Let’s be honest. With all the prescription drugs, antibiotics, painkillers, and antidepressants, in combination with unhealthy diets comprised of lots of meat, dairy, and processed foods, it makes sense that we get sick or develop medical conditions. It’s amazing that we don’t sick more! But we don’t have to live like this. You can take steps to heal yourself naturally before medication is an absolute necessity.
Just think for a second: your body can naturally heal itself. If you fall and scrape your elbow, it will bleed, scab, and then your skin will repair the wounded area. Think of the poor diets and overconsumption of unnecessary medications as a fall that we have taken. Our bodies have the abilities to repair themselves, but we need to take actions to naturally help the process.
Diet and Lifestyle:
Your diet is the thing that can make or break your health. If you are eating a lot of sugar, salty foods, junk foods, processed foods, meat, or dairy products all the time, you can develop health problems such as obesity, heart disease, or even diabetes, all of which are continually rising health issues in America. Add little to no exercise on top of a poor diet and it’s a recipe for disaster. The problem is that people aren’t aware of the damaging effects of the foods they are eating.
Staying healthy can be as simple as eating a lot more fruit and vegetables, cutting out high quantities of meat, limiting dairy consumption, and avoiding processed foods. Let food help you on your quest to health. If you eat real food (veggies, fruit, whole grains, and nuts & seeds), you don’t have to take vitamins and minerals, which may have added chemicals you aren’t aware of. The foods deliver you the essential nutrients your body needs. Combine that with about 30-60 minutes of exercise five days a week and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier life.
Healthy is a Mindset:
Living healthy is more than just eating an apple or salad once a week. It’s more than doing a cleanse and then reverting back to old habits. While a cleanse helps detoxify the body, it doesn’t mean that you’ll be healthy even if you start eating fried foods and things like candy or chips again. Being healthy is about understanding how you can use food, herbs, and natural remedies to your advantage. For instance, eating dandelion greens can help cleanse the liver and decrease inflammation, cranberries help cleanse the blood, and apple cider vinegar can be used to take off moles and skin tags. It’s amazing what you can do with what is naturally available to you.
Lack of Movement is Crippling:
Unless you are walking around through the eyes of your phone and playing Pokemon Go, people have no problem sitting down and watching television or movies for hours everyday. Exercise becomes a lingering thought in the back of your head, but gets flushed away with the release of a new TV series. In addition to this, sitting down at a desk job, for instance, can take a toll on your health. Your posture can suffer, and that can cause chronic neck and back pain. And sitting can promote laziness, which means you aren’t getting outside and absorbing much-needed vitamin D.