The foods you eat affect your health. If it
is confusing, then eat avocados, salads, vegetables, quinoa, nuts
and seeds (soaked) and the veggie soup (see attached) until you
work out your new food menu. If you eat fish or meat make sure
it is naturally reared and wild and organic is best.
ACTION: Eat 5 portions of dark-skinned fruits every day. Include
avocados - preferably 2 every day!
REASON FOR ACTION: Dark-skinned fruits are low sugar and packed
with antioxidants - essential for healing.
Limit Meat Intake
ACTION: Limit your weekly meat intake. Eat pasture-fed, organic
meat wherever possible.
REASON FOR ACTION: Meat is acidic. Grain fed meats that include
toxic antibiotics and hormones are bad for cell health.
Eat Beans, Pulses, Nuts and Seeds
Fatty Acids and Nutrients
ACTION: Eat 5 portions of beans, pulses, nuts
and seeds every day.
REASON FOR ACTION: High in Omega 3 and balanced Omega 6, essential
for good health and healing as they are anti-inflammatory.
Eat Oily Fish
- Essential Fatty Acids and Nutrients
ACTION: Eat 3-5 portions of oily fish per week. Vary your fish
choices for optimum nutrient intake.
REASON FOR ACTION: High in essential fatty acids, vital for cell
health and also providing anti-inflammatory properties.
Include Healthy Oils
- Anti-Inflammatory Oils
ACTION: Include healthy oils like olive oil, hemp seed, coconut,
avocado and sesame seed oils.
REASON FOR ACTION: High in HEALTHY mono-unsaturated fats and Omega
3. Replace unhealthy oils with these for better health.
Substitute Starchy Carbs
ACTION: STOP ALL inflammatory starchy carbs like white rice, breads,
pasta, cakes, cereals and grains with healthier alternatives.
Try quinoa, millet, amaranth and chia seeds instead.
REASON FOR ACTION: Reducing inflammation is essential to your
recovery. Starchy carbs cause inflammation and damage the body
tissue. See www.reallyhealthyfoods.com for food and recipe ideas.
DRINK ENOUGH WATER
- Water intake is essential
ACTION: Drink 6-8 glasses of water. Add a pinch of bicarbonate
of soda to each glass to help alkalise your body.
REASON FOR ACTION: To help alkalise your body and maintain the
essential reserves of bicarbonate of soda in your body.
WALK AND MOVE
- Exercise and strengthen your
Walk Every Day
ACTION: Walk every day. Build up to walking 3-5 miles per day.
REASON FOR ACTION: Ideal exercise to sue and strengthen your pulmonary
system. Low impact and stress relieving.
Knee to Chest Exercises
ACTION: Practice knee to chest exercises every day.
REASON FOR ACTION: Start with these if you cannot walk far at
first. Gentle exercise to ease you into a new routine.
Max it for Two Minutes
- When Stronger
ACTION: Move your body at a maximum rate for 2 minutes. For example:
jog on the spot, starjumps, skipping, etc. Do this up to 6 times
REASON FOR ACTION: Working at maximum rate for a short burst of
time will strengthen the lung and heart muscles.
- Learn to breathe properly for health
ACTION: Practise a relaxed breathing technique every day
REASON FOR ACTION: Breathing from your diaphragm helps clear cortisol
and CO2 from your blood.
USE ACUPRESSURE POINT
- Technique to reverse
ACTION: Use your acupressure point CV17 (centre of chest between
the nipples), with finger stimulation or Healthpoint device whenever
REASON FOR ACTION: This technique will quickly reverse stress
breathing and restore relaxed breathing.
- Use the sun to help heal your body
ACTION: Get outside into the sun every day. Use your daily walking
time to do this and get as much skin to the sun (without sun blockers).
REASON FOR ACTION: Your body creates Vitamin D3 when your skin
is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D3 is vital for the immune system
to fight infections, total health and is also anti-inflammatory.