The process to achieve improved health must involve the
body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Akin believes there are five main facets in
a more alternative and holistic health approach. When you incorporate
these into your life, you will reward yourself with a life filled with
high energy, vitality, and a tremendous passion for living!
Facet #1: A Positive Mental Attitude
Just as the food you eat eventually reaches your blood stream and
nourishes all of the cells of your body, your thoughts are the food that
nourishes your mind. More and more evidence is showing that what you
think, feel, and internally represent has a tremendous affect on the way
our body functions. Positive thoughts bring about positive conditions.
Just like negative thoughts bring about negative conditions. Remember to
laugh and smile. It takes more negative energy and muscle groups to
frown than it does to smile.
For information, see the effects of positive emotions on our body chemistry.
Facet #2: Diet, Nutritional Supplements, and Detoxification Programs
Food is one of the most important life forces that are essential to
sustain every living thing. The other sources are air, sleep, water, and
A healthy diet and nutritional supplements should provide optimum
levels of all nutrients known and low levels of food components that are
hazardous to our health. Simply put, you are what you eat.
Facet #3: Exercise and Flexibility
The health benefits of exercise cannot be overstated. The body’s
response to exercise becomes stronger, functions more efficiently, and
has greater endurance. It can improve your memory, give you a mood
boost, as well as reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Regular
exercise not only makes people look better, but also makes them feel
better. Tension, depression, and worries can diminish greatly with
Flexibility is the most neglected component of fitness, yet the
rewards are numerous. It is the key to good posture and spinal and
muscle alignment. It can reduce joint pain and discomfort. You can
explore flexibility workouts through yoga, Pilates, Alexander technique,
Tai Chi, and other relaxation techniques.
Facet #4: Sleep and Meditation
Learning to attain a state of deep relaxation contributes to a sense
of well-being and high energy by counteracting the stresses and tensions
in your life. Meditation and sleep involves the complete absence of
neuromuscular activity and includes the most beneficial kind of rest and
replenishment for your mind and body.
Facet #5: Spinal Alignment
Your spine is literally the lifeline from your brain to all parts of
your body. Reducing misalignments or subluxations throughout the spine
and maintaining spinal integrity by chiropractic adjustments is
extremely important to achieving optimum natural health and well-being.
By alleviating subluxations, the body now uses its own innate
intelligence to heal itself by improving circulation and nerve supply,
thus improved health.
Although all this information may be quite elementary,
the recommendations are often all that is needed to attain and regain
your family’s health. In order to be healthy, you have a CHOICE to make
and make a commitment to break some old habits and traditions. The
rewards may be difficult to see and feel at first, but you will be
satisfied with your dedication and achievements to enjoy life at its
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "The first wealth is
How to get started:
- Determine your health’s baseline by getting a hair analysis, which tests for mineral deficiencies
and toxic metals.
- Incorporate a diet and nutritional protocol geared to you specifically.
- Start a detoxification/purification program to remove environmental toxins, chemicals, and heavy metals.
- Eat organic and free-range foods.
- Eat more raw foods.
- Avoid processed foods.
- Start walking, stretching, and weight-training.
- Learn to relax and take time for yourself. Find a health spa.
- See your chiropractor to reduce spinal alignments.
- Have your amalgam fillings removed. (See Holistic Dental Association.)
- Alkalize your body.
- Stop worrying and stay positive.
- Avoid negative people and situations.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Chew your food slowly.
- Eliminate junk food and artificial stimulants, sweeteners, and environmental toxins.
- Use only natural cleaning products in your home.
- Use natural brands of toiletries, including shampoo, toothpaste, anti-perspirants, and cosmetics.
- Laugh and smile.
- Enrich your mind, body, and spirit.
- Incorporate feng shui.