In the past several years, I've taken the following steps to regain better health and increase my energy level after I had a stroke and then a heart attack and triple-bypass surgery...
I was on a ton of prescription drugs after these "lovely" events.
Blood pressure drugs, blood thinning drugs, cholesterol drugs, heart rate drugs...
I had to take many of them twice a day.
I really thought that I was taking the
right steps to regain my health by taking all those medications.
A few years went by and I didn't feel much healthier.
I had absolutely no energy, no vitality or effervescence like I normally did. I was not living a quality life.
Unless you'd call being a bed vegetable a quality life!
I got to the point where I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I just wanted to feel better again.
One day after my doctor prescribed an additional blood pressure medication I thought, "Hey, why aren't all these other ones working?
You mean I have to ADD this one to the pile?"
I asked him what other options I had and he sort of snorted and said, "Diet and exercise."
He couldn't truly answer my health question.
Something happened that day that really put me on the steps to regaining good health.
I got really angry...!
I wanted to feel a lot better and I felt betrayed by the medical profession because the "solution" they prescribed made me feel worse.
I left the doctor's office determined to find some answers about how I could improve my health.
Now I'm glad that my doctor pissed me off that day because that got me going in the right direction on the steps to regaining good health...!
From my observation, the first step to regaining good health is having your own personal, self-determined need to improve.
No one can force you to want it.
If you aren't personally motivated, it's going to be hard to succeed.
At that time, I didn't know what steps to take to regain my health.
I had some general ideas, but there was so much conflicting and false information floating around that nothing was very clear or simple.
So the second step to regaining good health is simply knowing that there's more to learn and that the information you do have might not all be true, or at least incomplete.
I went on a mission to find the steps to regain my good health.
I started researching, studying and evaluating the information I found to see if I could apply it to improve how I felt physically.
That's the third step and an ongoing one: Improving your knowledge of how your body works and what helps it and what doesn't help it to run well! When you have good information, you can get good results when you apply it.
One thing that helps me on this step is remembering that our bodies can heal themselves to a very great degree...
So obviously, the body needs "repair material"...
Things that nourish it, not things that are harmful and toxic to it.
That was a few years ago.
I am not a bed vegetable anymore!
I'm not a professional athlete by any means and I'm not completely free of health situations...
But... I feel 1000 times better now.
I'm finding and using good information to regain my health and improve my energy level!
The next step to regaining good health would be knowing that there are actually things that are preventing you from achieving better health, what these things are and taking steps to eliminate or minimize those things.
Understanding and handling the negative factors alone can really increase your health and energy levels.
Then you can actually make progress in your efforts to better your health.
It's the difference between being able to simply move forward, like a quarterback with a clear shot at the goal for a touchdown, or stopped at every turn, like a quarterback who gets sacked (tackled) all the time before he even passes the football!
The information in this book really explained why I felt so exhausted and lousy and has tons of things you can do to improve your health.
After I read it, it was much easier to see what steps I should take to start regaining my health.
I felt enlightened and empowered.
It's actually incredible what we've come to accept as true information, especially regarding what's good for our health.
I can now say that I really didn't know how much prescription and over-the-counter drugs and the over-processed food supply and declining environment of today actually prevent vitality, effervescence and great health.
Much of it is not only getting in our way of feeling truly alive and healthy, but is actually making us sick in honest, verifiable fact. But you'll have to look at the information on this and decide for yourself what is true.
Here's something for you to nibble on: If the conventional "drugs-and-surgery" healthcare method is so good, then why do we have epidemics of obesity, diabetes, cancer... yada yada yada?
The next step is finally getting to "living life" and involves developing your own personal habits and routines towards improving your health.
There are 4 main areas that require you to use your knowledge and apply it in order to regain good health.
These major parts of physical health are:
Maybe... these common sense basics got buried under all the confusing information for you like it did for me.
I had almost given up on trying to improve my health for lack of results and that it just seemed too hard.
Finding out what some of the major barriers are, what the real scoop is on...
I realized what has been preventing me from successfully taking steps to regain my health.
nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said
it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees
with your own reason and your own common sense.
- Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)
After clearing a bunch of the false information out of the way, I saw that improving my physical health was mainly focusing on those four things (elements of good health).
They are equally important and dependent on each other.
You can't regain good health without attention to each of the four basic elements of health.
I believe that getting healthier should be relatively simple and enjoyable, not something complicated or that makes you miserable…
Good health is so basic to living!
Focusing on just these three parts plus stress management keeps it simple, effective and can become quite enjoyable.
Let's get rid of some of the seriousness connected to health...
Start living our lives NOW and create enjoyment in this area of life by getting back to the simple basics.
health begins with good information."