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NATURAL HEALTH

WHAT IS HEALTH?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), health is defined as 'a state of complete phyiscal, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity'.

It is a dynamic concept that evolves over time and is influenced by various factors such as genetics, environment, spiritual condition and lifestyle.

Achieving and maintaining good health is essential for an individual's overall quality of life and is influenced by a range of social, economic, environmental, behavioural, spiritual and biological factors.

In order for one to have a strong overall health, they must consider addressing all aspects of health and consider the complex interplay between individual, spiritual, social and environmental factors to make the best choices for their overall wellbeing.

6 DIMENSIONS OF HEALTH

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SOCIAL
HEALTH

MENTAL
HEALTH

EMOTIONAL
HEALTH

PHYSICAL
HEALTH

Refers to the quality of our relationships with others. It involves our ability to communicate effectively, establish and maintain healthy relationships and interact positively with others.

Refers to our cognitive and emotional well-being. It involves our ability to think, learn and process information, as-well as our ability to regulate emotion and cope with stress.

Refers to our ability to understand and manage our emotions. It involves our ability to express our difficult feelings in a healthy way, cope with stress and difficult situations, and maintain a positive outlook on life.

Refers to the state of our physical body. It involves our ability to maintain a healthy weight, engage in regular physical acitivity, and take care of our bodies through healthy habits such as good nutrition and adequate sleep.

BEHAVIOURAL
HEALTH

Refers to our habits and actions that impact our physical and mental well-being, including; positive habits such as a nutritious diet and daily exercise, as well as negative habits such as substance abuse/excessive alcohol consumption.

SPIRITUAL
HEALTH

Refers to our sense of purpose and meaning in life. It involves our beliefs, values, and connection to something greater than ourselves (God) which helps us to find true meaning/purpose.

WHAT IS NATURAL HEALTH?

Natural health is a holistic approach to wellness that emphasis the use of natural remedies and therapies to promote optimal health and prevent illness. This approach recognises that the human body has an innate ability to heal itself and that we can support this process by providing it with the essential nutrients and resources it needs. Natural health recognises the interconnection of our bodies, minds and environment around us. By using natural remedies and therapies and embracing a healthy lifestyle that incorporates physical acitivity, a supportive environment, strong social connections and whole, nutrient rich foods, we can maintain solid overall health and wellness. 

NATURAL ELEMENTS

The natural elements in the earth that contribute to health include sunlight, fresh air, water, soil, plants, forests and natural landscapes. Exposure to natural sunlight helps the body produce Vitamin D, which is essential for bone health, immune function, and mental health. Breathing in clean, fresh air helps to improve lung function and boost the immune system. Drinking clean, fresh water is essential for hydration, digestion and detoxification. And so much more!

 

NATURAL REMEDIES

Nature provides us with a wealth of resources and medicinal compounds that can support our health and wellbeing. For example, plants and herbs have been used for centuries to treat a variety of health conditions. Many of these natural remedies contain powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and other nutrients that can help boost our immune system and protect us against disease.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

In addition to natural remedies, nature also provides us with opportunities for physical activity and stress relief. Spending time outdoors, wether it's hiking, biking, or simply taking a walk in the park can help to reduce stress, improve mood, and promote overall health and wellbeing.

GENERAL COMPARISON

WHAT HEALTH  IS

WHAT HEALTH  ISN'T

  • Eradicating bad habits that negatively affect our overall health and replacing them with ones that positively affect our health.

  • Eating a whole-food, nutritious diet that provides your body with a variety of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

  • Regular movement of the body to maintain a healthy function of body systems, strong muscle mass and healthy joints/ligaments. 

  • Time spent among nature to induce healthy chemicals in the body and relieve stress.

  • Healthy and supportive community relationships.

  • Taking responsibility for daily habits and making choices that bring life as opposed to death.

  • Acknowledgement of God and living in divine relationship with Him.

  • Relationship with God and a clear understanding of our value, meaning and purpose in life. 

  • Limited screen-time.

  • Deliverance from all unclean/opressive spirits.

