The World Health Organization (WHO) states that, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease.” So, if you think about it, modern life is hard on all these aspects of your health — including, gut health.
The entire digestive tract is affected by emotional stress, the foods you eat, food intolerances, medication, irritants, toxins, antibiotics, disturbances in your sleep, past emotional traumas, your spirituality, your ability to relax, your beliefs, and your biomes.
Hence, it’s not just food or exercise that impact your health.
Everything you do, eat, and think has an effect on your total state of wellness because they’re all integrated!
This might be why you often hear the term integrative health today.
Let’s talk about the areas that most integrative health experts agree have the greatest impact on your overall health. Avoiding disease, yes, of course, but looking, feeling, and being your best.
Here they are:
- Social connections
- Exposure to toxins
Allow me to simplify this…
Every choice you make either repairs, destroys, or maintains your current state of health.
The latest science reveals we don’t have to be victims of our genes. They’re not unchangeable! Just because your mom or dad didn’t age as well as you’d like to doesn’t mean that is your fate. The fact is we’ve got more control over our health and wellness (and lifespan) than ever before.
From now on, stop and ask yourself if the actions you take and the decisions you make, daily, reflect what you know about good health.
I’m guessing… not so much.
So, it’s time for you to take action! Get out a pen and a piece of paper. This needs to be in your own handwriting because of the neurological effect it will have, okay? Take time to do this as it’s very important. And then, write down the following numbers with their corresponding words…
- Emotion or past traumas
- Social connections/community
- Exposure to toxins
Now, looking at your list, focus on two areas.
I trust you’re already focusing on nutrition, and, hopefully, on exercise, too. But if you’re not, one of the first areas you need to laser in on is exercise.
Pick these two main areas right now. Highlight them, put an asterisk next to the number, or whatever works for you. And today, you’ll commit to learning more about these particular areas!
But where / how do you start?
First, listen to the podcast (below) that goes into far more detail on this subject (including, a very personal story on how I turned my health around)…
Fourth, pick up your set of PUSH Journals! They have helped change the game for 250K people! In those journals, you’ll find an amazing system that is geared toward helping you discern which areas of your life need the most improvement! And then, give you the tools to crush them!