- Eat healthy foods
- Heal all physical traumas to the body
- Let go of emotional pain
- Eliminate chronic day-to-day stress
If you do these four things, you will:
- Maintain a healthy gut … and thus, a healthy immune system, because 80% of the immune system resides in the mucosal lining of the gut
- Eliminate inflammation
- Keep the body in an alkaline state, and
- Maintain a proper functioning lymphatic system
… and thus, you will prevent disease!
Eating healthy foods is simple (although it might require some willpower)! Eat lots of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, a modest amount of free run, grass fed meat and wild caught fish and minimize or eliminate sugar, dairy, processed foods, junk food, fast food, pop (soda), artificial sweeteners, etc. It’s your choice, but think of it as ensuring you will live to be a spry old grandparent who will be around long enough to enjoy your grandchildren, while exacting some revenge on your children!
Healing physical trauma to the body is really critical, especially head injuries. Injuries cause inflammation and disrupt your chi (energy flow), which often leads to the development of disease … arthritis being an obvious example. Time and rest are essential, as is a healthy diet (your body needs nutrients to heal), appropriate exercise and physiotherapy, including chiropractic, massage, Reiki, Body Stress Relief, Qigong and acupuncture.
Letting go of emotional pain is equally essential to prevent disease … and likely the most challenging. I’ve written a few blogs about this and I can’t emphasize enough how important it is. The key is to let go of all bitterness, guilt, shame, grief, etc and especially anger in the moment of the experience … or as soon as possible afterwards. Living in forgiveness is critical and so is living in the present moment and talking about your experiences. If you’re holding on to emotional pain from past experiences, the biggest challenge involves physically releasing it from your limbic brain and cell tissue. To do this, you need to express, physically and vocally, by punching pillows (or maybe taking a baseball bat to an old sofa) or sticking your face in a pillow and screaming until you feel better. It may seem radical, but it’s necessary because unresolved emotional pain creates unwanted stress.
Eliminating chronic day to day stress is the fourth piece of the puzzle. Chronic stress inflames and acidifies the body and weakens the immune system. The best way to eliminate stress is to live in the present moment. Nothing will put you in a state of euphoria like living in the moment. Other things you can do include:
- Accepting your present circumstances
- Doing things you love
- Working at a job you love
- Practicing meditation, yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi or martial arts
- Dancing, singing and playing a musical instrument
- Spending time in nature
- Being kind
Imagine what our world would look like if there was no disease. Wouldn’t it be awesome? I think it is possible. We just need to change the way we live!
Have an awesomely healthy day!