Have you ever experienced random issues with your PC? What do you do when it starts to run slow, frequently hangs up or simply refuses to respond to any amount of angry keyboard knocking? You probably reboot your system. Infact rebooting your machine is the first rule of troubleshooting.
Bizarre as this may sound, the human body is a lot like a PC where multiple functions are being processed at the same time in a well orchestrated manner. However, years of abuse will cause the body to become toxic causing the well calibrated human machinery to finally slow down and shut. Dr. Mark Hyman in his blog http://drhyman.com/blog states, “When our detoxification system is overwhelmed, it gets overloaded. That’s when we start developing symptoms and getting sick”. So the answer is simple; reboot your body like you would a machine, correct?
Now this is where the human body differs substantially from a computer; a simple “restart” button just won’t do the trick. After all, it took us years of misuse and bad habit to get us here. Ridding our body of toxins and disease will require a paradigm shift. It will require a lifestyle change.
Getting out of a rut requires slow yet consistent efforts. Start with making one small change a day; for e.g. pledge to avoid all kinds of sugars for the day, or eat only fruits and vegetables, drink 12 glasses of water, exercise 5 days a week, avoid alcohol and so forth. Whatever the case may be, make the effort to make one small change, and then stick with it. According to an old adage, “Birds of the same feather flock together”. Habits are like birds. One bad habit will attract more of its kind as will a good one.
Here is my pledge. I pledge to eat small meals constituting fruits and salads with healthier snack options. So now over to you; which habit will you be sacrificing or adopting?