  • Abiding by the laws of God and not demonic laws created by systems of darkness.

  • Dependancy on pharmakia to sustain 'health'.

  • Pharmaceutical drugs being administered to 'treat symptoms' whilst polluting bodies with poison.

  • Remaining ignorant of spiritual realities and trying to treat a spiritual condition, physically/pharmakia.

  • Eating a diet primarily filled with GMO's, food additives, artificial flavours and colouring, no nutritional content.

  • Excessive diet of saturated/trans-saturated fats, sugar and carbohydrates.

  • Lack of physical exercise or body movement, a lifestyle mainly compromised of sedentary living.

  • Lack of time among nature/no exploration of natural green spaces.

  • Fostering unhealthy/toxic/abusive relationships.

  • A lack of responsibility for ones own lifestyle choices and failure to adopt healthy habits.

  • Relationship with God and a clear understanding of our value, meaning and purpose in life. 

  • Excessive screen-time.

  • Subjecting ourself to demonic systems of government and therefore having fellowship with darkness.

GENERAL MANIFESTATIONS

GOOD HEALTH

POOR HEALTH

Good health can look different for different people, however, generally:

PHYSICALLY

Physically, it can be characterised by regular exercise, high energy levels, good sleep patterns, healthy skin and hair and healthy body weight.

MENTALLY

Mentally, good health can be seen as a positive outlook on life, the ability to cope with stress and challenges and strong cognitive functioning.

 

SOCIALLY

Socially, good health can be seen as having positive relationships with family/friends, participating in social activities and feeling a sense of connection to one's community. 

A lack of health can manifest in various ways, 

however, generally:

PHYSICALLY

Physically, it can manifest as signs such as chronic fatigue, pain, disease, infections, obesity, weakness of joints, poor oral health and shortened life span.

MENTALLY

Mentally, poor heath can manifest as depression, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, mental confusion and thoughts of self-hate.

SOCIALLY

Socially, poor health can manifest as interference with performance at work or study, inability to participate in leisure activities, lack of interest in others, social anxiety and loss of interest in personal hobbies.

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HEALTH DETERMINANTS
 

EXPLORING DIFFERENT DETERMINANTS THAT INFLUENCE
OUR OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

WHAT ARE HEALTH DETERMINANTS?

Determinants of health are a diverse and complex set of factors that contribute towards and individual's overall health and wellbeing. There factors can be influenced by a range of social, economic, behvaioural, spiritual, emotional and environmental factors (to name a few). They can be interrelated and have a cumulative effect on an individuals health outcomes. Understanding and addressing determinants of health requires a holistic, multidisciplinary approach that takes into various factors that influence an individuals overall health and wellbeing. 

