Not only do we live in a polluted world with chemicals and impurities in the food we eat, the water we drink and bathe in and the air we breathe, but just as a car engine produces toxic exhaust fumes, so the body’s metabolism produces toxic wastes.
Sadly, the body’s natural pathways for elimination of these poisons are often blocked and function poorly. We all carry a toxic burden.
The body normally detoxifies itself via the bowels, the liver, the kidneys, the skin and breath.
Several simple natural techniques are available to assist the body to get rid of accumulated impurities.
These are referred to as cleansing or detoxification programs.
As the old saying goes: ‘use it or lose it’. The human body can be compared to a high performance car. It needs high quality fuel in the gas tank.
That’s the nutritional part. But the body is designed to be active. If you never drove your car and left it parked all the time, the engine would eventually seize up and the body begin to rust away.
Similarly, many people are in fact suffering from ‘seize up’ and ‘rust down’ because of inactivity; Muscles get weak, joints get stiff, heart and lungs lost their efficiency, and tension and stress overwhelm your mind.
The research shows that as little as 20 to 30 minutes of exercise, three to four times per week can result in amazing benefits to your physical and mental health.
Stress is a poorly understood concept. It is not a thing or person or circumstance.
Those ‘things’ are called stressors. Stress is a reaction – your internal reaction – to the stressor. Understanding this is critical because, often, we cannot change our stressors, for example, our spouse or boss, but we can always learn to change the way we reduce them.
In essence, stress management is self-management.
Sadly, many so-called stress management programs really focus on stressor management. Real stress management is a skill that can be taught and learnt, just like how we can learn to swim or ride a bicycle. Stress is indeed the enemy within!
So, make your Four Pillars of Wellness strong and solid and you will enjoy true health and wellness.