These days asking someone “How are you?” basically means hello. As a clinician the questions I ask are more than how are you, but I consistently find the same thing. Someone will say that they basically feel OK. Nothing serious is holding them back and that they are doing fine. After some further interrogation it becomes clear that feeling OK includes fatigue, poor sleep, bad skin and bloating. That doesn’t sound “fine” to me, but many of us have learned to put up with a certain amount of stress and discomfort. What if I was to tell you that this is not necessary? That you no longer need to sweep things under the rug and you can remove 80% of your symptoms if you were supported to complete five things. Sounds too good to be true? I have seen it work time and time again and I encourage you to make a commitment to incorporating these five things into your life and see the results.
These are the five keys to health. When we are able to do each of these things and be consistent with them then we start to feel our best. If you struggle with one of these steps then enlist the support of a health care provider, friend or family member so that you can build a strong foundation for health in your life. Chances are you will be an inspiration to all those around you. Once you are able to do each one of these five steps for 30 days then you will feel better, and you will have changed the trajectory of your health in some way.