When someone I love catches a cold or flu … it hurts! Over the years, many doctors have asked me not how well I am, but how to stay healthy. It seems that there is nothing in their black bag for prevention. So, if you are a person who travels often, easily contract a cold if someone sneezes nearby or if you are just sick too many times a year … you need to know how to stay healthier. Here are a few tips:
Look at nature, which color is the most widespread? No it's not the blue sky above, it's GREEN! The green plants that line the highest mountains and descend to the bottom of the oceans give us an idea of the need to consume large amounts of green vegetables to protect themselves. You see, it is these green plants that continually clean our environment of pollutants that they are suspended in the air, in the water or in the soil. Green plants are specifically responsible for providing us with oxygen while protecting our environment, which allows for a healthier life. So, if you nibble on spinach salads, romaine lettuce, snow peas, broccoli, asparagus, Swiss chard, kale or kale, you really lose it. one of the most important health resources on the planet. And you know what, the Americans do the stupidest thing: they cut the top of the vegetables and throw them away! What the hell are we thinking of people? Vegetable tops contain the largest amounts of nutrients. In plant chemistry, we learn that nature provides a perfect balance if we follow the rules. For example, a carrot is filled with beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that is a rich source of nutrients known to protect our eyes, skin and mucous membranes, and is one of the most common antioxidants known on the market. planet. The carrot heads should not be thrown away as they contain huge amounts of other nutrients such as potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Potassium-rich carrots are excellent in soups (keep the lid on) because potassium is known to help flush toxins out of the blood. Sodium provides nutrients and potassium removes waste. Magnesium keeps your bowels moving and it will also help you stay healthy.
Well, if you do not eat your vegetables, I will have to give you some alternatives for healthy survival. I assure you that if you chop or shred raw vegetables, you can add them discreetly directly to your soups, salads or other dishes, without the taste really changing. If you dare to visit a "health food" store; Now, there is another clue, you will find some of the most magnificent products to improve your health. In a high quality store you will discover that there are compressed vegetables, packaged vegetables and even powdered vegetables that can be added to the juice to mask the taste. Some companies are really smart and started making healthy bars made of green vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains; a much better substitute to a normal cereal bar. Yes, compressed greens have the taste of the grass and yes, you will surely want to mess up if you chew them, unless you are like me and other hungry people craving for prevention on this planet. But you did not experience baby until you swallowed your very first shot of wheatgrass in a wheatgrass bar!
When I was little, my father took us to the back yard with children to teach us the plants; wise man my father. He explained to us that dandelions were good for health because they helped cleanse our body by stimulating the liver. You know, he was so right. Herbs and bitter-tasting plants stimulate the liver. So, if you are so inclined, most grocery stores even have dandelion leaves that you can add to your salads. You can cook them lightly steamed then sauté them with extra virgin olive oil and garlic, or be brave and add them to other lettuce mixes. Another wonderful and a little more unusual plant is watercress; it has a slight mustard taste with a little firmness and is "to die for" in addition to roasted garlic and goat cheese. So now you understand that it is important to add greens of all kinds and we will move on to other ways that will help you stay healthy.
If you push yourself too hard, travel too much, do not sleep or worry a lot, it will depress your immune response and may make you more vulnerable to the disease. We have to rest physically, mentally and emotionally if we want to stay strong. So, know your limits and try not to go beyond them steadily. The older we are, the less leeway we have to abuse our bodies. Get started in a plan that includes relaxation. Try meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga, listen to soothing music in the plane when you have to fly. Get out as often as possible, we need sun. Eating wisely is important. Anyone consuming animal protein, such as juicy steaks, chicken, lamb, veal or pork, also consumes various anti-biotics that in turn destroy the probiotics present in your gut. We need these probiotic strains to remain resistant to viruses, bacteria, pathogens and parasites. Taking a broad spectrum probiotic mix is important for your health. Moreover, as most people eat foods with many heated foods, they do not get adequate nutrition because the heat destroys many of the vitamins and mineral vitality, as well as the essential enzymes. Digestive enzymes are extremely important for health and, as we age, their production decreases. We will always be dependent on exogenous enzymes to preserve our health. When it comes to your daily diet, it is extremely important that you never eat when you are too hot, too cold, too tired or upset in any way, because the brain sends signals to remedy first. to your illness and will not easily produce enzymes during these times. This is why animals with their innate wisdom intact turn away from food when they are injured or sick. We must take the hint. Just eat when you're sick, like a baby. In fact, baby foods can work well in some people because they are almost chewed and easier to digest.
