Concern over health and how to improve your health has become a topic more and more of us think about and try to implement in our lives. Advances in medicine have helped us live longer lives and have allowed us to overcome some of the ills and infections that used to kill many people. Vaccines have helped prevent illness and death. They have eliminated diseases like smallpox and have helped against rabies, diphtheria and the plague.
However, we have started to incur a new host of health problems due to the length of our life, the processed foods we eat, the fast paced lives we live and the chemicals and toxins that pollute our world and our homes. From laudry soaps to household cleaners to the make-up and lotion, our homes can be filled with danger. The air we breath, the food we eat and the water we drink often contain hazordous, toxic chemicals.
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Learn the simple steps to living a healthier and happier life!
Everyday we see new commercials on TV about the next great drug that will make our lives better or healthier. But do you actually listen to the list of possible side effects. Are these drugs really helping or just creating different problems. Remember, no pharmaceutical company ever made money by curing you quickly so you could stop taking their pills.
It's time to get started down the path to better health, but trust me, some paths are better than others.
Why wait until you feel poorly before you go to see a doctor that will only work on alleviating your symptoms and not on fixing the underlying problem. Most drugs only mask the symptoms and don't cure anything. In fact many drugs and prescriptions contain synthetic chemicals that can actually add to the problem.
Start achieving wellness and begin improving your health before you get to the point you need to see a doctor. Work on improving your overall wellness.
As the old adage says:
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Of the leading causes of death in the United States, many can be prevented. The likelihood of contracting heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues can be directly impacted by the choices we make every day. The choices about what we put into our bodies and the choices we make that affect our personal environment.
Here are some things you can do to increase your wellness and start down the path leading to better health:
Your diet does a lot in determining your overall health and wellness. What you put into your body does make a difference. "It's easy to buy into some pretty popular nutrition misconceptions -- myths and half-truths that ultimately find us making far fewer healthier food choices than we realize," says New York University nutritionist Samantha Heller, MS, RD. Read labels, don't trust all the advertising and always try to get whole foods and not processed substitutes.
The same goes for your supplements. Get those that are made from natural ingredients and aren't over processed. Every vitamin and mineral and phytochemical in our body works in concert with one another, and it's easy to knock that balance off. Be sure the supplements you are taking are balanced and introduced to your body in a way that they are usable and work together as nature intended.
Some of the things you want to make sure you get enough of in your diet are fiber, antioxidants, protein, and water. These things along with a well balanced nutritional intake of whole foods and supplements can go a long way in reducing disease and increasing wellness. (continue to page 2...)
What follows are some of the many conditions that you can help improve by following some of the steps outlined in this article...