Our Formula for Optimal Health Is M.E.D.S.:
Mindset, Exercise, Diet & Sleep
If you’ve heard of the placebo effect, then you’ll understand Mind-state. There’s much more power to it than you might expect and having a positive and aligned outlook can have a downstream effect on everything else. Of course the opposite is also true. Entertaining fear, believing in the worst outcomes, holding on to bitterness can also have negative effects on the body.
Exercise is well understood. If you don’t move enough, you’ll become a couch potato and the body is going to suffer as there are several bodily systems that depend on movement. Not the least of which is the body’s main detox system, the lymph. The lymph has no pump and depends on hydraulics to keep the sewer waste flowing towards the exit pathways.
Diet is your nutrition. To a certain extent, you get out what you put in and if you subsist on junk food alone, it’s going to have long term consequences. To the western nations, it’s easy advice to say eat less. Overconsumption of “food-like” substances which defeat the innate health and wellness you are given by life. Whereas, whole food eaten with gratitude for life will outperform Gatorade and Coca-Cola every time. Don’t forget that what you consume with your eyes and ears is also a part of nutrition. Relationships you form with family and friends also comprise a large portion of your intake!
Finally there’s sleep. This is part of our Generating, Ordering and Destruction system and if we don’t get the required amount of sleep, things will go wrong. You might not notice it right away, but over time sleep debt can build up to chronic stress and a range of health complications that will lead to Dis-Ease.
In solving personal health problems or challenges, it’s important to develop your personal health plan. Here are the 4 areas we will cover:
- Mind-Body Connection: Mental Health, Mental Attitude, Mindfulness
- Exercise: Moving your body, it’s the principle sign of life.
- Diet: Nutrition, Your personal consumption, including personal relationships, not just a prescribed diet.
- Sleep: Restorative, regenerative, recuperative, restful, recharging of body at the cellular level.
No matter how much or how little you work on each of these areas, any forward movement will prove beneficial to overall health.
The course is comprised of several curated videos and my commentary, gleaned from 15 years of work and study as a wellness coach. Each video has a purpose to build up your health in each of these areas. You will soon see that they are all intrinsically and holistically related. Look for the little pearls of wisdom and ideas you can apply to your life. Keep a notebook by your side and take notes for success. To your health and remember, to love yourself allows you to love others. If you don’t love yourself, who will?
Andrew Weil, the Father of Integrative Medicine:
“You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It’s up to you to protect and maintain your body’s innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live.”
Dr Andrew Weil – The Father of Integrative Medicine
Let’s get to work!