Total Health 101

Vibrant health is a condition in which the body, mind, emotions and spirit exist in a state of balance. When healthy, our immune system is strong and we have abundant energy. Our body is fit, our hormones are balanced, and our skin glows. We feel rested, relaxed, able to handle stress, and are joyful, exuberant, and optimistic about our lives. In today’s world it can be challenging to maintain a healthy state of being. The demands of our time and others can create stress. We may not eat as well as we should or get enough sleep. Allergies, frequent illness, excess weight, fatigue or pain are reminders that we are out of balance. A natural approach to health considers the many factors that contribute to well-being and provides safe effective ways to achieve total wellness. Here are some simple steps to take to stay healthy and balanced and increase longevity. Cleanse your environment of toxins. Due to the introduction of synthetic compounds into the environment, we are exposed daily to approximately 70,000 toxic chemicals and pollutants, including about 7,000 in our food. These substances challenge our health and threaten our very existence. A 2005 study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of 2,000 Americans found traces of more than 60 toxic compounds, including dioxins, uranium, mercury, lead, aluminum, pesticides and polyvinyl chlorides in the blood and urine of participants. In a study by the Environmental Working Group, laboratory tests of the umbilical cord blood of newborns found an average of 200 chemicals that can cause cancer, brain damage, birth defects and other health ailments. Cancer is now the number one cause of death in humans, and studies show that 95% of the cases [...]