Many doctors are now saying that disease processes affecting many different systems have a common cause - cellular imbalance. It boils down to nutritional deficiencies or toxic overload. Chinese medicine feels that all illnesses begins with a yin and yang imbalance. Doesn't that sound similar?
One of the best things about this explanation of disease is that there is something each individual can do to improve the condition. The hope of making a difference is such wonderful relief. There are different ways to improve a condition, and the more you know about what is contributing to this imbalance, the more specific you can be to implement changes to make things better. For example, sometimes just improving hydration will improve cellular functioning. There is a book titled, "You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty," and the doctor/author was able to improve many conditions merely by having the person increase their water intake.
Another way of improving cellular health is to increase vitamins and minerals in your diet by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes nutritional supplementation is required, especially if testing indicates a deficiency in certain nutrients, but check with your primary doctor before you take any supplements.
Rest might be another way to improve cellular health, especially when the body is fighting an infection or recovering from trauma. In conclusion, complete rest is often recommended, which means no television, no cell phones, no reading, and trying as much as possible to keep the brain quiet in the early phases of healing.
Movement and exercise are also ways to improve blood flow, increase substances in the body that help to reduce inflammation, improve mood, and help restore flexibility, strength and stamina. Elimination of waste material improves with movement. Meditation, relaxation exercises, yoga, tai chi, and qigong are likewise instrumental in improving cellular health.
Health improves when you avoid exposure to toxins from household cleaning products, skin care and cosmetics, pesticides and herbicides, food additives, plastics, environmental pollution, and electromagnetic radiation from Wi-Fi, computers and cellphones.
There are foundational basics to include in your daily routine to maximize cellular health. The founding fathers of Western and Eastern medicine all stated that health begins with your daily habits and that prevention is far superior to curing a condition that has already taken root.
The United States ranks 42nd in comparison with other countries in overall health, despite the fact that we spend double for healthcare costs. Something must be done to improve our ratings so that we are healthier and able to reduce our risk for bankrupting our economy. Maybe it is time to change our focus in healthcare to maximizing wellness versus eliminating illness. Each and every one of us can take steps to improve our health by making a change in our lifestyle habits. Start by trying to improve your diet by 10%, increase your sleep by 10%, move more by 10%, learn to relax and enjoy the moment by 10% and keep improving all of these on a weekly basis. It will result in feeling better, looking better, being more productive, save money and have more energy. Don't wait, you can start right now.
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