Note: I was challenged to take wellness to the ultimate level. I gamely accepted the dare. Are you ready as well?
There goes Manong Ice Cream (Manong is how we usually call male strangers older than us). I heard the sound of his cute bell. I went outside and shouted, “Manong!” He looked for the sound of the voice, saw me then nodded. He smiled as well.
I returned the smile. Then remembered Dr. Divina Hey-Gonzales, M.D. “If morning sun is good for the baby as it provides vitamin D, 12 noon sun is a natural antidepressant which helps relieve mild depression.“
I told myself,”perhaps that’s the reason Manong Ice Cream is such a jolly person. He works long hours on the streets and is often exposed to strong sun.
These and more are the things I learned from the “Taking Wellness to the Next Level” class. I attended it last Saturday at The Parenting Emporium.
Usually, we only remember the word “wellness” when we are not feeling well. From the fun discussion led by Dr. Divina, I got to understand and learn the following:
A. What to eat
Healthy Oils: Virgin Coconut Oil, Ghee, Free range butter, Fish Oil, Krill Oil
Healthy Carbs: Fruits (local fruits in season), whole grain
Healthy Protein: Fish, Free range chicken, Free range beef, lamb, nuts on trees and not under the ground, variety of vegetables
B. Eat Organic
And organic means food produced without conventional pesticide and synthetic fertilizers
C. What contribute toxins to the body
- pollution in the environment
- electronic tools thus it is recommended to remove all electronic tools in the bedroom or detoxify the room through Palmera plants or Himalayan salt cystal lamps
- water thus the best water is alkaline water. Yes, you read it right. Even the distilled water is not considered healthy as it is dead water.
- salt thus the best recommended salt to use is Himalayan Salt
D. What to do in case of fever
Dr. Divina shared that there are three phases of fever. The Phase 1 is fever and chills. Body temperature for that is less than 38.5 degrees centigrade. We need to wrap with blankets and put hot water bottle on soles of feet and tummy. A steam bath is also helpful, same with drinking warm water or hot clear soup.
The second phase is the burning hot all over with temperature greater than 38.5 degrees centigrade. This is the stage wherein one needs a sponge bath, cold compress on the head and hydration.
The trick is to let the body tempetature reach its peak as only when it reaches its peak that it will go down.
E. Simple home remedies for cold
Onion. Yes, onion. We only need to chop onions then add 2 tablespoon of honey. Leave the solution for a few minues then take the syrup extract.
F. How to take your own wellness to the ultimate level
- sleep 6-8 hours
- eat organic food
- drink alkaline water
- regular sun exposure
- magnesium from the sea
- Himalayan salt
- plants inside the house
We went home that afternoon confident. We know that should we face situations like fever and cold for instance, we now know what to do. I am ready to take my family’s wellness to the ultimate level. Are you ready as well?
By the way, another lesson learned that afternoon? Kids below three years old are not ready yet to eat egg or potatoes. These two are rich in protein and protein is the hardest to digest.
Yes, that fact left me dumbfounded. I was really shocked that I can’t even speak for a few seconds. I regularly give my one-year-old mashed potatoes. Good thing he hates egg.
Devoted. Compassionate, Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares the small house with her husband and their five boys.