Simple Ways to Improve Your Health Part II

Last week I wrote about simple ways to improve your health. This week I will build upon that list and share some additional thing you can do for a healthier life. Remember finding the knowledge is important, applying the knowledge it the most powerful gift you can give to yourself. Health transformations are slow; they come with good habits along with small and steady changes.

With that may I ask? Did you apply any of the suggestions from last article? Let me recap some of the things I suggested last week.

·         Exercise. Try walking it is a powerful form of exercise.

·         Eating fruits and vegetables daily can help strengthen the body

·         Replacing soft drinks with water can help you shed the pounds even if it is the only adjustment you make!

·         Reading food labels benefits. Know what you are taking in your body. If you don’t recognize a word, look it up. You will be surprised what is in your food.

·         Salads contain a lot of fiber.   Starting your meals with a salad will make you feel fuller

·         Frustration and stress can cause weight gain and dis-ease. Keep your mind  keep it fit and strong with meditation or find an activity that helps you relax (playing cheese, knitting etc)

Now that we have recapped last week’s suggestion, let’s see how we can make some healthy additions to that list by adding simple things to your diet that can be found in your kitchen.  The end goal of course is health, longevity and as Oprah says “living your best life.”

The first on the list is a simple suggestion - Start your day with lime or lemon water to help alkalize the body. A benefit to alkalizing the body is that it increases the body’s ability to detoxify itself.  Lemons and limes are also high in vitamin C therefore it boosts the immune system and you will be happy to know it accelerates fat burning and supports weight loss. 


Avocados - Avocados are loaded with anti-oxidants; it is also the source of healthy fats, as we already know good fats assist the body to burn fats that causes weight gain. Add avocado to recipes you already love. Maybe substitute avocado for the cheese in your omelet in the morning. Avocado can also serve as a substitute for butter in most recipes.

Coconut oil is another good fat that received a good amount of bad press in the past; coconut oil helps maintain cholesterol levels, assists in the acceleration of weight loss, proper digestion and brain function. In addition it helps improve heart health and increases metabolism.  It is also a very tasty oil for cooking.   

Ginger has great benefits and should always be on hand. Making ginger tea may be helpful in case of heartburn, morning sickness, motion sickness, it can be used even to overcome nausea after chemotherapy, ginger reduces pain and inflammation, and prevents cold and flu. Many cultures rely on this simple root for its therapeutic properties. 

Enhance relaxation effortlessly with Epsom salt, also called bitter salt. Studies show that magnesium sulfate has the ability to flush toxins, reduce inflammation and soothe nerves. Fifteen minutes of warm Epsom salt bath is both detoxifying can help relieve pain and muscles cramps.  A foot soaks with Epsom salt will not only sooth achy feet it will help pull the toxins out of your body if used daily.

These are a few of many items that can be found in your kitchen, cupboard or refrigerator. Start introducing items slowly and give them time to do their work.

These low cost practices are proven ways to prevent illnesses, enhance your health, add longevity to your life and even keep minor discomfort under control. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend.

Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide general educational information. Information provided should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, you should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

This article is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Nor should readers rely upon my information if they might need emergency medical treatment. I strongly encourage readers to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions. By writing this article I do not establish a doctor-patient relationship with the readers.

The information and opinions expressed here are believed to be accurate, based on the best judgment available to the author, and readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries.

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