5 HEALTH DETERMINANTS

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC

BEHAVIOURAL
 

DETERMINANTS

DETERMINANTS

SPIRITUAL
 

EMOTIONAL
 

ENVIRONMENTAL
 

DETERMINANTS

DETERMINANTS

DETERMINANTS

  • Economic stability

  • Quality of education

  • Social and

  • community support

  • Neighbourhood environment

  • Healthcare access and quality

  • Cultural factors

  • Income 

  • Socio-economic status

  • Diet

  • Exercise

  • Substance use

  • Sexual practice

  • Self-expression

  • Daily habits

  • Quality of sleep

  • Hygiene practices

  • Safety 

  • Belief in God

  • Forgiveness

  • Gratitude

  • Mindfulness

  • Compassion

  • Hope

  • Community connection

  • Self-reflection

  • Meaning and purpose

  • Service to others

  • Personal values

  • Emotional support

  • Coping strategies

  • Emotional regulation methods

  • Mindset

  • Trauma

  • Resilience

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-image

  • Air quality

  • Water quality

  • Housing

  • Access to healthy food

  • Transport

  • Access to green spaces

  • Noise pollution

  • Occupational hazards

EXAMINING HABITS THAT AFFECT HEALTH

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SOCIAL

BEHAVIOURAL
 

HABITS

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EMOTIONAL
 

ENVIRONMENTAL
 

HABITS

HABITS

HABITS

POSITIVE

  • Show appreciation to loved ones

  • Active listening

  • Showing empathy and compassion

  • Be respectful and kind

  • Practice good communication

  • Be merciful 

  • Think before your speak

NEGATIVE

  • Stay in unhealthy friendships/relationships

  • Treat loved ones poorly

  • Abuse others

  • Keep yourself isolated

  • Interrupting others

  • Being rude/dismissive

  • Talking excessively about yourself

  • Engaging in gossip/slander

  • Dishonouring others

POSITIVE

  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule

  • Get 6-8 hours of sleep a night

  • Minimise screen time

  • Maintain strong personal hygeine

  • Read for atleast 30 mins a day

  • Consume positive content/information

NEGATIVE

  • Have an inconsistent sleep cycle

  • Barely get any sleep

  • Excessive screen time

  • Overconsumption of negative information

  • Lack of engagement in personal hobbies

  • Poor hygiene habits

POSITIVE

  • Seek the truth with your whole heart

  • Read God's Word/material that nourishes your soul

  • Be intimate with God in prayer and worship

  • Release burdens regularly to God

  • Go for walks among God's creation 

  • Converse with God

NEGATIVE

  • Blaming others

  • Neglecting time outdoors

  • Overstimulation of the mind

  • Neglecting healing of the heart

  • Lack of prayer life

  • Suppressing unresolved emotions

POSITIVE

  • Recycling

  • Conserving energy

  • Using public transport/riding a bike when possible

  • Eating a plant heavy diet

  • Reducing water usage

  • Upcycling old items

  • Donating what you don't need anymore

  • Supporting eco-friendly businesses

NEGATIVE

  • Littering

  • Wasting water

  • Using single-use items

  • Using toxic/harmful chemicals

  • Not recycling 

  • Throwing waste in the ocean

  • Over-consumption

POSITIVE

  • Practice gratitude

  • Be mindful and present in every moment

  • Positive self-talk

  • Engage in regular exercise for stress relief

  • Pursue hobbies and interests

  • Deal with negative emotions

NEGATIVE

  • Engaging in negative self-talk

  • Continuously replaying bad events in your mind

  • Self-criticism

  • Emotional eating

  • Avoidance

  • Catastrophizing 

  • Lashing out on others

NATURE'S OWN FARMACY

GOD'S GIFT TO MANKIND AND BEST OF ALL, IT'S FREE!

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NATURAL OILS

HERBS

FRUIT/VEGETBABLES

SUNLIGHT

WHEAT/GRAINS

Oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 which are important for brain function, heart health and overall growth and development. Oils like olive oil are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can help improve bad cholesterol.

Other benefits of natural oils are;

- Reduces inflammation

- Aids digestion

- Some oils like tea tree oil have antibactirial properties to fight infections

And many more!

Many herbs, such as garlic and turmeric contain powerful compounds that boost the immune system and prevent infection.

Herbs like chamomile, lavender and valerian root have calming properties to help reduce stress and improve sleep quality.

Other benefits of herbs include;

- Supports digestion

- Lowers blood sugar

- Reduces bloating

- Anti-cancer properties

- Improves brain function

And many more!

Fruits and vegetables are packed with essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fibre that can provide several benefits such as;

- Boosting immunity

- Fibre aiding digestion

- Prevents constipation

- Lowers risk of chronic disease

- Maintains healthy skin and prevents skin damage

- Aids in weight-loss

- Improves cognitive function

- Contains antioxidants which helps prevent cellular damage

- Promotes anti-aging

And many more!

Sunlight provides several health benefits including;

1. Vitamin D production: Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones, teeth and a healthy immune system.

2. Improved mood: Exposure to the sun triggers release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates your mood.

3. Melatonin: Sunlight helps to produce melatonin, a pigment that protects the skin from the damage of UV radiation. 

4. Improved sleep: Sunlight help's regulate the body's natural circadian rhythm, promoting better sleep.

And many more!

