As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Recipe for Health

Key key points here folks. This is the basis of how I work with my clients. Please find following a great recipe for health. Don't be overwhelmed, a lot of this is mainstream now, but you'll hear me say it again. Take it one step at a time. Do the best that you can, get out of your own way from time to time and keep an open mind! ~j

Side note: The health of your brain is a significant factor and really the 'top of the heap' so to speak. For today I want to focus on

The basics of functional wellness
Environmental factors like toxins, allergens, infections, stress and poor diet interact with your genes to create nearly all illnesses. Your vulnerability to a particular illness depends on how your genes interact with specific triggers.

Want to bring out the best in your genes and remove the irritants that encourage them to misbehave? Start living clean and healthy, and put vitality-supporting priorities like these at the very top of your “must have” list.

• Whole, real, fresh foods
• Nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.)
• Oxygen
• Water
• Light
• Sleep
• Healthy life rhythms
• Deep relaxation and rest
• Connection, community, love
• Meaning and purpose

The 7 Keys to UltraWellness
- Dr Mark Hyman
Simply put, when your core systems are out of balance, they make fertile ground for the roots of illness. When they are in balance, they become the keys to creating wellness and vitality:

1.Environmental Inputs (diet, lifestyle, toxins, stress and trauma)
2.Inflammation and Immune Balance (the hidden fire within)
3.Hormone and Neurotransmitter Balance (insulin, thyroid, adrenal balance, sex hormones and mood chemicals)
4.Gut and Digestive Health (digestion, absorption, assimilation, intestinal ecosystem and the gut-immune system)
5.Detoxification Imbalances and Function (getting rid of wastes and dealing with toxins)
6.Creating Energy (the source of life energy and metabolism — antioxidant balance)
7.Mind-Body/Body-Mind Connection (change your mind, change your body; change your body, change your mind)

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