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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Staying Healthy By Making Good Choices

Creekside Cottage: Homegrown Strawberries

For Tim and I, staying healthy is important.  I'm fairly lazy when it comes to exercise, but am trying to be better.  One issue for me is having some degeneration in my lower spine.  

We've recently bought a rebounder and I am giving that a try as a way to not have a big impact on my joints but still get my heart rate up.

The only health issues we deal with are hereditary ones, and we are on a few meds and trying to eat well.

Many people are very frightened by the coronavirus (there are many who must be careful because of underlying issues they could become very ill if they caught it), but if you are a healthy person, regardless of your age, if you catch it you will be sick but recover well.  

A key to being able to not be afraid is to make sure that your immune system is strong.  Build your gut health with probiotics, get vitamin D, eat well, and I would also add get rid of as many toxins in your home as you can.

I've been making my own cleaners for years.  I never panicked at the clorox wipes being unavailable, because I was able to make my own cleaning spray.  I use water, isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, and some essential oils.

Recently I tried a sample of thieves cleaner and I really like it.  It has no toxins, is plant based and cleans really well.  It smells good, too!

Young Living THIEVES HOUSEHOLD CLEANER - Single Packet – The Natural Hart

We try to avoid sugar, and white flour, white bread, and white rice.  We don't worry about it if we eat it, but we try to use a healthy sweetener, I use sprouted flours, and brown rice.  we have chickens for eggs. Every little bit helps.

Creekside Cottage: Fresh Eggs

I know that sometimes we get diseases that we have no control over - cancer, autoimmune diseases, and more.  In these cases we have to look to the Lord for direction for treatments and make the best choices we can.  Eating well, staying away from toxins, building our immune systems will help our bodies to fight, but ultimately our lives are in God's hands.

What are some things you do to keep healthy?  Do you find it harder, as you age, to keep healthy?  I'm really interested in these issues and would love to hear from you.


Vee said...

The newest thing for me is Zinc Picolinate and tonic water. 🙂

I made my own insecticidal soap today for the green fly on my petunias and so far, so good. I sprayed something strong...ant killer or something... and soon realized that I would have to wear a mask the next time as I ran for the other door to get some fresh air. Stupid me.

Rebounder...hmmm... said...

One thing I would add is to take Omega 3 fish oil capsules. The good brands are on the expensive side, but worth it as they really keep your immune system strong.
After a month or so of taking them, you will notice the difference. I'd also like to say that although I don't have a blog of my own I follow yours daily. We seem to like the same things and have the same value system.

Mia Malick

Kim said...

We try...we do have some issues around here, but walking and eating right does help. I do love chocolate though. ;)

Linda said...

We eat a fairly healthy diet and get plenty of exercise working our projects. I do an exercise program I record on PBS as well. Like you said, every little bit helps!


  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent Saturday, doing things around the house, and then we swam. Kyle and Sarah left after that...