Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Today we shall talk about a subject that is grossly overlooked in today’s world. The item under discussion is “Temperance”. One other highly used synonym for this word is “self-control”. However, I shall define it, for our purposes, as “refraining from all things that are bad for you, and using ‘moderately’ those things that are good for you.”
According to Dr. Barbara O’Neill, Naturopathic doctor there are certain things that should be avoided at all costs, when it comes to your health. A few of these are: sugar, hybridized wheat – (WHEAT BELLY – by William Davis, is said to be quite an ‘eye-opener’ on this subject); – caffeine, mercury (as in tooth fillings and fish), alcohol, tobacco, drugs including medications, MSG (monosodium glutamate), and chemicals (cleaning ones, toothpastes, etc.), although they are socially acceptable, they are all deadly, because they negatively impact your brain – all of them.
Moderation should include: all good things, which include work, and play. Also included in the list of moderation are your rest/sleep hours. Again, Dr. O’Neill highly suggests that the best rest hours are 10 pm -3 am. She calls these your “power hours”. If you awaken at 3, “Just get up and plan your day”, she says, but by all means, have a good attitude about waking up. I would like to add, spend some time with God and soon you’ll go back to sleep and wake up refreshed.
In closing, I would like to add that going to bed on an empty stomach will greatly enhance your rest and increase your energy level. Sleeping on a full stomach causes the body to work all night and that zaps your energy, as well.
I certainly hope that you are taking note of this good information; I have been as I’ve watched her DVDs. Take care of yourself, in the meantime and we’ll chat more in our next post.