A Guide To Good Health

These days we’re bombarded with adverts and advice telling us how to live healthily and how to do it. Most people accept that it’s some combination of diet and exercise, with the major emphasis on diet. But what we should actually do gets lost in translation. What seems to be eminently clear is that there are a lot of natural ways we can keep ourselves in good shape. We don’t have to just rely on traditional drugs.

Stay On Top Of Your Diet

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Diet is one of the hottest topics in contemporary social discourse. And given that in the US over 30 percent of people are obese, it’s become something of a national obsession.

Why our diet is poor is a complex question. But contemporary thinking on the matter broadly falls into two camps. The first camp is defined as those people who think that the external environment is responsible for making people fat. Given that there’s a fast food joint on every corner, these people, mostly in academia, blame the environment for our unhealthy diet.

The other camp sees it as a choice that the individual makes every day. I think the sensible approach is to recognise the lesson in both approaches. Yes, there will be times when we will be overcome by temptation from our environment, but their things we can do to avoid temptation in the first place.

One good idea is to do things that make all the junk less appealing. This will take a bit of effort on your behalf, but if you can stay away from sugar, salt, oil, and, yes, meat, for a few weeks, your taste buds will adjust. After about three weeks or so off junk food, you’ll find that you no longer have the same cravings as before.

The beauty of this method is that you’re not making a commitment that has to last forever. You’re just saying, for a few weeks I’m going to eat whole food. It will taste bad to begin with, but over time, it will actually start to taste rather good. By the end of it, you’ll feel so much better you’ll wonder why unhealthful foods were ever a staple.

Consider Compounding

Often, though, we already have a problem that lifestyle is unlikely to resolve.  This is where compounding solutions really come into their own.

Compounding has moved on a lot in recent years. Labs are getting better and better at personalising treatment to the individual. If you’re suffering from vaginal pain, mood swings insomnia or hot flushes, compounding can really help.

Compounders blend traditional techniques with the latest in medical technology. They’ll actually spend a lot of time getting to know you as a patient and work with you over a long period of time. This way, they can do what standard treatments don’t: find the very best treatment for you as an individual.

Most important of all, they will assist you in making lifestyle changes. This is because they understand that health is holistic and not just the absence of particular symptoms.

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Prime Aque is the back-end guy of Self-Help. He is a blogger and WordPress front-end designer. Importantly, he is a husband and a father of three wonderful kids. His firstborn are twin girls. He loves writing and sharing.