Top 7 Health Hacks for 2020 & Beyond
2020 is such a special new year because it’s not just a new year - it’s a new decade! To kick off this decade, I think we need to do more than just make a new year’s resolution. We need to make some lasting changes to our lifestyle and health choices so that we can optimize our health for the next decade and decades to come.
If you found this blog or my podcast, then I’m sure you are already familiar with the general rules you should follow to stay healthy - eat organic foods, avoid GMO’s, get a lot of sleep, stop stressing, exercise, and don’t drink or smoke. This is not what I would like to cover here. What I’d like to talk about are the 7 health hacks that I find most people don’t know and those that are integral to maintaining optimal health. The root of all chronic symptoms and illness is TOXIC OVERLOAD, so these 7 Health Hacks ensure that you are decreasing the toxic load on your system on a daily, monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.
Health Hack #1: Dry Brush Your Skin Once a Day
Dry brushing is a great way to stimulate natural detoxification and to assist with optimizing overall health! What is dry brushing? As the name persists, this technique should be done on dry skin and in the direction toward the heart.
Our lymphatic system is a collection of lymph nodes, ducts, and vessels, that work together to transfer lymph fluid and assist in the removal of any toxins. Dry brushing is a great way to stimulate the movement of the lymph, which is located right below the surface of the skin. Therefore, incorporating dry brushing into your daily or even weekly routine can stimulate normal lymph flow throughout the body, improve circulation, decrease inflammation, and increase your health for decades to come. In addition, dry brushing is also a good form of exfoliation. As the bristles of a body brush remove dead skin cells, it simultaneously clears any dirt and oil that have been trapped in your pores. In turn, decreasing the size of the pores!
How to do it: I recommend doing 10 strokes per body part, starting at your feet and brushing upwards. For instance, 10 strokes on the right leg, 10 strokes o