HERE ARE 7 ESSENTIAL TIPS ON HOW TO READ NUTRITION LABELS
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
You may have noticed that natural health is starting to become more widespread than ever before. People are starting to wake up and realize that the best way to heal is with natural medicines. Even medical doctors are starting to take notice. It is no wonder that you are interested in natural healing. There is no time like the present to get started on your natural health journey.
Natural health is often referred to as natural healing. They’re both a general term for healing techniques that are rooted in natural remedies and self-care. Some of the more common natural health therapies and medicines include:
Approaching natural health can be a big task. Especially if you are unsure of how to start. Dr. Granger and his staff know this and that is why they are here to help make it easy for you. To truly approach your health in a completely natural way you have to take the whole-person and their lifestyle into consideration. Natural Health is a holistic approach to your habits. Some of the things you must take into consideration are:
The approach of natural health is different than conventional medicine. It is often time a more balanced way of healing, eating, and living. Natural healing can be a long process, but it can provide immediate results. For example, if you’re tired, you probably need food and rest. You might need to avoid a certain food that makes your body sleepy. This will take longer than the conventional approach where you grab an energy drink or some other type of stimulant. Your body is not tired because it needs caffeine or sugar. Your body is tired because you haven’t given it the exact medicine (food) that it wants.
Natural healthcare can be used entirely on its own, aka alternative medicine. Or, it can be used with traditional western medicine, called integrative health or functional medicine. Conventional medicine that complements natural medicine is becoming very popular. More medical doctors are combining their techniques with other alternative health therapies like massage, chiropractic, nutrition, supplementation, and detoxification.
Natural health is getting rid of all the things that are bad for you and making sure you get enough of the good things that heal you. Any time you can choose organic, chemical free, non-GMO, steroid-free, antibiotic (which literally means “anti-life”) free, you should. Try to eliminate everything that is made by man and consume only things that are made by nature.
Natural healing is becoming more popular every day. People are waking up to the idea that they are better off learning to take care of themselves. Rather than letting bad habits ruin their health and relying on emergency medicine like surgeries and pharmaceuticals. People are adopting natural remedies for the following reasons:
Ther have been studies that show that patients that take preventative measures are healthier than those that rely on emergency medicine alone. That translates to lower medical expenses. Think about it this way. If you take a little bit of time each day to make sure you’re healthy it will eventually add up to you being very healthy, all the time. However, if you ignore your health you will eventually end up visiting the doctor or the emergency room. All of the time you spent ignoring your health suddenly shows up in the form of a hefty medical bill and possibly time off work or away from your family.
The American Medical Association was sued in 1972 by five chiropractors. There was an 11-year battle in court over the legitimacy of chiropractic, a natural health solution. The chiropractors won the court case. It was found that the AMA had tried to eliminate its competition by creating the Committee on Quackery. The goal was to keep chiropractors from being accepted by insurance. If the medical world had a safe and effective solution to the problems they were solving, they were going to lose a lot of money. That is exactly what happened. Doctors now recommend chiropractic medicine and chiropractors are often the primary care physician for many patients.
You will find a lot of websites that try to give natural health a bad name. They will say that it is not based in real science or that it is a pseudo-science. This could not be further from the truth.
Natural health isn’t just popular among the public. Scientific health organizations, like The National Institute of Health (NIH) have recognized its importance. The NIH started the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health in 1998. Their goal was to be “the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.”
The NIH tells us that purely alternative medicine is quite rare. As most alternative approaches combine mainstream medicine with alternative approaches like whole food supplementation, herbal supplementation, chiropractic, massage, yoga, Nutrition Response Testing©, etc., etc..
Europe and the United States have roughly a third of the population participating in some form of natural healthcare. For Australia, that number is even higher at 70% of the population joining in on natural health care modalities.
Our patients at Nutritional Wellness have had some amazing successes with their energy, sleep, immunity, and overall wellness. You can have these same results. Take a quick look at the following reports.
“I had so much trouble sleeping the last few weeks. I saw Hayley 2 times last week until she figured out what was going on. After some thorough testing, she found the problem and now I am able to fall asleep without lying awake for 4-5 hours. Thank you, Hayley! What a relief!”
“I have always had a great deal of trouble waking up for ages and this morning I woke up completely refreshed and awake. Amazing! I have not needed to take naps anymore. This is a major change in my life!”
“I have been seeing Dr. Granger for several months, and I have had many health improvements along the way. I feel more energetic, more mental focus, and more brain energy. I have had sinus infections in the past with all the horrible symptoms; like congestion, pressure, pain, and more. This is also being handled and much better!
I am an RN and I truly believe the body can heal itself if it has the right nutrition, rest, and exercise. Dr. Granger can find the exact nutrition and supplements your body needs to heal itself.”
“Been struggling off and on with my tonsils swelling at seemingly the slightest bit of environmental change or contamination, and would put me out of commission for a week with body aches and chills. Other doctors always assumed that the cause was either strep, Mano, or a virus, but the tests would always come up negative.
So naturally, I wasn’t certain if Dr. Granger’s clinic could help me with this. But I was wrong! Hayley Imbriani did a very thorough evaluation and got me started on a supplemental regimen. Within a day the body aches and chills subsided and I saw my tonsils healing.
This was the fastest that my tonsils have ever recovered and I am so grateful. I am more than happy to recommend this clinic to anyone struggling with similar health issues. They are awesome!”
When you first start to cleanse, detox, supplement and really move into a natural way of life you may experience initial side effects that we call a natural healing crisis. You may experience a short-term increase in headaches, pains, fatigue, and many other symptoms. If this is the case consult with your natural health practitioner. You are likely to experience relief, comfort, and a noticeably higher quality of living directly after your healing crisis.
If you happen to be living or visiting Clearwater, FL and you want to look into your natural health options, you should come to see Dr. Granger or Hayley Imbriani at Nutritional Wellness. We host free health workshops twice a month (every 1st and 3rd Wednesday). Our workshops include a specific topic on natural health and an in-depth break down of how we help you with Nutrition Response Testing and our holistic approach to your health. Not only will you be educated on natural health topics but you will have the opportunity to eat a healthy doctor approved all-natural meal. Additionally, we do free screenings for those that are interested in becoming a patient at our natural health office.
Give us a call, send us a message and stop on by. All the contact information you need can be found here.
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