Raising Your Health Meter
Remember the old game called Wac-a-Mole. The object was to hit the “pop up” mole heads and thus gain points. But there was a “catch” to the game, the mole heads popped up randomly. You only had one hammer and it would wear your arm out just trying to keep up with those pesky little moles.
Have you seen or heard the recent health related commercials and infomercials on TV and radio. It reminds me of the wac-a-mole. “Take this and you will feel better”, “Take that and you will look and feel better”, or “Take this special, one-of-a-kind, super-secret, from the pristine hidden valley of Naukeen, 42 patents, guaranteed to be the ONE and ONLY of its kind in the world, and never before used by mankind.” WOW!! If I bought everything I saw or heard I should be extremely healthy…. but broke. Of course, these products are for the symptoms that I know about. What about the symptoms that might show up tomorrow, next month, next year or five years down the road?
What then? Grab your hammer and start whacking…..
Do you have an overall plan for your health, now and for the future? Have you planned your health protocol or do you play the wac-a-mole. A good health plan would include all the body systems since all the systems work together in harmony. If one system is showing some problems, then the others are not too far behind.
A baseline needs to be established for you so that you know when there is a deviation. This baseline will be different for each person. Here are some areas and things to take into consideration when establishing your own personal baseline.
Basic Equipment (yes, you will need some monitoring devices)
Blood pressure cuff - a must have item
Ph test strips – for urine samples
Heart rate monitor – this is for exercising (optional but good to have)
Bathroom weight scales – got to start someplace (also shows when you are dehydrated and how much “stuff” you are packing in your colon that should not be there)
A journal to write down your finding. This should include date, time, what you were doing, how you were feeling, and any other items of note (blood pressure, etc.). This can be as comprehensive as you make it. The more detailed the better your history will be.
Note a typical diet
Note any food intolerances or sensitivities
Note all supplements taken (quantity and how often)
Note medications (quantity and how often)
Note all reactions to life, i.e. food, drink, stress, work, exercise, illnesses, toxic thinking
If a new symptom appears, what triggered it?
Study body systems to understand how they work
Study nutrient deficiencies so you know what to look for
Study how to resolve the deficiencies naturally
Look to raise your overall health rather than attacking a symptom (unless life threatening)
Most symptoms will go away when your health level is raised
Remember your health is YOUR responsibility
This is a start down the road of optimum health. There are many more areas to look at, but that will come in time.
“You are what you think and eat. One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. Three quarters of what you eat keeps your doctor alive.”
From the video Food Matters
Gary Pyles – Apex CS
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