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Dr. Andrew Weil's Optimal Health, my experience

Saturday, February 27, 2016

When I started reading the book, it was with the idea that I would follow the course until my end date of my nutritional program. ( April 30) What I found is that I am doing most of the program now, and can easily incorporate the ideas, fully, into my program now. It is the spiritual aspects that I found I was missing from my program. I am going to recommit to faith group on Tuesday, and use the quiet time for written prayer. I realize that the book was written almost ten years ago, but it was a nice reminder of what I am doing, and it was validation.
Optimal health
Projects:
Clean pantry, rid of non-plan food.( check)
Use olive oil, coconut oil ( check)
Avoid trans food, partially hydrogenated fats ( check)
Clean drinking water. ( husband has agreed to install a water filter on the kitchen sink. I will get a britta filter for the work water, and a hot pot at my desk)
Organic food- as much as I can afford and find locally. ( sorta check)
Avoid toxic energy- I don’t have an electric blanket, use the microwave sparingly, bedroom is pretty sleep hygienic. ( check)
Sweat bathing/sauna- I am looking for one in town.
Take a tonic ( milk thistle)( check)
Service work
Diet::
Broccoli, salmon ( check)
Eat more fresh vegetables, fruit ( check)
( whole grains, and soy do not work for me)
Drink green tea ( check)
Use garlic and ginger when cooking ( check)
Add greens to diet ( check)
Supplements:
Betacaroteene, ( antioxidant formula) ( check)
Selenium ( check)
Vit C
chromium ( check)
Exercise:
Walk, 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week ( check)
Stretching/yoga- I bought it, now I need to do it.
Mental/spiritual:
Breathing exercises
Enjoy flowers, parks, art, music- ongoing effort
Exclude media news ( check)
Human relations, connectedness
Intermittent fasting ( check)
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  • HDEGMD
    Good for you. Keep it up.
    1362 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    You're rolling along! Good job.
    1362 days ago
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