The majority of people are chronically dehydrated. For the body to regenerate, detox, and heal, drinking enough pure water is an absolute condition. Eliminate sugary drinks and sodas, and make sure you drink at least 8 x 8-ounce glasses of water every day, starting in the morning. A fresh lemon combined with at least two glasses helps you hydrate even better.
We’ve been misinformed about the need to eat three or more times per day. Cellular and mitochondrial regeneration (and the cascade effects of inflammation and pain) is vastly accelerated when the body is not constantly digesting nutrients. Try to eat within an eight-hour window, and when your body adjusts, shoot for a six-hour window.
Regular and plentiful sleep is a precondition to healing. Make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep on average. Some people can manage with six to seven hours, but avoid long stretches of sleep deprivation if you want to heal your body.
Dramatically reduce sugar, wheat, pasta, rice, and packaged foods, most of which hide industrially processed sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates. Focus on whole foods, healthy fats (olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, avocado…) and avoid processed vegetable oils.
It’s easy to say that you need to reduce stress, but if you flip this message around and tell yourself that it’s important to engage in at least two things every day that you love, whether it’s spending time with the people that give you energy, or engaging in hobbies and activities that you genuinely enjoy, the problem often takes care of itself.
Dragging yourself to the gym against your will can increase the stress level if you don’t enjoy the activity. Make sure you enjoy the movement you commit to – whether it’s walks, hikes, or other sport activity. A sedentary lifestyle is a huge factor in exacerbating chronic conditions. Make sure you break the pattern and stretch every hour, even if you have to sit for work. Schedule “enjoyable movement” into your calendar even in the busiest of times.
Exposure to nature a few times a week helps to accelerate cellular healing significantly. Minimizing exposure to humanmade microwaves (cellphone, wifi routers, etc), especially when you sleep, does the same. Nature regenerates, humanmade microwaves degenerate. Find a balance to help your body heal.