“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
This proverb could not be truer when it comes to your health. The ability to maintain good health and be free from any form of illnesses is a choice that only you can make. Living a healthy lifestyle does not have to be expensive. Most of the time, it’s the simple things that make a huge difference. Here are some tips you can start with, so read on.
1. Take Probiotics.
You may have heard of probiotics but may not have the full knowledge of what they are. In an article published in The Denizen, author Mina Kerr-Lazenby provided a helpful information you need to know about probiotics.
“How can probiotics benefit our health?
Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria and yeasts that help to improve the microflora in the intestinal tract, where around 80-90% of our immune system lies. It’s needed there because the intestinal tract is an open-ended tube that is exposed to the outside world – probiotics help to support and balance the microbes that are already present.”
Furthermore, the article also listed some sources of probiotics such as:
– raw unpasteurized soft cheeses
Check out the rest of her article here.
Consult your naturopathic doctor for the best probiotics that may be best for your health needs.
2. Begin Detoxification As Soon As You Can
Heavy chemicals, toxic substances, and environmental compounds harm your body in more ways than one. They are known to cause conditions such as allergies, asthma, certain cancers, diabetes, obesity and hormonal imbalances both in women and men alike.
To begin detoxification, you can start by eliminating alcohol, sugar, caffeine, soy, dairy, and corn.
MindBodyGreen published this awesome article which covers the topic on what you can eat during a detox:
At least 3 to 6 cups daily, organic if possible. Go green (leafy and cruciferous are awesome) but also eat cauliflower (a non-green cruciferous), beets, carrots, garlic, onions, and artichokes.
Without sufficient amino acids, your liver can’t complete phase 2 detoxification (the phase that actually excretes toxins), potentially making you more toxic. To avoid that pitfall, choose organic, pasture-raised meats, eggs from hens fed correctly, and wild-caught fish. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, focus on protein-rich plant foods like organic legumes, nuts, and seeds.
3. Healthy fats.
Avocado, cold-pressed olive oil, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, olives, and wild-caught fish are tops for keeping your balancing blood sugar and hormones.
A good rule of thumb is half your body weight in fluid ounces daily. If that seems like a herculean challenge, increase your filtered water about 20 extra ounces every day during your detox. Filtered water’s a yawn? Sip coconut water or filtered water with a pinch of pink Himalayan salt.”
3. When feeling sick, think “Silver”.
Many of you may not know it but Silver is a natural mineral that has tons of health benefits without putting your immune system at risk.
In this article published by Huffington Post, one of the benefits listed is:
“Prevents and kills viruses:
Martin Hum, from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, lists silver as one of the natural remedies to stop viruses. The colloidal silver used in modern supplements is a suspension of pure metallic silver in water. It is thought to work by interfering with the enzymes that enable viruses, bacteria and fungi to utilize oxygen. In other words, it suffocates and kills them.”
Additionally, the article also stated why Silver is better than an antibiotic:
“When an individual uses too much antibiotics over a course of time they can develop a resistance to it. Silver, doesn’t create resistance or immunity in the organisms that are killed by it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reporting that more than 2 million people in the U.S. suffer illness every year as a result of antibiotic-resistant infections and 23,000 die from these infections. With this said, individuals should seriously consider looking into using silver as possible substitute for antibiotics.”
As mentioned earlier, you have the power to take control of your health. By applying these 3 simple tips, you are taking a step in the right direction towards optimum wellness. Not only will it save you future medical costs, but you can enjoy life as disease-free as possible.