The Healthiest Lifestyle

The Key Ingredients

Take a look at the basic ingredients of the healthiest lifestyle. Then watch one of the thought-provoking documentaries linked to below:

Notice the acronym N-E-U-R-O from the The Alzheimer’s Solution book by Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai. (I added the C at end for “Caution”.)

Nutrition:

Emphasize a diet that is Whole Foods Plant Based (Organic when possible)

  • Vegetables-a big variety, especially dark green leafy and cruciferous (like broccoli, cauliflower and kale)
  • Fruits-especially berries
  • Legumes (pinto and black beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas)
  • Whole Grains (brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, whole wheat)
  • Some Nuts and Seeds, Mushrooms and Onions/Garlic, Spices-especially Turmeric

Avoid Animal Products and Processed Foods

  • Avoid Meats, not only red meat but also poultry and fish, and especially processed meats
  • Avoid Dairy, especially high fat (cheese) or with added sugar (ice cream)
  • Avoid Eggs
  • Avoid Highly processed foods that are low in fiber and high is sugar, oil (fats), and salt

Take the vitamins that you may be lacking

  • Vitamin D3 for most people, especially those not regularly exposed to sunlight
  • Vitamin B12 especially for those that eat primarily plant-based

Exercise:

Maintain Physical Activity throughout the day

  • 150-300 hours per week of Moderate Intensity Physical Activity (brisk walking, etc)
  • or 75-150 hours per week of Strenuous Physical Activity (jogging, etc)

Avoid Prolonged Inactivity (sitting more than an hour at a time)

Unwind:

Intentionally Relax and Unwind

Seek Joy and Avoid Negative Stress

Restore:

Encourage Healthy Sleep

Avoid Disturbances to Sleep

Optimize:

Seek Experiences that Strengthen our Mental and Emotional Health

  • Activities that Develop New or Complex Skills
  • Time for Strong Social Connections
  • Meaningful and Purposeful Experiences

Also…Caution:

Stop Harmful Lifestyles

Make Safety a Priority

Watch out for Toxins in our Food and Environment

Keeping in mind these healthy lifestyle ingredients, please enjoy watching at least one of these informative and inspiring documentaries:

Forks Over Knifes has helped millions of people to discover how a healthy lifestyle can treat many common medical conditions. It follows everyday people as they learn to use a whole-food, plant-based diet to improve their health and reverse the underlying causes of their medical conditions. The Forks Over Knives website is also an excellent resource.

What The Health tells a fascinating story surrounding the importance of Plant Based Diets and why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t seem to want people to know about it.

The Game Changers explores how a plant based diet can be part of the quest for ultimate athletic performance. The Game Changers website is also an excellent resource.

Secret Ingredients is a film that shares many powerful stories of people who regained their health after changing to an all organic diet, free of GMOs, and toxic pesticides.

Knowing the risks of a poor lifestyle and the benefits of making healthy choices is a great start. But that knowledge is only helpful if it leads to meaningful action. That’s what we consider on the next page, Healthy Lifestyle Steps.

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