Well after the Thanksgiving get full stomach mission, Some of y’all have to put extra work in on losing some of those gained pounds. So, I got an email from Cathy Harris with a good twelve tips for you to get back in the groove. I’ll drop some on you but you’ll have to go to her site to get the rest! FANGGGGGGGGGG Thanks Cathy Harris! HAAAAAAA!

How To Take Control of Your Own Life: Healthcare 101(www.howtotakecontrol.com);

Top 12 Steps to Become  Healthier Over the Next 30 Days

(by Cathy Harris)

Have you been feeling tired, sluggish and run-down?  Do you consider yourself to be healthy? What do being healthy really feels like? Being healthy is simply having the energy and vitality to move forward and enjoy life.

After conducting extensive research on how to become more healthier, I learned that it’s a good chance that all the following have contributed to your organs becoming clogged, turning hard and slowing you down:

  • Eating the Standard American Diet (SAD)
  • Swallowing undigested foods over the years
  • Eating junk foods over the years
  • Taking pharmaceuticals (either prescribed or over the counter)

Even though you are not experiencing any pain from your liver, kidneys or other organs, it doesn’t mean that they are operating at 100%.
The problem is if you don’t do something to reverse the damages that have occurred to your organs over the years, they will eventually give out.  If one organ gives out, they all give out…and you will die!

The problem is if you don’t do something to reverse the damages that have occurred to your organs over the years, they will eventually give out.  If one organ gives out, they all give out…and you will die!

If you have bad breath, pass gas that has a foul odor or have a bad odor when you defecate, that means you have something inside of you that is dying or in other words – a disease is developing in your body.

Remember disease cannot exist in a healthy body! The goal is to look at your environment (inside and outdoors) and lifestyle (diet, etc.) and develop habits that will give you a “disease-free body” and bring you the vitality and energy you had years earlier.

Don’t beat yourself up if it takes some time for you to adjust to your new lifestyle.  After all you did not pick up all those bad habits overnight. The goal, however, is to transition into this new lifestyle before it becomes too late.

Remember chances are you are the cause and you will also have to be the cure for what is happening to your body.

Here are the top 12 health tips to make you feel better in 30 days:

1. Detoxify your body:

The first step is to get the bad stuff out of your body and put the good stuff in. Did you know you can hold up to 20 pounds or more of fecal matter that can back up in your body and cause diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, and other diseases?

There is a really good chance that toxins and parasites have invaded your body and is causing you to feel run-down, sluggish and weak.

Everyone needs to detoxify their bodies because stored physical and mental garbage breeds what we know well as diseases.

Therefore, there are 3 types of detoxes/cleansers that you need to do at least 2 or 3 times a year:

  • You should do an intestional detox at least three times a year
  • A liver detox twice a year
  • A kidney detox twice a year

Make sure you give yourself at least a 2 to 3 week break between each detox period for the toxins to continue exiting your body.

You can buy a good herbal product such as http://www.renewlife.com) from any health food stores to assist you with clearing these parasites and toxins from your body.

2. Eat Organic Raw Fruits and Vegetables:

The goal is to slowly take yourself off packaged, canned, processed foods and other non-foods that you have been consuming over your lifetime.
Your food should be fresh and organic which means you might have to shop every week because organic food spoils quicker than other food. You want to stay away from molded foods which allows toxins and parasites to enter the body.

Vitamins can’t take the place of nutrients in food;therefore, you should be eating at least 75% to 80% or more of organic raw fruits and vegetables every day. You should eat broadly at all times to get all the nutrients you need to stay healthy.

If you don’t have access to organic raw fruits and vegetables then buy the regular kind and wash them off with just plain water. But remember you should always wash off all (including organic) fruits and vegetables thoroughly (with plain water) even if they come in a bag.

You should also juice organic raw fruits and vegetables throughout the day especially when you are detoxing and fasting. Not only will juicing fill you up but it will provide key nutrients that your body has probably been going without.

Juicing (spinach, carrots and distilled water) first thing in the morning will also help you pass regular bowel movements.  You should have 2 or 3 bowel movements every day. The goal is to keep your food moving through your body and the body will take what it needs as nutrients and enzymes.

3. Take a Vitamin Supplement:

Your goal is to receive the proper nutrition and your energy will increase. Cooking food depletes nutrients! If you are eating COOKED foods, it has no nutritional value and you need to take a vitamin supplement daily.

It’s okay to steam your vegetables which allows the nutrients to remain intact.

If you are buying vitamins from drug stores and other community stores which are not health food stores (or vitaminshoppe.com), chances are you are buying vitamins that have dead chemicals in them which means they were made in a lab. So remember, unless you are eating right (organic raw fruits and vegetables), you should be taking a vitamin supplement.

4. Fasting is Good for You:

Every night when you sleep, you are fasting.  When you are sick you fast because most of the time you lose your appetite.  Fasting will allow you body to heal so make sure if you have been feeling weak or run-down, you should be fasting.

The ‘common sense’ definition of fasting is “the abstinence of food and substance, or a reduction in normal consumption.”  This goes on around the clock, for 24-hour periods.  A dictionary definition is “to keep from eating all or certain foods; to eat very little or nothing.”

Reasons for fasting are as varied as the types of fasts:

  • to lose weight
  • to grow spiritually
  • to enhance prayer
  • to cleanse the body
  • to purge the mind
  • to heal the body
  • to recover from some debilitating state

Basically, just cut down your consumption.  The body can’t heal if you are filling up on food at every meal.  You always want to leave air in your stomach when you eat.  Try not to eat 3 hours before bedtime.

5. Stay Away From Meat:

Remember if you eat meat, it will stay in body for 3 days or longer turning into parasites and toxins. So try to eat from the land (organic raw fruits and vegetables) or the sea (Salmon, Mackeral, Tuna (only twice a week because of mercury), Sardines, etc.).

If you are suffering from asthma, bad allergies and other illnesses that leave you congested in your sinuses and chest, it’s a good chance you are also eating MUCUS-producing foods such as:

  • eggs
  • chocolate
  • dairy products
  • fried foods

Test yourself!  Stop eating all the above mucus-producing foods for 2 to 3 weeks to see if you feel better.  If you feel better after not consuming the foods, then cut them out of your diet completely!  You don’t need these foods.

6. Chew Your Food:

Some people chose to eat  6 small meals a day instead of 3 big meals.  Remember don’t go 3 and a half to 4 hours without eating something.

When you don’t chew your food, you are swallowing undigested food particles which will turn into parasites and toxins in your body.

If you drink lemon juice and water (with cayenne pepper) 20 to 30 minutes before a meal, it will open up your digestive system so whatever you eat will not stay in your body. That’s why it’s extremely important to chew your foods at least 30 to 60 times before swallowing. You make your own saliva by chewing your food so you don’t need liquid when you eat. The goal is to get nutrients from your food and not fill up on liquids.  You can resume drinking liquids one hour after a meal.

Remember it takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain you are full so eat slowly. Try to avoid watching the T.V. or reading a book while you are eating so you can pay attention to how much you are eating and your chewing habits.

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