Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Staying Healthy During The Ebola Crisis

 
 First I have to ask is it a crisis? A concern yes, but I feel that the media is giving this too much fear based attention. The media is very good at spreading fear and this current situation is certainly selling headlines. Sometimes some attention is a good thing. We can only wonder where we would be today if people listened back in the 80's when AIDS was first discovered. AIDS was denied, rejected and swept under the rug allowing millions to become infected. For the record I do not wish the same to happen with Ebola. I also do not want people to become so fearful that they are afraid to live their lives in a normal manner. Fear is very detrimental to your physical and emotional well-being.

     There are many things we can do to stay healthy and keep our immune systems in tip-top shape. I am a firm believer in "you are what you eat"! Eating healthy foods and rejecting processed, junk and fast food can go a long way in disease prevention. I can't help but wonder what would happen to the cancer epidemic if some of the money they are collecting went to teaching children and adults how to eat a healthy diet. Prevention goes a long way in "The Race for the Cure". I believe much of the chronic disease that we have seen advance in the last 50 years is due to our current food production system.

     By eating real food (whole fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds that have not been processed), grass-fed, pasture raised meat and dairy (that is not from the deplorable factory farms), and limiting sugar, preservatives and chemicals we can live a much more healthy life. Limiting stress (not becoming fearful every time the headlines say to), and getting some exercise will also help to keep you disease free. Look at what is in the household cleaners that you buy and the make-up, lotions and potions that you put on your skin. Also take a good look at your thoughts.....are they always negative, complaining and full of discontent? Do you get enough sleep? All of these things can be changed.

     So treat yourself and your body to a massage and a Chiropractic adjustment. Join a Yoga or Tai Chi class and eat a big salad with lots of fresh vegetables. Go to bed earlier and leave your cellphone in another room. Start taking a good multi-vitamin, some antioxidants and probiotics. Think positive thoughts and never talk or think bad about yourself. We are all just doing the best we can to live each day to the best of our ability! Love yourself just the way you are.
Submitted by Tricia @ Nutrition by Tricia