So my basic rule is this: eat two-thirds of live foods or lightly steamed foods and one-third of cooked dishes. Make sure you have enough fruits and vegetables. If you were to fight daily for your own food, you would travel long distances by eating more plants and fewer animal sources; Although dependent on climate, occupation and heritage, some people are in dire need of meat protein and would quickly become ill if they adopted a vegetarian diet.
Get rid of junk food in your daily routine; no soft drinks, sweets, cakes if you are susceptible to illness. Reduce coffee and sugar of all kinds as this will quickly change your alkaline chemistry to more acidic. The chemistry of acids tends to get sick faster. What does it mean? People who lead an eventful life, who rely heavily on them, are angry, upset, worried, eat a lot of junk food, cooked meals, drink, smoke and burn candle at both ends will always have a more acidic chemistry and will usually be more at risk of getting colds and flu. How can I know that this is true? Seventeen years of biochemical tests to find the most dynamic people in the world. Everyone knew how to balance and create a good life, from the physical to the emotional, through the spiritual. You must know what you are passionate about and keep it in your life.
If you feel like you're coming down with real cold chicken soup, you'll feel better faster, without the researchers knowing why. I believe that a very good chicken soup made from scratch will include some of the most potent antiviral and anti-biotic plant sources; nature protectors such as garlic and onions. Garlic is known to help fight bacterial and viral infections and will also help boost your memory as it contains high sulfur content that carries nutrients up to the brain. Secondary note here: Do you know that a study conducted in Oxford, England, found that men who ate garlic at least twice a week were three times less likely than other men to develop prostate cancer. Laboratory studies show that sulfur compounds in garlic block the synthesis of carcinogens known as nitrosamines. Garlic also stimulates the synthesis of glutathione, known to deactivate certain carcinogens, and also protects cell membranes as a powerful antioxidant. So eat garlic and if you go out, make sure your appointment eats it too. Then we have the vegetables that I mentioned and that bring a rich source of minerals and other nutrients. The chicken protein will be broken down into amino acids, the building blocks of life. So I always keep a container of homemade chicken soup in the freezer!
Believe it or not, another factor for staying healthy is having a wonderful romantic relationship! The joyful experiences of life help to improve the mood and harmony of the metabolism. It is a fact that patients with a better attitude heal faster and overcome obstacles that others could not. Thus, when we are in love and enjoy an active sex life, we signal to the brain that we are still vital, we will not die any time soon! It's not just the sexual act that boosts this immune signal activity, but the coupling of the powerful emotion of love that will help you stay healthy. When you're sick, it's always helpful to have a loving person nearby to take care of you. It is always easier to heal in a nourishing and soothing environment.
Go faster by keeping your bowels moving. If anyone ever told you that you were full, it is a very toxic statement. Well, it is true that when our body does not systematically and completely eliminate every day, there are toxic residues that can make you sick. Include foods that stimulate this part of the body because, in fact, the heart of your immune response comes from the gut. We need enough fiber in our daily diet. Fiber-rich foods include whole grains, fruit and vegetable coatings, flaxseed flour and sand – no sand, I was joking, but I wondered if you were still with me here. Soluble fibers are those that dissolve in water and form a gel. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, oats and beans. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water but rather absorbs water, increasing the weight of feces and the rate at which water passes into the intestines and leaves the body. By eating a wide variety of plant foods and whole grains, you are sure to get your daily prize. Otherwise, you can still buy invisible fiber, even in local pharmacies.
Above fiber, it is imperative to have enough probiotic strains in the gut to fight off diseases. Probiotics are those friendly insects found in foods such as kefirs, yogurts and curd products. Today, in the stores, you can find dozens of probiotically improved foods. I do not think eating yoghurt and grown foods is enough today. I therefore encourage people to take additional probiotics as well as the most powerful and widest spectrum available!
Now, here's something else that can make everything I've said even better. Every person you know and meet will need enzymes! Enzymes help promote well-being by encouraging more complete decomposition and assimilation of all nutrients of all forms of food. Why do you need enzymes? Because they are the catalysts of all the metabolic processes that your body undertakes, we lose 1% enzyme production a year. In midlife, we have about a third of what is needed to complete digestion and support other processes. We will all be forever dependent on exogenous enzymes, or those outside the human body. It basically means that we must eat raw fruits and vegetables frequently, as cooking foods over 119 degrees will destroy all the enzymes that help break down our food into microparticles. You are not only what you eat, you are more precisely what you absorb!
