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Eat Yourself Healthy

Why putting off your health today, will make tomorrow harder

Why putting off your health today, will make tomorrow harder

The healthy habits we should practice each day, to create a healthy tomorrow.

I often get asked what are the most important things we need to do in order to be healthy and my response is always the same…

‘It’s the little things we do each day that will determine our health tomorrow’

A few weeks ago I was out to lunch with one of my ‘not so healthy’ friends.  He drinks too much coffee, smokes, works too hard and does little to no exercise, except for the kind of weight lifting that involves putting a few too many schooners to his lips.  You could say my friend has adopted the classic approach of ‘putting off today til tomorrow’, when it comes to his health.  Perhaps this is because he has convinced himself that everything else is far more urgent than making the little changes to his health today, he knows would make all the difference to his life down the track.   So as my friend tucked into his bacon and egg roll and 2nd cafe latte for the day,  we got talking about health, which inevitably tends to happen whenever I share a meal with a friend.  He asked me for some suggestions on what he could do to ‘get healthy’ before proudly announcing he was thinking about going on a ‘health kick until March’ – at the time we met for lunch, March was only 4 weeks away…

His comment got me thinking about something I am genuinely fascinated by – that being the notion that being healthy is something you only do some of the time, as opposed to adopting healthy habits every day.  So I posed a question in response to my friend’s resolution to attain ‘short term health’ and asked what he hoped to achieve by embarking on a healthier diet and lifestyle until March.  “Well…to feel good I guess and maybe to lose my tummy so I don’t have a heart attack someday”. My response  – “So if your goal is to ‘feel good and prevent a heart attack years down the track, wouldn’t you need to change your current diet and lifestyle habits for good, rather than through to  March?”, silence from my friend across the table, as he contemplated this concept.

IF you have not noticed, the tag line on the banner of my blog reads – ‘Feel good every day’.  The reason for my choice of words is simple – I believe one of the greatest gifts we can experience in this life is just that.  Feeling good every day, or the best part of, is our body’s way of telling us things are in sync and in my view, that translates to being able to do the things we want to do, when we want, as opposed to being limited by our state of health.  What’s more, feeling physically well will largely influence our inner happiness.  So if the sensation of feeling good is something humans strive to experience and our physical and emotional health is largely responsible for this, then why do so many of us struggle to do the things each day, we know will keep us healthy?  Why are so many of us prone to applying healthy habits only some of the time? For many doing the little things each day we know will keep our body fit and well is a source of inner turmoil and angst.  Could it be that we simply become overwhelmed by the mere THOUGHT of making change and instead of ACTING to do so, put it off for another day when we think we will have the time and drive to do so?  The truth is, that perfect day usually never comes, so it would be far simpler to start with putting one foot in front of the other, making one small change  to our health each and every day.  Eventually all those little changes will add up to become long term habits, changing the course of our health for life.  How exciting would that be?

In my view ‘HEALTH = LIFE’. Without our health we lose the ability to experience life to the fullest. Losing our health to a debilitating illness or disease (and the ensuing impact on every aspect of our life), is far harder than  practicing healthy habits each day.   We hear the common phenomena, that it is not until we lose something we have taken for granted, that we grasp its true value and our health is no exception.  I once came across a quote that read “Why when we are challenged to survive, do we give ourselves permission to truly live” …..In other words, fundamental shifts are usually born out of a life changing moment, usually triggered by some form of loss or hardship.  Waiting until we develop a preventable illness or disease to decide to change our diet and lifestyle habits, is all too often the catalyst for change, rather than living our life to prevent ill health.

The human body is actually designed to be naturally healthy, but our state of health is a product of our environment.  The choices we make each day in relation to our diet and lifetsyle will shape our health and body, into what it is today as well as down the track.  Should we feed our body with unhealthy food and live an unhealthy lifestyle with too much stress, we are likely to esculate the risk towards developing a preventable disease.  But the good news is and perhaps the most remarkable function of the human body, is it’s innate ability to repair and recover.  But this is dependant on us creating the necessary environment for healing to occur.  So no matter what point you are at with your health, or what stage you are in life, it is never too early or too late to make little changes each day to ensure better health tomorrow.

It is the little things we do each day that will determine how we feel and function tomorrow.

Just remember….time waits for no man, so strike while the iron is hot, because there is no time like the present  and putting off today til tomorrow will only make life harder… I think you get my drift!  So get on that horse and get going, you have the rest of your life ahead of you so make it your best one!

What is your attitude to your health?  Is it something you think about consciously or put it to the back of your mind?  If so what do you think stops you from making healthy changes?

