The record heat we had this summer has created a bumper crop of broccoli, chard, corn, green beans, peppers, and yukon gold potatoes. It takes all I have physically to keep up with harvest. I can post articles on my blog more frequently after the harvest is over.
I was thinking about a statement our Naturopathic Doctor James Chappell recently stated. He leads us on a weekly health series called “Know Your Options”. He said that ONLY SICK PEOPLE GET SICK. Here are the main points to stay healthy so you won’t get sick:
1. Be careful about what you eat. Your body needs nutrients from plant based foods.
2. Make sure you are drinking one half your ideal body weight in water each day.
3. Get daily exercise and sunshine. The fresh air and movement helps the blood circulate through the body.
4. Get proper sleep
5. Avoid alcohol and tobacco
I have not been sick in years. I follow the above principles to the best of my ability. In the summer, I am outside most of the time. In the winter, I like to go ice skating. I put on my hiking boots all year and go for a 40 minute walk to the river early in the morning to stimulate the blood and keep the weight off.