Pillar 1: Nutrition
In the words of Michael Pollan, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” I couldn’t agree with him more! This leaves a lot of room for eating the foods you like and trying new foods, too. Good nutrition is critical to helping the body repair and maintain each and every cell in its best possible working condition.“You need a realistic dietary plan that you can use indefinitely.”
What we eat affects all aspects of our body and mind — the skin, the gut, joints, our mood all depend on a steady supply of high quality nutrients while minimizing toxins.
It is important to receive specific recommendations about the dietary changes you need based on what you are hoping to achieve. This means a realistic plan that you can use indefinitely.
Often, a necessary part of healing is adding supplements in the form of herbs and/or vitamins. These should be tailored to your health goals and the health challenges you are facing, and consist only of the highest quality ingredients from companies with rigorous quality control standards.
Pillar 2: Spirit
An integral part of healing is attending to our spirits. This is often neglected or put in the “When I Have Time” category.“Rounded personal plans prioritize the healing of the spirit.”
At Hilzinger Healing we use the word “spirit” to include paying attention to our emotions, our connections with others, our connection with nature.
There are many ways to address this health need including meditation, energy healing practices, spiritual practices, and anything else that feeds our best self.
Rounded personal health plans prioritize the healing of the spirit, incorporating it into your everyday routine.
Pillar 3: Sleep
Lack of sleep has become a concern in our modern life, and is even worn as a badge of honor by many.“Lack of sleep is worn as a badge of honor by many.”
There are many things which can interfere with healthy sleep habits. Excessive worry, electronic devices, poor diet and light pollution are just a few of the things which can disrupt our best efforts to get 7-8 hours of sleep.
Getting adequate rest can be as simple as changing bedtime routines, tweaking diet, and utilizing relaxation techniques that work for you.
Pillar 4: Activity
Our bodies are made for movement and activity, and wired to conserve energy. This jars with the routines of modern life.“The routines of modern life jar with our natural metabolisms.”
Technological advances have made it easy for us to neglect movement, opting instead to conserve energy. This leads to feelings of sluggishness, and eventual weight gain.
Finding small ways to incorporate movement and activity into our daily routines is often all that is needed to maintain our weight and energy levels.
Regardless of our current personal abilities and idiosyncrasies, there are smart approaches which can increase our activity and energy levels.