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25 Comments
  1. Im so glad to hear of your success on the EYH program Jenny! Comments like this make my job truly worthwhile! Congratulations on taking the steps to change your health, your body will thank you for it 🙂

  2. Im so glad to hear of your success on the EYH program Jenny! Comments like this make my job truly worthwhile! Congratulations on taking the steps to change your health, your body will thank you for it 🙂

  3. I thought I had always been pretty healthy but doing your ‘Eat Yourself Healthy in 28 Days’ program was a great training process for me. I know my diet is much healthier now and I do feel great everyday. Thanks.

  4. I thought I had always been pretty healthy but doing your ‘Eat Yourself Healthy in 28 Days’ program was a great training process for me. I know my diet is much healthier now and I do feel great everyday. Thanks.

  5. Hi Cherie the detox organs of the body – the kidney, bowel, liver, lymphatics for instance, are naturally designed to process and eliminate toxins, but when they become overloaded with too many toxins, due to poor diet, environmenta & household chemicals, medications, alcohol, cigarettes, coffee etc, they are placed under excess stress and do not function as optimally. By taking specific nutritional supplements containing a combination of herbs, vitamins and amino acids etc, these work to assist in stimulating these detox organs to off load the accumulated toxins more efficiently. You only need to do this twice a year – a little like taking your car in for its annual service or spring cleaning your home and in between time, eat clean, healthy, nutritious foods to assist in maintaining your digestive function.

    You can find a whole lot of information about which foods to eat for detox and healthy digestion as well as the detox pack in my e-book http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/e-book/ I hope this helps explain the detox process and its purpose,

    Take care
    Sally

  6. Hi Cherie the detox organs of the body – the kidney, bowel, liver, lymphatics for instance, are naturally designed to process and eliminate toxins, but when they become overloaded with too many toxins, due to poor diet, environmenta & household chemicals, medications, alcohol, cigarettes, coffee etc, they are placed under excess stress and do not function as optimally. By taking specific nutritional supplements containing a combination of herbs, vitamins and amino acids etc, these work to assist in stimulating these detox organs to off load the accumulated toxins more efficiently. You only need to do this twice a year – a little like taking your car in for its annual service or spring cleaning your home and in between time, eat clean, healthy, nutritious foods to assist in maintaining your digestive function.

    You can find a whole lot of information about which foods to eat for detox and healthy digestion as well as the detox pack in my e-book http://www.www.flatseven.org/sallyjoseph/e-book/ I hope this helps explain the detox process and its purpose,

    Take care
    Sally

  7. I thought your internal organs were all self cleansing, how can you detox your internal organs. How does it work, this detox thing. How does it “cleanse”?

  8. I thought your internal organs were all self cleansing, how can you detox your internal organs. How does it work, this detox thing. How does it “cleanse”?

  9. HI LIv

    The Rejuvenex gut and bowel detox formula contains a rice protein powder as a base so it will tend to satisfy your appetite for 45 minutes to 1.5 hrs, after which time I recommend you eat a small meal before lunch. A hard boiled egg with mashed avaocado on a couple of rice cakes or gluten free toast or an omlette would be a good option. Good luck with the program. Sal

  10. HI LIv

    The Rejuvenex gut and bowel detox formula contains a rice protein powder as a base so it will tend to satisfy your appetite for 45 minutes to 1.5 hrs, after which time I recommend you eat a small meal before lunch. A hard boiled egg with mashed avaocado on a couple of rice cakes or gluten free toast or an omlette would be a good option. Good luck with the program. Sal

  11. Hi Sally,

    Thanks for all this information, it’s very helpful.

    I’m just about to start the detox supplement program you recommended. With the rejuvenex powder, do I have additional breakfast on top of that or will the powder mixed with water and berries be enough? I usually have a rice protein shake with almond milk and berries.

    Thank you
    Liv

  12. Hi Sally,

    Thanks for all this information, it’s very helpful.

    I’m just about to start the detox supplement program you recommended. With the rejuvenex powder, do I have additional breakfast on top of that or will the powder mixed with water and berries be enough? I usually have a rice protein shake with almond milk and berries.

    Thank you
    Liv

  13. HI Liv balancing your hormones after coming off the pill can vary from person to person, but on average it can take around 3 cycles – depending on whether you are incorporating any nutritional or herbal supplements or dietary changes in the process.

    My advice is to always start with a liver and bowel cleanse – as you read this in my e-book – eat yourself healthy in 28 days. But aside from implementing the dietary changes I recommend in my ebook, its likely your digestive system needs a little helping hand.

