Updated: Mar 6
If you want to make real, lasting change in your commitment to a healthy mind and body, then take charge and learn how to revitalize and transform the level of physical health, energy and vitality that you experience daily. According to Tony Robbins there are 12 Principles of Master Health. By incorporating the 12 Principles of Master Health into your daily regime, you are holding yourself to a higher standard. By employing these strategies not only will you feel better and experience greater energy, you will find a renewed sense of excitement, joy and possibility for your entire life.
Principle One: Breath
Oxygen is picked up by the hemoglobin in the blood and distributed to all of the body’s trillions of cells, where it is then used to fuel the cells and release energy also known as (ATP). Optimal oxygenation of your cells through proper nutrition, fluid intake, exercise and stress management is a crucial step in how to have a healthy body and create a vital life.
Principle Two: Water & Live Food
Water is an essential and major component of all living things. It is the largest single component in out body: Our brains are 76% water, our lungs are 90% water, our blood is 84% water and blood plasma is 98% water. No healthy diet and exercise plan can succeed without adequate water intake. Every day, drink half of your body weight in ounces. Also strive for at least 70% of your diet to consist of water-rich foods, this will allow your body to cleanse itself.
Principle Three: Essential Fatty Acids
One of the worst things you can do is to completely eliminate fat from your diet, the secret to a healthy mind and body is to know which fats are healthy and which fats are damaging. Good fats consist of the essential fatty acids: Omega-3 and Omega-6, your body must consume these fats to survive. Without them the lipid membrane around your cells starts to break down.
Principle Four: Go Green!
Consume 70-80% foods that are life-giving (green vegetables, almonds, avocados, lemons, limes, etc.) Green foods in your diet are of vital importance to maintaining your health. Avoid foods that are not “live,” such as animal meats, dairy products, refined white foods, sugars, caffeine, etc.
Principle Five: Get Moving
Exercise is a vital part of your weight loss efforts, it is important to understand that the benefits of exercise impact your mind and emotions as well. Your aerobic system gives you your endurance, and it encompasses the heart, lungs, blood vessels and aerobic muscles. If you condition your metabolism to operate aerobically, and supply it with proper diet and exercise, you burn fat as your primary fuel.
Principle Six: Maximize Nourishment
Consume the foods that will serve your body, and not the other way around. Nourishment is a very important aspect of maintaining a healthy mind and body.
Principle Seven: Structural Strenght
The human body was designed for motion, yet few of us actually use the full range of movement. Again, Move! Avoid living in a box: Take the stairs, stay active and move as many muscles in your body as you can daily! Remember, a healthy mind and body are connected.
Principle Eight: A Directed Heart and Mind
Stand guard at the door of your mind: Condition empowering emotions such as gratitude, courage, faith, determination, compassion and love. Break your pattern and avoid emotions that create stress. You should flood yourself with positive memories and future visions 10 minutes a day.
Principle Nine: Eliminate Processed Foods
The major kinds of fats in the foods we eat are saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fatty acids, on average, Americans consume 35-40% of our total calories in fat. The dangers of bad fats (or processed fats) include poor circulation (leading to high blood pressure), poor elimination, excess congestion and toxicity in the body. In addition, the body is not able to perform the functions that good fats (or unprocessed fats) provide.
Principle Ten: Reduce Animal Flesh
Countless studies have shown a direct relationship between an animal-based diet and such chronic illnesses as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. If you still decide you must consume animal flesh, follow the rules: eat it once a day, combine it with green vegetables/salad, eat it in the middle of the day and choose a source that is free range, antibiotic free and organic.
Principle Eleven: Reduce Dairy
Recent studies have shown that dairy has a significant correlation with osteoporosis, kidney problems and even certain forms of cancer. In the most prominent and comprehensive nutritional studies to date, The China Study, lead researcher Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his team found that cancer was consistently promoted by casein, which makes up 87% of cow’s milk protein. Additionally, women who eat diets rich in animal foods excrete more calcium in their urine, providing a negative calcium balance.
Principle Twelve: Eliminate Acid Additions
A diet that promotes over-acidification of the blood and tissues is conducive to the growth of virus, bacteria, yeast and fungus, which happen to be the great decomposers of cells and tissues in the human body. To reduce and eliminate acid you need a diet consisting of live foods: dark green and yellow vegetables, soybeans, sprouted nuts, seeds, grains and essential fatty acids.
Allowing yourself to follow these 12 principles will go a long way to ensuring that your body and mind are renewed and replenished, keeping you happy and healthy for the long road ahead.