The World's 25 Best Doctors
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1. DOCTOR CLEAN AIR
Air pollution is an invisible threat you can't do much about, but you can stop making the problem worse. Keep windows open as far as possible, especially at night. Go out in the fresh air to exercise!
2. DOCTOR PURE WATER
Drink the cleanest water, you can get. This is the only drink fit to drink. Go by your thirst. Check your urine. If the volume is copious and it is colourless or pale yellow, you are doing fine.
3. DOCTOR COMFORTABLE BODY TEMPERATURE
The body has mechanisms to regulate its temperature around 98 degrees Fahrenheit despite extremes outside. But don’t push it beyond its limits for too long. You can die from extreme heat or cold
4. DOCTOR GOOD NATURAL FOOD
Eat foods of your biological adaptation. Maximize fresh produce. Try to eat a good amount of raw fruit and vegetables. Watch out for indigestion, heartburn or bloating – it indicates an improper diet. Natural Hygiene maintains that there are at least ten characteristics of good food. The primary ones are non-toxicity, fuel value and nutrient value. The food should not contain anything poisonous or harmful to the body. It should provide the body not just with sufficient calories to keep it going but proteins, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids as well.
Eat at the table of your ancestors. Eat what they ate. Always prefer locally grown foods to exotic ones.
5. DOCTOR CLEANLINESS
Cleanliness is next to godliness and invaluable for health. Get sunbaths when you can. Minimize junk foods. They pollute your body from within
6. DOCTOR REST AND ADEQUATE SLEEP
Sleep deficiencies run rampant in modern society. People are exhausted which causes enervation (lack of nerve energy), which is the basis of disease. Most people today do not get either the quantity or quality of sleep they need. Sleep is when the body recharges its batteries for the next day. Insufficient sleep leads to chronic fatigue and several health problems. Rest provides balance to overworking, and a needed break from problem-solving.
7. DOCTOR EXERCISE
No program for health is complete without exercise. Cardiovascular exercises such as jogging, swimming etc build stamina by strengthening your heart and lungs. Weight training builds strength in muscles. Stretching exercises like yoga enhance balance and flexibility. All these three types of exercise should be a part of your schedule. Beyond that, the quantity, type, frequency, intensity of exercise are matters of personal choice. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week at least. No one can achieve optimum wellness without being fit and capable.
8. DOCTOR SUNSHINE
Sunshine is an oft-neglected aspect of health in these days of three-piece suits, air-conditioned homes, cars and offices. The ancient Greeks knew about glass manufacture - but never used it to block sunlight and air from coming through windows. Plants die without sunlight and humans don't fare much better.
Sunshine is an essential of life both for your body and emotions. For a sunny disposition, work and play in the sun a minimum of 20-30 minutes daily, or 2-3 hours per week. Be in the sun before 10 am or after 4 pm in summer and anytime in winter. Sunshine is necessary for bone formation to prevent osteoporosis.
DOCTOR EMOTIONAL POISE AND STABILITY
Maintain equilibrium and learn to manage your feelings. Cultivate a positive, helpful, sharing, loving disposition and you'll be happier. Emotionally poised people, not subject to violent mood swings, are much better equipped to handle the vicissitudes of life. No wonder the ancient science of Yoga praises equanimity. Learn to free yourself from poor habits. Understand your body/mind and live a lifestyle that meets its systemic needs, and poise will follow.
10. DOCTOR LOVE AND SEX
Sexual urges are an instinct for preservation of the species and have to be fulfilled in moderation at the right time of our lives, in a loving environment, for optimum health.
11. DOCTOR SELF CONTROL
One cannot control oneself unless one knows oneself. Self-knowledge and mastery come next. A man who knows, "Who am I?", and who is in charge of his senses and mind can direct it towards healthful activities much better than one who is blindly led hither and thither by his sense organs.
12. DOCTOR CREATIVE WORK
Creativity is at the core of our being and we neglect it at our peril. Keeps your mind vital, interested, positive and active. You feel great when providing for yourself through creative effort.
13. DOCTOR SOCIETY
Man is a social animal and cannot be healthy and happy living isolated on an island. We need to be part of a social circle. Enjoy the company of friends. Having at least one close friend to confide in and interact with is imperative for mental/emotional wellness.
14. DOCTOR PEACE AND INNER TRANQUILITY
Meditate: silence is golden, it provides insight and nourishes your soul. Harmony and serenity need to pervade life, otherwise internal or external strife, conflict and turmoil destroy well being.
15. DOCTOR LOVE AND APPRECIATION
Both give and receive. Unloved and unappreciated people are often unhappy, lonely, depressed and bored. Lack of love usually arises from poor emotional health practices
16. DOCTOR HUMOUR AND HAPPINESS
Smiles are contagious. They reflect inner contentment, a friendly, warm, caring attitude is infectious. Laughter and fun contribute profoundly to wellness.
17. DOCTOR PLAY AND RECREATION
Rest and recreation are the next two complementary needs. Over-exerting ourselves stresses the body, weakening its resistance to disease. Scientists have still not figured out why animals play - it has no apparent function - but they do. It is most unfortunate that adults leave play behind with their childhood. Hobbies are invaluable to health. Physical and mental activities for fun refresh the mind and body.
Participate rather than being a spectator. Pursue hobbies of interest that you enjoy.
18. DOCTOR AESTHETIC BEAUTY
Humans are uplifted by anything beautiful and our aesthetic senses have to be nurtured and uplifted by getting closer to beautiful things. Enjoy the great outdoors and extraordinary man-made art including beautiful, inspirational music and sounds of nature.
19. DOCTOR INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION
Find a purpose in life. Aimlessness gives rise to hopelessness and despair. No one can enjoy true peace of mind until he has found the purpose of his life. "Why am I here?" is one question we all have to answer for ourselves if we want to lead a full and fulfilling life
20. DOCTOR INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY
Humans do not thrive when oppressed. They must be free from unnatural inhibitions within the context of accepted societal conditions.
21. DOCTOR SELF WORTH AND CONFIDENCE
Having a sense of your place in the greater order of things contributes greatly to your sense of well being.. We must feel adequately self-reliant to handle challenges of life.
22. DOCTOR SECURITY (OF LIFE AND ITS MEANS)
Keep the basics covered: comfortable roof, clothing and food. Unless we are secure and reasonably assured of the basic needs of life, then stressful insecurity results, robbing our peace of mind. We need a productive job or career to provide for ourselves and our family. Absence of this can wreak havoc with our physical and mental health.
23. DOCTOR PLEASANT ENVIRONMENT
Enjoy the serene, and avoid ugliness (what you find repulsive).
24. DOCTOR FASTING
Occasionally going without food is recommended. Because of modern stresses, there is insufficient elimination of wastes, that accumulates in the body. Fasting is a virtual panacea, enabling the body to speed up cleansing and restore wellness to resolve disease. A supervised fast should only be undertaken after study, with a trained health practitioner of your choice who is experienced in this matter
25. DOCTOR SPIRITUALITY
Is man a human being having a spiritual experience or a spiritual being having a human experience? Either way, the soul is at the core of our being. One of the objectives of our life is spiritual evolution and true health and happiness cannot be found without taking care of our spiritual needs as well.