and fell in love.  The Weimar Institute’s approach (listed below) to a healthy life and curing disease is to have a NEW START.  This is a great approach to healthy living and the best part is, everything on the list is free…besides the food of course! But hey, we can always grow our own organic food, can’t we?!  Here are the 8 natural laws of health that we should all abide by when adopting a  N.E.W. S.T.A.R.T:     

Nutrition

Proper nutrition is the foundation of good health and recovery. Adopting a plant based diet, especially one rich in fresh vegetable juices, will ensure that you’re providing your body with the nutrients it needs to thrive.

Exercise

Action is a law of life. Muscle tone and strength are lost without exertion, but exercise improves the health of body, mind, and spirit multiplying vitality and health.

Water

Because the body is 70% water, keeping well hydrated and knowing what and when to drink are essential to health.
So DRINK WATER! DRINK WATER! DRINK WATER!

Sunlight

The sun is the established energy source ordained by God to sustain the cycle of life for plants and animals. Humans need ample amounts of sunlight to live. Most of us aren’t obtaining optimal amounts of sunlight due to our jobs and so forth.

Temperance

Using good things moderately and avoiding the bad is obviously wise, yet often hard to practice. Temperance can be neither bought nor earned, but is rather an important gift of God, a “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22, 23). Moderation is key.

Air

The body’s most essential resource is air. More important than food or water, proper breathing and pure air are fundamental to good health.  Outside air is much better for us than inside air, so GO OUTSIDE as much as possible.

Rest

Restoration requires rest because sleep allows the body to renew itself. Healing hormones are most active between 10pm and 2 am but we have to be sleeping for these to really be working within us. Make sure you are getting some good shut-eye, especially at decent hours of the night.

Trust In Divine Power

Directly linked to physical health (Proverbs 3:5-6), trust in God is a gift leading to right choices. At the end of the day we must put faith in God to guide us down the right path, heal us, and allow us to continue leading healthy lives.

 

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Add a BOOST To Your JUICE!

By simply adding some spinach juice to your daily juice you will get a mega BOOST of nutrients!  I like to buy a huge bag of spinach and juice it all into one pitcher so I can mix it with my favorite juices, such as freshly juiced orange or  apple.  The best part about spinach juice-  it is packed with a wide array of vitamins and minerals AND it does not have a strong flavor.  Thus, it will taste just like the fruit juice you decide to mix it with (kids even love it)! Spinach is one of the BEST leafy greens to consume, so try adding some spinach juice to your day and see how you feel! I’m obsessed! 🙂

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Preventing Disease Instead of Treating the Symptoms

Let’s use our imaginations for a minute. Some of you may be gardeners and can relate to this..but let’s say you planted a garden. One of your plants just isn’t flourishing. The leaves have turned yellow and brown and no fruits are producing. So what do you do? I’m guessing your first solution would not be to paint the leaves green, “surgically” remove only one infected area of the plant, or even pump it with antibiotics.  If my thoughts are accurate, you would most likely ensure the plant was receiving good soil quality, ideal amounts of sunlight and water, and make sure it was receiving vital vitamins and nutrients.  You would look at the root cause of the plant’s illness instead of masking the symptoms or compartmentalizing its problems. So why is it that we do not treat our bodies in the same manner?

We have to stop viewing our bodies as being compartmentalized, instead we must envision it as one fluid system. In reality,  the human body is a complete unit with highly complex systems working together to keep it functioning optimally. Everything is connected.  If there is a problem or disease in one area or organ of our body, then there MUST be chaos going on in the rest of our bodies as well (whether you know it or not).  Our physical health, nutritional health, and mental/emotional health are key proponents of our overall health and are all connected to one another. Your attitude, thoughts, and beliefs go hand in hand with your physical health.  Similarly, exercising and eating healthy will have positive effects on your mind/attitude, thus your overall health.

When I look back onto past doctors visits in my lifetime, I realize that every time I was sick or had a problem my doctor never once asked me in depth questions about what was going on in these 3 areas (mind, nutrition, and fitness).  Questions such as “What do you eat on a daily basis?” “Do you exercise?” and “Are you happy/stressed/depressed/anxious?”  Instead, without fail, my doctor promptly asked me what my symptoms were and immediately wrote me a prescription for a drug.  There was no delving into why I might be having these issues (getting to the root of the problem), instead it was always how can we mask these symptoms.

I’ve heard time and time again of people having gone through life threatening surgeries, tumor removals, or radiation treatments, just to have the same disease come right back up years later.  So we need to start focusing on PREVENTING disease instead of treating it once we have it.  Through proper nutrition, exercise, meditation, prayer, etc. we can be our optimal, healthy, disease-free selves!  I realize that there are genetic predispositions and specific circumstances that are out of our control, but what can it hurt to do everything in our power to prevent ourselves from going down the path of poor health and disease. My hope is that in years to come, mainstream doctors will become more aware of the importance of these 3 interconnected factors on our health (it’s clearly already in motion).  But we still have a long ways to go, therefore YOU take control of the matter and start becoming the most  healthy individual you can be by working on your mind, diet, and physical fitness!

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