Many of you have asked for my secrets and beliefs about the fight against aging and my personal health plan, so I will explain them briefly; in no case is it complete. To be sure to get every day more nutrients in every bite and protect my immune system, here's what I take: a mix of probiotics of 30 billion counters and multiple strains, as well as a formula of broad-spectrum digestive enzymes. I take at least 2 probiotics and 9 enzymes a day and between meals to heal more quickly from illness or injury. I also take a food grade multivitamin, enough essential fatty acids derived from fish or flax oil, as well as compressed super-green greens such as spirulina, wheatgrass and barley grass. I've included soy lecithin granules for my brain because it's a rich source of choline, one of the only known nutrients to pass the blood-brain barrier, along with phosphatidyl serine. I eat a wide variety of foods and I am sure to include all the colors of the rainbow throughout the week. Cayenne pepper and other heat-generating foods, such as horseradish, are always nearby because they stimulate circulation.
I drink only purified water and I add fresh lemon juice at least once a day to stay more alkaline. I do not consume a lot of alcohol, but I greatly appreciate the good wine and, occasionally, beer or other alcoholic beverages. I do not smoke, avoid especially fried foods, smoked meats, creamed foods, sugar and pastries. I'm trying to do well two-thirds of my diet and I know that my body will usually forgive me when I do anything. I dry my brush with a loofa before exercising, and then I bathe as it opens the pores to help detoxify the larger organ skin. I spend at least 30 minutes a day in the sun and if I can not go out, I always drive with the sunroof open to get enough vitamin D. I do a form of daily exercise. My practices are literally filled with supplements and homeopathic remedies – just like kings and queens who understand that "the best medicine does not hurt (is not a medicine) but reinforces you at the base".
Find a good homeopathic doctor and a doctor who has studied homeopathy and find out. I taught my family to understand the science of homepathy. And as difficult as it may be to understand how these remedies work, it's important to know them. Watching someone recover quickly from a cold, flu or injury has always been an extremely wonderful experience. Homeopathic remedies in the right hands can work wonders to strengthen your innate wisdom and immune response without the risk of drug interaction. Check your local health food store for common remedies. I've always chosen homeopathy before any other over-the-counter medication. Another important natural supplement that I keep on hand is the powder of electrolytes, minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C, potassium and zinc. You can find something called emergency packets containing vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. It will work well to help you recover quickly. in crystallized form, they are easily absorbed.
To always be healthy, you must have enough oxygen in your blood. Please go out at home to walk as often as possible. In addition, practicing deep breathing exercises or something like yoga will also benefit. During the day, whenever you feel stressed, take a few minutes and do some deep breathing exercises. Inhale mentally something you love and exhale everything that concerns you. This type of mental / physical exercise will help you relax and strengthen your body / mind connection – essential to true health.
My life is filled with things that I like a lot, such as writing articles and books, composing music, volunteering, participating in sports and helping others lead a happier life. I'm sure to feed my mind and practice meditation, walk in nature and look at the world like a beautiful mosaic. I always challenge myself to try something new every day or at least frequently and try to stay fluid with life. I find that getting into a rut is painful, and stagnation or lack of circulation, even in the physical body, usually causes pain. So I like to participate in many different activities, having a wide variety of friends with wide interests because it keeps spicy life and interesting for me. Do not misunderstand me, I am also quite capable and willing to rest and do nothing at all when I feel compelled by the responsibilities of life or need time to heal. If you find yourself too often sick or under stress, you may want to consider getting away for a few days: mountains or oceans are good choices. Ionization is healthy and the atmosphere is soothing in many ways. Get back in touch with nature and enjoy the landscapes we often take for granted.
Beyond all this, one of the greatest gifts and healers I've ever known is love. Having a loving family and many loving friends has been a blessing. By participating in activities that excite you, you will help strengthen your immune system and your morale. If you are lucky enough to have a partner you deeply adore and someone who completely loves you, such as you are now, here is a gift and you will find that your life can be increased tenfold! Love for me is like a universal medicine for the soul. Without him, we are often sick, bitter and totally unhappy. Share your love. With love in our hearts, we can all do great things!
Be good, be happy and love life!