Substantial and overwhelming research now shows that most all of us can reap significant benefit by incorporating basic changes in our habits and lifestyles. It is simply a matter of making a commitment to a healthy, vital and more robust life.
Though many perceive that it costs more to shop for organically grown produce, pasture raised animal products, wild caught seafood as well as to drink pure water, does it really? Compared to the cost and cumulative damage inflicted from a lifetime of eating processed, chemically-laden foods that are stripped of natural nutrients, eating nutrient-dense food is a no brainer. Add to this the societal costs of soaring medical bills from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, auto-immune disorders and many more, as well as the environmental costs of packaging materials, plastic bottles, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, depleted soil, genetically modified seed and grain products, and polluted waterways. The solution in our eyes is quite simple and straightforward:
- Strive to prepare 100% of your meals in your own kitchen
- Use the best ingredients you can find
- Eat a variety of fresh, organic, locally-grown (whenever possible) vegetables and certain fruits, grass-fed/organically raised animal products, lacto-fermented foods like sauerkraut or kimchi and wild caught seafood
- Drink pure water... our most important nutrient
- Eat healthy fats, adequate protein and select carbohydrates (mainly in the form of fruits and vegetables)
- Supplement when necessary with only the best of the best whole food supplements
Strength & Fitness*
Most people do not exercise because they find it too burdensome, boring or not conducive to their schedule. However, what if you could get a great workout in 15 minutes? Not 15 minutes per day but 15 minutes per week? High Intensity / Low Force Strength Training is the key! Through a set of simple but properly performed exercises, you bring your major skeletal muscles to total fatigue and failure (a good thing!). With some basic weights, machines or body weight resistance, you can:
- get incredibly strong
- lose body fat
- increase bone density
- derive cardio strength
- minimize risk to injury
... All in 15 minutes per week!
Rest & Recovery
With High Intensity/ Low Force Weight Training, rest is not only recommended but an absolute requirement. Your muscles need time to rest, recover and adapt. This does not mean that you cannot resume your day to day activities or be involved in other sports and recreation. It simply means that you should refrain from another high intensity workout until your body has recovered and fully benefitted from the prior workout. One intense workout per week followed by 6 days of rest is the protocol.
There you have it... the 3-legged stool of Radiant Wellness
- Strength & Fitness
- Rest & Recovery
We suggest getting plenty of sleep, staying in touch with the earth, safely absorbing the sun's rays to aid in the manufacture of Vitamin D, while breathing fresh air!
Important note... What the 3-legged stool implies is the elimination (or certainly a wholesale reduction) of all processed foods: sugars, starches, flour, grains, bread, cereals, potatoes, junk food snacks, sodas, sports drinks, juices, iodized salt, msg-laden spices, etc. Other than the perimeter, think of the remaining real estate within a typical supermarket as generally off limits.
You of course also want to avoid toxins in your environment, toxic relationships and the obvious deleterious effects of smoking, alcohol and drugs (OTC, prescription or illicit).
*Source: Body By Science, The Power of Ten