Wouldn't it be great to be buzzing with energy and positive thoughts; to look and feel younger than you are; to be motivated every single day; to have a good night sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and happy; to be free from trivial worries and to be able to cope easily with all the stress the day might present to you. I am certain that if we know what choices to make when it comes to nutrition and lifestyle we can indeed enjoy our life more to the full.
What reasons are there to stop us from feeling this way? Here are a few examples of some important factors that can affect our health in a negative way:
- We live in an unnatural world full of stress. We are surrounded by radiation, chemicals and heavy metals. We don't yet fully understand what they do to us but we know they can affect us.
- Our food has become less and less nutritious. Just have a look at this study from the Nutrition Security Institute that shows how different minerals are getting more and more depleted in our soil. Not only is the soil lacking in nutrients but the fruit and vegetables are picked before they are ripe and shipped across the world to ripen in our homes, making them even more depleted.
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- The human body is designed to cope with stress over a short period (fight or flight mechanism), however, the stresses of modern life are completely different and they are often constant and sustained. Today’s stress’s can include noise, drugs, alcohol, pesticides in our food, pollution, smoking, inflammation, weight concerns, hormonal problems, under-nourishment, emotional stress, money worries, work stress, etc. Constant stress over a long period can cause many problems. Examples like fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, IBS, heart problems, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies, autoimmune problems, inflammation, lack of concentration and memory loss will become part of our daily life.
To optimize our health and vitality we need to know what our stressors are, try to reduce them and develop ways of coping with them. Find out what actually affect us and try and do something about it.
Nutritional Therapy is a great tool for improving your health in an easy way. We need to be aware of what the food we eat is doing to us, where it comes from and what is actually inside it. There is so much we can do to improve our health and there is a lot of information out there. It can be very difficult to choose the right path particularly on your own. Seeing a Naturopath or Nutritional Therapist is a fantastic investment in your health. To feel healthy and vital, to stay healthy for longer and to have a good quality of life must be the greatest gift we can ever give ourselves and our families. Nutritious clean food is basis of all healing.
The European Commission’s Public Health report 2009 report showed that chronic diseases were behind 86% of all deaths in the EU.Sources: