Listen to “How to Stay Healthy Without Medication”.
I’ve come to realise that there are millions of people in the West who regard chronic illness as a natural part of life and see taking several types of medication daily as the new normal.
We now live in a world that believes your life’s problems can be cured with the right medication.
- Want to lose weight? Take a pill to boost your metabolism.
- Stressed? Take a pill to calm your nerves.
Chronic ill-health isn’t an inevitable part of the human condition, and we have to stop relying on medication to ‘fix’ us. Instead, we should start working towards living our best lives naturally and without the need for harmful pills.
While it’s true that some medications are necessary, many can do more harm than good. If we live healthy lives, stay active, eat well and don’t torment our bodies with drugs and alcohol, we will probably need very few medicines in our lifetimes. Proof of this can be seen in the far better health of the wealthier in our societies who, even when they profit from the world’s unhealthy lifestyles, usually take care not to consume their own products.
I strongly believe in the power of the body to heal when properly supported. This support relies on self-care and a mindset that aligns itself with the body’s full potential and acceptance of what is.
Healthy living doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can blend naturally into your life if you follow a few simple rules.
Much of the food we see in grocery stores is highly processed, making it low in essential nutrients and often toxic to our metabolisms.
Eating whole foods, as close to their natural state as possible, can help us get the nutrients we need in the proper proportions that nature intended. Furthermore, it allows our body to break down protein, fat and carbohydrates in a healthy way.
2. Exercise Regularly
The advantages of exercise are two-fold. It will get you into peak physical and mental shape and help you to shed those unwanted pounds, which will help to boost your confidence.
Weight loss doesn’t come in the form of a pill, but it does come in the form of running, cycling, weight lifting, swimming, playing sports, doing yoga, and just about every other form of exercise you can think of.
Make it a point to perform some form of mild-to-moderate exercise each day for the next thirty days. By then, you won’t want to stop!
3. Reduce Your Stress Levels
Stress is rarely good, and being exposed to too much for too long can have adverse effects on your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Without proper management, stress can single-handedly ruin your life. However, there are easy ways to combat stress.
Do any combination of the following to help lower your stress levels: yoga, meditation, breathing practices and energy healing sessions.
5. Sleep Hours
Even with a healthy diet, sleep deprivation can throw your metabolism off of its cycle. Most people need between 7-9 hours of sleep a night, along with a diverse wholefood diet. Proper sleep and nutrition can dramatically decrease the risk of developing chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers.
Sleep is also critical for weight loss and improving your body’s composition.