The 10 Commandments of Health

10 COMMANDMENTS OF A HEALTHY LIFE
(Yes I know we could add many more but let’s keep it simple)

  1. Attitude– Before you start, change YOUR attitude to your life. You can’t get healthy or stay that way by being negative, having self doubt, feeling a failure, or believing nothing will work for you just because you failed before. Ask yourself why people can go through horrific suffering yet smile and have the best personalities, the kindest hearts and succeed despite failing for years. Get ready – prepare – pray – meditate – believe a change is coming. It’s not easy but it is doable.
  2. Support– Surround yourself with the right people, support network and friends. If you can’t change some circumstances (family, work, etc) learn to brush them off and change how you deal or cope with it. Don’t take their dunnage (as my Dad calls toxic waste) on board – let them talk, cast negative aspersions onto you but don’t let it land – smile and give that negativity back to THEM. Smile and put your virtual earplugs in. Chances are they wont want to know anything about your lifestyle change – some may, once they see changes in you, but some never will. As the old saying goes, be the change you want to see.
  3. Detox– this is not just a physical commandment – detoxing your life is as vital as detoxing your body. While you detox physically, by way of herbs, water, tonics, supplements, teas and so on (even just lemon/bran water) do the same in your pantry. If it’s not there, you usually won’t want it. How many times do you go to the shops, see junk food and just not be interested? But you buy it anyway for when you crave it. Give it away, to friends, or your bin – just get it out. And that groaning freezer of CRISCO/bargain bin junkfood for convenience? Detox it. Chances are it’s only convenience – that means processed and full of toxic waste – you are better off eating air. Foot patches with vinegar/EDTA draw out so much waste the pads will smell like bacon – I am not joking. Gross – and people want to EAT that? Oil pulling (see my other posts on this simple Ayurvedic habit) will draw out parasites, toxins, waste and heal from within. Dry body brushing will erase dry skin cells to encourage youthful new dermal layers while removing waste from the capillaries.
  4. Water– hydrotherapy is your friend. There are literally dozens of different forms of beneficial hydrotherapy. My favourites include enemas – including colonic hydrotherapy/irrigation. Get it out – it’s just sitting there, clogging your body, damaging your organs, poisoning your blood. Swim often. Scrub your skin with sand at the beach or sea salt. Drink between 2 and 3 litres a day. Much is said about water toxicity – do you know how much you’d have to drink to get to that stage? You’d need to be drowning in water! Make sure you drink filtered, alkaline water. With an alkaline stick it is cheap (just ask). Soak in Epsom salts baths to detox your lymphatics and skin. Soak in footbaths of Epsom salts.
  5. Supplements– yes, there are supplements and then there are supplements. Unfortunately, most supplements today are owned or manufactured by pharmaceutical or medical groups who have zero background in nutrients. “Oh, iron’s good, chuck that in. Yeah, Q10 is good, let’s add that one, too.” And on it goes. I could test a patient at my clinic who has been taking supplements for years – there is little difference between them and someone who just eats well. That does not mean both are necessarily healthy, but it is scary to know how many are taking sub-standard supplements. A good supplement must be synergistic – high quality, organic, works well with other ingredients, bio-available, ethically sourced and actually not toxic. Many of today’s medical supplements are large in molecular structure – meaning too big to break down. Some are too small, meaning they pass the blood/brain barrier and can be toxic. Only a biochemist who knows the research is able to formulate such supplements. They are the only ones I take or recommend – unless they are made from whole plant foods. (See my blog posts on the right types of supplements here and what to order here and alternatives to popular and expensive MLM top quality supps).
  6. Diet– we are ALL on a diet – you may be on one of beer, white flour, meat, sugar, junk food and coke. It’s still a diet. It’s just not beneficial. Now, why is it that such people always ask “Why me?” when they get sick? If you get colds or flus, if you have a weight issue (painfully thin or obese), have a chronic ill health issue, hereditary issue or ‘unexplained’ health issues, regardless of what you have been told, your diet is not helping you. And most diets – including weightloss and disease-specific diets – are not beneficial. The ONLY diet that will help you heal, lose weight and avoid illness is a whole food, pH neutral and high raw diet. It is as much about what you put into your diet as what you take out. It is NOT about reducing calories or fats. What good is losing weight if your heart gives up? If you are pH neutral – in your urine, saliva and deep in your organs, you cannot be sick. Okay, so I guess someone is going to talk about terminal health right about now. Yes, even these. And mechanical illness, as in paralysis or vaccine-induced palsies? Well let’s be sensible here – we are not talking about them, so please stop the habit of trying to sway the topic in order to make excuses as to why this is not for you.
