Essentials for Optimal Health

Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 11:10 PM
As you may or may not know about me, I have been in the fitness and wellness industry since I was a teenager. Health and fitness has always fascinated me and I am compelled to learn more every day. Studying the human body is a never ending task. You really cannot be an “Expert” because there is always more to learn. Over the past 7 years of my BSR practice, I have learned so much working with great colleagues such as Dr. Deborah Ardolf, ND, and heading back to school for more anatomy and physiology.

I wanted to share with you what I believe are the essentials for optimal health. If you have balance with the 3 essentials that are listed below, you will find yourself in good harmony.

3 Essentials for Optimal Health

1. Good Nutrition -“Let food be thy medicine” quote from Hippocrates. The foundation of Naturopathic Medicine. Start by eating less processed foods, more organic fruits and vegetables, some healthy grains and usually smaller quantities of meat proteins that are raised more organically. This is a “no brainer”. If you are eating fast food and mostly processed crap, you are going to feel like crap. Scale back on these food choices and make small changes that will add up over time. As you know, I am a big fan of the blood type diet.. Check it out online. 

2. Exercise – Any movement that you enjoy. It can be anything from hiking, walking, biking, yoga, swimming, what ever it is, be consistent.

Start off simply by walking your dog if you are not doing that now. Everyone needs to move, just enjoy it!!

3. Preventative Care – This can be anything from massage therapy, of course Body Stress Release, Naturopathic Care, Acupunture, or a combination of treatments that can release stress and improve your self-healing abilities. It is always better to prevent then wait for a crisis right? You don’t wait until your engine light goes on to change your oil? Why wait until your body starts breaking down before you seek treatment? My clients that come and see me monthly have the best results because they do not let the stresses of life build back up to create problems. 

Keep it simple is the best policy, and create a balance with the above three. Don’t over do it with any of them, this could lead to other issues like joint or muscle injuries, excessive dieting or too many wellness appointments draining your wallet. If you can create a balance and be consistent, your overall mental state will also be optimal. 


Here’s to your Health!


Sherri Hered


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