6 Principles for Higher Energy

Sometimes, I think Natural Hygiene is the science of the obvious. It’s the instruction manual of how our bodies actually work.

It is the body of knowledge that saved my life, my mother’s life, and the lives of tens of thousands, if not millions, of people around the world.

If this science is so obvious one may ask, why aren’t their teachings more widespread? It’s the same question I asked myself, and which lead me on my quest to independently study and research world politics and economics for many years.

The truth of the matter is that money and greed makes the world go around; not logic, common sense, or often science for that matter. So, any information that encourages natural living and explains natural laws is suppressed, and even censored by big corporations, in order to defend their endless pursue of selling you drugs and junk food. This is not a conspiracy theory; it’s the sad reality of the world we live in.

My “secrets” for higher energy are actually key concepts to understand, obvious to some as they may seem, I hope you’ll find these principles as useful as I do.

Here they are…

Secret #1 – Energy Comes from Sleep, Not Food

It is a common misunderstanding that food provides energy when in reality; it is sleeping that gives us energy.

Food provides fuel and other raw materials the body needs to function. Sleep is primarily for the purpose of generating what we call in Natural Hygiene: nerve energy or low-level electricity.

The physiological rest obtained during sleep is exceptionally valuable. During the prolonged rest of sleep, the body restocks its cells and organs with fuel, replaces cells that have lost their vitality, and rids itself of toxins. Thus, the value of sleep is wide and diverse.

Just as important as getting enough sleep, is the QUALITY of the sleep that will affect your overall level of energy and wellbeing.

Eating the right diet, i.e. raw foods, while applying food combining rules, are vital practices in achieving a good night’s rest.

Secret #2 – Stay Hydrated

Dehydration is considered a contributor to more lifestyle diseases than any other single factor, except fat.

By being dehydrated, we compromise the body’s effort to rid itself of accumulated toxins, which affect proper cellular function.

Our bodies have a limited amount of nerve energy at any given time. Digesting food demands more energy than any other bodily function, which explains why you suddenly stop feeling hungry when you get a fever, as the body shuts down its digestive process in order to save up energy to combat the illness.

By eating a diet high in natural water, i.e. fruit based raw foods; we ease the digestive process and stay naturally protected against disease while enjoying optimum levels of energy.

Secret #3 – Energy Is Not Stimulation

First is it important to express a basic concept; stimulants do not stimulate.

When we consume substances such as caffeine, alcohol or theobromine – such as found in chocolate – in an attempt to maintain homeostasis (meaning the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes), the body reacts by releasing vital reserve energy in order to neutralize the effect of the drug.

This released energy in the form of stimulation is often confused with natural energy, which it isn’t. Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and other stimulants are powerfully addictive drugs.

Stimulation is defined as an extra effort exerted by the body in expelling a poison. The sense of euphoria occasioned by their use of these drugs is always followed, in time, by a depression due to the expenditure of power required.

This form of artificial stimulation acts as an aging factor of the highest degree.

Secret #4 – Get Moving

The effects of different exercises upon the body are extremely varied. Certain exercises develop great strength, others improve our endurance, speed, agility, flexibility, etc. but no single exercise can cover all. Therefore, it is vital our physical activities are varied enough to achieve all the benefits.

The importance of exercise can never be overemphasized. By studying the behaviour of animals, we observe that each single one of them needs daily exercise in order to obtain their food; this period of activity goes on their entire lives. The same level of physical activity should apply to humans. Our bodies suffer from disuse, not use. Use it or lose it as they say!

Yes, doing exercise depletes your body of energies, but by being physically active, you increase your levels of fitness, which has a positive impact on the way you handle daily chores.

Secret #5 – Put limits on your energy drainers

If you want more energy, you must avoid energy drainers: watching too much news, missing out on your daily exercise, working overtime, overdoing social media, toxic relationships, fears, worries, emotional baggage, or debt or other financial concerns that cause stress; there are all factors that damage your health, as well as decreasing your motivation for taking care of yourself.

Once you identify what is draining your energy, it’s vital you take action.

The approach that works for me and many other people is often as simple as learning from books, especially those classics that have stood the test of time.

