Planning and preparing meals, listening to your body, resting when you are tired, getting enough sleep. Eating fresh, organic produce with plenty of raw, salad vegetables, protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates in balance are vital in keeping us well.
Listen to your body, your “gut” instinct is usually right! Rest when you are tired and get enough good sleep.
We easily forget when we eat something which is “good” for us, but we all know how it feels after we eat something ‘bad’ for us.
Try skin brushing when in the shower or after a bath to improve skin cell renewal, circulation and lymphatic drainage.
If you have any concerns about your health tell someone, your practice nurse or G.P. for example. Often just bringing your worries to the attention of someone else will be helpful.
Please drink lots of fresh, clear, still water. Drink at regular intervals and only have drinks that are not too hot nor too cold.
To work out how much water you should have every day, divide your body weight (in lbs) by 40 to find out how many pints of still water you should aim for.
Dehydration will make you feel lethargic, tired and maybe dizzy. Please remember if the weather is hot and/or you are exercising vigorously, you will lose even more water and salt than usual in your sweat and this will need replacing.
What to eat
Be mindful of food preparation
Enjoy choosing different colours and textures of food
Be aware of how your food looks before you eat – We eat with “our eyes” initially.
To eat choose from; organic chicken, turkey, salmon, egg or sweet potato oven baked or grilled with steamed organic vegetables or salad. Fresh homemade vegetable soups are soothing and nutritious. Live, organic yoghurt served with manuka honey, ground nuts and seeds, sprinkled with ground cinnamon is a really nutritious and delicious way to end the day (and it is not a bad way to start the day either!)
Try to relax as much as you can. Listen to what your body tells you and try to comply where possible.
Increase water consumption to 2 litres daily. Reduce processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, high fat foods, high salt and sugary foods, try to eat organic, seasonal foods. On the day of treatment or 24 hours prior, eat and drink easily digestible foods and liquids, such as vegetable juices, smoothies or soups.