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Brian D. Mander (1959- present) was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
His first book, "Simple Health Decisions : The First Five Steps ", is a culmination of personal life experiences and insight into simple things you can do for yourself to regain your health. A key theme in the book is to teach yourself to trust your own thinking.
This inspired Brian to write Simple Health Decisions: The First Five Steps, sharing his personal experiences and showing you how to renew your enthusiasm for life by choosing a healthier diet and a more active lifestyle. Download Simple Health Decisions: The First Five Steps today at Amazon.com
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We at Vitamins Now have one purpose, and that purpose is sharing with you and engaging with you and helping you to realize the ability and potential you have to create a healthy life for yourself.
It's not just the food we eat, but our thinking and how we approach things. Our attitude really is important.The big question is how are you going to do that? It all depends on your particular circumstances, relationships and maturity.
Everybody is at a different level so to start with don't compare yourself to anyone else, ever.
Secondly develop the habit of never ever criticising, condemning or complaining about anything in your life.
If there are some things you are not happy with, criticising or complaining about them won't help.
You have to look at it from a different perspective in a non emotional practical way and take the first step to make it better.
Some people spend their whole life in denial of the kind of person they are and justify all their actions so they won't have to change.
They expect the world around them to conform to their thinking and it never occurs to them that for whatever reason some of the things they are doing are not in their own self interest.
Some people even develop self destructive behaviour in order to justify their feelings and this can lead to resentment of self or others.
Try and remember, the most important relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.
If it's lacking in any way, develop that before you make a serious relationship with someone else.
Get to know yourself and if there are any people you need to forgive or have resentment towards, try to resolve these issues, do it now.
It's the best thing you can do for yourself and it will allow you to use all your energy to focus on developing the things that make you happy.
Learn to be content being alone. Because even in a healthy relationship with another there are times we are alone. So be content with yourself and be gentle and encouraging with yourself.
You don't need to have a million friends to be happy. A few good real friends will give you all the positive feed back you need to live up to your full potential.
Learn to say no. Many very successful people say no, nine out of ten times.
With better circumstances and happier relationships with yourself and others, your life will become easier and you you will be more content.
Your maturity will improve when you learn to put your own priorities first while being polite and gracious to others.
And please remember to be gracious and kind to yourself. Don't wait or look for approval from others, get it from yourself by doing the right honest things and you will easily gain the approval of others automatically.
Good decisions bring good results.
Many of our health problems come from our early childhood years. Remember we mentioned everybody's situation is different. So remember not to compare yourself with anyone, ever.
Our food is a medicine to our bodies and when we develop poor habits of eating food with no nutritional value it affects our thinking, feelings, moods and ability to concentrate and learn. It can even affect our ability to socialize and form healthy lifetime relationships.
Take a really good look at the food you are eating and ask yourself a few simple questions.
Is this food giving my body the nutrition it needs to sustain myself and operate my body in a healthy way .
Is this food making me feel content and giving me a calm relaxed mood with an ability to focus and solve problems one step at a time without being irritated?
If you find most of the food you eat is not so great, change step by step. Don't try and reverse everything in one motion overnight. It wont last.
Eliminate food that you know is not good for you, even if you like eating it. Remember to give yourself time to adjust your taste buds and eating habits. It all takes time.
Portion control is also very important . Eat slowly with smaller portions allowing your stomach to shrink and you will find that you will eat less food but it will be of a higher quality, and you will save a lot of time and money. And be healthier.
Keep it Simple
When your trying to fix something or make it better, keep focusing on solving the problem and congratulate yourself when you make any progress at all.
Make a point to think about all these lifestyle adjustments as a positive thing, even though it may not feel so good at the time.
You are developing your ability to make good decisions and handle yourself and your life in a more mature and loving way.
As you choose to eat foods that contain true nutrition, all the processed foods and sweet unhealthy foods you ate before will lose there appeal.
Listen to your own intuition and inner voice and your whole life will change for the better.
Your mental ability to make good decisions will get better and you will not need the approval of others or seek the opinions of others.
After all is said and done, we are the masters of our own life.
We are meant to wake up each day feeling good about ourselves, energized mentally and physically.
You may think that what you eat is not important but your red blood cells have a different opinion.
People can take all the water soluble vitamins they want and see very little improvement unless the majority of the food they eat is natural and whole food.
Even ascorbic acid or vitamin c, if taken in an artificial form of tablet or liquid is nothing like eating real food regularly that contains the real thing. Eating fish regularly is similar
to taking cod liver oil as a supplement
People drink milk to get calcium, even fortified milk, but there are many other more natural sources of calcium.
The key is to have a variety of foods in smaller quantities that contain natural vitamins and minerals, such as fatty fish, eliminating the need for fat soluble vitamins.
People also take vitamin b12 as an artificial supplement when they can find this in natural foods.
Remember amino acids and everything your body needs to work well including vitamins b6 for bones and teeth can be received by learning about the right type of foods to eat.
There is no need to buy fortified cereal, or any processed food. Simply take the time to change your menu and your taste buds will change.
It really is true that you can get all your vitamins from your food, including folic acid, if you buy healthy food and take the time to prepare it properly.