New Year’s Resolutions
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Safe
and Natural Alternatives to Aspirin
Making New Years resolutions regarding health and wellness
is a great thing to do this week.
Many of us
(me included) make weight loss resolutions which are good
to make, but hard to follow through with without some kind of structured
program that helps change lifestyle. Pick a program that appeals
to you, but plan ahead and get support so you can stick to it.
another popular health resolution. I recommend the whole body cleanse
once or twice a year. It is a good kick start for weight loss and
it works wonders for many issues including joint problems,
cholesterol, indigestion, constipation, headaches, lack of energy
and more. If you havent done one lately, maybe now is the
time. (Especially after all of the rich holiday food.)
and wellbeing are important goals. I think health begins with nutrition.
Eat more vegetables resolve to eat at least 3 servings (5
would be better) of non-starchy vegetables per day plus 1-2 servings
of fresh fruit. This alkalizes the body which helps every cell in
the body function better. Now is a great time to check out the fresh
produce at Mason Garden Market (locally grown and a nice seasonal
is coming to The Green House on Tuesday January 17th. Health Check
comes to our location and draws blood for whatever blood work you
would like. This is a great service at great prices resolve
to know your blood work numbers so you can have a measure of how
healthy you are (or arent). Blood work gives you a good basis
for determining how you can be healthier.
to good food choices, a good core group of supplements will help
you stay healthy and well. Great multi-vitamins make you feel good
and insure that you are getting nutrients that may or may not be
in your food. Please note that I am not a fan of mass marketed multi-vitamins
that you see advertised on television these contain cheap,
synthetic ingredients that are actually harmful.
As far as
other supplements everyone need some form of omega 3 oils
in their diet. Whether it is fish, flax, chia or krill, find a good
form of this healthy oil that you will take. It will help your brain,
nerves, skin, and joints along with every cell in your body.
I also like
the major antioxidants co-enzyme Q10, alpha lipioc, acetyl
l-carnitine, pycnogenol, vitamin C, vitamin e, etc. Pick one or
a blend of them to help slow aging at a cellular level.
about resolutions that will make you happier and healthier. Maybe
its about slowing down and having time for yourself and/or
your family. Maybe its about financial goals. Maybe its
about reprogramming yourself so that the hazards along lifes
road dont get you down. Maybe its about forgiving someone
(ourselves included) and not carrying hurt or resentment into the
New Year. Our mental attitude has much to do with our health and
happiness think about how to change yours for a happier New
resolve to do, I wish you the best of health and happiness in the
coming year. And I hope to see you on January 17th for Health Check.
Happy New Year.
December 27, 2011
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2011 Margaret
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