There are many different opinions, ideas, and advice about what constitutes the healthiest food practices. Countless diet practices, trends, and fads have come and gone throughout the years, sometimes doing what they claim to do for consumers, often not, at least for the long term. The idea of a diet in general is oftentimes what actually turns out to be the problem. A healthier life begins with a change in perspective and mentality, encompassing wellness, mindfulness, fitness, nutrition and diet practices that work well with your lifestyle, personality, physical needs, and medical recommendations from your doctor. One thing that most people can agree on is that natural solutions are often the best.
Finding energy and healing with natural remedies
We have come a long way since the time when it was common practice to turn to nature for healing. Science and medicine have advanced in marvelous ways. Numerous diseases have been eradicated, chronic illnesses have been managed or reversed, and treatments have become much more effective and efficient. More people are able to stay healthy in ways that some of our ancestors were unable to do. However, as we have gotten further from the natural treatments, and diet practices of society have become full of almost completely processed, genetically modified, or artificially flavored elements and ingredients, we are lacking some of the most basic solutions. There is currently a bit of an awakening as more people are turning to natural solutions, but more can be done. As more natural remedies and treatments are used and promoted as the healthy choice, awareness will spread, and hopefully, societies will begin to integrate more and more of what works best: nature.
The interconnected world of health issues
The human body is an amazing thing, and it can be shocking to step back and consider just how everything is connected. From the food that we eat to the air we breathe and the types of lives we live, it all factors in to health and how different things affect our bodies in different ways. Many prevalent health issues that numerous people face today could even be tied in to the world that we humans have built. Not only does the pollution we’ve created affect us, but what is now considered to be a typical day in society can also contribute to less than ideal health conditions, from stress and mental illnesses to the lack of ergonomic seating in a work environment that is largely sedentary.
There are widespread anxiety disorders, that can be treated but because of the stigma associated with it, just one third of those with these types of disorders end up getting treated. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million individuals have some type of sleep or wakefulness disorder. Depression affects far too many. And of course, there are the digestive issues.
Getting back to basics
With all of the advancements and progress that we have seen and contributed to, you would think that we would be farther along in preventing and treating health issues. But with food habits the way that they are, it is no wonder that digestive diseases are so prevalent, present in 60 million to 70 million individuals. In fact, over the course of just one year, 245,921 people passed away due to digestive diseases. Yes, many of the ways that food is produced, distributed, and served allows for greater efficiency and profit, but at what cost? If we can turn society’s habits back toward a way of existing more naturally and more in tune with the natural world around us, we could likely see significant positive changes.
There are many different diet practices out there. But if you are looking for a way to feel better fast, a crash diet or shake cleanse is not going to solve all of your problems. By making the conscious effort to live and eat naturally, you will start to see results that you will love living with.