Worrying about unwanted health issues can cause stress. The general population is not taught how the human body works. Digestive difficulties, sleep issues, fatigue and many other health concerns begin our search for answers for ourselves, or our loved ones. A great deal of time and money is spent looking for solutions to health challenges, yet the answers are not found.
The body is a living organism with five simple requirements:
Air, Water, Food, Movement – Exercise & Freedom from Mental Stress.
Most people let their breathing be automatic, and do not do any deep breathing. Add a few minutes of deep breathing throughout the day to provide your body with essential oxygen. Take a deep breath in through your nose. Fill your lungs with air so that your chest lifts up, as if you are blowing up a balloon. Then exhale all the air as your chest lowers back to its original position.
The human body is a living organism made up of 75% water. Living organisms need live water and live food. Without real live food and water the body has a difficult time maintaining a balanced state of health. Live water and live food are the genuine replacement parts your body needs. So what is live water and live food?
Live water is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are the number one selling supplement in the world. No one wants to age. We are all looking for ways to stay young and healthy. Antioxidants stop the aging process. They also reduce pain and inflammation in the body. Most drinking water is dead water with no antioxidants. This water ages the body, causing pain, inflammation and acidity.
Cooked processed, and fast foods contain no live enzymes. The enzymes that allow food to be digested are destroyed with heat. Live food has the enzymes that allow us to digest. We need to eat a diet that contains live food every day. It is true that what you eat determines how your feel! The only side effect to live food and water is better health and less stress.
I see many people with poor digestive systems who cannot digest live food. Lack of the specific digestive enzymes needed for proper digestion is the most common underlying health issue people have. The body is unable to get the essential nutrients it needs from undigested food. This creates nutritional deficiencies, which lead to unwanted health issues. Every body is different, and has different needs. The secret to health lies in identifying the specific digestive enzymes that you need that work for you.
Poor digestion also leads to food allergies, food intolerances, parasites and fungal overgrowth. A malfunction of the digestive system creates a compromise of the immune system, and increases stress. Eighty percent of the immune system is in the gut. The immune system becomes compromised when you cannot properly digest.
Exercise and movement is essential to keep your body alive. Muscles and joints are designed to move, and need to move daily. We are not designed for our sedentary lifestyle, where we sit all day and night. We need to move to promote good health. Movement allows your body to move nutrients into the cells and waste out. Walking just 20 minutes a day increases circulation, elevates mood and improves body health and function.
Movement with Deep Breathing
Recharge your body when deep breathing by adding body movement. Stand comfortably with your feet shoulder width apart. Place your arms together straight out in front of you. Take a deep breathe in. As you exhale move your arms out to each side. Add more movement by bending over when you deeply inhale, letting your arms fall in front of you. Exhale as you straighten up while moving your arms out to the side. Repeat for several minutes to invigorate your body.
Peace of Mind
Freedom from mental stress is the last health requirement. Worry about your health or the health of a loved one produces more acid waste in the body, causing more aging and stress. We need more antioxidants when we are stressed. Our food, water and lifestyle choices have lead to poor health, creating additional stress.
The key to peace of mind lies in identifying the specific nutritional deficiencies that you have as a result of your food and lifestyle habits. Through specific testing, I have found a way to help identify the specific digestive enzymes you need, find your missing nutrients and your specific food and water requirements. As you feel better and health improves, exercise and movement become easier, stress reduction occurs and life is enjoyable again.
Dr. Carol Ann Fischer, B.S., D.C., N.D.