9 Health Principles for a Healthy Lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle can seem complicated. But check out these 9 Basic Health Principles that can bring your body back to optimal health.

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"Living a healthy lifestyle can seem complicated and overwhelming. We may understand one small piece of the healthy lifestyle puzzle like the fact that we need to be moving more than we are sitting, but we could be missing key pieces of information. There is just too much information out there to understand everything as an everyday person.

Luckily, Dr. Joeseph Mercola has created nine basic principles that will help you create a healthy human body environment and influence your body to start its healing process bringing you back to optimal health.

Dr. Mercola is the founder of Mercola.com which is the most popular natural health website on the internet. He's a physician who has treated over 25,000 patients across the world using healthy lifestyle as medicine and preventing or reversing chronic illness. As far as resources go, you can't find a better one.

Principle #1: Drink Pure Water

Our body is made up of mostly water. Get rid of the pop, sports drinks, and fruit juice, drink more water.

Principle #2: Eat Your Veggies

A few ways to do this, salads, juicing or smoothies, fermenting and sprouting.

Principle #3: Burn Fat for Fuel

Healthy fats are a good thing! We choose healthy fats over processed carbs all day every day.

Principle #4: Exercise Less and Gain More Benefits

Are you willing to exercise at higher intensities if you only have to do it for 10 minutes? When combined with more standing, and small movements throughout the day, this routine can work magic!

Principle #5: Enjoy the Sun and Get Your Vitamin D!

Quote “Truly, the health benefits of vitamin D are so astounding that I strongly believe optimizing its levels may be one of the most important things you can do to improve and maintain your health.”

Principle #6: Let Your Gut Flourish

The only thing you need to know is that your gut has more neurons than your brain. It has such an impact on your mood that choosing to destroy it with the M.A.D is choosing to be more depressed.

Principle #7: Clean Your Brain with Sleep

Create a consistent schedule, turn off the electronics, and keep it cool. Sleep benefits need no explanation.

Principle #8: Go Barefoot

The earth is electric, so are our bodies. We need to connect more.

And Principle #9: Avoid These Six False Health Foods

  1. Processed Whole Grains
  2. Natural Sweeteners
  3. Unfermented Soy Products
  4. Vegetable Oils
  5. Most Types of Fish
  6. And Conventional Yogurt

I am not sure if it can get more simple than that!

Here’s to happy and healthy living!"

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