New Year Resolutions MUST be Life-style Resolutions Part 1 of 2 – Your Health Detective

It’s that time of year again and many people are scrambling to decide what resolutions they’ll make for a healthier body; what about considering changes that contribute to not only living longer but living healthier?

The following are what I found are simple easy-to-implement changes for your body, and your environment, naturally:

 Your Body

Most foods contain harmful pesticides, genetically-modified organisms, flavor enhancers (MSG), nitrates, sulfites, and/or coloring. Buy organic whenever possible, especially animal products to avoid the growth hormones and antibiotics. NOTE: Chemicals store mostly in fat cells of animals, so that butter, cheese or steak you’re consuming is loaded with concentrated chemicals if your animal products are not organic, (free-ranged and no chemicals used)…click to continue reading…

Many clients and readers lament they don’t like or don’t have time to consume a hefty amount of vegetables daily, especially raw in order to keep the valuable enzymes intact. Try to consume at least one large salad daily along with some raw vegetables – once you steam/cook them, you’ve lost all those enzymes. To insure getting your veggies the easiest and in the most concentrated manner, supplement with organic, kosher freeze-dried wheatgrass juice – one tsp. in about 1-2 ounces of water dissolves instantly and provides the nutrition of 1 ½ pounds of raw veggies. NOTE: A bonus is the health effects of assisting to purify the blood and boost your immunity.

Cut back on alcohol consumption.  Alcohol must be filtered by the liver, which already has over 500 other functions – even moderate drinking increases the risk of conditions like breast cancer and liver diseases. If you do consume alcohol, at least take a daily professional supplement to help your liver detoxify like Hepatrophin PMG, one at least twice a day with food, or a Homeopathic Liver Support  liquid by consuming 6 drops under your tongue twice a day.

Stop eating baked goods with artificial colors and trans-fats.  They may look pretty and taste flaky but research links food colors and artificial dyes to having toxic effects on the brain and nervous system, particularly among children.

Don’t heat or store food in plastic – most plastic contains bisphenol-A (BPA) that migrates into the food stored in these containers.  BPA has been linked to thyroid and other hormonal problems. Use waxed paper or foil to cover food. Better yet, use those cute little plastic bowl covers with elastic like grandma used – they don’t touch the food and can be washed and reused…oh my gosh, I have become my grandmother!

Reduce or eliminate sugar intake. Instead, use either SweetLife® for anything that isn’t baked, or WheyLow® for anything baked – it measures cup per cup the same as sugar in a recipe. With these new natural healthy sugar alternatives, it’s not worth the extra weight, blood sugar attack, and immune system sabotage to continue to consume sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Engaging in a short-term or one-time detox program or diet is not the way to get and stay healthy – you wouldn’t clean out your garbage can once or twice a year, would you? The same holds true for our body. It’s best if you can engage in a comfortable detox routine of at least one day a week or one weekend a month to detox.

            For instance…

  • One day weekly, only consume raw vegetable juices along with freeze-dried wheatgrass, or only have a medical food detox protein shake with the wheatgrass added – it allows your entire digestive system a rest, facilitating toxins to be easily eliminated. NOTE: Many people believe that simply fasting with water is healthy; it may be for them but most do not do well, myself included, because my blood sugar drops dramatically. Use good sense in deciding which detox protocol agrees with your body – listen to your body language, it won’t steer you wrong. The best detoxifying foods include: broccoli, garlic, spinach, ginger, turmeric, cabbage, wheatgrass, and spinach.
  • You can also fast with a homemade vegetable broth and take 1 tsp. three times daily of the wheatgrass juice…amazing energy and detox. NOTE: I use an organic vegetarian chicken-flavored broth and whatever low carb veggies I have on hand (carrots, celery, onions, garlic, cabbage, kale, chard, spinach, broccoli, etc.)

     NOTE: Be sure to increase your daily fiber supplement, like ColonSweep, one or two more tablets than you take daily – this allows accumulated fecal matter to be “brushed” from the colon. Use an herbal non-habit-forming stool softener, like EliminAid, if your colon needs that extra “nudge”. When possible, get professional colon hydrotherapy…one treatment can be equivelant to 20-30 bowel eliminations…we really are full of it! ! !

  • You must consume at least half your body weight in ounces daily all the time, not just when detoxing. Example: if you weigh 140 pounds, consume at least 70 ounces of water.
  • Squeeze the juice of one fresh lemon into a cup of hot water daily – it helps clear toxins while also alkalizing the body, especially if taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morning before that java. Lemon juice also alkalizes the body, meaning that bacteria and viruses cannot thrive so it’s actually an immune booster as well.
  • Move, move, move…whether its stretching, walking, rebounding, cross-country skiing, cycling, etc. do so every day to keep your circulation and lymphatics flowing so toxins can be “dumped”.
  • If you have access or a sauna or steam room/cabinet, use it as often as you can to sweat away toxins, especially on detox days. NOTE: keep in mind that the skin is the largest organ of absorption and elimination, keep its passages open by sweating.
  • Take a hot bath with either a specialized seaweed blend or Epsom Salts; provides great relief for those tired muscles but also purges toxins through the skin. Use one cup of either seaweed detox mixture or Epsom Salts in a tub full of water and keep the hot water slowing flowing – soak for 30 minutes if possible.
  • Stop microwaving your food (cooking or heating) – it changes the protein structure, making it potentially-harmful to your health – not to mention the radiation you’re exposed to. NOTE: A study group cooked some homemade macaroni and cheese with ground meat. They put out two plates where rodents and wild animals roamed. The first plate was simply cooked and not microwaved – it was completely eaten overnight. The plate that was cooked and then microwaved was never eaten and simply rotted away – the animals know what poison is, they’re smarter than most of us!
  • Reduce consumption of meat, it has a slower transit time in the intestines – allowing matter to remain and putrefy. Vegetables and fish do not putrefy. Chicken and turkey do putrefy but at a slower rate. NOTE: I, for one, need my red meat at least once a week – any more than that and my colon becomes sluggish as does my energy and may also cause inflammation to re-emerge.
  • Use only cold-pressed cooking oils like extra-virgin olive, coconut or macadamia oil. Lower your cooking temperature – if your oil begins to smoke, it’s become toxic. Other non-cold-pressed oils are heated to high temperatures during processing – making them toxic to the body before you even expose them to more high heat in cooking.
  • Get a good massage and/or lymphatic massage by a certified practitioner – it helps circulation and moves lymph toxins to be eliminated – besides; it relaxes those tight, stressed muscles.

 The Way I See It…

Once you know what is health-depleting, begin to make changes slowly as a year-long goal of living healthier in a toxic world, naturally.

Your Health Detective:

Uncovering Clues to Add LIFE to Your Years…NOT Merely Years to Your Life, Naturally

 Dr. Gloria Gilbère (aka Dr. G), N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D.,  D.S.C.,

EcoErgonomist, Wholistic Rejuvenist

Dr. Gilbère is renowned worldwide for her work in identifying and finding natural solutions to chemically-induced and inflammatory disorders, multiple chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome, and digestive disorders that defy conventional diagnosis and treatment. She consults worldwide via telephone and at her Institute in north Idaho. Visit her website at www.gloriagilbere.com for details about consulting with her.

Creator of certificated courses to become a Wholistic Rejuvenist™ (CWR) and for post-graduate education for health and spa professionals. Go to www.gloriagilbere.com and click on Wholistic Skin & Body Rejuvenation (WSBR™) for course outline. Available on-site at worldwide locations, and via distance-learning at your convenience globally.

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