Better Health - 5 things that you can do today

1. Drink water right now.
Seriously, drink a glass of water while reading this. Think of water as more than quenching thirst, it is a nutrient necessary for body processes and for better health. We lose fluids through, sweat, urine, skin evaporation, breathing, and stool. These losses need to be replaced for optimal health. Some of the functions of these fluids are digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. Water helps your kidneys transport toxins through urine, and helps skin look better. Keep the fluids in your body balanced by staying hydrated, and you will feel remarkably better.

2. Spend 30 minutes tonight "earthing" or "grounding" for better health.
This might seem too new age or too hippy-ish but hear me out. Grounding simply means to walk on the Earth barefoot, allowing free electrons in the earth to transfer to your body via the soles of your feet. These electrons are potent antioxidants, and antioxidants decrease inflammation. Chronic inflammation is responsible for virtually all diseases. You've probably done some earthing before, but didn't realize it had a name, or health benefits. All you knew was that it feels good to be barefoot in the grass, or on the beach. The best places to walk barefoot is on dewy grass or on the beach close to the water. Tonight, try exercising or playing at the park with your children barefoot.

3. Throw out your Frankenfoods.
If a food is advertised or has a commercial, you probably shouldn't be eating it. I can't think of one thing that I eat for optimal health that I have ever seen advertised. Highly processed foods are actually toxic chemicals completely detrimental to your well being and better health. Rid your fridge, freezer, and pantry, of anything with SUGAR, soy, wheat, gluten, pasteurized dairy, artificial trans fats, GMO grains, "flavoring", high fructose corn syrup, and aspartame, among others. Get started with these today and immediately feel the difference eliminating these so-called foods.

4. Eat real, better health, foods.
Compose your next meal of high quality food. Some suggestions for the menu are grass fed beef, pastured eggs, wild caught low mercury fish, cooked spinach, collards, low sugar fruits, raw nuts, and coconut oil. Choose low toxin, high nutrient, unprocessed foods rich in key vitamins. And we all know how difficult it is to get the recommend 13 fruits and vegetables each day and that is why my family takes Juice Plus+. It bridges the gap of what we eat and what we should eat. It keeps us incredibly healthy and with over 30 independent research studies showing the great benefits of all these fruits and vegetables on a daily basis

5. Get your rest.
During quality sleep your body rebuilds. If your body cannot rebuild what was broken down you are going to function at a lower level. Everyone encounters stressors that break down tissues and cells. They are in the environment, in food, air, even exercise is a stressor. Since you cannot avoid the breakdown, you need to give your body the chance to do its job by repairing. Do yourself a great service by hitting the sack early tonight so you can become better tomorrow than you were today.

Implement this list of 5 things that you can do for better health today to optimize your well being and bring you better health. Simply drink more water, go outside, throw out your crappy food, eat real food, take Juice Plus+ and go to sleep early! It's not too hard to feel great immediately.