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As we enter the new year, instead of setting weight loss goals or trying to look better, let’s try to focus on the four pillars of lifestyle to make health a more meaningful, mindful, and holistic process.
Luke Coutinho, an Integrative and Holistic Lifestyle Coach believes in looking at health from a holistic perspective where each of these pillars is connected and affects our quality of life.
After all, we are all products of nature. And truth be told, we thrive when we operate within the laws and boundaries of nature. It encompasses the way we eat, move, sleep, and think.
Tapping into these four pillars can help us create the right external and internal environment and enable the intelligence of your body to kick in and contribute to prevention, recovery, and healing. You can do this at any age, regardless of the walk of life you come from. Here’s how.
Our human body is made up of trillions of cells that work in harmony with each other and every single second. Are you feeding your cells the right way? Is the food or supplement you are eating even reaching your cells? Are the nutrients in your food even bio-available? How can you ensure deep cellular nutrition?
Your digestive health depends on stomach acid, also known as gastric acid. Without enough stomach acid, minerals and proteins can’t be absorbed. Hence, to achieve nutrition at a cellular level you need to:
- Ensure to chew your food properly to help digest it well.
- Adopt a balanced rainbow diet, limit processed foods
Include probiotics and prebiotics in your meals like kimchi, yogurt and so on.
- Combine synergistic foods for a healthier diet. Take curcumin supplements with black pepper for better absorption, or combine spinach (iron-rich) and lemon (vitamin C-rich). Food synergy is nature’s way to keep us fit.
Make sure you add foods that are responsibly sourced, made with safe formulations, and farmed ethically to your daily diet.
Movement is medicine only when done the right way. In integrative lifestyle medicine, Luke always emphasizes the word ‘adequate’ when it comes to exercise. While exercise certainly boosts your blood circulation, heart health and stimulates your lymphatic system to get rid of toxins, overtraining can cripple your immunity and strain your heart just as much as undertraining can. Yes, our intelligently-designed human body has the mechanism to fix and heal itself. But there is a set threshold that we can push it to, beyond which it will crash. So, investing in this flawless system can help it do its job better.
As a great way to start your day, you can also practice yoga, which can be done at low and high intensities depending on your body’s ability. Through meditation and breathing, yoga also helps you relax.
Human beings are the only species that sacrifice sleep to achieve more in life. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to achieve more, success cannot come at the cost of your health. Sleep deprivation is a silent pandemic and the root cause of many lifestyle diseases today. It is a known fact that all healing takes place in a state of complete rest. Sleep is gold. It rejuvenates, repairs, heals, protects, grows, balances, and so much more.
The unique tea blend created by Luke Coutinho is made using 10 ingredients like chamomile, lavender, peppermint, thyme etc meant to calm your body and mind and help you get a good deep sleep.
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Emotional Detox is undoubtedly one of the most crucial yet ignored pillars of your lifestyle. There is a real connection between disease, sickness, and emotions. Science today links negative emotions to hormonal imbalance, low immunity, hair and skin issues, autoimmunity, thyroid conditions, diabetes, and cancer, among other health conditions. Deep-seated anger can deteriorate health, and forgiveness can help its recovery. Your emotions can drive your choices and behaviors. So, addressing and learning to navigate them compassionately is crucial.
Try This Simple 3 Minute Meditation by Luke Coutinho to Calm Your Mind
We hope following these four PILLARS can help you evolve and bloom into the best version of YOU.
Are you willing to begin your journey towards a holistic and integrative lifestyle today?
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