Taking Care Of Your Body
The aim of this section is to give you the practical tools you can explore in your own life that will help you uncover any potential emotional/spiritual causes of health challenges you may be facing. To heal at the deepest level is to heal from any spiritual or emotional trauma. Below are some tips and habits for you to make the transformation in your life.
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Before you get started on your health and healing journey it’s essential that you build disciplines into your life. Remember you’re changing the way you have lived since you were born. It doesn’t happen over night.
Here I’ll offer you an angle on how to build discipline that you may not have heard before. My method is soft and gentle, not harsh and difficult to stick with.
It’s called subtraction by addition. Whatever you do, DO NOT focus on avoiding the consumption of certain foods or even avoiding certain habits. Only focus on adding 1 health food or habit into your life.
Feel free to continue eating a standard American diet (SAD). The goal here isn’t diet, it’s discipline.
Example: Make it your goal to do only one thing for the next 30 days….have a green juice or green smoothie every day. Then the next month, add in another discipline like drinking more water or going to bed at 9pm.
After 12 months you’ve got 12 new healthy disciplines and you don’t have room for the bad habits or bad foods in your life.
Exercise: Pick one healthy habit like spending at least 10 minutes outside everyday standing on the grass (with no sunglasses) in your bare feet. Do this every day for 30 days. After 30 days continue this habit and add another one.
Regardless what the mainstream doctors say, sunlight is essential for our health and our healing. Obviously avoid getting sunburned or spending too much time in the sun.
Part of your overall health program needs to include regular daily sunlight on at least 60% of your skin.
Sunlight creates Vitamin D in the body, it helps to create healthy cholesterol and get rid of excess “bad” cholesterol, provides necessary building blocks to your mitochondria (which determine genetic expression) as well as regulate melatonin cycles.
Sunlight is essential for your healing.
Example: Make getting regular sun exposure a part of your daily habits. Spend at least 10 minutes in the sun every single day before 10am and after 3pm.
Bonus: If you can do this while you are grounded (bare feet on stone, grass or dirt) without sunglasses on, you’ll supercharge the effects of this practice.
It’s better to go without vs buying something non organic that has been sprayed with pesticides, glyphsate and chemicals that are toxic to your body.
If you’re juicing these vegetables it’s even worse as you’re concentrating the chemicals.
Organic isn’t even the best option. The best option is home grown fruits and vegetables grown in your own garden using rock dust, diluted ocean minerals, compost and organic compounds.
Your body is a temple, don’t destroy it by ingesting chemicals (no matter how you wash them) that are in your non organic produce.
You vote with your dollar. Start investing in organic farmers. If you can’t buy as much fruits or vegetables because of the cost, remember nobody ever died from eating a little less food.
Exercise: Start with one item you normally buy non organic. Switch this one item over to organic for the next 21 days. Then repeat the process until everything you buy is organic. The switch could take 6 months but if you do it gradually, you’ll not only feel better but because of that, you’ll have no desire to support conventional farming.
Bonus: Think about one thing you do every month that might cost extra money (like getting overdraft fees at the bank or getting late fees on your monthly bills). Seek to fix this problem thereby freeing up more money for organic food.
Sleep is one of the most important parts of your day. It’s where you body repairs and restores itself. You must put a tremendous amount of intention on getting the best sleep every night.
If you want to live a long healthy disease free life, sleep must be of utmost importance. It’s important to remember that you need to live close to the cycles of nature. That means going to bed not long after the sun goes down and waking up with the sun as well.
Exercise: Get into the habit of lowering your exposure to blue light before bed. Install a program called Flux on your computer and consider getting some blue blocking sunglasses.
Fasting helps to increase lifespan, weight loss, increased energy, better sleep, mental acuity, reduce illness, lower inflammation and so much more. But fasting can be challenge. That’s where intermittent fasting comes in. There are many ways to apply intermittent fasting to your life. Some people eat for two days like normal than take two days off. Some people eat for 3 days and take 1 day off. Some people avoid eating foods on Sunday. I like to allow 16 hours to pass without eating anything until breakfast the next day. If I stop eating at 6pm, then I will not have anything but water until 10am the next morning.
