Just as spiritual health is a journey requiring balancing of inner beauty, love, joy, creativity and inner peace with worldly interactions; so is physical health a journey of creating bacterial balance between the “good” and the “bad.” There are over one hundred trillion bacteria living in our guts with 400 to 500 different types, weighing in at approximately 4 lbs! Of this, 85 percent of the bacteria should be “good.”
Balanced flora is critical to our health and dysbiosis of bacteria, just like dysbiosis in life disrupts well being. Nature in its infinite wisdom is balance and the harmonious coexistence between the human host and intestinal microflora provide a window to nature’s soul. When we live in a state of dis-symbiosis, mal-homeostasis prevails, and eventually disease results. Fortunately, several healthy options for rebalancing gut flora and in turn, balancing life energy symbiotically, are widely available.
Valentine’s Day is upon us. If you listen real hard, you can sense a collective sigh of stress from lovers and wanna be lovers everywhere! This is unfortunate, because Valentine’s Day should be about showing that we care to friends, family members, and lovers. It should be about nurturing, basking in the warmth of renewed and long-term friendship and love, and about happiness through companionship.
Our skin is a detoxification organ—we excrete toxins through our sweat. And boy do we have a lotta toxins to excrete! We are bombarded daily with tobacco, pesticides, food additives, heavy metals, car exhaust, food allergens, sugar, bacteria, viruses, yeast, and more. Our liver is overwhelmed trying to clear all of these toxins, which can result in fatigue, poor digestion, cell mutations, and more. One of the simplest ways we can help our body detoxify is by making time to bathe!
It’s easy to sweat out some nastiness in a hot bath! To amplify the effects, add some or all of these to your bath water: