Top Ten Tips for Good Health

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Of course you can spend considerable amounts of money on ensuring a healthy lifestyle but there really is no need to. Our tips will show you how to optimize good health on a budget at very little cost.

Here are our suggestions:

1. Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling can improve a number of health conditions ranging from eczema to arthritis through its effect on oral bacteria. First thing in the morning (on an empty stomach and before drinking any liquids), put 1 to 2 teaspoons of the oil of choice in your mouth.

Push, pull and swish the oil between your teeth and all around your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes, necessary to bind enough bacteria with the oil to make a difference. What ever you do, do not swallow!

Spit out the oil and rinse mouth thoroughly. You can then brush your teeth with a natural toothpaste before using a natural sea salt and water mouth wash or one of hydrogen peroxide diluted with water. At the beginning, do this 3 times a day if possible for a full detox.

Later, change to once a day for maintenance.

2. Lemon Juice Detox

Lemon juice detox at the start of your day with a slice of lemon in a glass of water or freshly squeezed lemon juice in hot water to re-hydrate your body after a long night’s sleep while supporting the kidneys and the digestive system.

End your day with a glass of warm water with lemon before bed to help the body cleanse whilst you sleep.

3. Organic/Free Range Eggs for Breakfast

Loaded with brain enhancing fats and nutrients, these eggs also happen to be one of the best natural sources of the B vitamin choline. Eggs are rich in fats and can boost your cholesterol, and despite what you’ve heard, that’s a good thing.

Fats are absolutely essential to brain function as well as heart health, and high cholesterol can actually prevent dementia. Eggs are a very good source of natural sulfur, which so many people lack in their diets plus a source of so much more, providing you with a complete nutritional package.

4. Use Coconut Oil

A spoonful of coconut oil gives you the healthiest oil in the world. The coconut, as a food source, has fed and nourished populations especially in tropical islands for generations.

On many such islands, the coconut is the the staple diet. Nearly one third of the world’s population depends on the coconut to some degree for their food and their economy.

5. Plenty of Water to Drink

We know that we are supposed to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day to flush out the toxins, allowing our bodies to purify themselves.

When we become dehydrated, the body instinctively begins to ration water to each organ in order of importance – the brain getting the most water and the skin the least. Urine the very palest of yellow is a good indication that you are drinking enough water.

6. Juicing

Juicing with fresh raw vegetables along with some fruit and spices can be one of the most nutritious things to drink for your good health, providing the ultimate prevention against disease and sickness.

7. Enjoy the Sunlight

There are so many conditions that can be improved or even completely eliminated by ensuring high vitamin D levels.

The very best way is through safe exposure of sunshine during the warmer months by exposing as much skin as possible for 20 minutes or longer (until the skin starts to turn slightly pink) during those two hours on either side of midday.

Occasional sunlight exposure to your face and hands is insufficient for vitamin D nutrition.

8.Daily Regular Exercise for at Least 30 Minutes

Walking or swimming are two of the best forms of exercise and the least expensive.

9. Grounding

Grounding where the idea is that you walk barefoot on grass, sand, earth or in water or swim in a natural body of water such as a lake or the sea so that your bare skin has as much contact as possible with a natural element.

Hugging a tree will work too or getting down and dirty in your garden with your bare hands! The more contact, the more advantages to your general health and well being.

10. Use Turmeric

Turmeric is an inexpensive but hugely beneficial spice. It is the most important item to be found in your kitchen, which will help to soothe chronic pain.

Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, this brightly colored spice is a beneficial treatment for many health conditions including chronic pain. The active ingredient is curcumin, providing a natural reduction in inflammation in the body, without harming the liver or kidneys.

At the same time, supplementing with turmeric increases ligament flexibility and boosts the immune system. Add regularly to meals, when juicing, sprinkle in your tea or make your own turmeric paste.

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About Jane Chitty

Jane Chitty is a content writer for Healing Natural Oils, a producer and retailer of high-quality, all-natural treatments for a variety of conditions (including acne, arthritis, moles, warts, skin tags and many more). After living for many years in in Cape Town, South Africa, Jane has now settled in the UK. She has also visited the USA from time to time because of close family living there. She is interested in comparing natural living and lifestyles in the USA, the UK and South Africa – especially in the areas of health, green living and nutrition. You can find Jane's regular posts for Healing Natural Oils at amoils.com/health-blog.

2 Responses to “Top Ten Tips for Good Health”

  1. Great tips. I think eggs fried in coconut oil is the ultimate breakfast protein!

  2. Amla helps in maintaining the proper functioning of liver and bladder, and get rid of toxins. Have amla juice on an empty stomach every morning.