Natural health care – taking care of yourself naturally
The best way to ensure our health and longevity is by finding out about and practising natural health care.
When you practice natural health you are opting for prevention of disease and taking the whole person into consideration. This means bodily and mental health and spiritual healing all coming together synergistically.
Alternative health and healthy living is not about being a health freak, but about becoming health conscious. It’s about making your lifestyle work with and for you. To truly appreciate what natural health care has to offer, consider investing in a natural health book, some good natural food cookbooks and return often to this blog!
All too often, we as individuals come to believe that illness, disease, sickness and injury just happen to us and that some dark outside source forces itself upon us. Well that’s only true if we sit back and take no part in our health management. We need to take responsibility for our own health by adopting a healthy diet of fresh foods combined with exercise that we enjoy. These two things alone can prevent many diseases, Combine them with a positive and happy outlook and you have the recipe for a healthy and happy life.
Including natural health care into your day to day life
Can we realistically expect to have a healthy life and a disease free old age? Do we really have control over our health? Fortunately the answer is a resounding YES!
Our modern day lifestyle promotes our living in a chronic condition of stress and subject to an increasing array of environmental toxins. These two conditions are cited as primary causes for nervous system imbalances and resulting disease.
Through your research on natural health care, you will quickly discover that there are many options open to you to help you in your aim of living the natural health way. If you’ve been living on junk food and eating rushed meals, then you’ll need to improve your diet. You would also benefit from incorporating quality vitamins and minerals into your natural health care regime.
Your body does so much for you and should be treated with respect, so why not return the favour. Natural health care is one of the ways you can learn to appreciate all that Mother Nature has to offer in the ways of ingredients that help your body.
It is not a good idea to take a bunch of over the counter medication in the hopes of simply sleeping through your cold or flu. Sure it’s tempting but there are better ways to help yourself feel better and to get over your flu. Nature has come up with plenty of ways to help you deal with cold and flu symptoms and to heal from them entirely.
Here are natural remedies you can try.
Cayenne pepper is great for colds, flues and your sinuses. Add some cayenne pepper to your tea to help stimulate and relax your sinuses so that you can breathe easier. Another reason to take cayenne pepper when you are sick is that it will cause you to sweat which will help you heal.
You don’t have to eat a bunch of oranges to meet your vitamin C requirement. A great source of Vitamin C is the leafy green vegetables. If you feel yourself starting to get sick, aim for the green and leafy as well as the orange and round. Other citrus fruits contain vitamin C as well.
Vitamin C is also found in bell peppers so why not add them to your favorite meals. Adding bell peppers to your meals won’t just enhance the flavor of the food, it gives you the nutrients you need to build a strong body that is able to fight off illness.