Exploring and empowering people to understand Evolutionarily Appropriate Wellness, which impacts one of the critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3)
Our ancestors never consumed processed foods with a lot of additives that do not exist in nature in that form. The emphasis should be on meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and some specific seeds while avoiding most grains, some forms of dairy, some specific legumes, all refined sugars, and all processed and refined foods. It is essential to keep in mind that everyone has different dietary requirements, so it is always a good idea to speak with a nutritionist or healthcare provider before starting any diet to make sure it will support your unique health objectives.
Our physical and mental health depends on getting enough sleep. By enabling body restoration and immune system strength, it fosters general health. It improves cognitive abilities, lowers stress, and controls mood. When properly rested, productivity and energy levels increase and hormone balancing occurs as you sleep, which helps with weight management. The cardiovascular system benefits as well. In summary, getting a decent night's sleep is crucial to living a healthy life. Healthy sleep habits and a focus on rest are investments that pay off by raising our quality of life as a whole.
For health to be at its best, gut dysbiosis (an abnormal shift in the gut microbiota) must be corrected. Numerous aspects of health are impacted by the gut microbiome, which is made up of billions of microbes in the digestive system. At the most basic level, it helps with digestion and nutrient absorption, avoiding problems like bloating and diarrhoea. A healthy microbiome also controls immune function, protecting against infections and avoiding autoimmune conditions. Dysbiosis has been related to serious neurological problems as well as chronic diseases like obesity, cardiovascular disease, and immunological disorders. Setting a balanced gut flora as a top priority is a proactive move in the direction of a better, happier life.
Our overall well-being depends on our mental and cognitive health. Relationships, productivity, and physical health are all impacted by our mental and emotional well-being, including emotional stability, social integration, and resilience. It also affects our capacity to overcome life obstacles and contribute to society. Contrarily, cognition entails reasoning, memory, creativity, and flexibility. These cognitive processes are essential for learning, problem-solving, and personal development. One's quality of life may suffer from cognitive limitations. Instability in one's mental state might affect one's ability to think clearly; the opposite is also true. For people to enjoy satisfying lives, both personally and as a society, it is important to acknowledge their importance, reduce stigma, and promote mental health awareness. Moreover, there are actions that one can take to improve or maintain one's cognitive abilities.
Physical activity and exercise are essential for general health and well-being. They provide a host of advantages, such as increased mental health, better weight management, and physical fitness. Exercise develops muscles and bones, improves cardiovascular health, and lowers the risk of developing chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Producing endorphins, enhancing sleep, and increasing energy levels also aid in managing stress, anxiety, and depression. Physical activity improves relationships with others, self-esteem, and general quality of life. It promotes a strong immune system, healthy ageing, and cognitive function. It is important to note that even modest exercise is sufficient. Setting a high priority on physical activity and exercise is essential for living a better, happier life.