I have been completely absorbed by what keeps us healthy and well - through natural means - it’s been a life time interest and profession. From my own early experiences as a scientist I knew that medical approaches only take us so far; keeping well and reversing conditions is a whole new ball game if you want to do it naturally, without medical intervention. As a practitioner and seeing hundreds of clients with many complex conditions you come to know how much is possible with health no matter what your age. In fact one of the myths I want to dispel is “as we get older our health deteriorates”, it’s completely false, you can get healthier as you get older. I’ve seen many people improve their health greatly even in their 70’s. If we do the same things that keep us unhealthy then yes of course, cumulatively we create ill health, but start changing a few things and over time you notice a great deal changes.
There are already people demonstrating positive outcomes all round the world, things that are being missed in mainstream medicine. One population for instance, the Okinawans, they age so slowly and escape the chronic diseases of ageing that it’s almost unbelievable most live to over 100 years of age. They have the lowest mortality rates and boast the longest life expectancy and the longest health expectancy in the world. What is it that they do that produces such wonderful health?
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” World Health Organisation
The definition from the world health organisation is sound, it means focusing on all of our being not just sickness. Having great physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing means becoming proactive and identifying what you can do to enhance your health. I found these 6 areas which have the most profound positive effect on our body and mind and uncover these in my 6 Ways to Wellbeing Programme.
Do you have a purpose?
“How can life present you with what you want if you don’t know what it is you want?”
I will be sharing each area in turn with you and how you can create more health so you can get more out of life. The first is whether you’ve set your intention and are willing to change. I know it sounds so obvious but so few of us clearly define what it is we want. Laws of nature and our power of intention is the first thing we need to engage. How can life present you with what you want if you don’t know what it is you want?
- Your starting point
What are your key indicators currently, e.g. weight, energy, list your symptoms. Write these down and date them. This is your starting point.
- Write down clearly what you want out of your health
Be specific, for example, I want to increase my energy levels by 20%, I want to get rid of my headaches which I get twice a month to less than twice a year to none. Keep it achieveable.
- Start tuning into your body’s feedback system
This may sound strange but your body is giving you feedback constantly on what it is you need to do or change. Learn to tune into it and make adjustments. You may need to find a therapist who may help you with this.
Next month we’ll go through Part 2, in what helps to create a body we most desire.
There’s much more to discover in the 6 Ways to Wellbeing Programme and you can also experience a health consultation with Rumana. Check it out here.
Rumana has teamed up with Planet Organic to help share her findings on how to achieve the best possible health you can.
With over 25 years of experience Rumana is an expert in the field
on natural medicine, runs clinics in the UK and speaks worldwide.
Rumana enjoys living a healthy vibrant life, practices yoga and meditation and loves argentine tango and singing.