• Set a goal to transition from daily consumption
conventionally farmed fruits, vegetables and dairy
products to organically grown food products.
• Locate stores in your neighborhood that sell
certified organically grown foods, including meats
and dairy products where animals are fed all natural
• Take the time to speak with the store manager
to inquire about the origin of their organically grown
food products. You’ll find virtually all store
managers are willing to answer any questions you may
have about the quality and origin of their organic
• Read labels and eliminate foods which contain
nitrates, partially hydrogenated oils, excessive fats
and harmful additives such as MSG (monosodium glutamate).
• Look for foods that use natural preservatives
and meat products which are free from synthetic growth
hormones and antibiotics.
• Contact your local home improvement store
and ask them if they have equipment to test your tap
water. Should they not have it, ask them to refer
you to a resource that does.
• Test your tap water for chlorine levels,
bacteria and other contaminants (PCBs, THMs and heavy
metals). Did you know that virtually all municipal/public
drinking water supplies are tested as safe? However,
most use different guidelines for testing their water.
• Assume nothing! Once water leaves a water
purification plant, it still has to travel to your
home. Along the way, it can be exposed to other contaminants.
Test your own tap water to obtain objective information
on the quality of the water.
• If possible, avoid drinking tap water. Should
you have to resort to tap water, use a filtration
system to rid the water from harmful contaminants.
You may have heard the slogan, "buy a filter
or be a filter”. As simplistic as this sounds,
• Consume up to 8 glasses of water per day.
Consume a glass of water before and after each meal
to aid in digestion.
• Consult with your doctor to consider a basic
physical fitness program that you can integrate into
your daily activities. With your doctor’s approval,
plan to phase in a daily regimen of basic exercise
• Learn the significant benefits of a disciplined
physical fitness program and the risk of unfitness.
You’ll not only start feeling better; you’ll
start to see the results of your efforts in just a
• Don’t try to do too much to soon. Give
your body a chance adjust to the new demands you place
on it and know that over time, your body will adapt
to these changes. Patience is essential.
• Plan on discovering how much easier your
exercise routine becomes over time. The hardest thing
to do is simply getting started. As with any other
activity, it ultimately becomes easier with time.
Exercise is no exception. The rewards are well worth
• Allow your body to rest daily. It’s
so easy to get caught up in the daily grind, yet we
easily forget about the importance of daily rest and
how impacts the body’s physiology.
• Train your body to relax even while you conduct
activities throughout the day. As simple as this may
sound, far too many people don’t take time to
relax their body during waking hours. They assume
rest only occurs while they’re sleeping.
• Give yourself adequate time sleep at least
six to eight hours a day. It’s been proven that
humans need at least six hours of sleep
for their bodies to recover from daily activities.
All too often, individuals try regimens that include
just a few of the steps listed above. They wonder
why nothing appears to change in their overall health.
When you follow this simple, yet highly integrated
approach to rid your body of toxins, replace it with
organically grown foods and consistently follow through
with the aforementioned steps, the results can be
Take the time to follow these simple steps. Your
body will reward itself with increased energy and
vitality. Not only will you feel better; you’ll
look better and know you’ve made the right choice
by following this simple process to improve your health