Basic Health Maintenance and Recovery, Nature's Way
Simple health maintenance and recovery measures will go a long way to establishing, improving and retaining your natural health and wellness. Good health is part of nature's design. We achieve it by following the blueprints of our bodies and living and eating according to what is best for us according to our design.
Good health maintenance starts with a proper diet, regular exercise and elimination of stress.
Diet is still the primary way we can control our overall health naturally. This is critically important, and many people mess up at this step, thinking they can eat whatever they want or follow the health fad of the day and be fine.
- Eat a native diet. Read about traditional diets and incorporate the principals into your everyday life.
- Supplement your diet with superb cod liver oil, coconut oil, x-factor oil, and other whole food supplements.
- Avoid processed foods, especially white flour, sugar, hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup.
Exercise on a regular basis to improve circulation and vitality. Pilates, Yoga and swimming are recommended by many fitness experts for being low impact and having great results.
Eliminate stress, and you're likely to live longer. Identify stress triggers in your life, and work to eliminate or avoid them. Learn to say no to commitments that overtax you. Slow down, focus on single tasks at once and help others in a positive way.
Recovering from Illness
Recovery from sickness or chronic illness is much accelerated by natural health remedies. Before relying on synthetic chemical drugs, try to work with nature to heal your body in a more gentle way.
Recover from acute illness, such as the flu or a virus, by nourishing your body with rich bone broths and nutrient-dense foods to revitalize and strengthen.
In the case of cancer, the decision between conventional medicine and an alternative approach to the disease must be made at the beginning. After surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, nutritional therapy will be of limited benefit and take on a supportive role instead of a central one.
To maximize your chances of natural cancer recovery, research the holistic approaches to cancer before beginning any conventional diagnostics or treatments.
A very interesting book on the subject of cancer is The Cancer Industry by Ralph Moss.
Consult with a naturopathic doctor, holistic medicine practitioner or other alternative health practice for chronic illness recovery. According to Ronald F. Schmid, ND, following a native diet goes a long way to reduce the risk of cancer, even in people who begin a traditional-style diet late in life.
With a proper diet and the right resources, you can truly attain natural health maintenance and recovery. Be proactive in your quest for natural health.
Recommended resources for health maintenance and recovery:
•The Fourfold Path to Healing: Working with the Laws of Nutrition, Therapeutics, Movement and Meditation in the Art of Medicine by Thomas S. Cowan, MD
•Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price
•Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition by Ronald F. Schmid, ND
I hope you are able to take the time to read these books and take the steps to improve your wellbeing. I recently re-read the Traditional Foods book, and was again inspired by the simplicity and common sense behind native eating habits. Incorporating this traditional wisdom for my own family over the past few years has greatly improved our natural health.
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