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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Importance of Mental Hygiene

In my lecture this morning (given by the ever-entertaining Dr. G, who is a plethora of knowledge), I was given some food for thought that you may also find interesting.

As future Naturopathic Doctors, we are constantly teaching our patients (and lovely family members) about  the benefits of hygiene as a measure to prevent disease.  We teach food hygiene to decrease the possibility of salmonella contamination.  We also practice strict personal hygiene both internally and externally in the form of proper skincare and quarterly detoxes.  Decisions like only ingesting organic produce and only using paraban-free cosmetics are examples of this.  A more extreme example is colonic hydrotherapy.  I think you get the picture.

But, what about our mental hygiene???

Dr. G pointed out the toxicity of simple thoughts that we could constantly be feeding ourselves and if you've ever read anything by Bruce Lipton or Louise Hay, you would see the very real evidence of this toxicity as it wreaks havoc on people's health.

Have you ever caught yourself saying "I look so terrible today" or "I'm not good enough to be here"? Chances are we all have and this type of negative thinking is only bringing about stress and unhappiness.  Practicing good mental hygiene by being easier on yourself will help you on your path to healing and well being.

Here's to letting the positivity flow....

Have a wonderful day!

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