Drinking 36 ounces of water each morning, eating raw greens daily (smoothies & salads), moving (mostly walking & yoga), and writing everyday. I'm still at it and going strong. I have every intention of keeping at it through the month of April.
I'm also in the midst of researching Whole Food Eating.
When I was in my 20's, I resolved to avoid medications in my older years. In my experience, medications always had a side effect (Aargh!). I began to cleanse/detox regularly and exercise. Additionally, whenever I had a Doctor's visit, I would ask the Physician to really explain any diagnosis and what the prescription would do. Then, I would go about researching the herbal solution. Please understand, I am a girl of moderation. That means, I know that medication has its place; especially in an emergency. Still, in most situations, taking in the whole plant/herb is better for a cure, than using a portion of the plant or the synthetic equal of it.
After having made the decision to avoid meds, I recall having thoughts, that it would be awesome to get into my older years eating and moving in a manner that would require no more than what I was doing in my 20's.
Today, more than ever, I believe this is absolutely possible. While, I have fallen off the health wagon, since my 20's, I have still managed to avoid medications. I am moving, slowly, in the direction of a greener plate. Green foods, like salad greens, broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts, and more are beginning to dominate my plate.
I'm studying Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, Dr. Fuhrman's 3 Steps to Incredible Health, and Yuri Elkaim's Super Nutritious Academy. I've got quite a few older books on the matter as well (remember, I've been aiming for this for approximately 20 years). Thus far, everyone encourages us to enjoy a more Nutrient-Dense diet, move more, and moderately enjoy foods that are not plant based.
I'm excited about the possibilities. I now believe that herbs can simply become a part of my menu/meals and exercise a part of my everyday transportation.
As usual, I remind you that caring for the whole YOU (mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially) is incredibly valuable in this process. So, meditation, writing, exercise, and managing my income are all of importance too.
I'll provide a review for Nourishing Traditions and 3 Steps to Incredible Health in the month of March.
Like me, I hope you are looking forward to a long and healthy life.
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