No matter how chronic or acute a condition is, it can be healed.
There is always, always hope. If you're not dead yet, you're not
dead yet. Whatever condition you suffer with and need healing
for, make a resolution for the coming year to find three (the
number of change) things that make you feel good. Then make the
commitment to stick with them for the entire year. Doing this
will make you an active participant in your own wellness program
instead of a victim to your condition. That is an important
distinction because we attract the same vibrations that we put
out. Putting out positive energy attracts more positive energy
whereas putting out victim energy attracts more victim energy.
You may have to try several different things before settling on
the 3 you will use in your recovery program towards achieving
real health. You might explore different types of meditation,
flower essences, herbs, supplements, lifestyle or diet changes,
or various exercise programs.
Only you know what makes you feel good and what doesn't. If
drinking plenty of water, taking certain supplements, or eating
multiple small meals a day makes you feel better, then you are
the only one that can know it. Similarly, you probably know which
of your "bad" habits make you feel ill, like eating too much
sugar or spending too much time at your desk. If you are not sure
what makes you feel better or worse, keep a diary for seven to
twenty-one days. Log your daily food intake, exercise, level of
stress, amount of sleep, and anything else that might affect your
level of health. Notice what happens when you add or vary any of
your habits. Look at your diary to help you decide on the 3
changes you will make for this year. After you have picked your 3
changes, make the commitment to stick with them for the entire
Why stick with these changes for a year? Because if you have had
your condition for any length of time, it takes at least one
month of wellness for every year you have had your condition. So
for example if you have had migraines for five years, you'll need
at least 5 months of being on your recovery program, once you
have one, to see improvement. Notice that the clock that counts
the months toward recovery only starts ticking when you find a
wellness regimen that works for you. This only works once you
create a wellness program that works for you and that you can
stick to. The three things you come up with for this year may be
your wellness program or it may only be a beginning. There may be
more to discover in settling on a complete wellness program that
works for you and your condition.
Here are a few natural solutions for healthy living that may give
you a place to start:
The new year is quickly approaching. Get started now on picking
your 3 changes for the year and make this the year you create
real change for healthy living.
- Drink lots of water. Every part of your body needs water.
Water helps your body flush out anything unwanted, like toxins
and viruses that might make you sick. If drinking straight water
doesn't sound good to you, try adding a little salt or lime to
you water. Both salt and lime improve the taste of water, and a
slice of lime tends to remove any chlorine that might be in your
water. You can also try brewing some tea or just drinking warm
water with honey and lemon.
- Take digestive enzymes. Especially now during the holiday
season with lots of holiday meals (and sweets), office parties,
neighborhood potlucks, and Christmas parties indigestion is a big
possibility. Enzymes help you digest your food, especially if you
overeat or gorge on junk food. Take 2 enzymes before each meal
and take 2 more after the meal if you feel overstuffed. You can
also take enzymes anytime you have digestive discomfort.
- Defend your health by adding probiotics to your daily regimen. The probiotics acidophilus and bifidus are the "friendly"
bacteria that live in your gut and are your first line of defense
against a variety of illnesses including colds and flus.
Probiotics keep you healthy rather than curing you after you are
already sick. It sounds like that old adage, "An ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure," doesn't it?
- Get up and stretch. Did you know that one of the major causes
of tiredness is muscle tension and fatigue? It's true. Tight
muscles that haven't been stretched out can make you feel tired
before you even begin your day. At the end of your day, those
same tight muscles can make a long day seem endless. So what can
you do to prevent muscle fatigue? Stretch your body! Doing just
15-20 minutes of light yoga or stretching in the morning can
drastically improve the oxygenation in your body as well as your
overall physical stamina. Stretching is a simple investment in
your health that will pay off immediately.