TIMSHEL LIFESTYLE MEDICINE

All change, even in health, is Timshel – it is our lifestyle choices that steer our destiny, and when mind, body and spirit are in alignment, change is inevitable, seamless and joyful.

What does Timshel mean?
Whatever it is in life, we need to be aware in order to make the best choices possible. As this also holds true when striving for optimal health and wellness. Which leads into the significance and relevance of the word, Timshel. Timshel translates from Hebrew, “thou mayest.” Meaning man possesses the greatest gift of the power of choice. Our choices can either strengthen the benevolent, or eradicate the malevolent, in our lives. All change, even when it comes to health, boils down to the gift of the power of Timshel, for it is our lifestyle choices that steer our destiny.

Why “Timshel” Lifestyle Medicine?
Timshel Lifestyle Medicine is subsequently named as such, for it is our choices, actions and how we react to life’s events that are the visible manifestations of our moods, thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Dr. Queler is therefore of the sentiment that it would be irresponsible to not focus on our mental state, for sustainable health begins and ends with one’s mindset. For the body cannot thrive without the mind and when mind, body and spirit are in alignment, change is inevitable, seamless and joyful.

 


The pillars of Timshel Lifestyle Medicine are:

• Nourishment from adopting a whole food plant-based diet

• Fun physical activity to maintain function

• Stress management and emotional resilience

• Proper restorative sleep

• Social connection

• Eliminating tobacco use

• Limiting alcohol consumption

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Timshel: But the hebrew word for timshel... 'thou mayest' ... that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if 'thou mayest,' it is also true that 'thou mayest not.'  - John Steinbeck
 

 
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