VIEW OF THE WORLD
Everyone interprets his world through the magnification of his own prior experience and happiness is often determined by this interpretation. Consciously intend to perceive the world as loving and sufficient, and you will have a greater chance of finding it so. Happy, positive people live on average 10 years longer than grouchy ones.
When faced with calorie restriction, the body automatically reduces metabolism to ensure survival, which slows weight loss and is the cause of “plateaus”. Consume a low carbohydrate, high protein diet combined with exercise to help increase metabolism after calorie restriction to avoid gaining back lost weight. The combination of protein and exercise signals the body that the crisis is over, and it is safe to burn fat instead of saving it for famine conditions.
HERBS FOR RESPIRATORY
“Herbs that assist in expelling mucus from the throat and lungs include anise, coltsfoot, lobelia, mullein and wild cherry bark. Consider using one or more of these herbs as supplements, teas, or in cough syrups, when congestion is stagnant.
When joint pain is a problem (not current injury related), regular exercise is essential to prevent joint deterioration from lack of muscle use, restriction of movement, pain and excess weight gain. Consider exercising gently (not to the point of injury) to build strength in the weakened, not currently injured joint.