Why shift your focus to Natural Medicine?
Natural Medicine is not just about medicine and the usual associations with that word. Natural medicine is also preventive medicine. You may not need to take pharmaceutical medicine at all if you pay attention to your nutritional requirements, lifestyle and thought processes. Consider for example that indigenous foods have a preventative effect on hypertension. To discover which foods, see article by Prof Rashid Bhikha. A hefty R4.5-million will be invested into further researching rooibos’ potential to reduce allergies, heart disease, diabetes and skin cancer between now and 2022. See my article on rooibos.
Talking about allergies – it’s the season for it here in the Southern hemisphere. Are you confused about the difference between allergies and sinusitis? Then Dr Brom’s article is for you! Natural medicine can mean thinking differently about your body. The focus shifts from the symptoms to the cause of disease. For instance it is well-known that mental stress play a role in the aggravation of IBS. See Dr John Glynn’s article: Natural Solutions to IBS. And to discover the cause of illness, we may need to take a look at our live blood… see article by Dr David Nye on Live Blood Analysis.
As I type, I find myself taking off my jacket in an attempt to cool my hot flushing body down. I now understand why older ladies have short hair and wear ponchos! But we are not alone as woman when it comes to menopause. Is male menopause fact or fiction? See the article by Dr Kevin Lentin.
Your health is not something you can just get back guaranteed intact when you lose it. It is a lifelong process of nurturing yourself on all levels in a balanced way. Watch the video by Sharni Quinn as she demonstrates the Salutation to the Sun, a gentle yoga sequence. It may just inspires you to get moving if you have been making sedentary life choices.
Natural medicine is about surrounding yourself with what comes naturally and letting go of what you can do without. ‘Anything I ever let go of, had claw marks on it.’ ~ Rachel Remen
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