The benefits are endless and you will feel amazing if you make this a part of your daily routine.
Exercise: Pick a window of time that works for you. Sit down and come up with a plan that works with your work and family life. Start with a larger feeding window and slowly over time decreasing your feeding window while increasing the time you fast.
Being barefoot on the earth helps to neutralize non native EMF radiation as well as electrically charging your body with negative ions from the earth itself. Being grounded helps you to reset your internal circadian rhythm, similar to a clock that needs to be re-calibrated once a year because over time it’s off. When it comes to health connection (on every level) is everything. The more time you can spend outside, grounded to the earth the healthier you will be.
Exercise: Figure out ways you can spend more time outside. Eat your meals grounded, walk your dogs, read your books outside. Figure out ways to spend more time outside, grounded to the earth and your health will improve and your body will thank you.
It might sound strange but urine therapy has been used since the beginning of time to treat just about every kind of health condition as well as prevent diseases from ever happening. You can mix a teaspoon to start with, with an equal amount of apple cider vinegar and water and you will never taste it. Urine therapy also helps to re-educate your immune system and extend your longevity. You don’t have to drink a lot to get the many health benefits.
Exercise: Buy some apple cider vinegar next time you’re at the health food store so you can start mixing it (and an ounce of water) with a teaspoon of your own urine to drink. Have another glass of water nearby as a “chaser” to drink right afterwards. Do this daily for 30 days.
Drinking high quality water helps the electrical conductivity between cells so they can communicate with each other, deliver vital nutrients and eliminate toxins. Water is the key to long life, preventing disease and dramatically improving how your body functions. It’s not enough to drink green juices, smoothies or even medicinal teas. The more water you drink the healthier you will, the longer you will live, the more energy you will have and you’ll be much happier and vibrant as a result.
Exercise: Figure out based upon your weight how much water you should drink and make it a discipline to drink it. I drink 3 mason jars full (33 oz each) every day. I drink 1 right when I wake up (because that’s when I’m most dehydrated) and the other two I finish before bed. Make it a discipline to drink your water every day!
Body Weight Exercises
Some of the most beneficial exercises you can do only require your own body weight. These include, push ups, pull ups, squats, sit ups, dips, planks, lunges and more. By only utilizing your own weight you will protect your joints and ligaments from potential injury and you’ll gain muscle and lose weight in the process. Part of living long healthy disease free lives is your fitness. Make sure to do body weight exercises at least 3 times per week. You can do these outside in your own backyard in the sun for added benefit.
Exercise: Come up with a weekly routine along with strength goals and write them down on a piece of paper and schedule it into your day. If you stick with it for 30 days you’ll transform into a new type of optimized human.
Look to nature. Old or dead tree branches easily snap and are brittle. A young tree easily withstands the strong winds and bends but doesn’t break. The more you stretch the more supple you become (on multiple levels). Stretch while you watch TV. Stretch while you read, stretch all day every day. Make it a habit. You are worth it. Stretching increases circulation and improves blood supply and decrease injury.
Exercise: Make sure to either stretch during the day or spend at least 10 minutes before bed stretching your body. Make a goal of touching your toes or doing the splits. Have a goal you’re working towards attached to an end date of when you want to accomplish your stretch goals. Write this goal and work at it everyday to become healthier for yourself and your family!
Eat Your Greens
Green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and help to restore alkalinity to the body which helps prevents disease. They’re full of fiber and one of the most important foods you need on a daily basis. Greens should be their own food group. You can get greens in 4 basic ways…green juices, green smoothies, green powders or eating them raw in salads.
Make sure to get your share of greens each and every day.
Exercise: Make it your goal to consume some greens from at least 1 of the 4 ways listed above and do this for 30 days. If you can get 2 or more ways in that’s even better. But make it your goal to consume greens at least once per day. Your life will change.