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HEALTH AND FITNESS

​East London Therapies

THE 16 RULES OF HEALTHY LIFE

1. Eat healthy foods
Choose organic foods and avoid processed foods.

2. Keep your intestine in good health
(and your whole body) by using prebiotics and probiotics.

3. If you are breastfeeding your baby, if possible, 
go on until she/he is 6 month old.

4. Exercise
for at least 30 minutes a day. Move your body to mobilize and eliminate toxins. That’s not all. In this way you can also fight the excess cortisol caused by stress, which lowers immunity. Try various activities, until you find what really works for you: walking, running, dancing, aerobics, swimming, gym ... If you have no preference, try yoga, as it relaxes your mind and, at the same time, strengthens your body.

5. Make moderate use of salt
(no more than 5 g a day), sugar and refined fats. Remember, certain types of fat are beneficial, such as raw extra virgin olive oil and omega 3 found in fish and nuts. Avoid only industrially processed fats.

6. Go to bed early
do not watch television and do not use the computer before going to sleep: the light on the screen interferes with the production of melatonin. Therefore, after turning off any screen, establish a “ritual”, such as having a bath or reading some pages of a book, or listening to music: you could do this only for a few minutes, but this is very important to relax completely.

7. Every day drink at least 30 ml of water per kg 
of body weight. So, if you weigh 50 kg, drink one liter and a half.

8. Unless strictly necessary,

do not use synthetic medicinal products, such as antacids and antibiotics,
which may alter the beneficial gut bacteria.

9. In order to alkalize the body and balance pH, eat much fresh fruit and many vegetables.
Alternatively, take a good dietary supplement that rebalances pH.

10. Restrict pro-inflammatory foods
such as gluten, monosodium glutamate (an additive used to prepare stock cubes and granules), sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and other artificial sweeteners, fried foods, all processed and packaged foods.

11. Do not eat a heavy meal before going to bed.
Allow at least 2-3 hours to pass between the last meal of the day and bedtime. Eat your main meal at lunchtime.

12. Eat anti-inflammatory foods
such as green leaf vegetables (spinach, chicory, bitter chicory…), whole fruits, red fruits, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, natural water and green tea, food rich in omega 3 such as nuts, walnuts, oily fish, flax seeds.

13. Breathe deeply and rhythmically to reduce the heart rate and blood pressure.
Remember, it is not possible to breathe deeply and feel stressed at the same time. Then, when you feel anxious and realize that you are breathing rapidly and shallowly, try to regularize your breathing to stimulate the parasympathetic ANS and you will relax automatically.

14. Do not smoke absolutely.
In addition to all the other contraindications, nicotine is also highly pro-inflammatory.

15. Do not drink too much caffeine
(or sugar and sweeteners which are often combined with coffee).

16. Keep an open mind:
your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open. Concentrate on positive thoughts, train your brain to avoid the internal “mumbling” of negative thoughts. Negative thoughts are pro-inflammatory.


​Thanks to http://guna.com/physiological-nutraceuticals