5 Simple Ways to Nurture Your Body

We all have the power to change, just remember that it is a marathon not a sprint. Dr. Mercola believes the key to improve your health and wellness is to facilitate the natural health capacity that all of us have within. This can be done to a remarkable degree through changes in lifestyle, diet and exercise. Fitness Goop is ultimately about the journey to higher health and the unique path we each must take to achieve our goals for a happier healthier life with friends and family. After all, this is truly what we all want in life.  Therefore, it is important to take responsibility for your own health by nurturing your body.
Here are just 5 tenets of “nurturing” that are easy for everyone to incorporate into their daily life and to improve your health:
1. Drink Lemon Water Daily: Ideally drink 8 ounces of room temperature clean, pure water and the juice from ½ of a lemon first thing in the morning to help neutralize acidity in the body. Then drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated and flush toxins from your system. Click here to read more about balancing the pH in your body.
2. Change Your Oil: Fats are a basic component of nutrition (just like water, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals) and necessary for normal body function and can aid to improve your health. Not only does fat supply us with energy, it promotes cell growth, protects all vital organs, and assists anti-inflammatory fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K do their jobs.  And very importantly for women, fat regulates hormones. Consuming raw oils insures fats are in their pure state. Processed oils may contain chemicals; genetically engineered corn, soy or canola; or may have been exposed to high temperatures that oxidize the oils. Oxidation creates free radicals that can prematurely age and damage cells. Coconut oil, avocados, olives, olive oil, butter, flax, chia, seeds and nuts are examples of nurturing raw oils.  All these fats are low in carbs and do not impair insulin. Try to eat a variety of raw oils daily for maximum benefits. Read more...

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