A few years ago every year ill and miserable during wintet I dreaded the winter months. I had the cold, flu, pain and at times I had to stay in bed for weeks to recover. Eventually I started my life mission to find out what caused this regular illness as past of my personal journey to do something about my condition. I found out this situation is called Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD. Is caused by combination of issues each person has to deal with it according to what they feel is contributing to their condition. I discovered personal choices influence health I changed my circumstances listen to the experts who impart knowledge to impact the changes in my life. The first thing I did value wearing quality shoes because whatever happened to the feet affected the whole body.
The chiropodist on a TV talk show explained whatever size of shoes worn make room for feet to breath adding half in inch on top of actual shoe size. If your feet measured size 6, add extra 1/2 inch on top of shoe size to 6 and 1/2. Explained feet size changed at times increase according to body weight. The feet expands or shrinks depending on body size and weight. Takes time to become aware of these changes while the feet is still squeezed into the standard size measured shoes. Also explained leather expanded within weather changes. Shoes expanded on hotter days but became tighter on colder days need to make room for socks or thick leggings. This expert emphasized value of in-soles to keep the feet warm and comfortable in winter. And wear appropriate light shoes in summer months. This information illustrated with foot charts links feet with various parts of body organs. Lack of care of feet causes the health related issues not seen as directly connected to the whole health of the person’s body or life.
Pay more attention to shoes size your feet to protect feet from harsh condition damages to the body in the long-term. Learn to keep your feet happy, well wrapped or ventilated to breath properly. Jeep soles alive to cater for nerve endings located under your feet. I changed my shoe size accordingly and this enhanced the well-being of my feet and I felt better in my health as result. This important information I discovered helped to improve my health layering my clothes in the winter. The doctor advised thick jumper or clothing is not good enough to protect the body from losing body heat. Skin magnified resembles a pile of bubbles with gaps in between. The skin is not closely tight if seen by naked eye. This means skin is exposed to elements than thought. A person may not feel depth of cold instantly cold air seeps in a body gradually while person unaware of a hypothermia in extreme cases. Circulation of the blood flow, oxygen and nutrients become inhibited and restricted so body cells die until heart is the last to die. Part of reason many ill in winter body feels tired from low blood pressure. In cases of blood conditions sickle-cell anemia, thalassemia and blood related haemoglobin low count than average pay extra attention to clothes of body in layers to preserve body warmth or heat. This is why those under this category are kept WARM AT ALL TIMES because their body works twice harder for blood supply but still gets less blood oxygen. This causes tiredness, inability to perform at optimum best standard so due to lack of the oxygen, nutrients body massage releases the white cells trapped in the veins block blood circulation causing a sickle-cell crises pain. Take care of inside of body for out of it flows life to nurture health. Beloved God wishes you to prosper physically and in good health even as your soul prospers with soul foods.Look after outside of your body by clothing yourself in layers. Wear thin item first, vest or singlet underneath, T-shirt next, plus shirt and jumper on top. For bottom part of the body wear under wear, tights, leggings or men’s long John’s under trousers or skirt in winter Some people say they are so ‘ hot blooded’ feel ‘hot flushes’ leave windows open in winter to cool down need dress lightly not suffocate their body. Others feel ‘cold blooded’ due to low oxygen caused by anaemia condition feels cold on the hottest day so need heating to keep healthy. Most important thing is know your ‘body type’ dress how you feel comfortable in your own skin. Protect your skin with a suitable sun creams, moisturizers. Extremely dry skin needs a medical care and vaseline helps dry skin. Do not dress by the peer pressure or fashion dress code to keep up with Joneses to fit in with crowd. Your body needs to be wrapped in winter to maintain good health. Do not make the mistake of watching bright sunshine in winter to assume its warm and dress light. Its warmer indoors than outside dress well for outdoor temperatures not by indoor heat if you go out. Check the weather forecast prepare for weather changes, use umbrellas etc dress not to expose body to cold winter elements. Unzip or unbutton top shirt or blouse for fresh air in extreme hot weathers if appropriate. Chose the suitable fabrics for the weather. Wear thicker jackets in winter, scarfs, gloves, hats or light cotton jackets in summer. Prepare in advance for a cold winter season do not ignore cold. Help keep body warm in winter by chosing your clothes appropriate and suitable to a season in. Dress transitions in season moment from summer to winter and winter to summer. If body too cold or warm susceptible to these changes affecting health. Essential lighting of environment brightly with halogen lamps increases heat and room’s ambiance to see properly. Switch off light mains at night if in bed saves cost of electricity. Keep emergency light battery-powered lamp if not a medical treatment 24 hour connection to electricity.
