These articles are intended for people who already have made the decision to try or to continue a healthy lifestyle. If you are still half decided, this information may help you to tilt the scales towards a healthy way of life. If you are already familiar and even following a natural way of living, you will find a lot of information that is only known by a smaller percentage of the population and practiced by even less.
You will find different alternatives so you can choose the most suitable for your health and your circumstances.
On many of the topics, you will find very detailed information and you can implement the processes straight away. On some topics, I recommend doing more research and even ask a health care professional like a dietician, nutritionist and chiropractor, before you start.
I always recommend having a check-up before you start a new style of living with a health care practitioner who is in favor of healthy living and not satisfied with trying to treat symptoms of illness with pills and synthetic chemicals instead of working with the whole body.
Many allopathic practitioners these days don’t seem to have enough respect for the human body and are happy to recommend that you cover up symptoms with pills. Also, there are many functional medicine practitioners who are open minded to natural therapies and have qualifications in the area.
I learn from and follow Dr John Bergman who is in my opinion one of the most knowledgeable doctor on this planet. He has over 700 videos on Youtube and he lives what he teaches. He also has a great sense of humour.
I recommend joining me on Facebook (facebook.com/achievepeakhealth) where you can ask questions and find ongoing discussions. Here we even can help you to find practitioners that you can trust. There are many; you just need to do a little research to find them.
I must press that age should not be an obstacle for you to start practicing natural living and I recommend starting before you get ill, like many people do. Prevention involves a lot less pain, it is much cheaper and requires a lot less work than trying to recover from illness. It is much easier to maintain good health than trying to repair your body once you become ill.
I meet many young people who don’t seem to worry too much about their health as they currently don’t have any major symptoms and are running like a ‘new car.' But keep in mind that even new cars need regular servicing, oil change and maintenance. If they don't get this support, their lifespan reduces substantially. It is only a matter of time before the healthy body breaks down from the constant use of toxins, like chemicals found in food, in cleaning products, medication, pollution, water, etc. that we call a ‘normal lifestyle’ these days, which is clearly not.
Many children and teenagers, about 50% now have adult illnesses. (According to the Academic Pediatric Association, 54% of children have a chronic illness). This is unprecedented in human history.
We live in the sickest society in history. The medications we take and the food we eat are not making us better. Have a look around you, how many chronically ill people do you know? There are very few over 40, who can claim to be perfectly healthy and eating conventional junk food. It is not possible to get healthy on prescription drugs and junk food. Admittedly our health care system has become a disease management system, not a disease prevention or disease treatment system. Instead of treating the problem they simply try to manage the symptoms.
Until next… have a great day
Chris de Brueys