Starting the New Year with Small Changes

I am certain that most of us use the turn of the New Year as a time to set new standards and goals for ourselves.  This year, lets try to incorporate a little bit more “natural” in our day to day duties and the way in which we live.

I thought this post would be a great opportunity to just give just some simple small changes that we could implement without too many headaches and at the same time make a significant change in our lives. Of course this list can go on forever, so I named just a few that are simple enough and can be added into our daily routine without too much sacrifice.

 

Minimize the Stress in your life – Stress is the leading cause of acid in the body. The body can go from being in an alkaline stress free state to an acidic, dangerous one in a matter of seconds.  Most diseases can ONLY grow in acidic bodies. Try to make everyone else around you have a stress-free environment – this energy will translate to happiness around you and will not allow the negative energy to go around. This energy although may be not caused by you, will certainly affect you.

Try to Look at the Labels of what you are putting in your body – It is essential that we make ourselves aware of what we are putting in our mouth and to the mouth of our loved ones. Start to recognize the different names that MSG is now hidden under. Know that Salmon (if farm raised) is actually not good for you. (I will post about this soon) Just be aware of your diet and what you eat.

Try to consume less high corn fructose syrup – This is a man-made substance made to mimic sugar but made from genetically modified corn. Try not to fool your body and your mind. The body needs sugar. If you fool it to have something that is not real sugar, it will only crave more and it will create deficiencies in your body. It is linked to all forms of diabetes. Stick to things that are natural and pure.

Try to consume less Aspartame and Diet foods – Aspartame is nothing less than poison. In our quest to be thin and healthy, the food companies have made every product in a “low fat” version. This is extremely dangerous for you and you should not let anything that says “low-fat” or “non-fat” touch your mouth.  Don’t be fooled.

Try to use organic vegetables and fruits – Most things we buy in the supermarket, despite them looking beautiful, clean with great colors are actually grown with tremendous amounts of pesticides and toxins. All of these are dangerous to your health and have been associated with many deaths.  Not only do we provide ourselves with vitamins, minerals, filtered water with consuming organic, but we also don’t pollute the earth and help to improve the quality of water, soil and air. You help all living beings by the use of organic.

Try to eat meat/fish that is not fed antibiotics – I will simply quote a NY times article: “Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the United States goes to chicken, pigs, cows and other animals that people eat, yet producers of meat and poultry are not required to report how they use the drugs — which ones, on what types of animal, and in what quantities. This dearth of information makes it difficult to document the precise relationship between routine antibiotic use in animals and antibiotic-resistant infections in people, scientists say.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/health/use-of-antibiotics-in-animals-raised-for-food-defies-scrutiny.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all&

Try to sweat once a day – there is nothing that can substitute for this. The body has toxins that it builds up and it needs an outlet to be released.  You can try all the diets in the world, but the easiest thing and most natural is just to sweat it out. You don’t have to go to the gym, you don’t have to be on a treadmill, but allow your body to release its toxins and in turn, you are given endorphins that make you feel better all day long!

Try to add a natural supplement to your daily diet – By this I don’t necessarily mean vitamins. I mean anything that you can add to your diet that can help your whole being.  For example, I started with just a spoon of coconut oil a day.  I later started adding more and more things that I felt would help me. If you don’t know what to start with, organic apple cider vinegar is my most favorite thing and I believe it offers amazing properties to your body. It’s a good place to start!

Wish everyone a Happy New Year, hope this year is special!

 

 

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