There is a new wave of people who are turning towards alternative methods for their health. This generation is more educated and has the power to gain knowledge at their fingertips. Research is only a click away, and this is the reason standard health and wellness strategies are falling by the wayside.
More and more people are understanding the organic nature and how their body is a finely tuned machine that wants to heal itself. When you understand this, you realize harsh chemicals and other options like these may not be the best choice when it comes to your health. There are so many options for alternative health that you can use to your benefit that will work over traditional medicine. Here are five reasons why people have turned to alternative methods for their health and wellness and are enjoying a higher quality of life.
In order to stay on the path to wellness, it’s important to partake in crucial practices. One of these practices is to always ensure you are getting the right foods in your body. Not only the right foods, but make sure you are consuming super foods to establish a foundation of health and balance. Your body wants to heal itself, however, it cannot when we are not fueling our engine with the correct foods.
Foods that are high in protein and have lean meats, fruits and berries, nuts, seeds, and vegetables, grains, breads, legumes, and many more like this are just a few of the options you have to fuel your body to balance and a successful wellness lifestyle. Remember, keep the fat intake low and the greasy content down, and whatever you do, don’t eat processed foods.
One of the reasons we are getting lazy as a country is due to the many fast food options we have at our fingertips. These are tempting to say the least because of our chaotic work schedule. It is simpler to just go through a drive through and get our supper. However, if you spend just a few extra minutes of time and plan out your meals you will start to reap the benefits of how food can help your body to advance to the next level of health.
Due to the recent legalization of the production of the hemp plant in 2018, many people have discovered a very healthy alternative option in cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is one of the most popular compounds in America today. CBD is found in many forms like a CBD tincture, oil, cream, and salves to name a few. The American population is in a buying frenzy because of the wellness benefits these products bring to the body. When the hemp plant is cultivated and harvested, the extraction process of CBD begins. Through the use of a full spectrum product, scientists and laboratories have learned how to extract the full amount of goodness from the hemp plant and transfer it to a product.
When safely tested, CBD interacts with the largest system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS holds more receptors in the body than any other system and helps regulate important functions like mood, sleep, and pain to name a few. CBD is truly one of the five reasons so many people are turning to alternative methods for their health.
Western medicine and other holistic medicine practices like these are quickly becoming more and more mainstream within today’s society. One of the major reasons this is at a turning point is because standard protocols for health have failed many people. For instance, someone who is suffering from a mental problem they can’t figure out visits their local doctor who, in turn, prescribes something for them to take. This chemical is found at the local pharmacy where they get their prescription and begin their regimen. Rinse and repeat.
People are getting tired of band-aids being placed on their problems and they want solid answers and solutions to what’s going on in their lives and holistic practices are turning out to be a great remedy. Things like acupuncture, functional medicine, and other western medical techniques are showing patients where the true problem lies and they also have the ability to get them on the path to wellness fast.
In order to continue this life we must stay active. Almost 80% of the workforce population sits at a desk and works long hours during the day. The mental stress of these activities can take a toll on a person and it is very important you participate in one of the easiest alternative options out there - exercise.
Exercise is important because it helps people stay active, lose weight, lower the risk of heart and other diseases. Exercise has also been known to help a person age well, and promotes a higher cognitive function within the mind. There are a plethora of benefits when it comes to exercising and it’s important for you to start a schedule and stick to it. If you’re one of the 80% of people who are working at a desk, you’re not getting enough active time and this needs to change. The sedentary life you lead could shorten your lifespan and cause you problems in the future.
Moderation is the key for almost everything you do in your life. Granted, we’re not perfect people. During that time of your diet when you just have to have that cookie, have the cookie, but only have one cookie, not the entire box. Moderation is a great practice you should get good at.
In a study done in 2017, 14% of the American population smokes cigarettes. According to this same study, 35% of Americans drink. These are bad habits which people should focus on quitting. Moderation is the key and if you participate in these irregular activities you are hurting yourself and sabotaging the path to wellness. Whatever it is, make sure you stay within moderation because having an alternative lifestyle means you have to make choices for your body. You mind may want them, but you should learn to say no.
We have several outlets to discover many different health and wellness alternatives for our lifestyle. People who are actively engaging in changing their life for the better are the ones who are going to reap the benefits of wellness long into the future. Life isn’t around that long and you will want to make sure you’re here to see as much of it as you can and make the most of it. Do it through your health.
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by Alan Watts
by Alan Watts