With disease on an ever increasing scale it is now apparent that almost all inhabitants of the western world are heading towards one disease or another. It seems that everyone has something that needs attention or conditions that are not showing signs of improvement.
The concept of our personalised health scale is to see where you actually sit on the health chart now, and then try to imagine what it would be like if you moved one or two rungs higher up the chart. Ask yourself what changes you could implement to make your life an improvement on what it is today. There are many lifestyle, dietary and environmental steps we can take to improve our health and where we can ultimately sit on the health scale. The goal of good health is achievable when we understand what may be impacting our health and what we can do to support it.
Do you consider yourself to be really healthy? Where do you sit on the health scale below? Answer as honestly as you can. Remember, you are attempting to define how you feel most of the time, not when you are at your peak.
Below is a resource you can use to find out what is blocking you from being healthier than you are today.
VITAL: Only need 4 hours sleep and can work an 18 hour day; tire but never get exhausted. Physically and mentally vital.
REALLY HEALTHY: Just loving life and all it offers; full of zest with only 6 hours sleep. Can work a long day with good memory and a sense of wellbeing.
HEALTHY: Eat well; fit; feel good most of the time. Wake up fresh on 8 hours sleep. Exercise regularly.
OK: Feel OK, just get a bit tired in the afternoon; that extra coffee helps. Could exercise more. Reasonably active.
JUST OK: Feel OK some of the time, but then get a little sluggish. Bowel movement could improve. Not that active.
SLUGGISH: Don’t feel too bad, but a bit sluggish; takes a lot to get going.
VERY SLUGGISH: Hard to get started; days take forever; drained most of the time
POOR: Life is a struggle; living in a brain fog.
VERY POOR: Catch everything going around, feel uncomfortable and depressed. Use medication. Use medication.
EXTREMELY POOR: Need medication on a continual basis
SERIOUSLY ILL: Medications and tests are on the increase; conditions are worsening.
TERMINALLY ILL: Disease has reached a stage of no return; it’s only a matter of time before death takes over.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME REALLY HEALTHY?
We all want to be healthy, but very few of us are achieving this goal. With disease and obesity ever increasing in our world, we have to stop and ask the question, ‘What are we doing that is not working?’ How can you achieve better health and what steps can you take towards this? Knowledge is power!!
WHAT SIMPLE CHANGES CAN I MAKE?
Gut loving choices:
- Eat more veggie fibre. Non-starchy vegetables feed good bacteria.
- Hydration. Drink more clean, filtered, alive water. Hydration helps digestion and elimination. Get a good water filter.
- Eat fermented foods. Get some wholefood probiotics rich in good bacteria and nutrients. g. Probiotic Foods.
- Choose organic food more often. Free from heavy metals, pesticides and chemicals.
- Regular bowel cleansing. Reduce parasites, bacteria and fungus in your body with a cleanse/colonic.
- Choose chemical free personal care products. Free from carcinogenic chemicals. g. Divine Skin Care Range.
- Get outdoors. Get vitamin D naturally (or take supplement) and go barefoot.
- Boost immunity—80% is in the gut. Probiotic Foods, Olive Leaf Extract, colloidal silver, MSM etc.
- Reset stress levels. Stress kills gut bacteria. Try relaxation techniques, breathing, yoga and walking.
Gut Health Enemies
- Cut down on meat. Takes a lot of energy to digest and no fibre to feed good bacteria.
- Dehydration and chemicals. Fluoride, chlorine, pesticides etc. in tap water kill good bacteria. Cut back on coffee and tea; they dehydrate and irritate the gut.
- Sugar! Cut down on processed carbs, sugar and alcohol which feed bad bacteria.
- Heavy metals – Toxic chemicals in conventionally grown food damage gut bacteria.
- Toxic environments. Make your home/workplace healthy—reduce chemical exposure, manage damp and mould.
- Chemicals in personal care products. Reduce chemicals that disrupt hormones and damage the gut.
- Electromagnetic field (EMF) smog. Avoid excess use of mobile phones, computers and technology especially at night time. They zap bacteria.
- Antibiotics and pain meds damage the gut lining and destroy good bacteria.
- Stress! Seek help to manage stress, for addictions, depression, anxiety.
We have many resources available to assist and educate you on your health journey. If you are Looking to enhance your everyday health but not sure where to start? Our Epigenetic Hair Mapping Report covers 9 key indicators including heavy metals, parasites, foods and EMFs. You can also follow us on our new PODCAST where we chat all things health from the book ‘Have You Got The Guts To Be Really Healthy‘ by Don Chisholm the GUT MAN
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