6 Ways to Start Living Holistically

It seems that everything out there on the market is full of harmful toxins. We wonder why we get sick so much more frequently and we usually just blame the healthcare industry for over-diagnosing us. Then we blame the pharmaceutical companies as an industry looking for the almighty buck. But the fact is: we are an unhealthy nation. It may not be your ideal way of dealing with an illness to throw more medicine down your throat, so consider these tips to living holistically:

Watch what you put in your body. Â
This is the most obvious way you can improve your lifestyle, but is a tip that most of us consider and disregard with regularity. With organic grocery stores popping up all over the place it’s easier than ever to abide by the golden rule of eating organically. It’s important to know what you’re allergic to before you jump into this lifestyle.

Vitamin intake is crucial.
If you’re someone that has an aversion to fruits and vegetables, don’t fret. Take vitamin supplements to ensure you’re reaching your daily requirement.

Exercise, exercise, and exercise. Â
Try to get your heart rate increased for at least thirty minutes a day. This is the recommended, minimum number. It’s as easy as jogging or walking for a half hour a day.

Quit the butts and cool down on the beers. Â
If you’re a smoker: quit. That’s as simple as it gets. Drinking alcohol isn’t as bad for you, but should definitely be monitored. As with anything, moderation is the key. We’re not saying: don’t drink ever; just be smart. In fact, a glass of wine a night has proven to be most beneficial for your heart.

Stress is your enemy. Â
It’s never easy to relieve stress as it comes in many different forms: family, job and friends are all common causes of stress. Take a ten-minute break every now and again to regroup your thoughts. Stress plays such a detrimental role in our overall health. You’ll never eliminate it, but it can be reduced.

Spend quality time with…yourself. Â
You have so many demands on your time. This goes back to number five. Your friends, family and job can lead to a never ending stream of responsibilities and demands on your time. Make sure you can squeeze in enough time for yourself. Always have a book going that you’re reading. If you don’t like to read, then go to the movies by yourself. This is not selfish.


This article is contributed by Heather Johnson, who regularly writes on the topic of Nurse. She invites your questions and writing job opportunities at her personal email address: heatherjohnson2323 at gmail dot com.

Meet the Author

Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

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  • Cameron Jun 10, 2008, 9:43 am

    It’s so odd.
    These things are not new, yet so few people truly understand the magnitude of this. Of course vitamin and mineral intake are extremely important. Still many people believe that they are getting all that they need from the foods that they eat. Many (most) people confuse thirst for hunger, which is why we are counseled to drink 8 glasses of water a day.

    Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies! Learning simple breathing techniques and learning to let go or release the stresses can add years to our lives. The song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is easier said than done, so just do it instead of only saying it.

    What you’ve said Kalidasa is essential for our health and well-being. If we followed these simple things our lives would improve dramatically.

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