Healthy Hints

  • Put a Mindfulness Bell app into your phone or PC. Doing this enables you to hear a bell sound at certain intervals. It is suggested that you set it to sound at 15 minute intervals. When you hear the sound of the bell, stop what you are doing, relax your body and become aware of your breathing.Take a deep breath and also become mindful of what you were thinking and/ or doing when the bell sounded. By stopping to breathe and restoring your calm and  peace, you oxygenate better and adjust your pH. This technique can be used for others in your office or classroom etc.  The following links are examples

  • Try to eliminate dairy from your diet.- Dairy contains many toxins, creates phlegm and has been implicated in many forms of cancer. In truth, we are not meant to eat dairy. It does not matter what big corporations tell you. Dairy is really for that animals baby, not you. Also, dairy will leech calcium from your bones. This is one reason why cases of osteoporosis are on the rise in this country. The strongest animals on earth eat grass- they do not drink milk, yogurt or cheese!
  • Avoid Animal Products- Animal products contain many toxins, antibiotics and hormones. A plant based diet is the most healthy! If you find that you cannot follow a plant based diet, eat organic-grass fed meat, fish and poultry.
  • Ginger Tea– Ginger tea is a wonderful treat for your digestive and
    respiratory systems. Ginger is also a whole body de-stressor.
    Use fresh ginger that is seeped in boiled water. You may add
    your own tea bag when done.
  • Oriental Medicine has a long history with cancer prevention and care. Prevention is the key, so maintain your treatment schedule.
  • Eat mostly organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Never, Never, Never… eat margarine or any other Hydrogenated fats! These are non-foods with toxic effects and should be avoided at any cost. Consumption of hydrogenated fats cause the accumulation of trans-fatty acids in your body. These trans-fatty acids cannot be metabolized by your liver. It is better to use natural fats but in small proportions.
  • Watch Your Breathing– Your breathing is probably very shallow during the day and you are not oxygenating your body very well. Many stress related health problems can be rectified by proper breathing techniques or by taking some time during the day and night to concentrate on your breathing. Breath control alone can achieve remarkable results. It can lower blood pressure, end heart arrhythmia’s, improve long-standing patterns of poor digestion, increasing blood circulation throughout the body, decreasing anxiety (and allowing people to get off addictive anti-anxiety drugs), change your pH and improve sleep and energy cycles. Breathing techniques are also the surest route I know to stress reduction. How do you breath right? There are many breathing exercises but you can start with the following:
  • Observe your breath
  • Make your breathing slow, deep, quiet, and regular
  • Breathe abdominally/feel your abdomen rise
  • Begin with an exhalation ~Squeeze out more air / make sure that your exhalation is long and meaningful
  • *You may feel momentarily dizzy but it will be brief. This happens because you just flooded your body with oxygen and released a lot of toxins.

  • Peppermint Tea– After a meal, a cup of peppermint is pleasant. It cleanses the palette. I enjoy eating mints after dinner, too. Peppermint oil can also be used topically. Rub a bit on to your wrist delicately, behind your knees, and on your temples. If the peppermint oil needs to be diluted for you, add a bit of rubbing alcohol or white wine to it. Traditionally, rubbing peppermint oil on the temples can relieve headaches. Peppermint calms the subdermal nerves.

  • Listening– In order to take care of yourself, you must first listen to yourself. You will be surprised at what you find out about you. What do you say when you talk to yourself? Do you spend quality time with you?
  • Also- listen to your body! It speaks to you all of the time and lets you know what it likes or dislikes. It also whispers about problems and we should hear the whispers and not wait for the screaming!  I often say that no one should follow a certain diet regime even though it is popular and makes sense. Your body has the last word.. There are  many diet programs out there and most are well balanced and healthy. However, we are all different and we must listen to our body so that we know what it wants. We may think that one program is the best, but your body may think otherwise. Just listen and your body will guide you!
  • Water Consumption– Consuming water has a positive effect on brain chemistry. After all, our brains are about 75% water. Remember that the process of aging is simply dehydration! Also, water cleanses and nourishes our bodies. Drink only bottled water and do not substitute other drinks such as soda, tea or coffee for water. In his book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, Dr. F. Batmanghelidj states that water is a panacea. Dr. Batmanghelidj’s book makes for fascinating reading because he chronicles different conditions including obesity and depression. He is a visionary. Drink your water! How much should you drink? Since we are all different weights, the best rule to follow is to drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water daily. Therefore, if you weigh 100 pounds, you should drink 50 oz. of water every day.
  • Stretching– Reaching for the sky always feels marvelous. Gently stretch several times a day. Lift your arms above your head until the blood feels like it is flowing. Alternate each arm. Be gentle with yourself. For your legs, gently kick them 5 times to warm up, then point and extend. A nice stretch can make you feel quite content. During the day always take time to stretch, and deep breath~ always get centered, relax! It will make the rest of the day easier to handle. Qi Gong or Chinese Yoga is the best way to stretch. You can join a class in my office.
  • Do not drink while eating- While eating your meal, do not drink with it. This dilutes the stomach acids and digestive enzymes. It is best to drink 20 minutes before your meal – this helps uptake of nutrients and move bowels.
  •  Take a pro-biotic daily. I have the standard in this office
  •  Take a  adrenal supplement regularly
  •  Avoid gluten, we are all allergic to this substance because it is modified from its      original state.
  • Drink the juice of ½ of a lemon every morning. Simply squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into a small glass of warm water and drink it on an empty stomach. By doing this, you will adjust the pH of your stomach and cleanse your liver.
  • Your emotions are closely linked to your health.…Take time for you! “It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” Hippocrates
  • All medication is toxic and must be processed by your liver and kidney’s. It is important that you research natural alternatives for your problem. There are times that you need to take medicine, but you will develop problems if you take them long term.
  • You control your brain, it does not control you! You are the residing soul that is in control. Do not limit yourself and say that you “Can’t help it” or, “this is the way I am”!
    “Brains aren’t designed to get results; they go in directions. If you know how the brain works you can set your own directions. If you don’t, then someone else will.” – Richard Bandler
  • Eat in season! Your body is tuned into the energy of the season. If it is wintertime, then you should eat root vegetables, squash and pumpkin.
  • When you eat the “meat” from animal who has suffered, you are eating the energy of suffering along with cortisol and other bad chemicals. Our food should be considered sacred, your body is sacred. Think about what you eat! Ever wonder why you feel sick, sleep poorly, are sad, tired or stressed? Go back to what you ate. A good Diet is always the first step to health!
  • “Medication gives people the false sense that they’re taking care of themselves. – imagine that your dashboard kept flashing “oil, oil, oil!” so you take your car to the mechanic and he cuts the wire to the dash so you don’t see it anymore. That’s what medication does.” Dr. Furhman on Dr. Oz 9/18. Medication does not cure a thing!
  • When exercising or eating, always think of your ancestors. Your genes are still working as they did 200 years ago; so treat your body in that regard. Your body will receive natural foods easily because they are programed for Natural- not processed. Also, our ancestors did not jog or go to the gym. They ran for short periods, squatted, walked a lot and lifted. Also, it was not unusual for them to eat once a day or not eat for a few days.