There are debates going on all over kitchens and grocery stores about eating organic. Why we should, why it doesn’t matter, who cares anyways?!?!
Here’s why I care.
Conventional food sprayed with pesticides and antibiotics are straight up toxins- poisons really. And we ingest those when we eat fruits, veggies, and meat that aren’t organic.
Our bodies were designed to process toxins. However when we overload our bodies every single day it doesn’t quite know what to do with all of them. So, it begins storing them in our bodies. This might result in chronic pain, fibromyalgia, sinus issues, headaches, sleeplessness, ADHD, skin issues like psoriasis, and others.
This dis-ease in the body leads to chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, Crohn’s, and so much more.
I know this first hand because I had toxic overload and was having severe pain as well as tons of other health issues. And as I began to detox and eat more organic foods, my symptoms began to subside.
My body was able to process the toxins in my environment I wasn’t able to get away from (like pollution) and the dis-ease began to become ease.
So, when it is in my control, I choose to eat organic whenever possible. Yes, my grocery bill is a bit more expensive. But I’d rather spend my money on healthy food than at the doctors office.
Do you eat organic? Why or why not?
Being as healthy as you can be takes time, perseverance, and knowledge. But it doesn’t have to be hard.
Here are 10 ideas for up-leveling your healthy:
Poop every single day
I know. I know. Poop is so terrible to talk about. But, it’s actually one of the most important things to help you stay healthy. If you’re not pooping every day then it’s fermenting and rotting in your gut. Then that ickiness gets absorbed into your blood stream. Even ickier.
Manage your stress
Stress is the number one cause of ALL dis-ease. Stress felt consistently can even alter how your genes are expressed causing sickness, disease, pain, weight gain, and sleeplessness.
Pesticides, antibiotics, and other chemicals put on our food sources cause our bodies to have a build up of toxins which cause tons of health issues. Choose organic whenever possible or use the Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen list.
Pray and meditate
Praying and meditating reduces stress. Plus, the connection to God and learning to love and trust Him during life struggles will increase your faith.
Get good sleep
Your body detoxes while you sleep. If you’re not sleeping enough you will likely wake up feeling foggy brained, irritable, and of course exhausted. The left over toxins build up over time and cause more dis-ease in the body.
Move your body
Exercise does so much for not only your physical body but your emotional well being too! Movement releases feel good endorphins that keep us happy and obviously help our muscles too!
As we age we play less and less. We get more serious. Play allows us to feel lighthearted and enjoy life more.
Invest in your relationships
Multiple researchers have found that happy, healthy people have around 3 to 5 strong relationships that are nourished often, or daily. Cultivate relationships with people most important to you.
Drink spring water
Tap water contains a number of toxic chemicals that most filters can’t remove completely. Spring water contains essential minerals and is what I recommend to my clients for safe drinking.
Detox your body and home
Getting rid of toxic chemicals and cleaning products in your home will do wonders for your health. In addition, your body stores toxins and needs detoxing every so often. Make sure you detox safely and with guidance if you’ve never done anything like that before.
These are a few ideas to up-level your healthy. Know that creating new healthy habits takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight and requires one step at a time. What questions do you have about this list? What would you add to this list?
Need ideas for implementing any or all of these tips? Email me for suggestions.