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12 Steps to Health
Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Our goal is to help you achieve optimum health by helping you make educated decisions to take control of your health. If you have a burning desire to change unhealthy lifestyle habits, read on. A healthy lifestyle should become a new permanent way of life and not just a new temporary diet fad. Welcome to more energy, better mood, decreased physical pain and suffering and greater productivity.

STEP 1:
Spend at least five minutes every morning planning your day, visualising exactly what you wish to achieve. Include future plans, your ideal weight, health, job, house, relationship. A healthy mind leads to a healthy body.

12 Steps to Health
Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Our goal is to help you achieve optimum health by helping you make educated decisions to take control of your health. If you have a burning desire to change unhealthy lifestyle habits, read on. A healthy lifestyle should become a new permanent way of life and not just a new temporary diet fad. Welcome to more energy, better mood, decreased physical pain and suffering and greater productivity.

STEP 1:
Spend at least five minutes every morning planning your day, visualising exactly what you wish to achieve. Include future plans, your ideal weight, health, job, house, relationship. A healthy mind leads to a healthy body. 

STEP 2:
Exercise 3-5 times weekly for at least 30 minutes. You should work up a slight sweat and enjoy it. Brisk walking is good, as are the Tibetan rites. Ask Weleda Pharmacy.

STEP 3:
Use a dry, natural bristle brush on dry skin for five minutes daily. Love your body!

STEP 4:
Ensure you have a bowel movement at least once a day without laxatives. Areas that may need attention are: insufficient water, insufficient fibre, liver or gall bladder problems. Ask one of our therapists to advise. The bowel is an organ of habit. You should sit on your throne first thing in the morning until you perform. The colon is like a dog, it needs to be trained to perform daily!

STEP 5:
Drink at least 8 glasses of spring, filtered or bottled water daily.

STEP 6:
Substitute all stimulants, including coffee, tea, fizzy drinks and alcohol with herbal, teas or water. This alone will improve your health significantly.

STEP 7:
Bless your food and chew it well. Food should always be eaten slowly, in a harmonious, relaxed environment, i.e. not in front of the TV, immediately after an argument or vigorous sport and ONLY when you are hungry.

STEP 8:
Supplement daily with the appropriate multi-vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids or drainage remedies. Ask for an assessment sheet at Weleda, or be assessed by one of our therapists. This can impact gently on your life, as soils and foods today are very depleted. Take particular care if you are on medication such as the pill or are vegetarian.

STEP 9:
Get enough sleep. The best quality sleep is obtained between 20h00 and 24h00. If you have erratic sleep patterns, get advice from one of our therapists. There are common reasons for this, usually liver, gall bladder, prostate, bladder problems, or stress, which can easily be remedied.

STEP 10:
Follow your blood type diet. Reduce processed foods, especially stimulants and sugar. Increase fruit and vegetables and protein content according to your blood type and ensure you are getting enough essential fats.

STEP 11:
Eat 3 regular meals a day and two snacks. Ensure one portion is protein. The meal should also include an essential fat in the form of olive oil and seeds. This will help achieve an ideal weight and has major benefits for your health.

STEP 12:
Manage stress by spending at least 30 minutes in quiet contemplation or meditation. Identify sources of stress and eliminate them one by one starting with the worst first. Focus on what is good and right about your life and bless it. What you focus upon will materialise.