By Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T.
Over the years, my patients have proved to be the best teachers about health. Their individual situations, added to the knowledge I’ve accumulated through decades of research, and even my personal life lessons, have led me to believe that most diseases result from an inadequate supply of essential nutrients, emotional blockage and environmental toxicity. I believe the key to healthy aging, or preventing degenerative diseases, including heart disease, is committing to the practice of 6 fundamental principles I call “the pillars of (cardiac) health…”
Architecturally speaking, pillars provide structural support for buildings such as monuments and temples. Without adequate and balanced framework, the roofs of such buildings will quickly cave in from environmental, and other, pressures. Likewise, our bodies can easily succumb to environmental, physical, and emotional stressors due to lack of foundational support.
Keep your bodies strong with my 6 foundational pillars of health maintenance:
- Sticking to an anti-inflammatory diet
- Regularly exercising
- Supplementing with targeted nutraceuticals
- Reducing stress and achieving mind-body harmony
- Employing alternative healing practices like grounding
Healthy aging, or staving off degenerative disease, means committing to a healthy lifestyle and climbing back on the bike no matter how many times we fall off. Cultivating health requires us to understand and nurture our bodies’ physical, as well as emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. While no one will live forever, improving the quality of our health can increase our longevity and ultimately more valuable time with loved ones.
Remember…prevention is always easier than cure.
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