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This post is going to be a double decker, simply because I have to get them off my chest before I forget. Besides, I’ve programmed my brain to put up at least one post a week so I need to do this in this manner.
UNDERSTANDING MY PLAN
As the response for my blog has been fantastic, I’ve been questioned by many as to why I take the route I’m taking in this blog. Of course I want to talk to you about herbs and the foods you should eat/drink as well as the proper ways to exercise but everyone talks about that. There are certain things you can individualize and few things that you cannot. Before I give you a slew of herbs to take (and not to take) as well as various foods to eat and foods to avoid, I need to make sure that you have a good foundation so that you don’t quit or take a break from getting healthy. That’s not to say that you can’t eat what you want (for some, you can eat junk food and it doesn’t affect you…but that’s Most High’s doing and not your own). However, if you have a good foundation and you eat something that may not agree with you, you can understand it and change it. (This is why I speak about “dis-ease” rather than disease.) Continue reading
Did it ever get to the point where you did TOO much, too fast that you got bored and quit (or even worse, it became a detriment to you)?
Now let’s say you have a cold, or even worse, bronchitis. You go to see the doctor and he gives you some pills. The doctor tells you to take 2 pills, once a day for 7 days and you should be fine. But you want to be fine RIGHT NOW. So you take 4 pills (2 twice a day) for 4 days instead of 7. Next thing you know, you’re back in the doctor’s office for another ailment that you have. But you can’t blame that on the doctor. You kicked in the OD factor and messed yourself up.
Here is a scenario that may hit a little closer to home:
I have a friend that I helped to lose 35lbs. She increased her water consumption and included light exercise, such as walking, to her daily regimen. When I first told her to drink water, I explained why she needs to and told her only to make sure she drinks water when she wakes up in the morning, during the day (and nothing else – no soda, nothing – and if she does drink other things to have a sip of water afterwards), and before she goes to sleep. The next thing I know, this woman is telling me that she’s drinking gallons of water in one sitting!!! Her reason being is “I wanted to flush out the toxins quicker so I figured drinking more would do it.” Continue reading
Since I started with school and counseling people, I have been asked many questions and faced many obstacles. The first question I am asked is: How do I get motivated to become a healthier person? There are quite a few answers to this as well as different and various obstacles to hinder your path. I hope I cover all of them and if I don’t, please let me know.
Now we all know that most people want to be healthy once they have a problem. All of a sudden, it’s “oh, I gotta do this and that and the third”. Their mind gets into the spirit but their body isn’t budging. Their environment isn’t helping and they go right back to the same old thing. My mother always said to me, “prevention is better than cure” but for those who are getting on the good foot because of certain issues, then I hope this is a great start for you. Continue reading