Have you visited your doctor recently?

treating chronic illness

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Do you suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, chronic fatigue, arthritis, asthma or other chronic and degenerative diseases?

Progression of these diseases can be stopped or even reversed with intensive lifestyle changes.

The therapies employed in natural health can improve your Nutritional status, help you manage Stress, improve your sleep, bring your hormonal system into balance, improve gut health, reduce obesity, reduce inflammation and optimise detoxification processes.

In the United Kingdom, every hour, someone dies from cardiovascular disease.

Collectively chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity affect more people and claim more lives than any other illnesses in the world.

Coronary heart disease, prostate and breast cancer, diabetes and obesity account for 75% of healthcare costs but with little success in reversing the tide.

Yet the progression of these diseases can be stopped or even reversed with intensive lifestyle changes.

While diseases such as coronary heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, chronic lung disease may manifest in very different ways, the same fundamental mechanisms drive the disease process.

Chronic disease is the result of an individual’s response to their environment.

Remarkably, we live in a culture where costly and risky approaches such as drugs and surgery are considered conventional care for sufferers of chronic disease yet safe solutions to the problem, in the form of nutritional therapy and lifestyle change are often labelled as radical therapies.

Low cost, low risk, simple dietary and lifestyle changes (Therapeutic lifestyle change or TLC) have the power to prevent and reverse the major chronic diseases. In fact accumulating evidence and several best practice guidelines suggest TLC should be the first choice of therapy for diseases such as:

  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Insulin Resistance or Metabolic Syndrome
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Aging related disease

The key external influences which impact upon our health are Nutrition, Exercise, Stress, and Environment, including the amount of exposure to sunlight.

The key internal, physiological influences are Hormone Balance, Inflammation, Gut Health, Detoxification and Insulin resistance.

Natural Health therapies can improve your Nutritional status, help you manage Stress, improve your sleep, bring your hormonal system into balance, improve gut health, reduce obesity, reduce inflammation and optimise detoxification processes.

I would love to get your responses to the following questions:

When did you last visit your doctor?

How many times have you seen your doctor in the last year?

How many prescription drugs are you taking?

What are you doing to help yourself?

Comments

  1. Definitely important to care for yourself, and I must say it gets even more important with each passing year. It’s actually #1 on my list of 5 Tips in my blog today: http://www.lemonzestmarketing.com/zestyourlifeblog.php?s=improve-your-life-with-these-5-tips

  2. I only go to the Doctor when I am ill and sometimes not even then. I am not on any prescription medicines and just do the best I can to stay healthy. Thanks for the post!
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  3. To answer the questions you asked:

    * When did you last visit your doctor? – 3 weeks
    * How many times have you seen your doctor in the last year? – about 10 times
    * How many prescription drugs are you taking? – 3 daily
    * What are you doing to help yourself? – meditation, walking, healthy vegetarian food, living-on-purpose

    As a multi-stroke and heart attach survive my prescription drugs are blood thinner etc
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  4. When did you last visit your doctor? We go regularly, and our doctor does annual checkups (and focuses on men’s health) and sends reminders as well. My husband is hopeless about going to referrals etc., but after a diagnosis of osteoporosis, he (and we as a family) have made lifestyle changes and he is getting better at managing his health. A change in working hours has helped too.
    How many times have you seen your doctor in the last year? Too many! More often than not for sporting injuries with a 12yo son.
    How many prescription drugs are you taking? Only when absolutely required.
    What are you doing to help yourself? Eat healthily and exercise regularly – most of the time!
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  5. When did you last visit your doctor?
    Last month

    How many times have you seen your doctor in the last year?
    My Primary physician, maybe 6 times, specialists maybe 14

    How many prescription drugs are you taking?
    Five.

    What are you doing to help yourself?
    I have polyarticular osteoarthritis and arthralgia brought on by the hypermobility I was born with. I work out at the physical therapist’s office twice a week to strengthen my joints and slow the progression of the osteoarthritis. Despite being somewhat overweight, all my values are perfect (blood pressure, oxygen uptake, colesterol, liver values, blood sugar etc.)
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  6. I have an appointment for Monday. I don’t take prescription meds unless it’s a last resort antibiotic that whatever I tried before didn’t take care of. I use diet, herbs and homeopathic for the most part.

    And now I want to start bioidentical hormones. The appointment on Monday is for the blood tests. Labs are a good reason to see a doctor.
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  7. After a year of my son suffering a migraine related illness which included severe anxiety and vertigo his symptoms are now under control primarily because of his diet.
    Also this year my husband reduced his cholesterol levels significantly through diet.
    So we as a family follow a diet and exercise regime daily
    Great informative post – thanks

    Sue

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