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capable of healing and repair, you do not need
drugs or medicine or operations or injections or
an appointment with a consultant. It comes from
within you: healing is your birth-right! The extent
of repair which is possible in your specific situation
depends largely on your body's capacity to heal
and on your unique circumstances. Whatever your
capability for healing, it will happen in the right
environment when your body's fundamental needs
are being met. These requirements for healing are
not a mystery of science and medicine; they are
knowable--and valid research reveals them to us.
If you can reach and maintain an equilibrium
between damage and repair, by both reducing
the physiological stresses affecting you and also
by ensuring your body's own resource needs are
being met, then you can continue to function at
your optimum ability to heal when faced with any
health condition, from the common cold to cancer.
What are these pre-requisites for health and
healing? My research has led me to these eight
elements which I call the "8 Wellness Elements" and
it is worth taking the time to evaluate the balance
of each one of these Wellness Elements in your life.
M
oveMeNt
& B
reathiNg
You lead an active lifestyle, including ample
movement at work and play, daily strength and
flexibility exercises, with at least 5 aerobic miles of
activity per day.
o
utLook
& a
ttitude
You expect the best from each scenario you
encounter, and nurture hope for the future. You
have clear goals and look forward to seeing them
through to completion.
N
utritioN
& h
ydratioN
You eat a variety of whole foods every day, including
6 or more portions of fruit and vegetables, and you
drink plenty of water. You cook your own meals and
gain satisfaction from your food.
r
est
& s
Leep
You look forward to sleep every night and waken
feeling well rested. You set aside time every week to
re-balance your mental and physical life, and take
breaks when they are needed.
r
eLatioNships
& s
ociaL
h
eaLth
You have a support network who can be there for
you when you need them, and you reach out to
others on a regular basis to support them too. You
enjoy regular meetings with others.
a h
eaLthy
e
NviroNMeNt
You are often in an environment with easy access
to elements of nature such as plants, running water,
sunshine, and fresh air. You are surrounded by
people and things which inspire you.
c
hoice
& p
ersoNaL
e
MpowerMeNt
You look for the possibilities in every situation
and feel that you have the power to make choices
towards the life you want to live. You focus your
attention on what you can change.
L
iviNg
w
ith
p
urpose
You are motivated and encouraged by a strong
sense of purpose for your life, which helps to drive
you onward when times get tough. You know your
life has value and meaning.
As the founding director of Health for Life and
Creating Wellness, Dr. Paul Homoky, BSc, DC, LRCC
is passionate about helping others to achieve their
full health potential through lifestyle and evidence-
based natural health care. Paul is a popular public
speaker, director of two complementary health
centres in Scotland and member of the Royal
College of Chiropractors.
For more information and resources, visit
www.healthforlife.co.uk or visit Facebook at
@creatingwellnessuk and @spinalwellness
Listen to Paul Homoky here.
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omoky