4 Key Focuses for Reaching and Maintaining Optimal Health

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More

Elizabeth Renter
Waking Times

There are things that you can do to instantly to reduce your risks of illness and disease, and reach optimal health status. These things usually involve a total-body, whole health approach and can be referred to as “lifestyle changes.” They often require a shift in thinking as well as a shift in living. By correcting these problems, you will not only live longer, but live happier.

Here are 4 key focuses for reaching and maintaining optimal health status.

Stress

Whether through work, toxic relationships, or any other hardships, chronic stress can lead to short-term moodiness but also long-term health risks. While the stress causes your body to consistently release hormones designed, initially, to protect you, stress can have detrimental effects. Studies have shown chronic stress to trigger or worsen diseases like depression, cardiovascular disease, and even speed the progression of chronic diseases like HIV/AIDS. The solution: lighten up. It is imperative to learn how to destress, and you can even consume some foods to reduce stress. If you can’t de-stress with a certain person in your life, perhaps it’s time to cut them out. If your job is killing you, it’s definitely time to move on. Easier said than done, but still very possible.

Toxins

In this modern age, our bodies are bombarded with toxins—both from the outside and the inside. While we can’t control every toxin that is sent our way, we can definitely reduce or eliminate some of those that we willingly bring into our lives. Household chemicals, cosmetics, and pesticides on food all contribute to a weakening of the immune system. There are countless methods to detoxing your body and environment. Cleanse yourself and keep your environment as clean as possible.

Inflammation

We aren’t talking about visible swelling here, but certain foods can promote a cellular inflammation which can lead to disease. For everyone, these foods may differ. Some are particularly vulnerable to wheat products, for example, and many people can’t handle dairy. Pay close attention to how your body reacts to what you put in it and simply eliminate out those that leave you feeling less healthy than before you consumed them. Some believe that inflammation is one primary factor in disease manifestation, so it is extremely important to monitor diet and exercise appropriately.

Dedication

How bad do you want to feel good? Many people consciously understand the need to live a healthier and more natural lifestyle, but committing to it takes serious dedication – at least in the beginning. Only when you have made the decision to leave all of these disease-causing agents behind can you truly live a healthier life. It takes time for your body to adjust, but it also takes time for your mind to latch onto new habits. So, stick it out, stay committed, and it will become second nature in no time— do it for your health!

Additional Sources:

NaturalNews

ScienceDaily

Achooallergy

This article originally appeared at NaturalSociety.com, an excellent source of news and information about natural health and wellness.

~~ Help Waking Times to raise the vibration by sharing this article with the buttons below…

Tags: , , ,

Category: Body, Community, Earth, Ideas, Natural Health, Resources, Self, Society

Leave a Reply

Must Watch Videos

The Importance of Sleep, and the Hazards of “Dream Deprivation”

The Importance of Sleep, and the Hazards of “Dream Deprivation”













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Dr. Rubin Naiman, author of Hush: A Book of Bedtime Contemplations, is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. As a sleep and dream expert, his focus is how sleeping … More

July 14, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Why Do Scientists Deny Psychic Phenomena?

Why Do Scientists Deny Psychic Phenomena?













Aliston Texeira, Fractal Enlightenment
Waking Times

Even though films like ‘Inception’, ‘Waking Life‘ and more recently, ‘John Dies at the End’ and ‘Now You See Me’ wouldn’t be approachable without assuming the authenticity of unexplainable events, most people, including most scientists, are unaware of the vast abundance of … More

July 12, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Team of Ecologists Estimate That We Could See Salt-Water Fish Extinction In Just Over 30 Years

Team of Ecologists Estimate That We Could See Salt-Water Fish Extinction In Just Over 30 Years













Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

After analyzing several different kinds of data relating to biodiversity, researchers have stated that overfishing, pollution, and habitat loss will be responsible for a loss of most ocean species by 2048.

That’s when the world’s oceans will be empty of most fish, predicted an … More

July 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Multiples Effect – Proof That Our Minds Are All Connected

The Multiples Effect – Proof That Our Minds Are All Connected













Steven Bancarz, Spirit Science Metaphysics
Waking Times

This may seem like a far out idea, but is it possible that our thoughts create fields of information that go into the Global Mind we share? Is it possible our thoughts might create “thought fields” that can interact with the thought fields … More

July 7, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Russian Physicists Seek Help to Build Nikola Tesla’s ‘Planetary Energy Transmitter’

Russian Physicists Seek Help to Build Nikola Tesla’s ‘Planetary Energy Transmitter’













Waking Times

“It is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.”Nikola Tesla

Imagine clean wireless energy available for anyone in the world to tap into; zero-emission cars and planes, self-charging electronics, and wireless appliances all harnessing … More

July 5, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More

Activism Works

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project













Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

On Friday morning, Dan A. Hughes Oil Company and the Collier Resources Company agreed to terminate their lease agreement, with the exception of the Collier Hogan 20-3H well, next to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida.

Hughes Oil dropped its plans to drill … More

July 14, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
A Forgotten Community in New Orleans: Life on a Superfund Site

A Forgotten Community in New Orleans: Life on a Superfund Site













Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Shannon Rainey lives in a house that was built on top of a Superfund site in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

“I bought my house when I was 25, and thirty years later, I still can’t get out,” she told DeSmogBlog.

Rainey’s … More

June 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Wave of GMO Labeling Victories Emboldens Movement to Take Back Food Democracy

Wave of GMO Labeling Victories Emboldens Movement to Take Back Food Democracy













Michele Simon, EcoWatch
Waking Times

The East Coast has been getting most of the attention lately on the state by state effort to label genetically-engineered food. Vermont recently passed a bill and New York State’s bill is now moving. But let’s not forget about the western states, which are also … More

June 11, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples













John Deike, EcoWatch
Waking Times

A new U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that pesticides can be found in, well, just about anything.

Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was present in 75 percent of air and rainfall test samples, according to the study, which focused on Mississippi’s highly fertile … More

May 27, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
How to Bring Minerals Back Into the Soil and Food Supply

How to Bring Minerals Back Into the Soil and Food Supply













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

There are now many studies clearly documenting that if you eat processed foods, you’re being exposed to toxic herbicides. These toxic chemicals have been found in everything from breast milk to umbilical cords and placentas.

This of course means that children are now born with a … More

May 26, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More