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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Common Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy Naturally

The first of 2009's issues of herbalYODA Says! is projected for publishing on 26 January, the day of the New Moon and also celebration of the new Year of the Ox. This will be a rather in-depth issue, as we are changing to an every-other-month publishing schedule. You may subscribe here.

The topic is "The Importance of Detoxification for Health".

This information was submitted by a reader and it offers some basic considerations that may be helpful for you.
Common Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy Naturally

This post was contributed by Kelly Kilpatrick.
She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com

More and more, people are trying to detoxify their lives—and for good reason. Our world has become a very sick place as a result of our constant need to innovate and make things better without thinking about the long term impacts. The same thing can be said about out bodies. Many people have spent years harming themselves only to realize that they must work harder than ever before to undo some of the damage they have caused for themselves.

Here are some common things you can do to get healthy and stay healthy naturally:

• Avoid medications – Though this may sound like terrible advice to some, there are many things out there that are just not benefiting your health whatsoever. This is especially true of over-the-counter medications, in which people seem to try and take charge of their bodies natural defenses. OTC medications can have lasting effects on the body, ultimately leaving it vulnerable down the road.

• Use supplements – Many American adults are severely malnourished and have absolutely no clue that their bodies could be working at much more optimal levels. Supplementing your diet with the proper vitamins and nutrients specific to your needs will help turn your body and its process around and increase your overall performance in the process.

• Sensible diet – Don’t fool yourself into thinking that if everyone has poor eating habits, then you should too. This is a flawed way of thinking that will only hurt you down the road. Start by switching to as many organic foods as possible, eliminating harmful chemicals from your diet. Try to consume more fresh, raw vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits, and nuts. Drink plenty of purified water to help eliminate toxins and keep the body hydrates.

• Stay active – Even during the colder months of the year, you need to stay active to some degree. Go for a brisk walk, find a shopping mall to walk around in, or join a gym. You can even do simple calisthenics from the comfort of your living room. Staying active will help your metabolism and overall outlook as well.

• Explore alternative treatments – If you haven’t been feeling well for some time and your physician hasn’t really been able to help you out, you may want to consider trying alternative medicine. Many people reap the benefits of alternative and holistic medicine each day, so why not give it a chance? There are many different methods you can try, from therapeutic massage to aromatherapy. Take your pick; you may just like what happens!

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