Look and Feel Better Naturally

By Jesse Clark

We aren’t really sure why herbal and natural healthcare is considered alternative medicine. After all, Mother Nature is the best healthcare provider out there. But we’ve been conditioned to believe that medications are the best way to “get better.” In reality, though, medicine often tends to mask symptoms. Instead, it’s important to treat the underlying cause and to focus on the whole self before resorting to drastic measures.

What Conditions Can Natural Medicine Treat?

A naturopathic physician can treat many health conditions. These include digestive disorders, allergies, arthritis, depression, and sexual dysfunction. This is accomplished through specialized testing and treatment modalities, which might include B12 injections, medical marijuana, acupuncture, homeopathy, or bioidentical hormone therapy. However, if you are looking for natural medicine to keep you whole and healthy, you should know that you’ll also have to put some work into your mind and body.

The Importance Of Exercise

Scientific American explains, “Our bodies are evolved to require daily physical activity, and consequently exercise does not make our bodies work more so much as it makes them work better.” There is very little room for misinterpretation here, and the below-linked article (under references) underscores the importance of exercising to promote overall wellness.

Walk For Your Health

We know what you’re thinking, and that’s that exercise takes up too much time or that it is too difficult to start a fitness routine. Fortunately, you do not have to invest hours each day and hundreds of dollars per month into a gym membership. A great way to get started with exercise is to start walking. Even if you have a job, you can still walk during your breaks, use the stairs, or head out on foot to pick up your food. Whatever it takes to get the daily recommended 10,000 steps. Some activity is better than none, so don’t feel guilty if you start with 5,000 steps or less each day, you can always work your way up to a comfortable activity level.

You may be surprised that walking can significantly improve your posture, and your core and lower body is conditioned to carry your body’s weight as you move. That, in turn, results in a more healthy physical stature, which can increase your confidence and even your height.

Learn To Manage Stress

Let’s get this out of the way: stress is not always a bad thing. Low levels of stress can actually encourage us to push ourselves out of our comfort zones. But, according to Reach Out Australia, long-term stress can take a major toll on the body. Chronic stress can trigger migraines, heart problems, panic attacks, hair loss, and even infertility. To manage stress, start with meditation. When you meditate, you can regulate your emotions. This can lead to sounder sleep and a more positive outlook on life, each of which can reduce stress.

Other Daily Health Tips

  • Drink herbal tea instead of coffee. Chamomile, ginger, rosemary, and other herbal teas can help you get your day (or night) off to a caffeine-free start.
  • Practice acupressure. Acupuncture is an excellent way to promote wellness. However, acupressure, which simply involves touch, can help too. Your feet, wrist, and hands are all great places to practice acupressure.
  • Water. Even if you’re already drinking tea instead of coffee, it’s important to get plenty of water, too, since water is found in every cell in the body.
  • Enjoy quiet moments with your family. The bonds we create with our family can heavily influence our health and well-being. Make a point to spend quiet time with those you love. Bonus points if you turn the TV off.

You do not have to pump your body full of medicine to look good, feel good, and be a better version of yourself. We hope that today’s tips, from getting in enough steps each day to slowing down to meditate or relax with your family will help you heal yourself naturally.

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