  7. Fitness– this includes passive exercise, basic posture, weight bearing exercise, breathing technique and physical exertion. Walk, sit up straight, sit on a Swiss (fit) ball rather than slouching in a chair (Read World Record Holder Story Here), walk around doing housework with sand leg weights, breathe deeply, tense your muscles as you go about your day (as my Dad was trained to do, walk like a cat/ninja); swim, pilates, weights, yoga, team sports, martial arts, boxing, and so on. Keep moving. Have you heard the story about the woman too obese to walk to the washing line? One day she did. Now she is thin. End of story. I am not joking. Day one she walked around it once. Day two she increased it. Within weeks she was walking down the road. Today she is a fitness instructor (read her story here). I will never recommend The Biggest Loser antics – not for anyone, not even those already fit, as few can hack it. Worse still, it damages joints, posture, body elasticity and function. “Yeah, I got fit but I am incontinent, have 50kgs of hanging skin, collapsed vertebrae, damaged knees and am sick all the time…” Crazy!
  8. Therapies– massage, cupping, reiki, Bowen, acupuncture, Osteopathy, Chiropractic and so on – you wont know what you are missing until you try it. You never know, you may just be missing one little thing in your life and it could be switched on so easily. Your therapist may even teach you some of this to do at home. Not just medicinal but long term benefits and even improving the effects of what you already do. For example, I have given auricular acupuncture as PART of a health and weightloss program – smoking detox, weight loss, etc – and what do you know? It is ALWAYS improved with a few minutes’ effort each week. If you cannot afford it, contact your nearest training college for natural therapies – they often run student clinics for a nominal fee, overseen by experienced practitioners – 2 for the price of one!
  9. Swapping– or my word for it, find your instead – like sugar? Find a natural food that will remove that craving. Zinc and chromium are amazing at cutting sugar habits. Like puddings? Make rawfood puddings such as chia chocolate pudding. Fill your house with alternatives – a pantry of health raw snacks rather than junkfood snacks (more here). Your fridge – or even your handbag can carry tubs or bags full of alternatives. There is always an instead you can try. Who knows, you may even like it. And rather than allowing your brainwashed thought processes to say ‘healthy raw snacks, yuk’ – give it a go. Most of my visitors don’t realise they are eating healthy.
  10. Medicine alternatives– I had the misfortune of going to a pharmacy recently. I wanted to scream. Overweight, miserable, absolutely wrecked examples of humanity all standing in line for their prescriptions. I may be trained at this but I could work out without even talking to them, what each of them needed – and sadly, the few times I have stepped up and offered alternative advice options, I have been verbally abused or laughed at – why?

This destructive lifestyle is not much of a reward for a lifetime of hard work and caring for a family. Ever wonder why some elderly people are vitally healthy without the need for drugs, while others are walking, rattling dispensaries? It’s not luck! Aside from the fact just about every drug therapy has an instead or alternative, it’s often lifestyle and conditioning that leaves millions dependent on their pharmacist/doctor combination. The most amazing thing is that few are even concerned.

A lot has to do with the whole ‘Ask your doctor’ advertising even if you have something not remotely medical (like weightloss and giving up smoking – or psychological effects of unhealthy living), but a huge portion has to do with the simple side effects of drugs and procedures done in the past. I advise my patients to set up a home medicine chest – make sure you are prepared. It’s no surprise that millions of families not just survive but thrive by doing this. See my post on the ideal, broad spectrum medicine chest set up.

Like mentioned above, just ask for more individual info. The rest is up to you – in 12 months you could be looking back in awe of what you have achieved, or you could be wondering how different it could have been if you had even made a few of these changes….

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