Those prone to jaundice are recommended to use special lights to help the body cells function better. Locating several extra lamps in the room in addition to main lighting over head is necessary. The health and safety standard precautions must be observed to use table lamps and reading lamps to avoid strain of the eyes. Due to less sunshine in winter those indoors most of the time, often lack vitamins A, vitamins C, vitamins D, vitamins K, obtained from the sunshine. Important to pay attention to the lighting to enhance room temperature and gain heat heating room. Good diet sources provides essential vitamins, healthy eating of whole soul foods contains the essential vitamins and nutrients required by the body daily. The body does not store vitamins so must be fed daily food containing greens, red etc foods, balanced rainbow coloured menu. Easy to prepare fiber and vegetables helps digestion, detox and cleanses the body. It is cheaper to prepare a fresh home-made sandwich and meals on a budget with better fillings to cater for personal taste as one-size bland meal not suitable for blood condition. Reasonably prized affordable meat, ox liver full of iron to build haemoglobin blood level for anaemic conditions. Feed body well with good nutrition to sustain a good health. It takes discipline, time and effort to look after the body to properly, take care of yourself. The processed foods taste great so due to the combination of sugar, salt and butter which is addictive. Some lack essential nutrients to feel healthy by eating the quality good food. Since one becomes whatever one eats, so it important to check what one feeds the body or pay hefty price for accumulated effects of junk food over long time. Convenience foods are appealing due to clever marketing and advertisement but does affect body weight, size, impact general well-being and health due to toxic ‘e’ chemicals, preservatives, and pesticides retained in the food processing industry. Be properly hydrated with water, milk to build calcium in bones, wholesome fruit juices and smoothies. Water is essential for blood circulation and detox of the body because life is in blood. Tell friends, family, colleagues at work, schools, special needs of people with the blood related conditions to educate them on how it affects their overall general health in life. Conditions, symptoms interfere with studies affects school or work attendance due to chronic pain experienced by the sufferer in silence. Ignored by system abused financially by stopping their benefit.
In extreme cases they may be hospitalized for blood transfusion because their body does not produce enough hemoglobin through no fault of their own, Such hidden disability is unpredictable as it comes on often at times in the middle of the night during sickle-cell crises for example. Such a person cannot walk, talk, answer phone properly while in pain, take care of themselves, cook, feed themselves, bath, personal hygiene during crises. They must always have someone with them during crises and given oxygen to help breathing. Majority of sufferers tend to be ethnic minority not properly treated or well addressed as seem lazy to some people without full understanding of their pain. Furthermore, due to embarrassment some blend in to conceal pain to tolerate school or work. Their performance is often behind required standard put in by healthy colleagues so some may be wrongly targeted. Their academic performance suffers below optimum capability below their personal best yet no provision is made to let them rest in between lessons or take longer breaks necessary for health. No matter what others think of you or negative xenophobic attitudes, you have a right to be on this planet. God created you as a unique person so enjoy your life and make time for yourself. At the end of the day, your life is entrusted to your as the best person able to take care of you so respect and value your life daily. Do not have negative attitude towards your body saying you hate your body shape or size so neglect it. Although it may not be exactly probably how you would prefer your body the way you are, remember you are created in the Image of God whether you believe and accept this fact or not. Burying your head in the sand does not wish the sun away because God remains eternal as long as the sun and moon exist. Deal with any underlying traumas affecting your body, mind and soul by confidential therapy in a safe environment rather than let go of the body through pain and comfort eat to abuse and damage the body. Seek trustworthy reliable people to support each other and make time for yourself to rest and sleep properly. Make yourself happy by giving yourself small treats and look out for other’s well-being. You deserve to be happy in life.