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As a huge proponent of health and wellness, I can truly appreciate this great article on ancient survival medicine.
Now, when you hear the word medicine I know you think of something that must be consumed. You think of something you take to solve a problem.
Much of health and wellness doesn’t involve pills at all. Fitness and nutrition along with the ancient sweat lodge are tremendous “medicines” that we have forgotten about.
Today’s version, the sauna, releases heat shock proteins, that have tremendous benefits to your system and longevity.
There is also much to be said about natural remedies and medicinal herbs.
Another big piece of our overall health is that of our mental state. What is your mental health like? How do you feel about yourself?
Let’s explore a quick daily regimen that can reintegrate these forgotten medicines back into your life.
Morning is a great time to integrate things like hydration and fitness. You can start a day early with plenty of water and a light workout. That gets you off on the right path.
Another thing to consider is a healthy breakfast with things like eggs. Scrambled eggs and jalapenos are incredible and it also gets a vegetable in you first thing. It’s also a great time to take an herbal tea and supplement with vitamins
A lot of the time afternoons are where we make the bulk of our nutrition mistakes. Try and find a place where you can take a nice healthy lunch and get some balance into your life.
Find a quiet spot to eat and leave your phone in the office. This is going to both help your body with nutrition and your mind to quiet down and find balance.
In the evening you are going home and you really need to focus on disconnecting from work and getting into the things you love in life. Maybe you hit the gym in the evenings and sauna after.
Another refreshing herbal tea is a great idea before bed. Include some lavender and get yourself some great rest!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.