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Way of Life Suggestions

Live each day happily without being preoccupied with your health. Try to keep mentally and physically active. Try to view everything and everyone you meet with Gratitude, particularly offering thanks before and after every meal.

Chew your food very well, at least 50 times per mouthful. It is good to take at least 20 minutes to eat a meal. It takes that long for your stomach and brain to make a connection of fullness.

It is best to retire before midnight and get up early every morning. According to Oriental medicine, our body clock starts shifting to a new day after 10:00 p.m.

If your strength permits, go outdoors in simple clothing, barefoot if possible. Walk on the grass, beach, or soil, up to one half hour every day.

Keep your home in good order, from the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living rooms, to every corner of the house.

Initiate and maintain an active correspondence, extending your best wishes to parents, children, brothers and sisters, teachers and friends. Surrounding yourself and others with peace and love adds to a healthy life.

Avoid taking long hot baths or showers, unless you have been eating too much salt or animal food. This can deplete energy and minerals, and sometimes create false feelings of hunger.

If your condition permits, exercise regularly as part of daily life, including activities like scrubbing floors, cleaning windows, and washing clothes. It is also good to participate in exercise programs such as yoga or sports.

Avoid using electric cooking devices (ovens and ranges) or microwave ovens. These forms of cooking can have a negative effect on your body and health.

Include many large green plants in your home to freshen and enrich the oxygen content of the air.

 

 

 

 

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