The #1 predictor of healthy cells

Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 27 October 2020

Did you know your environment is likely the most important predictor of your overall health and wellness?

Your health is essentially a microcosm of your environment. It is a distillation of your relationships with the earth, food, and other people (career, parenting, caregiving). 

Unfortunately our environment has become increasingly more toxic with chemicals, poor nutrition, stress, and overextending ourselves.

As a result of these "toxins", our health will suffer. 

A good way to address this is to become more aware and start making some small changes to your environment to offset this toxicity. 

Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Spend more time in nature, go for a walk
  2. Use only natural cleaning and personal care products
  3. Address any workplace or personal conflicts
  4. Move to the country (if possible)
  5. Drink clean water
  6. Be aware of negative people in your life and create healthy boundaries
  7. Eat organic food as much as possible
  8. Meditate, garden, listen to music, chill
  9. Learn to say no
  10. Engage in exercise that you enjoy
  11. Carefully evaluate the people you spend the most time with
  12. Laugh out loud
  13. Declutter your space
  14. Use the right supplements to help with stress reduction
  15. Get soothing lighting like a salt lamp
  16. Have plants in your office and home to clean the air

Now I would love to hear from you! Where can you take action and make a healthier environment in your life? Leave a comment below and I'll be back again next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!

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5 Replies to “The #1 predictor of healthy cells”

Pets are an amazing and fun addition to a household. Our 2 cats amuse us daily.

Carl Vanuden

Very nice, simple and effective

Sarah Hopper

I love this post Michelle! I love it because I can see where my decisions (and opportunities) are helping me and where I could do more to improve health. I love seeing how my connection to nature and wonderful people contribute to wellbeing. Next up, a salt lamp!

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

I love my salt lamp!

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

Yes! pets 🙂

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