For any chemical imbalance, the first question to ask is, “what chemical is my body not producing enough of or else not breaking down properly?” If you have any “non-emergency” symptom that you think may be related to a chemical imbalance, this is the place to start.
Using the complete pharmacy that exists within your own body is an efficient and cost-effective way to maintain your health. With the raw materials from a nutrient-rich diet along with a properly functioning body, your body can produce all the good chemicals you could want for a lifetime of health and well-being. Getting your own body to produce good chemicals that maintain your health also avoids the serious and costly side-effects and trade-offs that accompany pharmaceutical medications.
Most women’s health issues are regulated by the body’s production and breakdown of various hormones. While there is rarely a “magic pill” that fixes them, they can be usually be helped through lifestyle and holistic care that improves the health of the person.
Because headaches can be caused by different malfunctions, it is critical that treatment effectively addresses the cause of the headaches.
When headache patients are treated through a traditional ‘symptom-based protocol”, in which headaches are the symptom, ten people suffering from headaches are likely to be given the same or similar medications to control the symptom.
The specific chemicals that your body is producing at any time is highly modified by the ingredients you give it through your diet. Your body uses good fats from olive oil, nuts, beans, and fish to produce its own anti-inflammatory chemicals, which go to work throughout your body. A recent study, published on the New England Journal of Medicine’s website, showed a 30% reduction of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart disease in those high-risk people who followed a Mediterranean Diet.
The global shift from acute to chronic disease requires a transformation in how we promote health and treat disease. The diseases that now challenge our quality of life and our health care systems are quite different than they were 50 or even 20 years ago. As we live longer, the “disease burden” on society is now caused more by injuries and chronic diseases such as musculoskeletal disorders, and mental health conditions.
Healthy Aging is the ultimate success and comes first from maintaining health throughout life. The early identification and successful treatment of disease only come into the picture when your inner pharmacy breaks down and is no longer able to maintain the healthy normal function of your body. It is much more efficient and effective to restore and maintain health than it is to treat disease.
Health Care that restores and maintains normal healthy function of the body offers the greatest solution for our health care crisis. Moving in the direction of “disease prevention” is a transformational shift, and while we are at it, we can do even more. To improve the health and performance of the American people, and to reduce long-term health care costs, it is essential that we move not just in the direction of prevention, but beyond it to the level of maintaining health.
Non-communicable Diseases, the greatest health care challenge of the 21st century, can best be solved by maintaining health, versus “treating” the disease. A new model, based on Healthy Aging, is the solution to what the World Health Organization calls the “Dominant Public Health Challenge of the 21st Century”, Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD’s).
Answering one simple question would help greatly in prioritizing the best health care interventions: Does “it” safely and effectively restore normal function to the body?