Naturopathy is a common-sense approach to health.
In today's world, where people are constantly rushing, taking little time to cook or eat properly, not exercising regularly, sleeping badly, drinking coffee and other stimulants to keep themselves going, it is hardly surprising that many people are feeling tired and unwell.
Naturopathy requires you to change certain aspects of your life style. While some people are more than happy to this, others are not. Naturopathy is about learning what makes you thrive, how to recover your energy and feel genuinely well.
To start with, here are some tips:
A good nights sleep is essential for overall health. When a person has a poor sleep they will, over a period of time, fail to thrive. Bad sleep is linked with depression and anxiety, lowered immunity, an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Most people can, with the correct approach, can get a good nights sleep and awaken feeling refreshed.
Correct nutrition is vital for health. Many people believe they can make up for poor nutrition by taking supplements. This is not correct, as we all need an adequate and balanced intake of carbohydrate, protein and fats. If these foods are not processed, they should also provide us with all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements we require.
People will thrive on a balanced, whole food diet, which includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Certain people do not tolerate wheat, others dairy products or nuts.
It is usually straightforward to help a person with their nutrition. It does take a little patience to start with, as learning to prepare and cook food can be a new experience. The results are well worth the effort, and the improvement in health will quickly be evident.
Some people have trouble digesting certain types of foods. There are numerous medical tests that be done to see if there is an allergy or intolerance to certain foods. An example is Coeliac Disease, which is intolerance to Gluten, found in Wheat, Barley and Rye. It is thought to effect around 1 in 500 people.
There is a huge array of healthy food just waiting to be eaten. If you are a Vegan, Vegetarian or Omnivore there are many delicious and healthy recipes just waiting to be tried.
Exercise is vital for health. Exercise helps prevent the vast majority of diseases and improves mood, appetite and sleep. Human beings are dynamic, they need exercise and movement to stay happy.
Exercise should combine cardiovascular exercises like cycling, running and hill walking with movement such as swimming, yoga, indoor climbing and tai chi. It is important to keep the heart and lung function good, while keeping the spine, joints and muscles supple and strong.
Naturopathy can be help with many medical conditions. Exclusion diets for conditions such as Arthritis can help with weight loss, while also reducing inflammation and pain.