Originally published January 12 2011
Six New Year's resolutions will bring a healthier 2011 and beyond
by Tony Isaacs
(NaturalNews) It's that time of year again when many of us resolve to make improvements in our lives and habits for the coming year. Often our resolutions have to do with improving our health, such as losing excess weight or quitting smoking. Besides such obvious areas as weight loss and putting down cigarettes, there are a number of other resolutions many of us could make to improve our health. Here are six resolutions which are almost certain to lead to a healthier 2011 and beyond:
1. Resolve to eat healthier.
Good health begins with good nutrition and nutrition comes primarily from what we eat. Food items on our grocer's shelves have often had most of the natural nutrition processed out and harmful additives such as MSG processed in. It is almost impossible to avoid GMO items, including soy, canola and corn. Processed and non-organic meat products are particularly harmful and so are unhealthy fats. Produce is often contaminated by pesticides. Insure better health by avoiding harmful items and replacing them with nutrient dense whole food items - and make sure to use 100% certified organic food items as much as possible
2. Resolve to be more physically active.
Regular exercise (or physical activity) has a world of health benefits, including making our bones, muscles and entire bodies stronger. Physical activity is essential for a strong natural immune system. Thanks to the beneficial hormones and pheromones produced when we exercise, it also makes us feel calmer and happier and is a wonderful way to relieve stress and tension.
3. Resolve to eliminate toxins from home and body.
Thanks to man's unnatural chemicals and pollution, toxins are everywhere, including our food, air, water and soils. Though we cannot avoid toxins entirely, we can eliminate many of them by getting rid of toxic household items such as cleansers, pesticides, herbicides, and cosmetics and by replacing those items with natural ones. Most of the toxins we haven't avoided can be safely and effectively eliminated by natural foods, herbs and other means.
4. Resolve to build a strong natural immune system
The immune system is our natural first line of defense against disease and illness. In addition to diet and exercise, make sure that you get optimum daily amounts of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Since today's food products and mineral-depleted soils make it is next to impossible to get all the nutrients you need from diet alone, consider a good whole foods derived multi-vitamin product as well as a good "superfoods" powder. See:
5. Resolve to eliminate stress from your life
You have surely heard the term "stress, the silent killer". It's true! Stress causes illness and prevents healing. Endeavor to do whatever it takes to remove stress from your life and make your mental attitude your ally. Meditate, exercise, do yoga, change jobs, find a pleasant hobby - do whatever you must to remove stress and have a positive mental outlook.
6. Resolve to look first to nature for healing and health issues.
As "The Father of Medicine", Hippocrates said, "nature is the physician of man". Unnatural mainstream medicines often merely mask symptoms by forcing the body to function unnaturally. Most have side effects which can lead to further other unhealthy conditions. Avoid getting trapped into managed-for-profits illness and ever increasing medications by looking first to natural healing, as mankind has done for millennia.
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About the authorTony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year. He is also a contributing author for the worldwide advocacy group "S.A N.E.Vax. Inc" which endeavors to uncover the truth about HPV vaccine dangers.
Mr. Isaacs is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near Austin and San Antonio to give lectures and health seminars. He also hosts the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs - featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and he serves as a consultant to the "Utopia Silver Supplement Company".
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