Balancing The Basics For Healthy Living

Balancing the basics

I’ve seen people flounder from too much information and end up disillusioned and unmotivated my goal here is to keep it uncomplicated and so make it easy to establish a good foundation. Once you have this established, if you need to build on that, then that’s fine. At least you know you have the basics covered, and in my experience, many issues dissolve away when the foundation is addressed.

Let’s set aside for a moment the myriad of diagnoses that are out there. It is possible to give a lot of power to dis-ease, the lack of ease in the body, especially when doctors give it a label.

You have trillions of cells in your body, and they are all working away to give you optimum health. Inside each of those trillions of cells, trillions of activities are taking place. All of this is being co-ordinated for your optimum health. If your cells are healthy, then your organs, tissues, blood etc. will also be healthy. However, it’s significant to recognise that the cells of your body won’t know what a diagnosis is. All they know is that there are times when they can’t do their job, and despite their best-efforts, optimum health isn’t being maintained.

Therefore, instead of looking at a diagnosis, let’s turn it around and ask a different question. What prevents the trillions of cells in your body from doing their magic? The answer is there are only two key issues, plus a third that requires attention.

Firstly your cells need the raw materials required for them to carry out their functions. If there is a shortage, they can’t do everything required.

Secondly, cells can be distracted and prevented from operating optimally by toxicity. Toxicity needs to be eliminated, which takes up resources needed for other activities.

If the cells can’t deal with the toxicity through the normal elimination channels then they have to put it somewhere out of the way of main activities as best they can such as the liver, or joints etc.

Thirdly, resulting from 1 and 2, the complex signalling for the trillions of activities taking place within nanoseconds in the trillions of your cells need to be working optimally.

So, what are the keys to help your lovely, hardworking, precious little cells keep you fit and healthy?

  1. Self-care and self-love (maybe you expected no 2 to be top of the list, but without this one, the rest won’t happen)
  2. Good nutrition and hydration
  3. Oxygenation, healthy breathing, fresh air
  4. Appropriate supplements for your situation
  5. Quality sleep and regeneration
  6. Exercise

If this seems too long a list and overwhelming for you then here are some suggested starters.

Firstly try to avoid ‘whites’ in your diet, i.e. white flour, rice, sugar or table salt (sea salt is a good choice).

Then introduce lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, especially leafy green vegetables and juices.

Where possible avoid gluten (wheat, oats, barley, rye), dairy (well known for causing the overproduction of mucus), as well as sugar generally.

Also ensure you have plenty of healthy fats, such as a high-quality extra virgin olive oil, avocados, coconut oil etc.

Have some pure water every day alongside other fluids.

Add in a good quality multivitamin supplement, ideally one with minerals and trace minerals as well as a wide range of vitamins, because sadly we can’t get everything we need from our food.

It is also good idea to add in a quality probiotic to help support a healthy gut microbiome. Recent research is showing the significance of the condition of the microbiome for overall health and wellbeing. For this reason, it can be particularly helpful to also include fermented foods and drinks such as kefir, sauerkraut etc. to the diet as this helps the healthy bacteria in the gut which support good digestion and immunity.

At the moment, with the current global situation, there is concern about keeping immunity high. Make sure you have plenty of the vitamins D3 and C. It can also be helpful to add in zinc. Some supplements have this added to Vitamin C, and others may have it with olive leaf extract, in itself another powerful and immune protector antioxidant.

Try to get some fresh air and outdoor exercise every day. Our bodies are designed to move, and it also helps lift the mood and energy levels to get some of that refreshing chi, or life force.

A final word. Getting and staying healthy doesn’t mean you never have a treat of something lovely to eat or drink again. It’s not a punishment. If it feels like putting yourself through suffering or torture, it will feel like hard work and potentially you won’t get the benefits, or at least not the full benefits. Yes, of course, any changes take discipline and consistency, so keep it manageable and something you want to do for yourself rather than something you feel you ought to do.

If you start in a way that is manageable for you and keep it up, however small the change, your body, and your hardworking little cells will be thrilled 😊 and will reward you.


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Please note: I am not a doctor and nothing in this article should be taken as medical advice.




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