A recent USA today article entitled “Health takes a hit as economy creates more stress”
by Sharon Jayson says:
“Economic stress is taking its toll on the USA’s emotional and physical health, new survey data show: More than half of Americans report irritability or anger, fatigue and sleeplessness, and almost half say they self-medicate by overeating or indulging in unhealthy foods.
“Money and the economy topped the list of stressors for at least 80% of those surveyed by the American Psychological Association, which releases its numbers today. Finances now overshadow the more typical daily stressors of work and relationships; 46% report being worried about providing for their family’s basic needs.”
Yet economic recessions and depressions are natural. They are also the natural breeding ground for the next group of extreme rich.
The asset required to be among those who rise highest from the ash is more than money.
Those who succeed need a deep curiosity to see what changes will take place, a burning desire to be a part in the recovery process and a great deal of energy and vitality. Because of this I want to share three simple tips about natural awakenings to good, natural health that we have learned from our time spent with Ecuadorian shamans. Here we are on a shamanic journey.
Merri and I have enormous energy vitality and enthusiasm, running the farm and our publishing business on our own…with practically no help. We are really busy. Forget any idea about recession in this household. We are swamped…breaking records for our business every month.
Our website, according to Alexa, as this message is written, is now among the 25,000 most visited website in the US and even much higher in Canada. Considering the many millions of websites, this means we are visited and doing a lot!
Merri and I are both able to collect Social Security…yet the idea of retiring has not even entered our mind.
We love our work so much we do not even think of this as work. Many are amazed at what we get done. At a time when many our age are thinking retirement, we feel we are just getting started.
Plus despite our heavy work load and travel schedule we seem to be getting younger. Many of our friends who have not seen us for a few years tell us they would not have recognized us because we look younger.
Yet this is a time when many of our friends are rapidly deteriorating both in energy and appearance.
One of the reasons behind this energetic success are three simple and easy to use, natural health secrets we have learned in Ecuador. Let me share how wonderful natural awakenings to health and wealth came to us and can now come to you.
Having been an investment newsletter writer and publisher for thirty years, we originally visited Ecuador looking for new places to invest. Yet this adventure led us to better health as well as wealth because we met and then lived and studied natural health with Ecuadorian shamans. They taught us many things but here are three that are vitally important because they are so easy to do.
Tip #1: Natural awakenings to health and wealth come more easily in natural places. Even if you live in a crowded city, spend more time in tree-lined streets with proximity to parks and lots of sunlight. Research from Japan suggests that oldsters who live in more sylvan settings get out and about more often and survive longer than those living in noisy, gray urban areas. Results of the study, reported in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, showed that of 3,144 people born between 1903 and 1918 who lived in densely populated areas of Tokyo, men and women most likely to survive during the five-year period of the study were those living near grassy or tree-filled walking areas and those who lived near parks and on tree-lined streets. Those least likely to survive were men who lived in noisy areas clogged with automobiles and factories. Also a survival factor: the number of hours of sunlight in the home.” Get out in nature and walk. This will help work off the extra calories you may consume when you are stressed.
Tip #2 for health is for better digestion. Every health regime I have studied from the east to the west to the south begins with good nutrition and the core of that routine is better digestion. We suffer two digestive problems in the western world.
One is that many of our foods no longer contain as many essential vitamins and minerals as we need.
Our frantic paced lifestyle we do not take the time to properly digest our food. There are dozens of things that can be done to improve digestion from food combining to dietary change to slower eating to special prayer to slower, longer cooking to seasonal eating to correctly timing our eating to matching our eating to our body types!
But here is one of the simplest things you can do, that costs nothing in time or money.
Replace some of your high calorie and high caffeinated drinks with a soothing cup of hot water.
Sip warm water through the day away from meals. This is calming, try it and you will see.
More importantly the warm water expands the blood supply in the digestive track and improves digestion. Sip four cups of hot water a day, one in the morning, one mid morning, one afternoon and one in the evening. Even better use the water to replace tea or coffee.
Your results will run from great to miraculous. Some people have shed fat, others altered their entire personality. At the least you will feel calmer, better and have more energy regardless of how good or bad your diet is this will make your nutrition better.
Tip #3: Do something each day for someone who has less than you. This improves our perspective, but there is also a specific health benefit.
Douglas Spotted Eagle a virtuoso performer on the Native American flute who received a Grammy award for his music puts this way at his Spotted Eagle website.
“I submit that the mere caring for others is an equal necessity. Many is the time where I’ve been nearly down and out, and a smile from the right person, a hello from a stranger, a small letter, postcard, or note found in the mail have brought me from the depths of despair.”
The science behind this is pretty simple. As creatures of this earth we are subject to the laws that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. We are social animals and when we help someone else we feel pleasure.
Pleasure is one of Western cultures’ least appreciated success and health creating tools.
The sensation we call pleasure changes our brain chemistry in less than a second.
Neuroscientist, Candace Pert, has proven that this emotional response creates corresponding brain chemistry that has receptor sites on cells throughout the body. Cells create tissue.
So, angry emotion…angry tissue. Stressed emotions…stressed tissue. Happy emotions…courtesy of pleasure…happy….healthier cells.
During these troubled time we all need an extra edge to make positive contributions that also increase our wealth and improve our health. The added energy you can gain now can give more than average rewards.
Merri and I look forward to seeking ways to gain more health and wealth with you.
Learn one more great weight loss tip in a free report at our natural awakenings site.
Join Merri, me and Jyske Global Asset Management at one of our courses. We review economic conditions, Ecuador real estate, my entire portfolio and natural awakenings to health and wealth with investing and business ideas for the months ahead.
International Investing and Business Made EZ Ecuador
Stay on for the real estate tour Cotacachi and surrounding areas. Come for a hike with me in the Blue Ridge or Ecuador sun. Here is Cotacachi below.
Here Merri and I hike the Blue Ridge.
Cotacachi-Imbabura Real Estate tour
Then travel to the coast and hike with us on this beach.
November 12-15, 2008 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour; Quito Real Estate Tour