Let’s say you worry too much and want to feel better, read “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” by Dale Carnegie. I can guarantee you this book will do the trick.

Other authors I recommend are Robert Greene, Ryan Holiday, Allen Carr, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Sadhguru has some great videos on YouTube, if you are interested in ancient Indian philosophy with a modern twist.

Secret #6 – Get Organised

Few things are as emotionally draining as living a life that’s chaotic and out of control. Keeping organised will save you enormous amounts of time and energy.

I have developed an interest in ergonomics, which has helped me greatly in overcoming many health issues over the years.

Why is Ergonomics important

In this modern digital age, many of us work on laptops and PCs for long hours without much physical activity. Our lifestyles, both at home and work, have become hardened to the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.

Such disorders can cause pain of varying degrees in muscles, joints, bones, or ligaments in limbs or backs, negatively affecting your health.

Another related cause, apart from prolonged immobilization, is repetitive movement or muscle overuse. Bad body posture, working in an awkward position, and exposure to constant vibration and physical trauma can also cause damage to the musculoskeletal system, resulting in one or many of the following issues:

• Shoulder pain
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Swelling and stiffness
• Hand and wrist tendonitis
• Repetitive Strain Injury – RSI
• Tennis elbow
• Sprains & tears in extreme conditions

Looking at the above trend, it becomes imperative for us to adopt ergonomic ways of living both at work and at home.

The good news is, you can significant improve these conditions after acquiring some better ergonomic habits, which may include improving posture, resting your eyes, choosing the right kitchenware – for convenience as well as safety, optimizing workstation placement, getting the right lighting, temperature, and humidity are equally important factors to consider.

For people who don’t as yet have chronic pains but see minor symptoms, shifting to an ergonomic lifestyle will proactively help avoid these issues cropping up in future, and lead a happy pain-free life.

Adopting better ergonomic habits has helped overcome the severe joint and back pain I suffered for many years without the need for medicine or other treatments, so I highly recommend adopting these practices.

Action Steps to Regain Your Energy

Increase fruit consumption and reduce fat intake

These two actions should be taken simultaneously… Eating fruit during the day and limit fat consumption to only dinners is a great start! You will see your energy levels skyrocket by following this approach.

Start a fitness program

You can’t be healthy if you are unfit. The older I get, the more I realised the importance of staying fit and active. I interviewed the late Hygienist, Dr. Keki Sidhwa, back in 2012. I met him in his house in Nottingham, England and we had a lovely conversation. He told me how at 87 years of age, he still managed to walk up to 4 miles a day!

Minimize the use of stimulants

I know it’s difficult to avoid stimulants in today’s world, but it becomes easier after you realize their true effects.

Identify energy drainers and eliminate them

Getting in the habit of reading books, learning, and relaxing is a much healthier option than being suffocated and overwhelmed by news channels and social media that will burn you out.

Get plenty of sleep

Sleep is the solution to the stimulant problem. Don’t feel guilty for staying bed longer if necessary. Sleeping well enough will not only affect your energy levels, but also your susceptibility to disease, not to mention recovery from illness too.

Organise your life to become more effective

Some people complain that a raw food diet is difficult to follow when in reality what could be easier than eating an apple? Getting well organised however is half of the battle.

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5 Responses

  1. Ariel I am 81 (female) and have been practicing intuitive eating most of my life. I have more energy than I know what to do with. Mostly fruit and vegetables. Some fish and thr sea food. I love your post and always enjoy learning something new. Thank you for all th valuable information. Your friend and admirer.

  2. Thnku very much. Good to read the strong basics again.

  3. Marsha Desjarlais says:

    Thank you, I needed this to keep me going. I’m 80 and sleep is the hardest part for me. I liked that you said don’t feel guilty staying in bed longer in the morning. Sometimes that’s when I sleep the best. But I’m going to stop feeling guilty about it when I do.

  4. Thanks so much Ariel. I am a 30 year old vegan and I found your article very interesting . I love your work!

  5. Wow love your article .I am 82 1/2 (haha) everyone laughs when I say that well not 83 yet) I am very healthy but I need to keep improving. Thanks again

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