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4 Natural Tools To Fight Disease


Bad news may be around the corner, but it’s not the end of the line. It isn’t over until the fat lady sings, and she hasn’t started clearing her throat yet. When you get a scary health diagnosis, the usual instinct is to turn to pharmaceuticals. Did you know, though, that it’s possible to fight disease on your own?

If you’ve gotten a serious diagnosis, ask your doctor if it’s early enough for you to try to treat it with Mother Nature’s gifts!

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4 Natural Tools To Fight Disease

Eat An Anti-Inflammatory Filled Diet

It’s a well known fact that foods with anti-inflammatory properties help regulate your immune system. As a rule, the more you have in your body, the easier it is for the body to recover.

These properties are everywhere, but certain foods are full of them, such as white fish. Fish alone is healthy, but the white stuff has a lot of Omega 3-fatty acids, a.k.a. superfoods. Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale are also good for your immune system.

Avoid sugar like the plague, because it has the opposite effect.

Related Post: The Benefits Of Healthy Food Choices

Speak To A Physician

Doctors want their patients to make a full recovery, and they push pharmaceuticals because in their profession it’s the obvious choice. However, it’s also their job to offer help and guidance in your time of need.

They will have plenty of information you may need. Depending on the illness, there may be important choices so make, such as hospice vs home health care.

Always pick the best fit, which could sometimes be holistic medical equipment and medication.


Work Out

Ahh, this is my favorite one. Kody and I actually look for baby sitters so that we can go to the gym together, instead of a movie! But for the average person, the last thing they want to do when they hear bad news is exercise.

Let’s face it, most people don’t like to work out when they’re in a good mood, let alone bad. The thing is, a positive mental attitude is essential if you’re going to wine the battle against your disease, and sitting home watching TV isn’t the way forward.

As much as you may not want to hear it, the reason hitting the gym is great is because it releases adrenaline and other internal chemicals. Studies show they impact things such as mood and a good attitude, which helps you fight harder and longer.

Related Post: Getting Back Into Your Workout Groove

Sleep

Now this is obviously a tip anyone can get behind. Sleeping is just as important as sleeping.

Typically, the average adult needs seven to nine hours a night to recover from the day before. If they don’t, everything from their mood to their immune system can get impacted.

Why? Because sleep is the time when the body gets to slow down, repair and regenerate. Don’t oversleep though, as you’ll feel tired and groggy.

The pros suggest a nine hour maximum a night.

If you had to choose, would you pick natural or pharmaceutical? Let me know why in the comments below!

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