    You can address this a few ways, depending how thorough you want to be.
    I recommended starting with the liver and bowel supplement program – to detox your liver and bowel and improve your digestion of fats, carbs and proteins, as well as taking a quality probiotic. You can read more about this by following these links –
    http://www.sallyjoseph.com.au/cart/product-details.php?g_ProductID=665
    http://www.sallyjoseph.com.au/cart/product-details.php?g_ProductID=471

    Our liver function influences our hormonal balance, so if it’s in need of a good clean out – especially after taking the pill for all those years, then your hormones will be effected. The pill also damages our intestinal flora colonies so topping these up with a quality pro biotic such as the one above, will also improve your skin.
    If your still experiencing break outs after trying this then its likely your oestrogen to progesterone balance needs further work, so shoot me a message through my blog and I can offer some further advice.
    take care

    Sally

  14. HI Liv balancing your hormones after coming off the pill can vary from person to person, but on average it can take around 3 cycles – depending on whether you are incorporating any nutritional or herbal supplements or dietary changes in the process.

    My advice is to always start with a liver and bowel cleanse – as you read this in my e-book – eat yourself healthy in 28 days. But aside from implementing the dietary changes I recommend in my ebook, its likely your digestive system needs a little helping hand.

    You can address this a few ways, depending how thorough you want to be.
    I recommended starting with the liver and bowel supplement program – to detox your liver and bowel and improve your digestion of fats, carbs and proteins, as well as taking a quality probiotic. You can read more about this by following these links –
    http://www.sallyjoseph.com.au/cart/product-details.php?g_ProductID=665
    http://www.sallyjoseph.com.au/cart/product-details.php?g_ProductID=471

    Our liver function influences our hormonal balance, so if it’s in need of a good clean out – especially after taking the pill for all those years, then your hormones will be effected. The pill also damages our intestinal flora colonies so topping these up with a quality pro biotic such as the one above, will also improve your skin.
    If your still experiencing break outs after trying this then its likely your oestrogen to progesterone balance needs further work, so shoot me a message through my blog and I can offer some further advice.
    take care

    Sally

  15. Hi Sally,

    I was wondering if you could recommend some vitamins/supplements to take after coming off the pill to balance hormones?
    I started the pill when i was 16 for cramping but I wasnt properly informed about the effects it has. I’m now 23 and determined to stay off it but everytime I do my skin breaks out.
    My diet is really healthy and i follow most of the eating plans in your book.

    Thank you!

  16. Hi Sally,

    I was wondering if you could recommend some vitamins/supplements to take after coming off the pill to balance hormones?
    I started the pill when i was 16 for cramping but I wasnt properly informed about the effects it has. I’m now 23 and determined to stay off it but everytime I do my skin breaks out.
    My diet is really healthy and i follow most of the eating plans in your book.

    Thank you!

  17. Hello Bri, my pleasure, I am glad you are enjoying the blog, stay tuned for more of where that came from 🙂

    in regards to a multi B complex / multi vitamin, I use the Bioceuticals Multi essentials or womens essentials by Bioceuticals.

    http://www.sallyjoseph.com.au/cart/product-details.php?g_ProductID=476

    http://www.sallyjoseph.com.au/cart/product-details.php?g_ProductID=550

    Take care.

    Sally

  18. Hello Bri, my pleasure, I am glad you are enjoying the blog, stay tuned for more of where that came from 🙂

    in regards to a multi B complex / multi vitamin, I use the Bioceuticals Multi essentials or womens essentials by Bioceuticals.

    http://www.sallyjoseph.com.au/cart/product-details.php?g_ProductID=476

    http://www.sallyjoseph.com.au/cart/product-details.php?g_ProductID=550

    Take care.

    Sally

  19. Hi Sally,

    Thank-you for all your sound advice it is both motivating and inspiring. I was just wondering what brand or particular type of vitamin B/multi mineral supplement would you recommend?

    Bri

  20. Hi Sally,

    Thank-you for all your sound advice it is both motivating and inspiring. I was just wondering what brand or particular type of vitamin B/multi mineral supplement would you recommend?

    Bri

  21. Yay! I am so happy to hear that Farah! That was part of my inspiration for writing on this topic this week, as our relationship with ourself and our attitude to our health and body is so influencial when it comes to the choices we make with our food and lifetsyle. Sometimes just a gentle reminder is all it takes to bring us back to reality and be present with our health rather always projecting it into the future and putting things off 🙂
    x

  22. Yay! I am so happy to hear that Farah! That was part of my inspiration for writing on this topic this week, as our relationship with ourself and our attitude to our health and body is so influencial when it comes to the choices we make with our food and lifetsyle. Sometimes just a gentle reminder is all it takes to bring us back to reality and be present with our health rather always projecting it into the future and putting things off 🙂
    x

  23. This article is so motivating. Your tips a great Nice and short and easy to follow! I think about healthy options all the time but I struggle to put things into action consistently! Thats why reading this article gets me back on track!

    xx

  24. This article is so motivating. Your tips a great Nice and short and easy to follow! I think about healthy options all the time but I struggle to put things into action consistently! Thats why reading this article gets me back on track!

    xx

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