Check List for Easy Health Action
1. Start the day with kinesiology and acupressure tapping to balance the body. When toweling off after a shower, balance the meridians by rubbing down the backside of limbs and back and outer sides of limbs, up the inside and front of limbs.
2. Use reflexology on your hands and feet (rub your hand points in meetings). The web in-between the fingers and toes corresponds to the lymphatic system and the spine is located along the side of the thumb down to around mid-point of the wrist and the other organs follow from top of fingers down. Feet are similar.
3. You can do reflexology while sitting on the toilet; should eliminate about three times a day. Use psyllium seed every once in a while to really clear intestines which some believe are the seat of health. Chinese Traditional Medicine suggests rubbing the belly every day, up your right to left in concentric circles, pushing in on inhalations.
4. Apply essential oils instead of cologne. Some useful blends by Young Living include Longevity, Brainpower, Peace and Calming, Grounding, Joy and Valor. Essential Oils Pocket Reference Guide is organized by health problem, very useful (800 336-6308) Also try flower essences and homeopathy; since they’re vibrational; they have no adverse side effects.
5. Wear gemstones and crystals, for example a pink quartz crystal or emerald to enhance love. Wear a magnet bracelet on your computer mouse wrist.
6. Avoid toxins and radiation from electric blankets, clocks, cordless phones, TV, microwaves, etc—especially by your bed. Avoid toxins in mercury fillings, aluminum cookware, lead, and water.
7. Wear natural fiber clothes and wear uplifting colors rather than black and gray.
8. Drink lots of pure water. Write the quality you want to enhance and put on a sticker on your water container and glass. The Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto’s photographs of water crystals show differences when imprinted by words, sound, or intention. For photos see his website. Dr. Batmanghelidj, You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty, maintains that dehydration causes many illnesses.
9. For skin care, dry brush your body before bathing, get oil massages and facials, sweat, drink lots of water, and avoid toxic chemicals and mineral oil in skin care products. Bathe in Epsom salts, baking soda, herbs, and essential oils such as lavender and geranium, depending on what your skin needs. Eat avocado, blueberries, olive oil, and other fruits and vegetables.
10. Exercise daily outside. Use your lunch break to walk so you’ll get some sunshine for vitamin D and get endorphins activated. Use full-spectrum light bulbs.
11. Breathe slow deep breaths from your diaphragm. Add color, imagining breathing in the color you respond to now. Blow out stress through the mouth. Breathe 1-6, hold 1-6, exhale 1-6, hold 1-6—or hold these steps longer.
12. Think about what you love and are grateful for during the day. Studies show these emotions are helpful for healthy DNA replication and attracting healthy ligands to cell receptors to keep us well. Know that challenges and difficulties are teachers that we attract into our lives to grow, rather than bad luck.
13. Set your intention; visualize how you want your day to progress. Be amused.
14. Take time to appreciate beauty around you: the clouds, the stars, flowers, and a great smile. Really look at nature as you move about your day.
15. Have fun and laugh. Collect cartoons, jokes, and funny videos and view them frequently. If you start to worry, ask will matter a month from now? Remind yourself the past is water under the bridge, all you can do is learn from it and remind yourself we learn by making mistakes.
16. Studies show healthy people have a support group of caring friends and/or family. (People who write to my Lotus Guide advice column frequently link depression to not feeling supported.)
17. Set aside regular quiet time to listen to your inner guidance. Use your commute time to relax to soothing music to unwind your busy thoughts and slow down. Allow time for regular sleep according to what your body requires to rebuild.
18. Eat healing foods, slowly and relaxed, chewing thoroughly. In a nutshell, avoid white, processed, and deep-fried foods. Start the day with a smoothie with raw ingredients. Use olive oil and avoid other fats (especially deep fried and margarine), sugars, salt, white flour and white rice and other processed foods. Season foods with garlic, onions, ginger, and turmeric.
Aging is linked with bad free radical byproducts of oxidation, glycation that alters proteins (sugars kind of caramelize in the body), and chronic inflammation linked to many diseases.
a. *Antioxidant foods to fight free radicals include: blueberries, cranberries (also prevent cavities) sesame seeds, green tea, red grapes, uma plums, olive oil, tomatoes, broccoli (fights cancer tumors along with shitake and rishi mushrooms, chlorophyll, turmeric and sea vegetables; avoid sugar).
b. *Blood sugar regulation: fiber foods, cinnamon, fenugreek seeds, green tea, and chromium.
c. *Heal glycation with carnosine.
d. *Lessen inflammation: Fish: wild salmon, sablefish, mackerel, herring, sardines. Vegetables: onions, garlic, chives, leeks, greens (spinach, chard, collards, broccoli, kale), tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, beans, nuts, and seeds. Fruit: berries (especially blueberries, raspberries and Hawthorne). Spices: ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, clove. Herbs: rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, cilantro, fennel, mint, dill, tarragon, and turmeric.
John Upledger, DO, recommends one supplement in his book Cell(f) Talk—COQ10. (Mind boggling explanation of intelligent cell physiology.)
Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D., emphasized the importance of magnesium applied on the skin, which he sells, as explained in his book Life Beyond 100 and on normshealy.net.
See past issues of EarthHaven free newsletter at yahoogroups.com for my updates on what I’m learning about wellness.