Posted: 23 May 2008 at 9:14pm | IP Logged
Dr Shahid has summarised his six principles of health in a very simple form. Simplicity sometimes is not politically correct. Well.. if peoplle get the message and decide to live untill 100 - 125 years and longer, is not that wonderful? That is what counts. Right? A healthy living of spiritual, mental and physical health, without ever having to see a health care provider is all that counts. Isn't it?
SIX PRINCIPLES OF
PREVENTIVE HOLISTIC MEDICINE
These Principles consist of 3 do's & three donts. Almost everyone who has the slightest knowledge of preventive health should know about it. It has been known to humans for centuries. However, it has never been given a chance in a proper fashion. There are many reasons for it. I wont go into this right now. Let me go into detailing about the six principles.
The three do's are:
1. A Balanced Diet
3. Sufficiet time
for Rest, Sleep & Entertainment
The three Donts are:
1. DON'T SMOKE
2. Don't overeat, overdrink alcohal & overuse ( abuse ) legally prescribed or unprescribed drugs.
These are all very simple ( a little oversimplified ) six principles of Preventive Holistic Medicine. Let me try to explain every one of these principles & put'm in their proper perpective.
1. Balanced Diet.
Your Spiritual, Mental & Physical Health ( SMPH ) is directly proportion to what you eat. What makes a balanced diet is not only what you eat but also how much you eat. Make sure what you are eating is not exeeding the required daily amount according to your
body weight & height.
One cannot overemphacise the importance of exercise. This is the one most important single factor of long & healthy life. Historically, people who have lived over 100 years, invariably were the most physically active ones. Reccent studies have documented catagorically that people who exercise regularly are one step ahead of their health care providers. In other words those who exercise make less frequent visits to their health care providers than those who never exercise. One of the greatest advantage of exercise is that it enhances your immune system & therfore, increases your ability to fight illness.
3. Sufficient time for Rest, Sleep & Entertainment (RSE).
In our fast & rapid pace of daily living, we have lost sight of proper
RSE. Admittedly there is not sufficient time left with us after the usual daily activities to maintain a healthy balance between work & RSE. It is a very well known medical fact that people who work work & work ( also known as workoholics ) die very fast.
THE THREE DONTS
1. DONT SMOKE.
Fortunately, everyone knows that,
" Cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health. "
But unfortunately, smoking is still the the highest ( as much as 47% ) in third world countries. It is impossible to count the ways by which smoking undermines human health. It is one of the most dreadful illness next to AIDS. As we all know AIDS is
result of immune deficiency caused by a virus. Smoking results in Immune deficiency & thereby is no less lifelimiting than AIDS. Fortunately both these AIDS ( one caused by virus & the other caused by smoking ) are preventable.
2. Don't overeat, overdrink alcohal & overuse (abuse ) prescribed or unprescribed drugs.
While eating is essential for life & balaned diet is essential for health, overeating is deadly. It leads to obesity which in turns leads to multitudes of disease. Few of the illnesses steming fr