Do you have a goal to get healthy naturally? It’s a great goal to have, but do you know how to do it? That’s what I want to explore here and over the next few weeks.
A lot of people are sick. Maybe not visibly sick, like with a cold or the flu, or with a major chronic disease like cancer or diabetes, though far too many are. They are sick as in they are not healthy.
How did we as a society become so unhealthy? I think it is because we have chosen to distance ourselves from nature. When you choose to get back closer to nature then I believe you will be able to get healthy naturally.
How to Get Healthy Naturally
One of the best things that you can do is to get outside at the beginning of the day and / or at the end of the day.
I go outside every morning right after sunrise, just as the sun clears the trees, and walk or stand barefoot in the grass. For the first hour and last hour that the sun is up every day, the UV index is 0. The UV radiation doesn’t get through when the sun is low in the sky, so you are safe from it. Soak up all of the sun you can at this time.
I walk barefoot in the grass to have an electrical connection with the ground. I spend most of my day indoors working on my computer, insulated from the ground. When you do that, you build up a charge from the air, the computer, and anything else you might touch. An electrical connection with the ground sinks that charge.
It works the same as the ground terminal works in an electrical circuit. Devices and appliances that pull very much current have that third prong on their electrical plug so that if something happens then the current will go straight to the ground (usually literally), which can take it all safely.
Grounding out your body for 15 minutes every day can help to reduce inflammation and all of the other effects of storing a bad charge in your body, which are essentially the same as for free radicals.
There are many other positive effects of spending time outside every morning or evening. You get fresh air and natural light, both of which can help improve your mood and increase your ability to think clearly.
Unnatural Leads to Unhealthy
As I said before, I believe that the farther away we get from nature, the farther we get from health.
Air conditioning, fluorescent light and fabricated building materials aren’t going to keep you healthy.
As much as you make like them, pizza, french fries and chocolate chip cookies aren’t going to make you healthy.
Synthetic food, chemically treated food and chemically treated water aren’t going to keep you healthy either.
The Hazards of Being Indoors
As a whole, we spend way too much time indoors with the windows closed. You are breathing processed air. I remember hearing a few times that indoor air quality is usually much worse than it is outdoors. Your air becomes contaminated with the chemicals you use in your home. Since your windows and doors are kept closed, the air doesn’t get exchanged well enough with the outside.
You are reading by artificial light. It causes eye strain which can lead to fatigue and headaches. I figured out a long time ago that I can read, especially small print, a whole lot easier by natural sunlight than by any kind of manufactured light.
There are a lot of issues with those great new building materials that your house was built from. The chemicals used to treat it can affect your air quality. The dead or artificial materials insulate you from the grounding effect that I talked about above.
Is Your Food Natural?
Just about everything you eat that is unhealthy is also unnatural. It has been processed in some way or is outright artificial. Sugar is bad for you. Actually, sugar isn’t bad. There is plenty of sugar in fruit. It is unhealthy when processing has removed all of the nutritional benefit. Flour is unhealthy for the same reason.
If your food comes in a box or in a can then you should consider it questionable. It is processed in some way to remove natural components or to add artificial components. It is best to avoid them.
The Only Way to Get Healthy is to Get Healthy Naturally
I already suggested that you go outside for at least 15 minutes every morning at sunrise or evening at sunset. Slip your shoes off and get your feet into the dirt or grass. You get to soak up UV-free sunlight, breathe cleaner air, and ground out your body.
It doesn’t cost you a single penny.
Get Healthy Naturally With Real Food
The rest of the things that you can improve will cost you a little. Real food costs more than fake food. I don’t know why, it doesn’t make much sense to me, but it does. But it doesn’t have to cost that much more.
By real food I mean fruits and vegetables for the most part. I am gradually shifting my time at the grocery store away from the aisles and toward the produce department.
The nice thing about eating a salad is that you can eat as much as you want. Diet plans limit all of the other foods that you can eat but I have never seen one that limits the amount of vegetables that you can have.
How to Stay Healthy Naturally
There is nothing special that you have to do to get healthy naturally. It’s all about your lifestyle. So once you are healthy again, all you do to stay healthy is keep doing what you’re doing.
Special diets that require you to eat certain foods for a short time are not the answer. You want to make lasting changes, changes that will sustain your throughout the rest of your life. You need to learn new habits of eating and living.
Since you still probably want to live indoors and you still have to work indoors, over the next few weeks I’ll talk about technologies that help to bring the natural environment indoors so that you can stay healthy without selling your house and living like a hermit in a cave somewhere, though there are times that does sound appealing.
What Do You Think?
Do you want to get healthy naturally? There really isn’t any other way. Artificial chemicals usually do more harm than good. What does health mean for you? Share your thoughts in a comment below then let your followers on social media know about this post. It is greatly appreciated.