Should medication always be the run to solution when we’re feeling ill? At what point do we really need to see a physician? Why can’t we simply just take a holistic approach to our health? Alternative healing, nutrition, physical exercise, and optimal sleep, could help take our health over the top. I love the statement by Melissa Hartwig, author of “It starts with food” she states “genetics is what loads the gun; environmental factors is what pulls the trigger”. To break it down simpler, a portion of our diseases come from genetics, but the other portion is from our lifestyle. I like to use this analogy of going to the gym, when comparing to how medication works. I can’t just go to the gym and expect to see results based off that one factor, I also have to eat right too; to see optimal results. Let’s take medication for example. You can’t just take medication and solely rely on just that one pill to reach strong outcomes. You have to eat well and stay active at the same time. To curtail some of our current health issue from happening, we got to stay on the healthy track.

Little do we realize that nutrition, sleep, and activity play a pivotal role to our health and how we feel. Inflammation is the #1 catalyst to chronic illnesses and diseases. We ask ourselves where does inflammation come from. Key word is stress. But as we know, there are so many different levels of stress. We have nutritional stress, sleep stress (sleep deprivation), or activity stress. It’s important as individuals we start educating ourselves on health and wellness because at the end of the day, we are responsible for our own health.

The highway to health and wellness

So our body assimilates nutrients through movement. When you move, your body activates these biochemical pathways, which in turn is a big contributor to you getting well. A big use of you getting well is being active. It doesn’t even have to be high intensity workouts. It could be something as simple as going for walks in the morning or a slight job. Keep it simple, you don’t have to complicate things. I like to recommend mornings, because it increases the hormone in our body called cortisol (our stress hormones) which leads to energy throughout our day. When our cortisol levels are too high it can create stress, which stress can lead to a cascade of other impairments. Our ultimate goal is to try and keep our primary hormones levels in balance because once one is thrown off, it can lead to hormonal imbalance which leads to these systemic conditions.

Sleep is another factor that plays in our daily lifestyle of being healthy. It allows our body to rejuvenate and eliminate metabolic waste, to allow our bodies to stay healthy. I encourage people to go out their and win. Feel good and live good. It starts with simple measurable steps. Nothing needs to be complex. Too busy in the mornings to eat a healthy breakfast? Pick up a healthy nutritious bar, which is convenient and easy to eat on the go. If you want your protein, boil eggs while your getting ready in the morning. I do this daily, since it requires little effort. And a tip for thought, eggs are super nutrient dense, and are a good source of a variety of nutrients. I can go into a whole another topic of healthy foods, but I wanted this article to be simple and straight to the point of my message. 

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