Dr Olson’s advice for a healthy 2015
To create the best You, I offer the following advice:
- Eat whole and fresh food.
- Eat good fats olive, coconut, avocado, fish.
- Avoid processed predigested packaged foods.
- Allow a few times a week 12-17 hours between meals. Do not snack between dinner and breakfast.
- Consider using prebiotics and probiotics and avoiding wheat, cow meat and cow dairy. Especially if you have been treated with antibiotics, have bloating, achy joints, autoimmune and mood issues.
- Exercise every day by walking and/or doing yoga. Schedule exercise in your day.
- Sleep 7 hours. If you snore check to see if you have sleep apnea. Melatonin helps sleep be more restorative and re-establishes loss of circadian rhythm.
- Brush and floss to keep gum inflammation to a minimum.
- Check your posture as you work, walk, drive, and hang out.
- Take time to be with yourself and focus your attention on your breath.
- Be with people that are nurturing to you with whom you can be who you are.
- Be kind to the innocent and the weak.
- Have impeccable speech – this is particularly crucial now that we cohabitate with other world citizens.
- Practice right action. How would you like your obituary to read?
- Try and do your best with your work and your family, and friends. Find and learn from inspiring mentors.
- Limit negative input from people and the news.
- Be compassionate and forgiving of yourself. No one is perfect, we all have made mistakes and poor choices, and we all have some childhood trauma that holds us back. Let go of old thinking patterns that interfere with your fearlessness. Don’t miss the chance to express in this life all that you are meant to do.
- Practice doing more with less.
- Be mindful in your endeavors and express gratitude generously.
- Lastly, be discerning of your health care. Find competent trained board certified professionals who offer not just knowledge, but heart and wisdom. There are many wannabe endocrine/health experts out there.