Many herbs, such as garlic and turmeric contain powerful compounds that boost the immune system and prevent infection.

Herbs like chamomile, lavender and valerian root have calming properties to help reduce stress and improve sleep quality.

Other benefits of herbs include;

- Supports digestion

- Lowers blood sugar

- Reduces bloating

- Anti-cancer properties

- Improves brain function

And many more!

NATURE IS MEDICINAL

Nature is a beautiful and bountiful source of medicine for all of our needs.  From the smallest plant to the largest animal, nature has provided us with an abundance of resources that can help us heal and thrive. 

Plants in particular are a rich source of medicinal compounds. For centuries, traditional healers have used plants to treat a wide range of illnesses and ailments. Animals, too, have provided us with a wealth of medicinal compounds, for instance; the venom of some snakes has been used to treat heart disease and the saliva of leeches has been used to prevent blood clots.

DID YOU KNOW?

Most 'drugs' that we use today are inspired from plant compounds/derived from natural sources. Examples include;

ASPIRIN: One of the most widest used drugs in the world, originally derived from salicylic acid which is found willow bark.

MORPHINE: A powerful painkiller, is derived from the opium poppy. 

DIGITALIS: A medication used to treat heart failure, is derived from the foxglove plant. 

TAXOL: A synthetically produced ant-cancer drug, originally derived from the Pacific yew tree. 

This is just to name a few. 

THE SECRET OF BIG PHARA

Nearly every 'pharmaceutical' drug is really just a synthetically produced mock up inspired by products found in nature. 
Natural products have been used as the starting point for every drug out there as scientists have discovered that many natural products have complex chemical structures which make them effective against a wise variety of diseases.

To read about how the medical industry has hijacked health and made billions from mass ignorance, click here.

 

BLUEZONE STUDIES

Blue zone studies are scientific research studies that explore the lifestyles, habits and practices of people who live in regions of the world where there is a high concentration of people who live to be over 100 years old. These regions are known are the BLUE ZONES, and they are characterised by healthy, active and long-living communities. The concept of blue zones was first introduced by National Geographic Fellow, Dan Buettner, who worked with a team of researchers to identify five regions around the world where people live the longest and healthiest lives. These regions include;
 

OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY

The concept of blue zones was first introduced by National Geographic Fellow, Dan Buettner, who worked with a team of researchers to identify five regions around the world where people live the longest and healthiest lives. These regions include;

1. SARDINIA, Italy

2. NICOYA, Costa Rica
3. IKARIA, Greece

4. OKINAWA, Japan
5. LOMA LINDA, California

The Blue Zone studies involved extensive research and data collection, including interviews, surveys, and medical examinations of the residents in these regions. The researchers looked at various factors such as diet, physical activity, social support and a sense of purpose to identify common habits and practices that contributed to longevity and helath of the people living in these regions. 

The results of the Blue Zone studies showed that people in these regions share several lifestyle habits and practices that contribute to their longevity and health. These include;
 

1. Plant-based diets: People in blue zones consume mostly a plant-based diet, with a high intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. 

2. Regular physical activity: People in blue zones engage in regular activity, such as walking, gardening and other forms of manual labour.

3. Strong social connections: People in blue zones have strong social connections with family, friends and community members, which provides them with a sense of support and purpose. 

4. Sense of purpose: People in blue zones have a strong sense of purpose and a reason to get up every morning, which contributes to their mental and emotional well-being. 

5. Stress reduction: People in blue zones practice stress reduction techniques. such a meditation, prayer or napping, which helps to reduce the negative effects of stress on their health.

 

Overall, the results of the Blue Zone studies have provided valuable insights into the factors that contribute to healthy and long-living communities. By adopting some of these habits and practices, people around the world can improve their health and increase their chances of living a longer and healthier life. 

 

BOOK
RECOMMENDATION

Here is a recommendation of a book that will educate you more on natural health remedies and properties found in nature.

"THE ULTIMATE HERBAL COPENDIUM"

KERRY BONE

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