Simple common-sense steps to your own perfect health
September 17, 2015
How many of us focus our time and attention on getting our animals healthy, and ignore our own health?
I still remember the day my holistic veterinarian looked me in the eye and said “Carrie, when are you going to do some homeopathy for yourself? If you don’t take care of yourself, who will take care of your animals?”
I know I’m not alone. I see this over and over with my clients, and now and then I slide back into that rut myself.
So, keeping in mind our full lives and full plates, here are some simple basics to get your started, or possibly give you some new approaches. I encourage you to tackle each of these one at a time. Remember, it takes roughly 66 days to form a new habit. Also remember, no one likes instant health. You can feel mighty sick if you tackle too much too fast.
If it’s white, eat only one bite. This means do your best to remove white rice, refined sugar, pasta and refined flour from your diet. Eat 80% veggies and fruits, and 20% proteins and carbs. Work up to this over the full 2 months of forming a new habit.
Eat 80% raw, and 20% cooked. Work up to this slowly, to allow your digestion to adjust.
Pay attention to food combining. Eat fruits by themselves. Eat veggies with protein, or veggies with carbs. Do not combine your proteins and carbs.
Eat more healthy fats. Honestly, eat a LOT more healthy fats. Grass-fed organic unsalted butter, coconut oil and extra virgin cold pressed olive oil are all good choices. I use all 3. Do not cook with olive oil – it goes rancid. Avoid canola oil, flax oil, and corn oil.
Add some daily short walks to your routine. Sit for no more than 50 minutes at a time. Here’s why. Stretch.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, American Medical Association or American Veterinary Medical Association, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult your veterinarian or doctor about any changes to your animal’s or your own health program.