There is quite a barrage of information about what not to do in order to stay healthy – don’t eat processed food, don’t drink too much alcohol, and don’t watch too much television top the list. But instead of focusing on what you shouldn’t do to improve your health, here are 10 extremely simple ways to become more healthy today, with very little effort:
Humans have essentially become addicted to stress. There is “good stress” (eustress) and “bad stress” (distress)—meaning, you experience certain stressful experiences as unpleasant and seek to avoid them, but others you may actually seek out because they’re fun.
The nature of our modern environment causes nearly everyone to experience hormonal imbalance. Watch to learn how hormones work, how they are disrupted, and natural ways to balance these critical biochemicals for maintaining overall health.
Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you don’t want to resort to DEET? (DEET, while effective, is also weakly neurotoxic in humans.)
A study published in a well-respected medical journal, the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, recently disclosed that the active chemicals in marijuana can help treat multiple sclerosis and similar diseases. The active compounds, namely THC and CBD, are able to do so by inhibiting inflammation of the spinal chord and brain. This is not all THC and CBD can do, though.
In addition to offering mind-boosting hydration, lemon water provides immune-boosting vitamin C and antioxidants. It is a great way to wake up and an excellent way to wind down your day. It’s low in calories and is a good source of potassium and pectin. Perhaps best of all, lemon water is easy to make and lemons are easy to find.
Forget the detox pills, fasts and other painful cleansing techniques – instead, take a cue from the yogis of India and look to the breath. Using yogic breathing techniques, we can effortlessly detoxify, burn fat and increase metabolism.
Broccoli can help rid the body of potentially harmful toxins and help detoxify the body as a whole. Published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, a recent study indicates there is something in broccoli (and it’s sprouts) that can “rapidly” and “sustainably” detox airborne pollutants from the body.
In new data from a 14-year controlled study, meditation (not medication) was so effective for healing that it reduced medical expenses by 28%.