In the last post we talked about how important self-talk or inner dialog is to your health. In this post we’re going to talk about how to permanently change your self-talk for the better.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Self-Talk Part 2″]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
Most people I know struggle with their inner dialog or self-talk. What you may not realize is how important self-talk is to your health.
Many people suffer with some form of self-doubt. They wonder if they’re really enough. A man wonders if he’s competent enough. A woman wonders if she’s attractive enough.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Self-Talk”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
For men, the question is more external. A man says to himself: “Can I come through when it really matters? Will people approve of what I’ve done? Will I be recognized for my accomplishments or acknowledged for my competence?”
For women, it’s more internal. A woman wonders: “Am I beautiful? Will anyone notice me? “Will anyone pursue me? Am I worth pursuing?”
For those of us pursuing vibrant health and abundant life, we must answer these questions in a positive fashion.
Intermittent fasting has the power to benefit us physically, mentally and emotionally. Those benefits go deep and wide. However, the spiritual benefits are by far, the best part of intermittent fasting.
This is the last post in this series and we’ve truly saved the best for last.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Intermittent Fasting For The Spirit”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
Throughout the bible, we see people humbling themselves before God by fasting. This is true for the Jewish nation in the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament Christians.
For centuries, fasting has been an ordinary part of the lives of people who walk with God. If you’re a follower of Jesus as I am. And you believe in holistic health, then intermittent fasting should become a regular part of your routine.
Nutrition is important. We are what we eat. However, we’re also products of what’s taking place in our minds. Our thoughts are important as well.
In this series on intermittent fasting, we’ve focused on the physical benefits up to this point. We’re going to shift gears a little bit with this post and talk about how intermittent fasting can benefit our souls or our mental / emotional health.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Intermittent Fasting for the Soul”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
Intermittent fasting will not only add years to your life, but life to your years. Many important bio-markers associated with aging, are significantly reduced through intermittent fasting. (1)[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Intermittent Fasting for Graceful Aging”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
The universal, age-old pursuit, is the fountain of youth. In 1513 Ponce De Leon landed in St. Augustine Florida in pursuit of it. Of course, he didn’t find what he was looking for. However, if ever there was an actual fountain of youth, it would have to be intermittent fasting.
As we enter another cold and flu season, proper immune function is a hot topic. The debate over the safety, and effectiveness of vaccines continues.
See my post: “4 Reason To Avoid The Flu Shot” I would like my readers to be aware of the amazing benefits, intermittent fasting has on immune function.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Intermittent fasting for Immune function”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image] [vimeo id=”146464014″]
There’s an interesting paradox when it comes to Intermittent fasting for improved immune. It’s interesting because, during a fast, immune cell (leucocyte) count goes down, pointing to weakened immune.
However, after the fast is over, immune cells come on strong. In fact, the entire immune system is rejuvenated. (1) These findings tell us to be smart about fasting, and not overdo activity and/or exposure during a fast. However, we can expect our immune systems to be far better, as a result.
Intermittent fasting is getting a lot of attention these days. The scientific research is pouring in. One of the many benefits to intermittent fasting, is effective weight loss.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”intermittent fasting for weight loss” title=”Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva”]
When it comes to lifestyle changes that can improve your health, there is no better return on your investment than intermittent fasting. You get a lot of bang for your buck. Here, we’re focused on weight loss.
When you think about ways to improve health does your thinking default to nutrition and exercise? What if something that has nothing to do with either of those, is already impacting your health, for better or worse?[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Sense of Purpose”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
“Most people wander aimlessly through life, but I’m not one of them.” If you agree with this statement, and some others like it, researchers at Carleton University, Ottawa Canada say that your chance of being alive 14 years from now, goes up by 15%. (1)
Furthermore, it didn’t matter how old the participants were. All age groups experienced the same benefit.
Maybe it’s time to give some thought to your sense of purpose. It can make a dramatic difference in your longevity and overall well-being.
There’s a lot of discussion today about gluten sensitivities and the benefits of eliminating wheat, and other gluten containing grains from our diets.
Wether you’re celiac, or simply have a food sensitivity to gluten, you’ll feel better by eliminating: wheat, barely, and rye from your diet. However, it is estimated that only a little over 1% of the population has full-blown celiac disease. (1)[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Roundup on Wheat”]Image from Dollar Photoclub Created in Canva[/featured-image]
The percentage of gluten sensitive people is no doubt much larger. However, this doesn’t seem to adequately explain why so many people have trouble with wheat. There may be more going on here. The chemical herbicide Roundup, may be the culprit.
Cold and flu season is upon us. The pharmaceutical industry with their team of doctors, nurses and sales reps, is recommending that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Vaccine”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
I will not be getting a flu vaccine any time soon. This is due to the fact that there are many drawbacks. Vaccines are pharmaceutical drugs. Like all drugs, they come with risks and side effects.
As adults, we should make informed decisions. We should have enough information to make our own risk/benefit analysis. Sadly, most of us only hear one side of the story from our family healthcare practitioners.
If you’re interested in hearing some of the other side of this argument, keep reading.