HEALTH PORTFOLIO (H-Portfolio)
H-Asset: Intestinal Wealth
The intestines are the Central Bank of our body. Even the brain, the Fed Chair, could not function without the nutrients that are processed through the intestines. Rebalancing your H-Portfolio might be necessary if you are not getting a good return on your h-investment. Our intestinal wealth will support us now and through all phases of our life.
Review of the H-Investments
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV):
My H-Investment: 1 teaspoon of unrefined, unfiltered, raw, and organic ACV; 1-2 times a day in a small amount of herbal tea before meals.
History of this H-Investment: This H-Investment has been around since 400 B.C. and even the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, used ACV for his health.
Self-Massage to Stomach:
My H-Investment: 1 massage (or as needed) to my stomach for 2-3 minutes a day. Start at about 4 finger widths below the belly button, using firm but gentle pressure. Massage area in small circles and move around the belly button clockwise. I have found that this h-investment has paid me more dividends in my h-portfolio than any other investment. This single handedly relieved my gas and bloating and improved my digestion when I had ulcerative colitis.
History of this H-Investment: Using touch as a healing method derives from techniques rooted in ancient history. The earliest written records of using massage were discovered in Egypt and China, dating to between 3000 and 2500 BC. Buddhists viewed touch and massage as essential to their spiritual and wellness training.
My H-Investment: Ginger is used in a variety of foods and products including capsules, tea, candy, and chocolate bars. I take 1-2 capsules of ginger root a day with food and/or drink 2-3 cups of ginger herbal tea each day.
History of this H-Investment: The use of ginger dates back more than 5000 years in its use as a tonic root to treat many ailments. Ginger was exported from India to the Roman Empire 2000 years ago, where it was especially valued for medicinal purposes.
My H-Investment: Probiotics are in a wide variety of products, including pills, fermented foods, yogurts, chocolate, powders, and chocolate bars. I take 1-2 capsules a day, 1 hour before breakfast. I drink kefir or eat goat milk yogurt each day.
History of this H-Investment: Ilya Metchnikoff won the Nobel prize in 1908 for his work on immunity and was the first individual to recognize probiotics benefits. He linked regular consumption of lactic acid bacteria (now known as probiotics) in fermented dairy products to health and longevity in Bulgarian peasants. In 1965 the word probiotic began to be used, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that probiotics again came under study for their benefits in immunity and intestinal (health). The World Health Organization officially recognized the word probiotics and acknowledged their benefits in 2001.
By considering your H-Asset, Intestinal Wealth, as carefully as you would consider your own financial nest egg, you will improve your digestive health and never have it run out. This will lead you to significant returns and dividends on your “investment”!
LEARN HOW “H-INVESTMENTS” CAN MAKE A HEALTHIER YOU
What you invest in your health IS an important decision, and Dr. Lisa Williams can help you organize, prioritize, and maximize your H-Investments, using her unique Health=Wealth concept that will create health and balance, and empower you to invest and manage your own H-Portfolio. Take that first step and invest in your health and Contact Lisa today to schedule a free 15-minute phone, in person, or Skype consultation to discuss your individual health concerns. For over 30 years, Lisa has been helping people successfully overcome and manage a wide variety of ailments and conditions such as sleeping problems, stress management, digestive problems, sports injuries, orthopedic issues and musculoskeletal problems, among others.
About Lisa’s Fund Your Health Blog
Lisa developed the Fund Your Health Blog to inspire people to achieve their health and wellness goals, by sharing what she has learned throughout her career and from her own personal journey. With Lisa’s relentless pursuit to restore the natural healing process, she reviews specific health assets (H-Assets) and recommends sound health investments (H-Investments) for building health dividends (H-Dividends) that are the key to a healthy lifestyle and will pay off in years to come. Yes, it is all about the H’s in her Health Portfolio. Using her approach will empower you to find your own solutions for a healthy lifestyle.
About Dr. Lisa Williams
Lisa has developed a business culture of health equals wealth and a core philosophy that bridges the gap between health and wealth using what she calls H-Portfolios (Health Portfolios), which leads to overall health. Lisa’s quest for health answers began nearly 30 years ago, when she needed to start building her own H-Portfolio, and this led her to create a multi-pronged approach to health and wellness, and pursue other areas of medicine and attain her acupuncture license. Lisa has managed several health clinics and consulted in multiple corporate, health and wellness industries and branches of medicine. Her areas of practice and experience have included corporate wellness, fitness, health and beauty, internal medicine, neurology, pain management, pediatrics, rehabilitation, schools, scoliosis management, sports injuries, and weight loss clinics.
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