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Small Easy Steps Make Large Gains in Improving Health

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Everyone wants to have energy, stamina, and overall vitality in their life.  The biggest question that always comes to mind lately is how to achieve this and to maintain it.  More and more advertising campaigns focus on attracting consumers to buy the latest products that promise to make us all feel better “fast.” With so much information on the market and so many people purchasing these products, I worry about why we as a society are so obsessed with the “quick fix” and not with true healthy solutions to the “cause” of why we don’t feel our optimal best, suffer myriad aches and pains, break bones easily, strain muscles and joints, and undergo organ and joint replacements to “get comfortable” again, yet never address the real cause of our complaints.

The saying, “we are what we eat” has never been truer than today.  Our bodies need whole, well balanced and synergistic ingredients coming in on a regular basis to produce the energy all of our cells require to function effectively.  If we put in “junk,” we get out “junk,” and then we don’t feel our best.  If we continue to carry excess weight, it strains our muscles and joints.  Part of the “causes” come from carrying extra weight, lack of exercising to oxygenate our cells and produce energy from fat storage that keeps us lean and healthy, and a diet filled with processed foods that resemble food but are not healthy real food.

Once we understand the functions of our human bodies as chemistry factories, electrical factories, and plumbing factories, we can begin to understand that all factories operate by each department fulfilling its responsibilities to the benefit of the entire operation.  Just as each department has specialized needs, so does the body, and those needs are met by the ingestion of whole, healthy, pesticide and herbicide free fruits and vegetables and meat products raised naturally and not contaminated by antibiotics and synthetic hormones.  Again, what goes into an animal body is reflected in the quality of the muscle meats we ingest:  unnatural and unhealthy in, same poor quality out, and this becomes difficult for our human bodies to detoxify and eliminate.

What we can do first is to read labels, eliminate processed foods, increase real foods as fresh fruits, vegetables, naturally raised meats, and deep sea fish such as salmon and mackerel – fish farther from coastal waters tainted with industrial pollutants.  Washing foods to remove pesticide/herbicide residues is a wise step and lowers our overall toxic burden, and this improves health by supporting our immune systems.

These are easy steps to incorporate into a more positive routine to become your optimal best every day.

Krystle Shapiro, LMT is founding member of The Sandpoint Wellness Council and owner of Touchstone Massage Therapies and Nutrition Plus!  Krystle may be reached at 208/290-6760.

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