My philosophy of healthy living, “The Wagner Way to Wellness®,” that I will be addressing regularly on this blog, encourages us through professional consultation and personal resolve to better care for our bodies and minds by adopting the following life-changing 7 STEP PROGRAM.
You must have the desire to be healthy, the willingness to change, and the discipline to pause, think, and make healthy choices versus unhealthy choices. Once you are following the The Wagner Way to Wellness, be consistent and you will be successful.
2. Daily Exercise.
Do at least thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily. A thirty minute brisk walk each day will do the trick, but the more workouts you can do, the better. Use the body or lose it—if you don’t keep your body moving and flowing, it will freeze up on you.
Our bodies need at least a gallon of non-carbonated, purified water daily. Remember, our bodies are eighty percent water. If we do not properly hydrate, it becomes impossible for our bodies to flush the poisons, toxins, excess sugar, fatty tissue, uric acid, and lymphatic waste out, not to mention bowel movements. The point is, over the long term, lack of proper hydration can result in dry and wrinkled skin, unhealthy hair and nails, and unnecessary rapid aging. Prescription: Begin slowly. Gradually increase your intake of water, drinking more each day than you did the last—building to one gallon a day.
4. Smart Food Choices.
Body type and blood type identify the unique way in which each of us thrives and grows by identifying those foods, condiments and beverages which are good for us, and which can be easily digested, as well as those that cannot. Following my “Guide for Smart Food ChoicesTM” will make correct eating easy for you.
5. Smart Food Combining.
Our bodies were not meant to absorb all the different food groups together at the same time. The truth is, each type of food uses different areas, enzymes, and digestive juices for proper and effective digestion, and each has its own time table for transiting through the system. By learning to eat foods in harmonious groupings, using my “Smart Food Combining ChartsTM”, we are able to digest correctly, thereby eliminating most digestive and intestinal ailments.
6. Essential Supplementation.
This is, by far, the most confusing subject for most people who attempt to create their own list of useful and necessary supplements. Often well meaning people use the shotgun approach to wellness, and buy countless bottles of supplements and additives, when actually only a few of the right ones are necessary.
There is no doubt that our soil is so depleted of nutrients, that today’s foods can’t fill us with the rich nutrients—the premium grade fuel—that our bodies need for our 21st century lives. Is it any wonder that we feel like we’re running on empty most of the time? What we do need are ionic trace minerals, full spectrum enzymes, soluble and insoluble fiber, multi-strain probiotics and essential fatty acids, along with a complete multi-vitamin, mineral and herbal complex in order to process food correctly, and to receive the necessary fuel to make our bodies fire “on all cylinders.” I recommend these necessary essentials on an everyday basis. To help you achieve this, I recommend essential nutritional packs for men, women and children, and an All-In-One multi superfood complex, for Life on the Go, to provide our bodies with these proper essentials, and to furnish superb nourishment through their many superfoods and supplement ingredients.
7. Cleansing, detoxification and rejuvenation.
We know that, in order to be clean and healthy, we must cleanse the outside of our bodies every day, but we rarely cleanse the inside of our bodies. Everyone should develop a cleansing maintenance program to detoxify the colon, cleanse the entire alimentary canal, flush the organs, rid the body of lymphatic waste and cleanse and rejuvenate the cardiovascular system.
This is an outline of the areas I will be addressing on this blog. I feel it is equally important to apply each of the topics to our lifestyles. If we do, I feel we can achieve Total Body Wellness and always be an active participant with quality life.
Dr. Bo Wagner holds a Ph.D. & Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition, is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and is a Dean of Internal Wellness & Professor of Functional Medicine at the University of Natural Medicine. Visit: www.drbo.com for more information and resources, and connect with Dr. Bo on Facebook and Twitter.
The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. This information should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of anymedication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. The publisher and the author are not responsible for any goods and/or services offered or referred to in this blog and expressly disclaim all liability in connection with the fulfillment of orders for any such goods or services and any damage, loss or expense to person or property arising out of or relating to them.
Image Credit: “Wellness” on FIU – University Health Services website. August 19, 2011.
*These statements in this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition before beginning supplementation. Information contained in this bulletin is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician.