1 “Avoid the processed white foods.” Food stuff which is processed white carbohydrates such as white bread, bagels, rice, pasta and pizza abnormally raise blood sugar and have very little nutrients. A better choice would be whole-grain products such as whole-grain bread, brown rice – or try pasta made from quinoa or brown rice. However, even these should be in limited quantity.
#2 “Drinking your fruit may be in vogue but it’s far better when you can eat your fruit.” Fruit in its natural form is healthiest. It is filled with fiber and antioxidants with their inherent benefits. When fruit is liquefied, you lose much of the fiber and antioxidants which are in the pulp, also, it increases the concentrated sugar load on your body. An apple a day will keep the doctor away, but a glass of apple juice might not.
#3 “I have hear it said, sitting is the new smoking.” Increase your daily physical activity by moving more every day. Keeping active has many hidden benefits. Aim for 10,000 steps per day – no excused, just as the famous Nike slogan, “Just Do It”.
#4 “Give your body enough sleep.” Aim for seven to eight hours per day. This will allow your body to function, repair and regenerate more effectively. Allowing you to be at your best and ward off many illnesses that are associated with sleep deprivation.
#5 “Cultivate and maintain an attitude of gratitude daily.” Looking at life with a positive attitude can help you deal better with everyday hassles. Sew the crop you want to yield. Remind yourself that from challenges, come opportunities.
#6 “Don’t waste time and energy on the small stuff.” Rather than getting upset over minutia in life; focus on the big-ticket items – health, family, work, religion.
#7 Taking steps to avoid toxins such as GMO’s, tobacco, excess alcohol, BPA, and whenever possible harmful chemicals. Take care of the environment and the environment will take care of you.
#8 “Common sense and prevention is the best intervention.” Vaccinations, such as was seen with the most recent flu vaccine can cause problems and compromise your immune system even further. Contrary to what some of the media hype might lead you to believe. However, there are many natural remedies which are much more safe and extremely effective. The natural or natures method may not be foolproof, but they are very powerful in preventing common illnesses such as influenza, pneumonia, HPV, hepatitis, shingles, diphtheria, etc. Remember these ‘bugs’ are devilishly clever. In fact that is why we now have available a very effective “Stealth Pathogen Program”
#9 “Control the things that are controllable.” Much energy can be spent worrying about those things that are out of our control. If we focus predominantly on the things that are actually within your control, we will be able use our energy more productively.
#10 “Don’t take your work so seriously that it is no longer fun, and don’t take yourself too seriously.” As the inimitable Charlie Chaplin said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
Yours for Better Health, Dr. Shapero
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