As you have learned, optimum health is indeed a unique treasure that you should continue to strive for, develop, and maintain, during a lifetime, and that what’s good nutrition about, because, with good nutrition, you will be well on your way, and in a much better position to achieve and maintain overall optimum health. Good nutrition is a basis necessity required for overall health and well being, if not survival. Simply stated by The World Health Organization………….Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not just absence of disease and infirmity………………
Good nutrition, according to Wikipedia, is “the diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by by the availability and palatability of foods. For humans, a healthy diet includes preparation of food and storage methods that preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat and leaching, and that reduce risk of food borne illnesses. In humans, an unhealthy diet can cause deficiencies-related diseases such as blindness, anemia, scurvy, preterm birth, stillborn, and cretinism, or nutrient excess health-threatening conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome, and such common chronic systemic diseases, as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis.” For more from Wikipedia on good nutrition read here.
Optimum health and well being involves balancing all nine life dimensions, which, are interrelated, and dependent on each other.. These dimensions are physical, emotional, social, intellectual, occupational, spiritual, genetics, aging, and environmental. You will also learn about the wide-ranging health benefits of the Adaptogen Peruvian Maca, and how amazingly effective Maca is in benefitting all of your nine life dimensions.
Briefly, optimum physical health includes maintaing your energy and fitness level, your good nutrition, and your control of not abusing drugs, tobacco, and alcohol. Lack of sustainable energy and stamina are the major contributors in you not being able to maintaining optimum physical health. If you lack good nutrition and you are not supplementing your diet with natural Peruvian maca root, which restores and maintains your healthy energy level, your physical and overall health will suffer. Optimum emotional health deals with your state of mind and well being, such as feelings, optimism, attitude, etc., Optimum intellectual health is you pursuing knowledge and instruction throughout your life, you being open-minded to change, and having optimism.
Optimum occupational health is you striving for and achieving a worthy and meaningful career along with financial success. Optimum spiritual health is you having a belief in something greater than yourself, understanding that you are a small, but unique and distin part, of our endless universe, as you strive to realize your life’s purpose. Optimum environmental health is you living in a pollution-free, safe, healthy suroundings. Genetics is the process in which your predetermined heredity is transferred to you at conception through DNA. Aging is the normal and natural process that you, an any living entity progresses through from the beginning of the life cycle until the end of the life cycle.
Concentrating on the Physical Aspect of Optimun Health
Optimum physical health is critical in you achieving overall optimum health in all the life dimensions, and it is the most visible and appreciated of all the
dimensions of health. Some of the most obvious physical signs of being unhealthy appear physically in ailments, sickness, and disease. The main beneficial components are energy, strength, endurance, flexibility, good diet, ample fluids, supplementation, healthy digestion, reduction in the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, self-care in treating ailments, injuries, sickness, and rest, relaxation, recreation, quality regularly scheduled sleep.
Physical activity is a lifestyle choice and a must, in achieving optimum health. You should have a good blend of both leisure and structured physical activity. Leisure activities would include hiking, swimming, walking, and biking. More structured exercise would include running, training, and sports.
A nutritious and well-balanced diet, being organic and non-GMO, would include you eating carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and natural supplementation with a super food like Peruvian maca. More on that shortly. Fluids consumed should ideally be filtered water. Chemicals, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and other substances which alter mood or bodily functions, should be restricted or avoided. Addictive personalities and others with known health risks, should avoid these types of substances completely. Self-care of common ailments, injuries, or mild sicknesses should routinely addressed and treated at home. Signs of serious sickness or injury, other serious or life-threatening symptoms, should receive emergency or professional medical care.
Periodic rest and regular eight hours of sleep is required. Relaxing and occasional napping is desirable for your body to rest and rejuvenate. Mediation and other forms of relaxing such as deep-breathing are also desirable.
Is it possible to be “not sick” without being in optimum health, and particularly, optimum physical health?
The best example of this kind of situation I can give you, is for you to be so chronicly energy-deprived that you have to pick yourself up with caffeine all day long to remain in a functioning state. Being in this situation, is not technically an illness or disease, is it? But neither is it optimum health. Your condition would fall somewhere in between, wouldn’t it?
Not surprisingly, it seems to be very normal in our fast-paced, 24-7 world we live in, that thousands of people function this way, well, actually exist, rather than actually function, every single day. There is much more to optimal health than making it to the end of the day, and then you deceiving yourself by thinking I am doing fine.
Then what’s good nutrition health? Recently, I stumbled across a really basic, I think, workable definition, of optimum health.
