While creating B.E.S.T., Dr. Morter, taking a holistic approach to health, focused on the Six Essentials for Life. According to Dr. Morter, “Health – or disease for that matter – is an effect, the offspring of our conscious choices in six essential areas of life:
1. What you eat
Your diet should consist of approximately 75% fruits and vegetables and 25% everything else. This keeps your body alkaline (its natural state) instead of acidic. It is in this state that your body is most able to fight injury and disease.
2. What you drink
Avoid stimulants such as coffee and depressants such as alcohol. Drink mostly pure water and fruit juices. Reverse osmosis water is recommended.
3. How you exercise
Get 30 minutes of whole body exercise three times per week. Help your body stay flexible. You’ll be surprised at how good it feels and how the tendency to suffer injuries is reduced.
4. How you rest
Good sleep every night (6-8 hours) is essential to your body’s ability to heal and recharge itself. Avoid stimulants and heavy meals before you go to sleep.
5. What and how you breathe
You should breathe from your abdomen, avoiding raising and lowering your shoulders with each breath. Clean, smoke-free air is also essential to permanent good health. If you can smell the air you breathe, it is probably not healthy.
6. What you think
Choices in this area are more important than all the other areas combined! Negative thinking, judgement, indecisiveness, and worry all build up over time and wear your body down. Think about what you think about, and focus on more positive, loving thinking.