KEEPING YOURSELF HEALTHY!
By William for wheezingaway.com
(ALWAYS REMEMBER – A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution, so we must do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can! – William)
Sometimes the hardest thing to get done when battling COPD and/or severe Asthma is taking care of one’s own body, keeping it healthy both physically and mentally.
I have an email account that regularly gets input about a variety of subjects dealing with my own battle with COPD and severe Asthma, maybe it’s time to share some of that information.
Some of these tips may come in handy when trying to stay ahead of the game health wise, especially during the upcoming holiday seasons of Thanksgiving (here in the United States) and of course Christmas!
The following tips come from a periodic email I get entitled ‘A Nutrition Tip from the Right Plan’!
For your PHYSICAL & EXERCISE HEALTH:
- A QUICK & EASY WAY TO FEEL BETTER is 1-2 tablespoons of organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of filtered water a few times a day (once upon getting up, an hour before eating lunch, and an hour before having dinner). You can add 1-2 teaspoons of raw honey, maple syrup, or a pinch of stevia powder if you need it sweeter – but keep trying to decrease the sweetener!
- THE PROVEN HEALT BENEFITS of the ‘first natural medicine’ are amazing!! People have experienced relief of constipation, headaches, arthritis, indigestion, diarrhea, eczema, sore eyes, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, heartburn symptoms, muscle cramps, allergies, improved immune systems, and much more!
For your PHYSICAL MENTAL HEALTH:
- Assess where you are today and where you want to be – now make a plan to get there.
- More success is found through planning than luck.
- Plan your road and you will plan for success.
- Plan your meals in order to get the best success.
- Planning guarantees you will get all the proper nutrients, won’t waste money on groceries you don’t use, and won’t be tempted by hunger into poor food choices.
For your PHYSICAL EATING HEALTH:
- BROMELAIN is a unique group of enzymes found in fresh pineapple that breaks down protein and aids with digestion. Cooked pineapple contains no bromelain because the pineapple is heated to boiling which inactivates the enzyme. The unique ability to break down protein is why you should not combine it with a dairy product (like yogurt) until immediately before serving as the bromelain will break down the protein, altering the flavor and texture. But adding pineapple to a marinade for meat or poultry will not only add extra flavor to these foods, it will help tenderize them as well.
- Try this pineapple salsa – mix 1 medium diced pineapple and 1 medium deseeded and minced hot chili pepper (jalapeno or serrano), then add the juice of one lime and sea salt to taste. This makes an exceptional complement for fish, meat, or poultry.
- SALADS are an easy way to get much of your daily produce requirements and great nutrients at the same time, but they can also include some major additional calories. Choose vegetables and lean proteins with only one high-calorie add-on such as croutons, dried fruit, shredded cheese, or creamy dressing. Try salsa as a dressing for an added flavor bonus. Make sure you have a good fat to help the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins by adding an avocado, olives, or extra virgin olive oil dressing.
- EAT a MEAL or LARGER SNACK just before you go grocery shopping! Walking into a store famished and looking at 25,000 different food items on enticing displays may weaken your resolve to purchase the healthier foods.
REMEMBER – NOVEMBER IS COPD AWARENESS MONTH!!
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing. William
(Copyright@2019, CrossDove Writer through wheezingaway.com – no part of this write may be used or copied without written permission.)
NOTES: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or Asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical