Balance – the principal of health
Various aspects should be considered when trying to determine your state of health. The most important is the central nervous system. It is situated in the brain. All the organs in the body are dependent on a constant supply of nerve impulses to regulate them. The central nervous system can easily become overactive by the consuming of stimulants such as caffeine. The odd cup of coffee or tea should not pose a problem. Most people enjoy the mental lift they feel when drinking coffee, so, one cup a day is no the norm. A healthy diet to nourish the brain is of utmost importance. Potassium rich foods such as bananas, almonds, honey and white fish are very beneficial. Then, rest. We do not appreciate the value of rest in our overall health. People have this notion that they have to be constantly on the move, or entertained. They regard quiet peace as boring. As they walk into their homes, on goes the radio or TV. Same happens in the car – on goes the radio or CD player, on goes the cell phone. People talk too much! They will only know how much nervous energy is lost through speech if they purposely keep quiet. For fun, observe a bit of quiet time in the home or in the car. You are allowed to look and smile at your participants! Not talk! Rest also in the form of sleep needs to be given attention. When we sleep the body comes to rest, blood pressure drops, breathing slows, body temperature drops, our muscles relax. Learning how to deal with emotional ups and downs to enable us to relax is the key to a healthy central nervous system. You can think of your car as the communication system of the body.
How good is your blood? Remember, your blood carries all the vital nutrients to ensure healthy organs. The life energy of the body is the blood and the lymph. Oxygen is carried to all the organs, notably the brain, via the blood. Each and every cell in the body is nourished by the nutrients found in healthy blood. At the same time, the blood carries away toxins, waste products, bacteria and carbon dioxide. These products are carried in the blood to various organs who then dispose of them. Healthy blood requires healthy food to make more of it. Pregnant and menstruating women should take good care of their nutritional requirements as they are at risk of becoming anemic. It is interesting that bright green and bright red vegetables and fruits help to build red blood cells. Alfalfa sprouts together with oats and honey have long been regarded as wonderful helpers to restore the blood.