Resolutions - It’s that time again. Here are some things to think about when making your resolutions for the New Year.
Resolutions can be broken down into 2 categories. The things “not to do” and things “to do”.
If health is on your agenda for the new year, then consider one or more of these “not to do’s”.
White flour, white sugar (and high fructose corn syrup), artificial sweeteners and MSG top my list of things “not to do”. There are lots of reasons not to eat these - you can google them, but in a nutshell, they make you fat, depressed, stressed and lifeless. Plus they can clog your arteries, destroy your brain cells and just generally make you feel bad.
If you are looking for a resolution involving “to do’s”, consider these:
Try a “lifestyle” diet. I like these diets. A “lifestyle” diet is something like the Paleo Diet, or Blood Type Diets, or Gluten-Free Diet. These are my favorites. If you are an A or AB blood type, Paleo may not work for you - try your Blood Type Diet first. A lifestyle diet tailored to your body will help resolve health issues better than all of the pills in my store.
Also on the “to do” side of resolutions is regular exercise. There is much to be said for what this will do for you. Walk, swim, play tennis, lift weights, stretch - it’s all good and good for you.
My all time favorite “to do” resolution is a cleanse. Everyone needs to do some kind of cleanse on a regular basis. I like the herbal cleanses that last 30 days. They get rid of toxins at a cellular level which makes you have more energy, better sleep, clearer thinking, and fewer health problems. The main one I recommend is an herbal cleanse that cleans all channels of elimination – kidneys, liver, lymph, blood, skin, colon and lungs. What is nice about this kind of cleanse is that it is relatively user friendly and it contains herbs that not only clean the body, but rebuild and strengthen it as well.
There are many types of cleanses. If you are really interested in getting healthy, cleanses are a great place to start. I recommend the basic “whole body” cleanse, followed by a candida cleanse and a liver cleanse. This will take 3 months, but you will look and feel better - and be healthier.
Another great “to do” is to take anti-oxidants and/or some combination of anti-aging supplements. This is one of the places that supplements really make a difference over the long term. There are great formulas now that help strengthen and preserve all systems, but particularly brain and nerve. These “anti-aging” supplements help give you energy and improved health at every level - these are also the ones where quality counts the most.
Whatever you chose “not to do” and “to do”, I hope you all have a healthy and happy new year.
Margaret Durst owns The Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason, Texas. www.naturalcowgirl.wordpress.com