July 29, 2012
It doesn’t have to be painful to improve your health, nor does it have to take a lot of time. While we could discuss the specifics of optimum health for what would amount to hours upon hours of reading, there are a few core techniques that you can utilize right now to dramatically transform your health — each of which can easily be done in under 10 minutes. Perhaps even more appealing than the time factor is the additional factoid that each of these methods are extremely simple and virtually anyone can utilize them.
If you really adhere to these 4 super simple concepts, you will be ahead of about 98% of the United States (or most any other developed nation) when it comes to living a natural health lifestyle. Here are 4 ways to radically transform and improve your health and wellness in under 10 minutes:
1. Drink the Right Kind of Water
It’s no secret that drinking tap water is a recipe for disease thanks to harsh chemicals and heavy metals, but what are the alternatives? You may be under the impression that super cheap and low quality filtration systems (think Brita counter top filters) are the answer. Ultimately, these plastic system (which may even contain BPA) do not filter most heavy metals or chemicals. And what about bottled water? Well, it turns out that bottled water is simply expensive tap water  thanks to an extensive report into the industry.
Instead of wasting time and money on poor quality alternative to tap water, you have a few options:
- Purchase an atmospheric water generator such as the machines created by the Ecoloblue  company (no incentive was given for this recommendation or any other within this article).
- Retrieve fresh and real spring water from near your home with glass gallon jugs which can be found via the website Find a Spring .
- Obtain a high quality reverse osmosis water filtration device and add minerals or Himalayan sea salt back into the water after it passes through the filter.
Each of these options are highly effective, and the Find a Spring option is entirely free. Therefore, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be drinking the right kind of water. Even if you don’t want to drive a short distance away from a spring, a reverse osmosis filter can be purchased for a relatively low price. When it comes to seriously feeling better each day and conquering disease, the value of the product ultimately becomes more apparent. All in all, this simple change will take all of 5 seconds to act upon. It takes even less than 5 seconds to type in your zip code on the spring locator site and decide to change your water habits for life.
2. Add Lemon to Your Water Each Morning
It really doesn’t get any easier than this. Now that you’ve secured a proper water source, it’s time to utilize it. Start your morning each day by squeezing either one half or a full lemon into a glass of warm water, placing a slice into the glass itself after you’re done squeezing.
Tied to both fat loss and stress relief, water with lemon  is even used in ancient Yogic and Ayurvedic medicine to cleanse the digestive system. In other words, you can improve your digestion naturally throughout the day by using this simple practice.
3. Switch to Organic, Save Money
By simply switching to organic foods (particularly packaged and produce), you’ll be avoiding a massive onslaught of pesticides, herbicides, genetically modified ingredients, and a whole host of damaging chemicals and additives. But what about the price? The main concern listed by consumers when asked why they don’t switch to organic is always price. What myself and others have discovered, such as the major cable network TLC, is that organic food options are actually oftentimes cheaper than conventional alternatives.
That’s right, you can actually save money by switching to healthier organic alternatives. As TLC confirms  by launching an investigation into whether or not it’s really more expensive to go organic:
“At a Safeway… a 15- ounce can of O organic black beans costs $1.05. On the same shelf, a 15-ounce can of Bush’s Best black beans will run you $1.39. Down the street at Whole Foods, meanwhile–the store often referred to as ‘Whole Paycheck’ the supermarket-label 365 Organics brand black beans cost a measly 99 cents. Or take pasta… a box of Barilla brand conventional pasta sells for $1.79 at the Safeway. But head over to the Whole Foods, and you can buy a bag of 365 Organic pasta for 50 cents less.”
So not only can you actually save some cash by switching to organic and shopping smart on higher quality options, but it will more importantly drastically improve the health and wellness of yourself and your family. And of course it only takes just a few seconds to make the decision to do so.
4. Do this Outside and Improve Your Health
Take a few moments out of your day and head outside if weather permits. On a particularly warm and sunny day during the summer climate, which many are experiencing right now, set aside even just a few moments to sit directly in the vicinity of the sun’s beams without sunscreen. Roll up your sleeves and pants, or even take off a couple layers of clothing if possible and relax as you generate cancer-crushing vitamin D. It can be a real challenge during even the summer months to get a proper amount of sun if you’re stuck working all day indoors or otherwise, but it’s absolute essential.
To kick things up a notch, you can even add coconut oil to your skin before sunbathing.
Originally appeared at Natural Society .