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12 Holistic Health Tips to Start 2017 on Track

Each month we will cover one of the topics below in detail. Here is a short synopsis to get you on track for 2017.

  1. Get a health Roadmap. Attend the 2017 Re-Engineer Your Life Holistic Health Summit:

  2. Try oil-pulling. Oil-pulling is a simple method of detoxifying the body by swishing a tablespoon of oil (usually coconut oil) in the mouth for 15-20 minutes, then discarding. Oil pulling has several benefits, from killing bad breath to boosting the immune system.

  3. Drink two glasses of water upon rising. Water hydrates the body after sleeping for several hours without water. It provides a boost of energy and will get you up and moving faster.

  4. Add lemon or apple cider vinegar (ACV) to your morning water for added alkalinity. When adding a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to your water you get a boost of enzymes, while organic ACV adds much-needed probiotics (good bacteria) and contains antiviral properties.

  5. Practice deep breathing daily (or multiple times a day). When you take very deep and long breaths, it stimulates the lymphatic system, helps detoxify the body, improves brain health, helps alleviate pain, and improves mood! Are you breathing deep yet? Let’s pause right now and take in a deep breath through the nose, hold it, then slowly release through the mouth. Repeat five times.

  6. Avoid plastics as much as possible. Plastics contain dangerous substances such as Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates that build up in our system and can disrupt the hormonal balance in men and women, cause cancers, and increase risk of asthma, just to name a few. Use glass instead of plastic for food storage and preparation. Do not microwave in plastic. In fact, don’t microwave at all!

  7. Avoid aluminum contact with food (i.e., baking powder), cooking equipment (pans, foil, soda cans) and deodorants. Aluminum attacks the central nervous system and is linked to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

  8. Avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) in body products (toothpaste, lotions, soaps, shampoos). SLS is not just a skin irritant, it is a terrible hormone disruptor and it impairs the immune system.

  9. Try juice fasting. Juice fasting helps the body heal a number of serious and minor ailments in relatively short order. Even a one-day fast can provide needed rest to your system. The most effective juice fasts are three or more days in length.

  10. Don’t sit too long. Sitting for long periods without moving is hazardous to your health and takes years off your life. Consistent long periods has also been shown to cause organ damage. Find ways to move throughout your day like standing for phone calls and during meetings.

  11. Get adequate sleep. The body does most of its repair when asleep. If you are feeling worn out and fatigued, add an extra hour or two of sleep to get rejuvenated.

  12. Go Veg! We all know that eating veggies gives our bodies the healing nutrients to stay well. A completely plant-based diet has been shown to have even more benefits, such as preventing diabetes, reducing the risk of hypertension and heart disease, increasing the libido, improving and protecting your skin, and more!

  13. BONUS: Watch the Veggie Chest with Dr. Ruby for healthy and delicious vegan recipes. Check out my latest Cleansing Smoothie Episode HERE:

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