“A life not lived for others is not a life,” observed Mother Teresa. There is a ton of research that shows helping others directly provides benefits to our own mental and physical health. Being kind releases different kinds of “feel good” hormones into our blood stream that relax us and relieve stress. Unselfish service is good for us.
What is Right Diet and Lifestyle?
Right diet means not eating too much or too little, consuming fresh pure foods, and being mindful that what you are ingesting has not caused harm to other beings. Old food, frozen food, foods that are nutritionally depleted, and foods that have caused harm to other beings are not eaten.
Right lifestyle means being kind, compassionate, truthful, and loving, refraining from gossip, and treating one’s neighbor as you yourself would like to be treated. Do work that helps others. Perform charitable acts of service. This is the same in virtually every spiritual tradition I’ve encountered.
How It Works
We are what we eat; therefore, if what we eat is pure, our body and minds are in a better state of health. The same goes for lifestyle. Not only are we what we eat; we are also what we think. What we think drives what we do. The purer one’s thoughts and actions are, the better the world is for ourselves and others.Pretty simple, isn't it?
Dr. Lola Scarborough
Taken from her book "Super-Natural Health, Super-Natural Wellness"