Twenty-five Ways to be Healthier
Here are twenty-five ways to be healthier, feel better, and live longer. Most all of these cost
nothing, or even save you money. Health is real wealth, and quality of life is everything. Without good health we have nothing. Natural health is about a total program of diet and lifestyle. Diet is everything. Don't buy after-the-fact health insurance. (Read Health Insurance) Be your own doctor. (Read Be Your Own Doctor) Make your diet and lifestyle your health insurance. An ounce of prevention is worth ten pounds of cure. Read the Seven Steps article. Tape it to your refrigerator.
EAT MORE WHOLE GRAINS. Whole grains are literally the staff of life, the very basis of your daily food. Grains are full of nutrition and fiber. 50% of your diet as whole grains.
EAT MORE BEANS. Beans are a wonderful food full of nutrition, protein, and fiber. Second only the whole grains.
EAT MORE GREEN AND YELLOW VEGETABLES. We just don’t eat enough of them. Use innovative and flavorful international recipes to make them really taste good. The Asians are the best vegetable cooks overall.
EAT TWO MEALS A DAY. You don’t need to eat three times a day. The less you eat, the longer you’ll live, and the healthier you’ll be. Calorie restriction is very powerful. (Read the Calorie Restriction article.)
FAST EVERY WEEK. Every week eat your dinner and then don’t eat until dinner the next day. This means 52 one day fasts every year! This is accumulative and very powerful. Read the Fasting is Powerful article.
EXERCISE REGULARLY. Even walking a half hour a day will change your life. Join a gym, and go three times a week. Learn to “superset”, and get a one hour weight workout in 15 minutes. Lack of exercise is a major reason for our obesity epidemic.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP. Sleep is healing and restorative. As you age, you may well find you need to sleep more than when you were young. Quality of sleep also falls as we age. Naps are very powerful as well. Read the Good Sleep article.
DON’T TAKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. With rare exceptions you should never take any. You cannot poison your way to health. Americans take far more than anyone else. Read the Most Medicated Nation article. Diet and lifestyle cure disease, not toxic poisons.
END ANY BAD HABITS. That's right, coffee, nicotine, alcohol, desserts, recreational drugs have to go. Marijuana is anything but "harmless". Caffeine will ruin your health.
EAT LESS SUGAR AND SWEETS. Americans swill down over 160 pounds of various su-gars every year. No one else does this. All these sugars cause poor health and disease. Read Sugar is Sugar article.
DON’T EAT DESSERTS. Take the concept of “dessert” out of your life. Asians do not have the concept of desserts as part of their meals.
EAT OUT LESS OFTEN. Learn to cook better. Eating out is expensive, and you always end up eating things you shouldn’t be eating, and wouldn’t eat at home.
TAKE YOUR LUNCH TO WORK. Take your own lunch to work. You’ll save money and have better tasting, healthier food. Have your children take their lunch to school. That government food is hideous! Private schools aren't much better.
TAKE DAIRY OUT OF YOUR LIFE. Dairy is the worst food on earth, due to the lactose and casein in milk and dairy foods. Use soy or other milk substitutes. Milk is bad food. Read the Milk is Gonna Kill You article.
TAKE PROVEN SUPPLEMENTS. If under 40 there are only 8 you need. If over 40, there are about 17 you need. Read my book The Supplements You Need. You will SAVE money on medical bills by taking these proven natural supplements. Read the article Serious Supplement Program.
BALANCE YOUR BASIC HORMONES. Anyone over the age of 40 needs to balance their basic vital hormones, including melatonin, pregnenolone, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, T3, and T4. Women need to balance their three basic estrogens, E1, E2, and E3. Read the article Balance Your Hormones. Easy, simple, cheap and no doctors.
NO MORE MEAT, POULTRY, AND EGGS. Eat 10% seafood, or be a vegetarian. Meat, poultry, and eggs are full of animal proteins, cholesterol, and saturated fats.
STOP EATING NIGHTSHADES. Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants contain toxic solanine and other harmful alkaloids. These were never meant for human consumption. Read the Nightshade Foods article.
STOP EATING TROPICAL FOODS. Tropical foods like bananas, avocadoes, citrus fruit, and mangoes are meant for tropical peoples living in tropical lands.
EAT SOUP BEFORE EACH MEAL. Eat a hearty bowl of soup before your two meals each day, and you will eat less food yet still be full. Soup makes you feel full.
DON’T SNACK. Eat your two meals a day and leave it at that. Our obsession with food, and eating 16 hours a day, is pathological.
EAT LESS FRUIT AND FRUIT JUICE. Read the article Fruits Have Almost No Nutrition in our free library. Fruits are basically sugar and water with almost no vitamins or minerals at all. Fruit juice has as much sugar as cola drinks, and the same kind of sugar (fructose).
HAVE GOOD SEX regularly. This is good for mind, body, and soul.
MEDITATE EVERY DAY. Sit quietly and don’t think! Just a half hour or quiet meditation every day will change your life and your spiritual destiny.
BE THANKFUL. Be thankful just for being alive. Be thankful for everything you’ve been given. Life is a brief flash of light in the universe. Be thankful for pure existence.
If you are missing anything in your life, please read the article Affirmative Prayer in our free library. Affirmative prayer will bring everything you need into your life. We are meant to live out our dreams, not be frustrated by them.