The source of true health is creating balance on an emotional, structural, biochemical and spiritual level.
Taking care of yourself is NOT about picking parts of you that you DON'T like to make them better.
Taking care of yourself is about practicing acts of self-love to bring your body into balance and harmony.
Over the years, in working with thousands of patients, Dr. Darren Weissman found that the same five basic needs for lasting health kept arising. From these, he created the Five Basics for Optimal Health.
If you are truly ready to thrive, here are the Five Basics for Optimal Health:
Your body is composed of 75% water, so it's no wonder that water is the essential component to optimal health. It keeps your "internal stream" flowing, making it harder for harmful organisms and disease to take root.
Drinking plenty of clean, high quality water is a critical way to nourish nearly every function in your body.
Food is our connection to nature. When it is whole and natural, it contains the balance and life force that keeps us healthy and strong.
There's a direct link between the quality of your sleep and the quality of your health. And, how well you rest is directly related to the quality of your water, food, exercise and owning your power.
Relaxation, posture and lifestyle changes to reduce stress and put you into parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) mode can help you heal.
Shift your focus from exercising only for weight loss or weight maintenance to exercising for health and fitness. Exercising moves your body and your spirit. It boosts your energy and your moods. It strengthens your body.
5. Own Your Power
Life DOES have many challenges, but it's important to remember that you weren't put on this magnificent planet to suffer. You're here to learn and awaken to the infinite potential that exists within you.
When you live in each moment and embrace pain, fear and challenges with an attitude of gratitude, you begin to own your power...you begin to heal. When you connect to your emotions and connect with your inner self, you begin to live authentically.
Owning your power is about living in present time consciousness ... connecting to who you truly are and trusting that life's challenges are here to bring you closer to your true self.
To learn more about the 5 Basics for Optimal Health, read Dr. Weissman's book: The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude