This is just a heads-up for a really good health site:
If you want to know more about how to keep yourself healthy, there’s no better resource on the internet. I strongly encourage you to sign up for the free newsletter, which arrives every day. The articles are fascinating and very informative.
As Dr. Mercola points out, there are about 200 medical papers coming out every week and who has time to read all of that? He keeps you up to speed with the latest research on nutrition and health, as well as important environmental issues that ultimately affect everybody. His remarks are naturally geared towards the situation in the U.S.A. as he lives in Florida, but most of the problems he talks about are relevant wherever you live.
For example, genetically engineered (GE) crops and clear labelling of food is a current concern in the U.S. but it really concerns all of us. Here in Switzerland, we have a moratorium on GE crops until 2017, but you can bet your bottom Swiss franc that misguided scientists, politicians and representatives of the food industry will once again try to convince the general population that GE is safe when it comes time to vote on renewal.
Dr. Mercola is a proponent of a holistic approach to health and suggests many natural solutions to health problems. He represents an alternative to the costly and destructive drug-based treatments currently imposed by so-called ‘traditional medicine’ and big pharma. You owe it to your health to look into what he has to say.
Incidentally, if you have a pet, there are also articles on common problems which you may find very useful.
Just to underline my own enthusiasm for this site, I should tell you that I frequently add comments on the articles myself under the name ‘invisipics.’
Need I say more?
Have a great week!
The single most valuable comment I have ever read about health is the following:
“…the question to ask is not “What’s wrong with my body?” but rather “What is my body trying to tell me?””
The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner, Hay House 2013, p. 14.
If you have still to discover EFT (short for Emotional Freedom Techniques) or “tapping” as it’s known for short, then I heartily recommend checking out The Tapping Solution site itself.
Briefly stated, tapping is a holistic remedy in which you tap physically on eight meridian points on the face and body while making statements aloud that define your dis-ease and then work towards their resolution. It’s absolutely free, requires no equipment or medicine, and it’s something you can easily do at home on your own, which means that it’s in total contrast to all those expensive drug-related treatments that send the cost of your health insurance spiralling.
I discovered tapping through the above site a couple of years ago and have got into the habit of doing a round or two just before getting up. A couple of weeks back, for example, I had a really severe sore throat which made it extremely painful to swallow. I tapped on this problem for a couple of days and it went away without developing or going down on the chest, which it would undoubtedly have done without any intervention.
It’s a good time to explore this extraordinary health tool because the Tapping World Summit 2016 will begin on 22nd February. There are lots of fascinating free interviews and talks during a ten-day period every year and I guarantee that you will feel uplifted simply by listening to one or two, even if you are totally sceptical about the whole thing before you start.
Apparently we don’t walk enough.
We use our mobile phones, laptops and TVs too much.
Ideally, we should stop watching screens one hour before bed, but how many of us do that?
So here’s a suggestion.
Something I’ve started to do is to walk for five or ten minutes outside in the garden before going to bed. It’s a small garden so I can only really do about twenty-five steps along the path, so I pace back and forth a bit like an animal in a zoo.
However, this performs a number of useful functions:
- I give myself some fresh air before bed, which helps me to sleep better.
- It dissipates that eye-strainy, headachy, hot feeling you get after watching TV or working with a screen.
- It helps me to mentally prepare for bed by separating me from the images I’ve been looking at (particularly valuable after a violent or disturbing film).
- It enables me to increase the number of steps I walk for that day.
- A little calm and pacing can help you sort out ideas and maybe even plan what you’re going to do next day.
Of course, not everybody has a garden, but you can substitute a moment on the balcony (preferably without smoking!) or a saunter down the street. If you have a dog, you probably have to go out anyway.
Just an idea. Try it and see if it helps.
Have a great week!
P.S. I forgot to say you get to see the stars and moon more often too and even an occasional creature….