For me, changing our lifestyle was overwhelming at first – especially since I had waited until extreme measures were necessary. I hope that isn’t the case for you 🙂 For those who want to get started on a healthier path, I recommend choosing only one area to change and committing to that for a month.
Here are three suggestions:
- Drink 2 liters of water when you wake up, before eating or drinking anything else. (Food Matters)
- Exercise 20 minutes a day, at least 3 days a week. The energy boost from exercise comes between 11-14 minutes. (Dr. Sue Lawton). Personally, I’ve found that exercising is most effective in the morning, before other distractions crowd it out; plus it gives me a clearer focus for the day. Make it a priority and you’ll notice the difference.*
- Incorporate 50% fresh food with every meal. (Food Matters). Smoothies are a great way to do this. A veggie tray. Salad. You’ll find a few recipes on our new blog http://www.theallergyconsciouskitchen.com Pinterest also has tons of attractive recipes.
I posted out of order, but this entry is the follow-up to my green living post. Here are a few links on research for those who wanted to learn more. I’m only including a few links in order to keep it simple:
“EAT FRESH,” “EAT ORGANIC,” “ELIMINATE TOXINS”
- Watch the Documentary Food Matters (available on netflix)
- http://www.foodmatters.tv/food-matters – summary of the video; many articles on this site
CUT OUT SUGAR
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOTMr9GTMeQ (Dr. Sue Lawton. For those who have significant health concerns that you believe may be related to candida, this webinar is a helpful place to begin. It is 40 minutes long. As always, consult with your medical caregiver.)
REBUILD YOUR SYSTEM
- http://www.vimeo.com/39384616 (This is 17-minute webinar by Dr. David Hill, doTERRA’s Chief Medical Advisor. He talks about the effects of omega-3’s for healthy brain and heart function. He particularly discusses the supplementation product that I am currently using for increased energy etc.; email if you’d like to know more about this.)
*You can also incorporate exercise into your daily routine: If you have somewhere to go that is nearby, walk there. Play tag with your kids or take the dog for a walk. If you’re married, walking with your spouse is a great way to improve your marriage. (I don’t know about you, but my husband talks more when he’s outside and moving :).
This is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent disease.