I believe that nutrition is the foundation of health. We potentially have more control over what we eat and drink than over any other aspect of our lives. So, this is a good place to start, even though eating in our current world can be quite a challenge. Food can provide us with a lot of pleasure and sustenance and, without a doubt, is part of sharing our lives with others.
The key here is to eat healthy, nutritious foods and avoid toxins whenever possible. We can do everything right and still get sick, so another part of this key is learning to use food and supplements to help us recover and heal when symptoms or illnesses occur. Believe it or not, sleeping is probably one of the most important activities of the day, and yet it's the one we sacrifice the most. People who sleep less than seven hours a night are more likely to have weight problems and other health problems.
The National Sleep Association recommends that adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Creating health through the harmony of these five essential and interrelated elements was the subject of my first book Staying Healthy with the Seasons. Making small diet and lifestyle changes often makes it easier to maintain them over the long term. Being healthy isn't just about eating salads from time to time or going to the gym once a month, it's about following a healthy lifestyle that includes all five of the above.