Taking a step in the right direction is a good idea anytime of the year.
Traditionally people tend to reflect on the past and look towards the future at this time of year. Unfortunately, the good intentions of New Year’s Resolutions often end up on the scrap heap before the end of January.
A valuable strategy is to try to not bite off more than you can chew. Implementing only one change a month during the course of a full year, will result in a dozen changes by year end! Following that strategy will give you a much better chance to make permanent changes that integrate into your normal routine.
If you are looking to become healthier than you were last year, you have come to the right place. Even if you implement just one of these changes, you will be better off because of it.
1. Embrace a ketogenic way of eating.
This isn’t a “diet”, it is a totally different way to eat. Ketogenic eating doesn’t produce the free radicals and oxidative stress that the standard American diet produces. In my opinion this is an anti-aging diet. The highest number of your calories should be from healthy fats and the least from carbs. This is the opposite of the USDA Food Pyramid. I recommend Li-Chuan Chen, PhD’s DVD ketogenic program. Dr. Chen is a world-famous health researcher, toxicologist and medical intuitive and is joined in this program by celebrity chef Ron Borolla. I personally know both of these gentlemen and have attended this program in person.
2. Try intermittent fasting.
This is eating during an 8-hour window each day and fasting for the other 16 hours. I try to do this whenever possible. You should also not eat during the 3-hour window right before going to bed at night. This will turn your body into a fat burning and not a carb burning machine and ward off type 2 diabetes to boot. At least half of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Intermittent fasting also stimulates the release of human growth hormone (HGH), which is called the “youth hormone”, which has anti-aging benefits. Fasting cleans out the “junk” in the body. This is called autophagy, which means “consuming oneself”. Fasting has also been a big part of many religious practices for thousands of years, way before these health benefits were identified.
3. Get sound, restful and consistent amounts of sleep.
By going to sleep and getting up the same time every day, you will synch your biorhythms. Certain hormones should be released at certain times each day and this will help that to happen. Your body knows how much sleep you need. When you wake up refreshed and without an alarm clock, you had enough sleep. To help this to occur, I highly recommend the Tourma®Blanket from FIR Industries, which promotes healthy sleep patterns. The Tourma®Blanket contains nano-meter tourmaline crystals. These crystals help the body to produce more serotonin, the “feel good” hormone and also increase alpha brainwaves. Users of the blanket have consistently reported that they sleep less and feel like they slept more. Sleeping in a cool room, in total darkness and with no electronic devices near your body is also very beneficial.
4. Optimize your vitamin D levels.
I like to see vitamin D levels between 70 to 100 ng/ml. If you supplement, make sure to take 10 mcg of the MK7 version of vitamin K2 with every 1,000 IU units of vitamin D3. This gets the calcium into the bones and teeth where it belongs and not into the soft tissues and arteries where it doesn’t belong. If you are on blood thinners, consult your physician before taking any form of vitamin K.
To naturally boost your vitamin D levels, do it the old-fashioned way and get out in the sun more. The sun isn’t your enemy, it is your friend. All life on earth depends directly or indirectly on the sun. By getting healthy amounts of sunshine on our skin, we increase our vitamin D levels and trigger countless healthy biochemical reactions in our bodies. If you turn pink or red, you had too much sun and your body shuts down vitamin D production. Getting your sun exposure mid-day is the best time. You get the highest ratio of healthier UV-B to unhealthier UV-A rays during this time. Also, using sunblock stops these beneficial chemical reactions from happening. When you had enough sun, cover up or just get out of the sun.
5. Don’t eat junk!
Cook your own food from scratch and stay away from processed foods, fast foods, refined carbs, sugar and unhealthy fats, such as; corn oil, canola oil, soybean oil and cottonseed oil, which are mostly GMO oils.
6. Don’t be stressed out!
If you don’t like your job, the people around you or your living environment, find a better situation! If you don’t like an aspect of your life, come up with a game plan with action steps to make a change. If you have toxic people in your life, avoid them as best as you can.
7. Eliminate toxins.
Speaking of toxins, evaluate what you drink, eat, breathe and what comes in contact with your skin. These are the ways toxins enter to body. Try to do your best to reduce your toxic load. This can be best accomplished by having your body exposed to the least amount of manmade chemicals as possible. The average American takes into their bodies over 13 pounds of manmade chemicals a year!
Reduce your exposure to toxins by; avoiding GMOs, eating organic, using filtered water for cooking and bottled in glass mineral water for drinking. Using green cleaning products and skin care products are also important. Don’t forget about getting a good quality air filter and having items in your house that don’t off-gas toxins. Beware of taking unneeded drugs. They all have side effects, so always ask your doctor if a drug is really necessary before taking it
8. Exercise regularly.
I recommend high intensity interval training (HIIT), which I started doing about six years ago. This also builds the longevity hormone HGH and lengthens telomeres. Telomeres are the tails of extra DNA on your chromosomes. We start off with telomeres made up of about 20,000 extra nucleotides (building blocks of DNA) on the ends of our chromosomes. Every cell division breaks off 50 – 200 nucleotides. When we reach 5,000, we die of old age. Lengthening telomeres is banking longevity!
I also like vibration platform training, which produces similar results as HIIT. Vibration training is great for the lazy people, since you are exercising your muscles involuntarily! If you aren’t actively exercising, you should ALWAYS consult a physician prior to starting any new exercise program.
9. Cut down on harmful electromagnetic energies EMF and “dirty electricity”.
This is a hot topic of debate. Certain frequencies of electromagnetic energy can disrupt mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cells) and trigger diseases. Diseases related to mitochondrial dysfunction include, but are not limited to; cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia, autoimmune diseases, learning disabilities and neurological disorders. WI-FI, cell phones, cell towers, electronic devices all give off harmful EMF. Avoidance of these Harmful energy fields and using protective devices such as these are highly recommended.
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10. What good is it to be healthy if you end up being a crime statistic?
Knowing how to avoid potential conflicts, knowing what to do if physical danger is present and how to react if you are physically confronted is a fantastic idea at any age. Here is a great resource with many programs to help you in this area. http://www.tompatire.com/
I have known Tom Patire since the 1990s. He is one of the most respected experts in this field and is considered “America’s Leading Personal Safety Expert. Tom personally trained over 10,000 people in 2018 during his “Make America Safe Again” tour.
11. Set up plans for crises situations.
Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst is always a great idea. This includes hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes, fires and wildfires, power outages, earthquakes, active shooter scenarios and home invasions. Tom Patire’s website from #10 can help you to prepare for the last two. The rest can be prepared for by using free government sources, such as – https://www.usa.gov/prepare-for-disasters
12. Help others.
Get involved in some type of program from the local to the global level. There is no better time to help humanity than the present. When you help others, the beneficial physiological changes that occur in your own body are amazing and have never been totally quantified. Helping others truly helps you to be healthier too!
If you implement even a few of these resolutions, 2019 could very well be the healthiest year of your life!
Happy New Year!