Monday, 23 May 2016
NUTRITION AND MEDICINE GO HAND-IN-HAND
You are what you eat! Food should be organic and as fresh and natural as possible – then it will taste good and also be healthy. In today’s world of fatigue, stress, anxiety, migraines, heart disease, cholesterol, etc. are all directly linked to the way we eat, how much we eat and what we eat. Good nutrition is considered a big part of a healthy lifestyle.
The body requires carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals to maintain healthy organs, bones, muscles, nerves, and to produce hormones and chemicals that are necessary for the proper function of organs. In the case of various diseases like diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid problems, it is seen that the conditions cannot be adequately controlled by medication alone. In fact, diet and exercise play a major role in keeping the body fit and healthy. Heart disease, for instance, can sometimes begin early in childhood but then this process can be slowed down or even reversed if an individual decides to make healthy changes in their diet and lifestyle.
Treating ailments with prescription medications can address the symptoms but in order to change or override the forces that drive these diseases, diets and a healthy lifestyle have proven to be a must especially in today’s world. Although exercise and diet changes are considered as simpler strategies, there have been a series of muddled messages thanks to the advancements in technology, familial advice and people trying to sell products, as well as sound bites and media spins! It is therefore necessary for a professional to be consulted in order to tackle the problems related to disease management and even weight management.
Prescription medicines have a place in modern medicine and are effective in containing disease once they emerge. But if it’s possible to avoid disease altogether, through diets and by implementing lifestyle changes as well, then wouldn't it be better to inculcate these into your daily routine so that you may live a healthier and happier life?