I am doing so well healthwise but I realized that I am not drinking as much water now because it is winter. A lot of warm or hot drinks like black tea or coffee don’t count for hydration so water is still necessary to keep you healthy. You can have hot water with a squeeze of lemon and then you are getting a little pH correction at the same time.
It’s great how many people are putting out the news about keeping your pH balanced with baking soda now. Dr Mercola had a whole article on it in his newsletter recently. Apparently you can use it to stave off colds or flu by taking half a teaspoon of baking soda in water up to 6 times a day. Especially the days you go to holiday parties or are around kids who have colds.
Don’t take that quantity for too long, less than a week is best. I have been recommending up to a tablespoon with lemon juice at night before bed to protect your bones for five years now. It seems to work for most people and it is such an easy solution.
One thing that Dr Mercola said is that Arm and Hammer baking soda has aluminum added so buy a brand from the health food store. When I googled this I found a lot of disagreement and the word from the makers of Arm and Hammer is that there is NO aluminum added. However they say that they have not tested their product for aluminum. It seems to me that they would have tested it, don’tcha think!! I would like to find some actual lab tests but there don’t seem to be any. I think that some of the baking soda sources are from aluminum smelters so there may be residual aluminum from that. I will probably continue to use the A and H myself because I hardly ever need to alkalize with my diet but you can buy the aluminum-free baking soda from the health food store.
So, the other thing that would be good to keep in mind at this time of the year is to keep breathing. If you are sitting around on a comfy chair and breathing shallowly most of the day then you will surely get old before your time. That reminds me of my mum saying that if I kept scowling my face would stay like that forever!
People ask me often if the weight vest compresses the spine but Moshe Feldenkrais said that the spine is in more severe compression while sitting than in any other position. So, no, walking with your spine in it’s natural curve with a vest will not compress your spine but slouching around on a chair will.
Can you tell I’m working up to some good New Year’s Resolutions already? I will have my end of the year report soon as well and I’m doing GREAT!
So have the best holiday season ever and start thinking of what will really bring you JOY in 2010. Whatever it is, you can make it happen.