Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Seven Pillars of Health

It is back to basics. The Seven Pillars of Health – The Naural way to Better Health for Life by Dr. Don Colbert, MD. This book was on the New York Times Best Seller list. Written in 2007, Dr Clobert’s book is not outdated and still holds true to good health and good lifestyle since biblical times. He attest to 50 days to a healthier you.

The Seven Pillars of Health are:
1.     Water.
2.     Sleep and Rest.
3.     Living Food.
4.     Exercise.
5.     Detoxification.
6.     Nutritional Supplements.
7.     Coping with Stress


Water is the most essential element for the body. The body needs to be hydrated to function properly.
 Increase water intake by eating more salads, vegetables and fruits.
 Tap water generally contains high levels of unfiltered minerals, chorine and other contaminants. Tap water needs to be filtered.
 The general formula for the amount of water to drink is Body weight (LB) divide by 2 = ounces per day.

Sleep and Rest.

Sleep and rest restores , repairs and rejuvenates the body.
 Sleep is vital to the immune system.
 The body needs at least seven to nine hours of sleep.
 Insomnia stems from stress, anxiety, depression, caffeine, chronic pain and medications.
 Take time to rest. At least one day a week.

Living Food.

Eat more vegetables, fruits and healthy nuts.
Dark Chocolate is very high in antioxidants
Avoid processed foods.
Meats are cautioned foods
 Worst food are Hydrogenated fats and trans fats. Excessive saturated fats and
Excessive polyunsaturated fats.
Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.
People who restrict their calorie intake lives longer.


 Stagnant bodies build diseases.
Walk five minutes three times a week, build up to thirty minutes three times a week.
Exercise keeps off excessive weight.
Heart rate for training zone is 220 minus your age times 0.6 for low zone and times 0.9 for high zones. Keep within the zone levels.


Toxicity permeates our environment.
There is a need to detoxify our body waste daily.
One hour of indirect smoking equals to 4 cigarettes.
Body odor sometimes are sign of a toxic body.
Eat fiber to detox
Eat more alkaline foods
Perspiration is detoxification through the skin.
Periodic fasting is a powerful detoxification process.

Nutritional  Supplements.

Diet alone is not enough.
Consider taking a daily multivitamin.
Most common deficiencies are Vitamins A,B6,C,D,E and K.
Minerals frequently deficient are magnesium, calcium, fiber and potassium.
Get 10 minutes of sunlight daily for Vitamin D.
Eat rainbow colored salads daily.
Avoid rancid fish oils.
Mega supplements are harmful.

Coping with stress.

Manage your stress well.
Identify what things you can control and what you cannot.
Laugh a lot
Do not worry.
Learn to do medition.
Lower your stress hormones.
Forgiveness releases stress.
Accentuate the positives and eliminates the negatives.
Practice proper breathing techniques.
Thank God daily for your good health.

Take care.

Allen Lai

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