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Natural Health And Healing Tips

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP

Health information can be empowering and even life changing! With all the information available to us today on the internet and in various health books, it can be confusing and hard to discern what information is of any value. Below are some important health tips to consider whether you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle or you are trying to heal from disease.

Natural Health and Healing TipsCHOOSE HOLISTIC NUTRITION
Holistic nutrition is not about counting calories or fad diets. It takes a natural approach to nutrition, utilizing whole foods and other specific nutrients to help the body heal and stay free of disease. Holistic nutrition looks at each person’s unique dietary and health needs. Making changes to your diet is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Proper nutrition has long been the foundation for health and remains that way today.

MAINTAIN A HEALHTY WEIGHT
Most information available today on weight loss is misleading, and it does not address key factors such as how metabolism works, nutrient deficiencies, as well as how important it is to keep your blood sugar levels balanced in the body. These factors all play a role in healthy weight management.

ELIMINATE FOOD SENSITIVITIES /INTOLERANCES
Many symptoms and health issues can be triggered by certain foods you consume on a regular basis. These foods can often be overlooked as the cause because they may have a delayed reaction in the body. An elimination of these suspected foods can often times alleviate symptoms and greatly improve many health conditions.

DIGESTIVE HEALTH IS KEY
Seventy percent of our immune system is in or around our digestive tract. If you are having digestive problems you may not be able to absorb the necessary nutrients from your food, this may lead to nutritional deficiencies. Less than optimal digestion can severely affect your overall health. The digestive tract is a key player in keeping us healthy.

Natural Health and Healing TipsTRY HERBAL THERAPY
Herbs are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. They can aid in healing by alleviating symptoms, adding nutrients to the diet, healing the skin, as well as detoxifying the body. Herbs can be used for specific symptoms or to improve your overall health. Be sure to choose high quality herbal products.

DONT FORGET YOUR NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS!
Today’s industrial farming techniques have altered the nutrient content of our soils, making most of our foods grown in these depleted soils less nutritious. Our foods today just do not contain the nutrients they once did. Nutrient deficiencies can contribute to a wide variety of different health problems, and that is why supplements are an important part of your daily health regimen. Choose high quality supplements that fit your needs and lifestyle.

DETOXIFICATION
Cleansing is an important part of health and wellness. For many people, just the change from a processed food diet, to a natural food diet, can start the detoxification process. Cleansing the body can be done using different forms of detoxification such as herbs, foods, and specific nutritional supplements.

ASSESS YOUR LIFESTYLE
How is your current lifestyle affecting your health? Choices you make in your daily routine can greatly influence your health. An assessment of your lifestyle is a helpful tool to discover what changes can be made to achieve optimum health. Assess such things as:

  • Dietary habitsNatural Health and Healing Tips
  • Emotional health
  • Stress levels
  • Sleeping patterns
  • Exercise regimen

CHEMICAL–FREE LIVING
Chemicals are not just in our food and water but they are also in our environment in such things as cleaning and beauty products. These toxic chemicals have become common place in today’s society. Often we do not attribute some of our health issues with the chemicals we may be exposed to on a daily basis. By assessing your current household products, you can begin to eliminate these from your environment