We cannot be in control of all that is happening in the world right now but trust me there has never been a better time to optimise your health and get your body into the best possible state and I am doing whatever I can to get you through this physically, mentally and emotionally. I am doing regular videos and live energy healing sequences on Facebook – just 10 or 15 minutes a day. I’m talking about what I’m cooking up as my ‘quarantine cuisine’ to keep me healthy.
It’s a great opportunity to connect each day and let you know what I’m doing to keep sane and balanced! Let’s support each other.
In our Members Area I have been making videos and putting up recipes that are specifically relevant to the situation we are in. There are exercises to help with your breathing, ways to boost your energy and immune system and exercises to boost your lung health. There are numerous workouts from Lindsey that you can do at home (I’ve also shared a few of these on my Facebook page for you) and there are some great recipes that use ingredients that are good for you and are what you should be eating at this time.
I want to share with you the things that I feel are beneficial right now and that will nourish you. I understand times are surreal and our priorities have to change, and a healthy body and healthy mind should absolutely be a top priority right now.
What I use daily….
Turmeric is an amazing natural herb that works wonders for so many ailments and has been shown to ease pain in the body, particularly arthritis pain, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It’s great to help the liver detoxify by enhancing liver function, boost blood circulation, and even help prevent ulcers due to the antiseptic properties. Its anti-inflammatory properties are important to keep lungs and respiratory system healthy. You don’t have to take supplements you can use it in cooking, turmeric tea is great to drink daily.
Vitamin D is critical too, and most of us are lacking in it, in the UK particularly we simply don’t get enough sunshine and end up depleted. Vitamin D is essential in the body to make proper use of calcium for stronger bones and teeth and maintain a healthy immune system. It’s incredibly important again for lung health and reducing inflammation.
Drink Kefir – we know that good immunity starts with the gut and eating/drinking kefir is the way to get dozens of beneficial micro-organisms. It can help with digestive problems, obesity and of course it helps to boost immunity. I have it daily. It might take some getting used to as a flavour but it’s worth it as it’s so essential for a healthy immune system and gut.
Apple Cider Vinegar certainly does have important health benefits, especially for blood sugar and weight control. Studies have shown that it can increase levels of lactobacillus and bifidobacterial bacteria which is beneficial for the lining of the large intestine and of course for our guts. It has anti-inflammatory properties and can balance the body’s pH level. If you don’t fancy sipping it on its own, then use it in salad dressings.
Practice being healthy and conscientious each day
You are only as good or successful – as your practices. What are you practising? Are you practising being healthy, or unhealthy? If you are practising being unhealthy – guess what you will be very good at! Guess where the culmination of those practices will get you at the end of this isolation…absolutely not to where you want to be!
You don’t have to be “perfect”…. You DO have to have some kind of daily routine. I promise you it will help. The thing that will change everything is that when you get derailed you don’t beat yourself up and go on the ‘downward spiral’, you acknowledge the reality of what you’re doing and then you make a NEW choice. What you do MOST of the time during this time of lockdown will determine how healthy you are – or not.
Try and get some fresh air every day, even if it is just 10 minutes outside. Better to get your body moving, take a walk, walk the dog, or do one of Lindsey’s great workout videos at home. Just 10 minutes of high intensity movement 2 or 3 times a week will make the difference. Exercise will boost your feel good chemicals and keep you on a positive track.
Eat the food that LOVE you and will take care of you
Eating the rainbow is an important step to take – an antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Adding antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables to your diet each day will strengthen your ability to fight infection and disease, it will add more taste and interest to your diet AND it will help keep your gut healthy. Aim for as many portions of fruit and vegetables per day as is possible, one or two portions of each colour per day is a good goal to strive for, in the ratio of three vegetables to one fruit. It’s not just fruit and vegetables that offer a rainbow of antioxidants and health-giving benefits, try adding green tea, olives, cacao, coconut, kidney beans, turmeric, ginger, coriander, basil, parsley and cinnamon to your menu!
Take Care of Your GUT
We know that good bacteria are lifesaving and life giving. A diet of highly processed foods has been linked to a less diverse gut community and an overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria will make you crave the wrong foods, triggering inflammation. Keep your gut flora fit by cutting back on refined carbohydrates and too much animal protein. Eat an assortment of foods to encourage a more varied metropolis in your belly.
You can take control by feeding your microbiome the right foods, some great dietary sources are: organic free range eggs, liver, fish, nut and seed oils, yoghurt and kefir, fermented vegetables, sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, sprouted grains, kombucha, coconut oil and high fibre foods such as artichokes, green peas, lentils, black and lima beans, almonds, raspberries, and apples.
Be AWARE of Your Thoughts and Actions particularly now
Every thought matters. Your fatness, your anxiety, your despair….all this is the result of the compound effect of all your thoughts and behaviours. Know your addictions, you’re your fears and understand your triggers, be AWARE of your ingrained habits and each time you are going to eat something you know is bad for you or continue eating and eating and eating because you’ve blown it anyway so you might as well go all out …just STOP, slow down your thinking, take a deep breath and be AWARE. Every time you feel yourself spiralling into anxiety, listening to the bad news too much, Googling symptoms etc. your internal voice will try and take you down a hole, but YOU CAN ALWAYS say no to it and follow a different path – you have the power. This is where my Facebook videos will help you, they are FREE so please join me and take a look at my techniques that will stop you spiralling into emotional turmoil.
TAP The Triangle Sequence Every Day
You can use this ‘triangle’ tapping technique to collapse negativity, to prevent negativity before it occurs, to calm yourself if you are feeling anxious, and to generally get your energy in a good place – so get into the habit of doing the sequence every morning and every evening before you go to sleep AND use it in any moment to stop yourself sabotaging your desires, or going into overwhelm. It’s a great thing to use to break a cycle and get you back into awareness and back on track.