Trayfoot Jen’s Twenty-Six Ways to Live Longer…Better!

  1.  Tai Chi: The VA is prescribing Tai Chi for Vets!
  2. Qigong: A recent study showed that older adults who did qigong regularly reduced their health care expenses by a whopping 83.4%! Now that’s efficient health care reform.
  3. Meditate.
  4. Swing arms for lung and heart health.
  5. Eat whole foods, not processed/packaged foods.
  6. Eliminate Sugar (sodas & flavored waters unless you flavor them yourself).
  7. Eliminate Grains (including grain-fed beef, chicken, corn, rice except for wild rice).
  8. Get Outside!
  9. Be yourself & be okay wth yourself! And allow others to do the same!!
  10. Eat organic whenever possible, but especially strawberries, root vegetables, and anything you leave skin on and eat.
  11. Quiet time…without electronics!
  12. Five servings of fruit/Vegetables or more per day, organic whenever possible.
  13. Use Herbs/food as medicine (first line of defense).
  14. Find your passion and do it!
  15. Find time every day to think about all you have to be grateful for.
  16. Walk barefoot outside (we are 3 generations away from the land).
  17. Learn about “weeds” as first aid (I.e., tick, snake, spider bites, stop bleeding, swelling) See Green Bandaids under Wholistically Speaking .
  18. Don’t just smell the roses, touch the roses! If you can’t touch them, look at pictures (Trayfoot Jen Outdoors at
  19. Cultivate friendships with those who add joy to your life. Let the negative thinkers go.
  20. Adjust your thinking! You attract what you think about, so think about what you want, not what you don’t want.
  21. If you are diagnosed with a disease, RESEARCH! Find out everything you can.
  22. YOU decide which treatment is best for YOU!
  23. Follow the 50/50 Rule (See article in Wholistically Speaking).
  24. Take high quality supplements (see below).
  25. S-L-O-W-D-O-W-N

Bonus! Do an Elimination Diet to find which foods improve your health and which ones are detrimental to your health.

Recommended Reading:

Herbal Simpling A Quick-Reference Guide/Personal Health Journal by Jennifer S Hensley,
The Book of Herbal Wisdom by Matthew Wood
No Grain! No Pain! By Dr. Peter Osborne
Peterson Field Guideto Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants by Steven Foster & Dr. James Duke
Are Your Prescriptions Killing You? by Armon B. Need, Jr., PharmD
“Wholistically Speaking” by Jennifer S Hensley, (Monthly column at

Important Note! The information in Wholistically Speaking is for educational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose and/or treat diseases. If you have a health problem, I highly recommend you consult a competent health practitioner and educate yourself before embarking on any course of treatment.

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