|Nutritional Tools and Supplements for Holistic Weight Loss|
In the last post we covered the important lifestyle changes that need to be made to start living a truly healthy and strong life. Once a person commits to eating whole, real food, incorporates quality sleep and exercise into their daily life and really commits to investigating what it takes to live this type of lifestyle there are some nutritional tools and natural products that can help individuals along. When a person has been relying on a lot of heavily processed and artificial foods their bodies are often malnourished and they may feel constantly hungry, regardless of how much they eat, because their body is constantly craving those missing nutrients. So once an individual starts eating real, whole foods they may find that they don’t require as much food to feel fueled and satisfied and many cravings will disappear.
One of the complaints that is often heard from people
embarking on a healthy living journey is that it takes too.
|Holistic Weight Loss|
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is integral to
feeling our best and living a healthy and active lifestyle. There are
unfortunately many quick fix solutions floating around out there though that
often leave people yo-yo dieting, hungry, frustrated, and most times either
unable to loose the weight or ending up gaining it back plus some after a
quick, unsustainable weight loss gimmick. When someone is truly ready to
achieve a healthy lifestyle and put forth the commitment to changing their
habits permanently, weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight can come with
very little effort. Our bodies naturally want to be healthy and if we
consistently feed them healthy, nourishing foods and move them appropriately
they will eventually settle at a healthy weight and also reward us with much improved
energy and a general happier outlook on life. With this realization however
comes the need to accept that what we may consider our “ideal” weight, which is
|Natural Supplemental Support for Sleep|
Sleep is an integral factor
in helping us feel our best. During sleep is the time our bodies recuperate,
detoxify, grow, and help get us ready for the activities of the following day.
Getting good quality sleep affects many factors in our lives, from our mood,
energy levels, performance, immunity, and even our digestion. Most people
should be aiming for around 8 hours of good quality sleep per night. To ensure
this, the first thing that needs to be addressed is sleep habits. Our bodies
and minds need some down time in the evening to prepare for sleep. This means
turning off electronics at least an hour before bedtime and engaging in
relaxing activities such as reading or spending time with loved ones or pets.
The bedroom should also be completely dark with no glowing lights from alarm
clocks or nightlights and should be at a comfortable cool temperature. Also,
not eating large heavy meals right before bed will ensure there won’t be.
Our mood and emotions are dependent on, and affected by, many factors in our lives. The way we choose to live our lives and what we decide to focus on has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. The first step in living a fulfilling and joyful life is to make sure we are living a life that is true to us and that feeds our passions. These sorts of questions can be explored with the help of therapists or counselors or many of the other wonderful resources available out there. Then there are obviously some serious medical psychological conditions that will require drug therapy and which require treatment under the supervision of a specialized medical professional. However, for more mild or moderate concerns regarding mood health there are many great options out there.
The first step in feeling our
best emotionally is to nurture our bodies.
|Healing a Compromised Digestive Tract|
In the last blog post I
discussed the importance of a healthy digestive tract and how it can affect
nearly all the other systems in our bodies, from our immunity to our mental
health. We also covered how the first step in healing our digestive tracts is
to improve our diets. Whole, healthy, unprocessed foods are easily recognized
by our systems and digested easily as long as there are no intolerances to that
specific food. Processed, artificial
foods, or foods high in unhealthy fats and sugars, on the other hand, are
taxing on our systems and can slowly damage them, with the consequences
sometimes not showing up for months or years. So, switching to these healthy,
life-sustaining foods is the first step and then an elimination diet done with
the help of a nutritionist may help to identify any food intolerances that may
be present. The patient can then remove.
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