Health is the mental and physical energy, vitality and resistance to live joyfully in your own body and face the challenges of life…………………
Optimum health, then, would mean living like that every single moment of every single day! Right! Read more about the physical aspect of overall health and well being here.
Maca root energy-what is it?
Do you want to have the enough energy to pursue and realize optimum health every moment of every single day? Do you want to know the health benefits of Peruvian Maca root, and what it can do for you? If I said to you….”You can have optimum health!” Would you believe me? If I said to you, there is a natural growing healing herb supplement capable of providing you with so much energy, you will know you are not the same person you were, would you seriously consider researching it, or trying it?
Peruvian Maca is a biennial root plants native to the high Andes Mountains of Peru. Maca has been recognized for it’s Adaptogen properties. Adaptogens are a class of herbal plants which will assist you in normalizing bodily functions, allowing your body to “adapt” to physical and mental stress by increasing your energy level, stabilizing blood sugar, giving you clarity of mind and spirit, and by combating and mitigating stress. Maca offers many other health benefits, as well, offering you a wide range of therapeutic effects, without causing any major negative side effects.
We will cover many of the other benefits later in a future article. We will discuss the increased energy level benefit only today. Not only has it been recognized as an Adaptogen, but also recognized as a new class of antioxidants, providing you with a higher resistance in combating stress, anxiety, and fatigue, which are responsible for sapping your energy, as well. And more importantly, it assist you in combating harmful cell damage. As an antioxidant, it removes free-radicals, and waste products from cells, caused by free radicals. Free radicals present in cells are associated and implicated in cancer development.
The medicinal properties of Maca are well known in the Andes Region, and it has been used for thousands of years by the indigenous people of Peru, as a natural healing medicine and energy booster. There is archaeological evidence of the cultivation of Maca as a healing plant medicine dating back to 1700 B.C. It was the normal regimen for Incan Imperial Warriors, whom were fierce fighters, to consume large quantities of Maca, which enabled them to gain legendary strength and energy as warriors, before they went into battle. It is said that the Spanish conquistadors also used Maca when they first arrived in the Americas and learned of Peruvian Maca. Maca potency was so valued by the indigenous people, it was used as a currency for trade.
Maca root energy-how does it work?
Maca root energy is very different from other energy-enhancers available on the market today. It contains no caffeine, no processed sugar, and no pharmaceutical enhancers. The energy received from Peruvian Maca is naturally assimilated, boosting your energy level in a balanced, and sustainable manner, not ever stressing your adrenal glands, depleting your energy, like other energy enhancers are known to do. Sustained and elevated energy is also a result of a natural balance of your hormones, as well. Another benefit of Maca root energy, is it aids in balancing hormones. More on that in a future article.
Peruvian Maca is a “nutritional treasure”, your body is seeking. A powerhouse of nutrition, it contains 60% Carbs,10% Protein, 8.5 Fiber, 18 essential Amino Acids, nearly all the known Amino Acids, 20 Fatty Acids, natural fruit sugars, major Vitamins and Minerals, 6 trace minerals, Phytonutrients, and Sterols, which lower cholesterol levels. Maca is a perfectly-balanced nutritional treasure available to supplement your diet.
For more in depth information on eating fresh, nutritionally-balanced, organic, non-GMO foods, and where to buy them, and also on supplementing with Peruvian Maca, and where to buy it, read this review “What Is In Maca Root? Still don’t have enough information? Read this review “How To Relieve Stress From: Hormonal Imbalance.” In these two reviews, you can also request your two FREE items, the e book “The Secret Science of Staying Slim, Sane, and Sexy After 40,” and your 7-night trial sample of “Julva.”
One other important thing I should mention. If you read my previous articles, you will know, that receiving quality nutrition from the foods you eat in today’s modern world is very unlikely, unless, you are eating foods completely fresh right off the farm. Because of modern-day practices of shipping foods sometimes thousands of miles over days at a time, in refrigerated trucks, unfortunately, there occurs a loss in nutritional value, as much as 35%, from the farm to your grocery shelf. Even if the foods are traditionally considered high in nutrition, a considerable loss can be expected by the time you get your hands on it. Still, another very important reason why you should supplement your diet with Peruvian Maca root, a “nutritional treasure.” .
You now know what’s good nutrition about, and how important it is to your overall health and well being. The question is, are you going to act on your new found knowledge? If you would like more information, or have question, let me known below, and I’ll be happy to get back to you. Your comments are also welcomed.