Exercise, Yoga, Acupuncture, Nutrition

All these are just as essential as doing the mental therapy sessions.

Much research has been conducted for each of these elements. The bottom line is that they change the body chemistry from “bad” hormones to “good” hormones, which changes our chromosomes (really!).

I think almost everyone now knows the benefits of walking, so no need to go into that (again).

There’s a low-cost restorative yoga class starting up (9/24/15) at the health food store next to the bakery in downtown North Bend, WA.  It’s at 7:00 p.m. every other Thursday and costs $5.  You will need a mat.

Acupuncture has been researched greatly also, and the benefits are the same as all the other modalities that are suggested on this website.

Nutrition is often overlooked.

  • In AA the old thoughts are called “stinkin’ thinkin’.”   Check in with your doctor and ask about your levels of vitamins D and B12.  
  • Acidity.  Also, we need to have our digestive system (from the lips to the other end) at a pH level of 7.0 or above.  Cancer, for instance, supposedly is “inactive” at 7.0 and “zapped” at 7.5-8.5.  The strips can be purchased a health food store or online. The one I use is pHydrion Vivid 5.5-8.0.  Eat veggies and some fruit – this helps get the pH up.  Why the concern about acidity?  When we digest food, if our system is below 7.0, we take nutrients from the bones, muscles and tissue to help in the digestive process (I think you can imagine the leap to osteoporosis and other diseases).