I’ve never had a pet fish but I know enough about them to understand that they rely on us to keep their environment clean or they won’t live happy, healthy lives.
It’s the same for us!
If we don’t pay attention to the quality of our environment including where we live, the air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat we can’t really expect our bodies to respond with vitality.
There’s no point in taking medications or supplements to improve your health without investing time in ‘cleaning your tank’. Your physical, mental and emotional environment plays a huge role in your health and can change how your body functions. Increased exposure to poor quality food, xenobiotics and other chemicals can add to your body’s stress load along with other factors like reduced sleep and down time. All these factors can contribute to creating a ‘dirty tank’ - increased oxidative stress and inflammation and this interferes with healthy body function.
So before you look to treating your symptoms, invest in creating a healthy environment for yourself and give your body a chance to function at its best.
Some questions you should ask yourself:
Am I getting a good 6-8 hours of sleep every night?
Do I wake up feeling refreshed and energised (not lethargic and tired)?
Am I really eating enough food? (Be honest...)
Is my period regular?
Do I often feel anxious?
Am I fueling my body with the right stuff (including carbs and good fats!)
Am I moving my body every day (walking, gym, yoga)?
Am I creating boundaries that protect my peace and mental health?
Am I giving myself time out each day to slow down?
Am I being mindful about what I consume and expose my body to?