Where are you tuning in for education and information with a positive mental attitude approach to help boost your emotional, mental, and physical health during this crazy coronavirus COVID-19? Too many doctors, health professionals, reporters, and writers are promoting excessive fear which can hinder our immune system instead of sharing simple steps to boost our health and immune function naturally. We must all carefully guard access to our minds and who we allow to educate and inform us so we can make better choices and decisions that empower us with ways to improve our health and well being.
Remember everything we hear, say, see, and think affects every cell in our body. This is well documented in the book Biology of Beliefs by Bruce Lipton Ph.D. Therefore it is very important to find great resources and role models to help us better deal with this crazy coronavirus COVID-19. Our silver lining may be a wake-up call that many people needed to help them realize that an overindulgence, pampered, and unhealthy lifestyle has some serious consequences and downsides to our long term happiness and health.
As a body boomer born in August 1953 (a Leo) I have struggled with a number of health issues over my lifetime and have made many unhealthy choices. Thankfully, I have tapped and tuned into many holistic health practitioners who have helped me uncover and understand the benefits of natural health and natural hygiene. It took a lot of diligent research to find the answers and implement my transformation and I feel compelled and driven to share this holistic health information with others.
Baby Boomers and Savvy Senior Suggestions
The alignment of our entire body from the top of our head all the way down to our toes is very important for our overall health and well being. This is the first key factor which will then affect every aspect of our overall function and physiology. It is imperative that we follow the sage advice to stand tall and sit up straight and maintain our overall alignment and posture in order for our body and brain to function for peak performance. Many savvy seniors have allowed their spine to lose the correct shape which can result in a head forward misalignment that strains the back and spine. One of my favorite resources is the Egoscue Method from Pete Egoscue and his terrific team that has created books, resources, and videos that offer great strategies to maintain proper alignment and stay pain-free for life.
Alkalize and Energize is a powerful mantra and phrase with words of wisdom that offers a medicinal message for each of us. By consuming baking soda and green foods is possible to balance and neutralize excess acidity in our body which is known to cause calcium loss in our bones, joint problems and rob us of our energy. Excess acidity has been linked to excessive stress and unhealthy foods with many consequences that harm our physical and mental health.
Adaptogens and botanicals are often referred to as nootropics or super supplements and are powerful plant-based natural medicines with many profound benefits. Examples include ashwagandha, astragalus, cacao, ginger, ginseng, green tea, maca, medicinal mushrooms, moringa, oregano, saw palmetto, seaweed, and turmeric.
Breathing is obviously key to our health but many people are shallow breathers and deprive their body of the level of oxygen that is desperately need. Many people have also shifted to mouth breathing which is not how we are meant to breathe. Our body is designed for us to breathe mostly through our nose. Unfortunately, so many people have congestion, mucus, and sinus issues from unhealthy foods they consume that they become mouth breathers to get enough air. This leads to a wide variety of health and life issues like shallow breathing, sleep apnea, and snoring. Some of the best solutions are to avoid the unhealthy foods that cause congestion and mucus, to clean our sinuses with a neti pot, and then focus on nasal breath training. Breathing deeply through the nose is so important for health that many cultures focus on breath training via meditation, pranayama, QiGong, and yoga to improve breathing and therefore health.
Exercise is essential for our physical and mental health. We must exercise every day to keep our bones, heart, joints, ligaments, lungs, muscles, and tendons strong and toned. Making our fitness a top priority is one thing we can control and do for ourselves regardless of the crazy state of the world around us. We must maintain our body better than our car because it is the only one we have and it must last our entire life, which could be one hundred years. Keeping our body and brain resilient can help us avoid drugs and surgery which can rob us of our health and wealth. MovNat was created by Erwan Le Corre as a fitness program based on natural movement and can help you begin to rebuild and regain the body you deserve and desire. Rebounding is an easy, fun, and gentle way to exercise and “lymphasize” with profound benefits. Maintaining a yoga practice is a great way to improve our agility, balance, and flexibility.
Great nutrition is the foundation for our happiness and health. We cannot control the world around us but we can control what we put into our mouth. Our emotional, mental, and physical energy determines our happiness, health, and long term well being. Our body is our temple and transportation that requires the proper nutrients to function. Some of the Macro and Micronutrients needed for health and peak performance include Antioxidants, Carbohydrates, Enzymes, Fats, Fiber, Minerals, Phyto-nutrients, Protein, Trace elements, and Vitamins. It is highly recommended you eat nutrient-dense organic whole foods and superfoods. A shortlist includes avocados, berries, fermented foods, fish (small wild-caught), green veggies, hemp, mushrooms, rainbow color veggies, raw nuts, raw seeds, root vegetables, seaweeds, and wild foods. Remember:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates
Intermittent fasting for seniors can be a great idea to help them focus on the quality, quantity, and timing of their meals. Most seniors could be well served to eliminate breakfast which often consists of unhealthy food choices like bagels, cereal, milk, orange juice, toast with jam and yogurt, going for at least 16 to 18 hours without eating and then eating within a six to eight-hour window has powerful health benefits. An example of an optimal time to eat may be no earlier than 10:00 and no later than 18:00. This allows the body time to digest the meals fully and then rest for an extended period of time. Some of the benefits include autophagy, conserving energy, reducing insulin resistance, and enhancing sleep. Some people even extend fasting for a few days. The key to unlocking better health is to reduce sugar intake and shift from being a sugar burner to being a fat burner which can have major health and longevity benefits.
Mental clarity, positive mental attitude, and a resilient mindfulness mindset are key attributes that determine our long term emotional, mental, and physical health and ultimately longevity. We can greatly update and upgrade our physical and mental health through regular meditation practice. The Biology of Beliefs by Bruce Lipton Ph.D. is a great book to help one understand the power of our mind to direct our health and well being. He goes into great detail regarding the power of epigenetics, nocebo, and placebo to, directly and indirectly, determine our outcomes for emotional, mental, and physical health.
Qi Gong and Tai chi are powerful practices that originated in Asia thousands of years ago as a philosophy for holistic healing, health, and lifestyle. They are based on the foundations of acupressure points, chi (energy), and energy meridians (energy transmission lines). Lee Holden has great videos and a website with a wealth of wisdom and helpful information to help baby boomers and savvy seniors learn easy and effective ways to begin a Qi Gong practice. Another excellent resource is the Yoqi Yoga & Qigong series of training videos.
Sleeping like a baby is one of the most important things we can do to boost our energy, health, and immune system. To have a great night’s sleep we must have a prior plan during the day to help ensure a more restorative sleep at night. Simple steps include avoiding late meals, drinking more liquids early in the day and less later in the day, and reducing alcohol consumption and negative media before bedtime. The bedroom should also be cool, dark, and free of all electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, e-readers, tablets, and TVs. Also start wearing blue blocker glasses as soon as the sun goes down to block out blue lights which disrupt our hormones and sleep.
Tender Loving Care (TLC) is an essential part of health and vitality for baby boomers and savvy seniors. Touch for Health and massage can be great ways to move lymph and relax sore muscles. It can also calm our nerves as well as stimulate circulation and healing. Reflexology is a specific form of massage that focuses on acupressure points mostly in the face, feet, and hands to activate and stimulate the energy meridians. Remember to enjoy dancing, humming, laughter, music, and singing several times a day to boost your endorphins.
While we keep hearing the same story about social distancing, washing our hands, and wearing a mask there is so much more we can do to boost our health and immune system with easy natural health modalities. My blogs in 2020 are sharing over 101 great tips to help boost your health, immunity, and resiliency.
My goal is to educate and inform you about better resources and role models to help you during this crazy coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. When people are being overloaded with so much negative news, pandemic projections, and scary statistics it can affect your emotional, mental, and physical health. This blog covers an abundance of helpful and hopeful news and a silver lining in order to stay calm and confident in spite of the chaos around us.
Remember Virus Are Vital Parts of Us
Remember that bacteria and viruses are vital parts of us and our microbiome and have coexisted with us since the beginning of time. We were designed to coexist with bacteria and viruses and even adapt and adopt them as an integral part of us. We actually consist of more nonhuman (bacteria and virus genetic material) than human genetic material. As you study the important role of the microbiome you will learn that humans are about 90% nonhuman material and about 10% human cells.
Passion and Purpose
The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense many hours of research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration for a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Remember, it is up to each of us to boost our immune system by the choices and decisions we make that direct our body and brain to be happy, healthy, holistic, and in harmony or sad, sick, stressed and struggling. You are at the CEO of your life and your decisions will determine the quality of your life now and in the future so it is time to choose to be a victim or the victor during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
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