Here is Part III of the 12 secrets to health and longevity. In case you missed Part I, I'll repeat the introductory question and comments.
Question: What do I have to do to live a long and healthy life?
Here's my short answer...
Listen, know, and understand that there are keys of knowledge that will help you unlock the secrets to a long and healthy life.
These keys to good nutrition and to healthy eating will open a whole new world of health, life, and vitality to you. I believe you were created by God and destined to live a life of health and prosperity.
To learn the first 8 secrets to health and longevity, you'll have to go back and look at the previous two blog postings dated October 26, 2007. There you will find the first 8 keys to unlocking the door to living a long and healthy life.
Here, now, are the final four secrets to health and longevity...
9. TAKE SOME HIGH QUALITY ORGANIC WHOLE FOOD SUPPLEMENTS
Find some high quality live whole food nutritional supplements that you can add to your diet in order to fill in your nutritional gaps and in order to protect your health and combat the effects of toxins in our environment. I strongly recommend an amazing product called, "The Feast," made by URI International. It has over 70 live whole food greens, vegetables, fruits, and berries in a dry InstaFresh juice powder form. I also recommend the following whole food nutritional supplements that are all very healthy and nutrient dense: barley grass juice, alfalfa leaf juice, wheat grass juice, kelp, Klamath Lake algae, chlorella, spirulina, oat grass juice, carrot juice, noni-juice, mangosteen, wolfberry-goji, acai berry, blackberry, blueberry, pomegranate, bilberry, elderberry, cranberry, flax seed, oat bran, brown rice fiber complex, almond seed, sunflower seed, chia seed, sesame seed, etc. By the way, all of these nutrients are ingredients in "The Feast." You many also be interested in "The Feast - Supercharged," which has some additional energizing berries, seeds, and leaves. It has the same blend of superior ingredients as The Feast, but with six additional energizing ingredients including green tea extract and green coffee bean extract, etc.
I would also strongly recommend these super-powerful live whole food nutritional supplements that I take every day: living probiotics, living Homeostatic Soil Organisms (HSO), all-natural plant based active enzymes, Himalayan crystal salt (full spectrum salt with over 72 trace minerals), GTF chromium, extra virgin organic coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, organic all-natural unheated and unfiltered local honey, and Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar. Each one of these whole food nutritional supplements are powerful life-giving foods that God created to help your body live long and healthy. Add them to your daily diet so that you can receive the incredible health benefits they offer.
If you would like more information on "The Feast" or on any of these other highly recommended nutritional supplements, feel free to contact me at the email address in the left column of this blog. You can also go directly to my website to get more information on these incredibly healthy whole food nutritional supplements offered by URI International. Click on the link at the top of the left column. Or just click here: URI Nutritional Supplements and The FEAST
10. DETOXIFY YOUR BODY AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
Periodically cleanse your body from toxins with these seven types of important cleanses: colon cleanse, liver/goll bladder cleanse, kidney/bladder cleanse, parasite cleanse, heavy metal cleanse, candida cleanse, and a whole-body cleanse. Give yourself a daily dry brush massage after showering. Take a dry sauna or infared sauna to sweat out built-up toxins. Use an air purification system to keep your home air quality healthy. Wash sheets and towels in organic all-natural soap. Get all mercury amalgam fillings and all metal removed from your teeth. Avoid and eliminate antiperspirants, deodorants, sunblocks, toxic cleaning supplies, air fresheners, non-stick cookware, all use of microwave ovens, fluoride toothpastes, fluorescent lighting, dry cleaning, hot tubs, and steam saunas.
11. PRACTICE GIVING AND RECEIVING LOVE; LEARN TO BE FORGIVING AND ACCEPTING; AND BE THANKFUL
Learning to practice and do these things is critical to your health and longevity. Each of these things will have a healthy and positive effect on your health, and they will be health and life to other people. Keeping a positive and thankful attitude will greatly benefit your health. You were created to love and to be loved, so it's critically important for you to learn how to give love and to receive love. One of my spiritual leaders put it this way: "When you get to heaven, God is going to ask you this question - 'Did you learn to love?' What will your answer be?" One big part of loving is learning to forgive others when they hurt you, as well as forgiving yourself when you do something wrong or stupid. Holding on to unforgiveness only leads to poisoning yourself with bitterness. Unforgiveness makes you a prisoner and destroys your life. Refusing to forgive someone is like drinking deadly poison yourself while thinking it's going to hurt the person who offended you. I have read studies that show that unforgiveness and bitterness are actually toxic to the body and can lead to all kinds of major physical health problems, including the big "C-".
Another aspect of loving is learning to accept other people for who they are and as they are. Sure, nobody's perfect, not even you, so it's important to learn to accept yourself and others with all of their shortcomings. We each have our own strengths and weaknesses, and it is wise to learn to accept that about ourselves and others. Finally, it's also important to have a positive and thankful attitude in this life. Look for the good in other people, and give out plenty of sincere compliments. As you've heard since childhood, "Count your many blessings, name them one by one." God loves a cheerful giver who blesses other people and who lives with a grateful heart. Your attitude in this life is critical to your physical health. If you want to live a long and healthy life, you've got to let go of negative attitudes, complaining, and a critical spirit, and you've got to embrace a life of love, forgiveness, acceptance, positive attitudes, and a thankful heart.
12. DEVELOP A CLOSE FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD
King Solomon wrote: "My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity." (Proverbs 3:1-2) This is encouraging us to follow God's ultimate health plan for our lives by holding on to His teaching and keeping His commands. Of course, this begins with a personal relationship with God, through which we grow in a close friendship with Him based on love for Him and our obedience to His commands. When you learn to offer your body as a living sacrifice by following God's ultimate health plan, you'll enjoy a long life, peaceful, abundant, and prosperous life, and you'll be honoring your family and God.