Achieving balance in the body is quite rewarding when accomplished naturally. Your body wants to be healthy, and will always move toward that goal when given the correct environment to flourish. Unfortunately, nutrient bankrupt foods, medical drugs, and mental and emotional stress drive us away from that homeostatic state. If you couple that with disrupted sleep/wake cycles, and an improper or nonexistent exercise routine, you will have a body that is out of balance, and riddled with illness, disease, and unhappiness.
Over the last hundred years, we have witnessed unprecedented technological advances in transportation, agriculture, pharmacuticals, and electronics. Although these advances have made our lives much easier and more efficient, there are some health related drawbacks. Quite simply, we’ve devolped a world that doesn’t require us to move anymore. We sit in a car to travel, sit at a desk to work, and our leisure and relaxation usually involves sitting at a computer or in front of the TV (which is hardly relaxing when you consider what we are watching). We willingly consume processed, ready-to-eat, dead food because it’s easy, or we “don’t have time”. Or do we not make time? This sedentary, artificial lifestyle, fueled with dead food will eventually compromise our immune system and lead to physical and emotional illness.
The medical system, which is highly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, will offer the easiest solution for you and them…. You have high blood pressure? Don’t waste your time eating right or exercising. Just take this drug, which will give you a few side effects that we can treat with other drugs. You have anxiety? We don’t have to explore why. This drug will solve your problem. No need for meditative or breathing exercises. Hopefully, you can see that these are not solutions, just band-aids for symptoms that never resolved, and keep you walking through the door of your physician and pharmacy.
Embracing a Holistic lifestyle will reconnect you with yourself and the world around you. Eating locally raised, organic, free range meats and produce will nourish your body with the nutrient dense food it requires. Replacing chemical based household cleaning agents and bath and shower products with natural alternatives will protect your body’s largest organ: your skin. Taking time for yourself to de-stress through meditation, yoga, tai chi, or qigong will reinforce your mind-body connection. Seeking naturopathic solutions to medical problems can eliminate unnecessary drug prescription and lead you toward the root of your problem.
With my help, you can learn how to easily integrate some of these changes into your lifestyle. I also have a network of Naturopathic Doctors, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, and Metabolic Typing Advisors that are more than willing to help you reach your goals.