Use these 81 holistic tips to help improve your health.
Improve your posture. It is important to keep your spine as straight as possible so that your muscles do not strain and contract unnecessarily. Also, in order to keep energy circulating throughout your body, it is important to keep your spine straight and nerves unhindered. Consider learning from an Alexander technique instructor. The Alexander method is a way to retrain the body to remain correctly postured in order to prevent and eliminate the possibility of problems such as muscle strains, nerve damage, stiff necks, and many more issues. The purpose of this technique is to eliminate unnecessary tension within the body and to teach the body to position itself correctly.
Consider “trigger point massage” for pain relief. If you are plagued by continuous pain and conventional pain medicines are not working to help eliminate it, consider this special type of massage. It will help to not only ease the pain – but to eliminate its source as well.
Try acupuncture. Acupuncture is a type of holistic/alternative medicine that has been commonly practiced in the eastern part of the world for thousands of years. Five thousand years ago, the intention of acupuncture was to prolong life. With many alternative medical techniques, the intention is to prevent rather than to cure a specific or general ailment. The oldest recorded practice of acupuncture was over 5,000 years ago. Basically, acupuncture is used to stimulate the nerves in the body and as a result positively affect all of the other bodily systems.
Try Reiki healing. Reiki is a healing art that uses the body’s energy to begin and further the healing process. It is performed by using one’s hands to follow a specific pattern of massage, in order to stimulate energy movement throughout the body. There are many reiki healers who are specially trained to perform the healing massage, or you can read about it or take a class to become a proficient reiki healer yourself.
Consider a complete body cleansing. There are many different products on the market today that can help you to eliminate toxins from the body and increase the efficiency and overall health of your body. A complete cleanse will remove toxins and other harmful matter from your kidneys, liver, and intestines. Generally how the work is you follow a strict dietary regimen for a week or two while the cleansing process occurs. Most people who try this agree that it makes them feel healthier and they often report a fair amount of weight loss after the process is complete.
Try to avoid television. Believe it or not, television actually induces negative feelings in most viewers as a result of the commonplace violence and gossip. Television viewing is not nearly as relaxing as some people claim. Try giving up your television shows for a week, replacing them with other activities. You will most likely find that you are better rested, happier, and less stressed at the end of that week.
Don’t forget to relax. No human being is equipped to function in a constant stress mode. It is unhealthy to have a life filled with all work and no play. Some of the most common health problems that result when a person doesn’t relax enough include high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, and other digestive disorders. Be sure to take some time out for yourself at least once a week, preferably once a day. This can help to prevent, and in some cases eliminate these chronic health problems.
Consider biofeedback therapy. If you are experiencing health problems and cannot seem to find the source, a biofeedback therapist will monitor your body and how it reacts to daily activities in order to find out where it is not performing optimally. In this treatment, you would wear a monitor that actually records how your body is reacting while it is turned on. If you are an athlete suffering from muscle problems, you might want to consider this treatment to determine whether you are properly resting your muscles between activities.
Improve your sleeping habits. One of the best things that everyone can do to improve their well being is to moderate their sleeping patterns. Unfortunately, poor sleep is a habit learned by nearly everyone during the teenage years. It is critical to allow your body the time it needs to wind down and relax so that you can be rejuvenated. If you feel tired during the day, when you awaken in the morning or exhausted before bedtime, it is a sign that you are not getting the right amount of sleep. This could be too much, or too little. Try setting aside eight hours for sleep each night, getting into bed no less than half an hour prior to the time that you want to be asleep. If you do this for a few weeks, you will find positive improvements in your overall health and productivity. Do your best to avoid stress and exertion within an hour of your bedtime. Consider having a cup of chamomile tea before bed or using lavender infused oil in order to help induce a sense of relaxation.
Breathe mindfully. The process of mindful breathing is a form of meditation; however, it is also a great way to get more oxygen into your blood and tissues. If you start right now and pay attention to how you are breathing, it is more than likely that you will find yourself breathing quite shallowly. This is not a healthy breathing pattern. You can start out by just inhaling completely and then slowly exhaling completely. If you take one minute to just do this focused breathing each day, you will find that you feel better during that minute. And, you will catch yourself paying attention to your breathing several times throughout the day. If you are stressed or tired, take a minute out of your day to breathe mindfully.
Try reflexology. Reflexology is a technique of applying pressure and stretching the hands and feet in order to send nerve signals to other parts of the body. Through the careful application of reflexology, practitioners can affect the health of various organs and parts of the body. There are many resources available if you would like to learn more about the practice of reflexology.
Meditate for better well being. The basic definition of meditation is to concentrate on some object or thought in order to quiet the mind. There are many different types and styles of meditation however, the one thing that is consistent is that not every technique will work for every person. Everyone can benefit from some type of meditation. Take some time to read about different techniques or talk to a holistic healer for more information about what might work for you.
Stop the music when meditating. Just as you would probably accomplish more during a study session without music, the same holds true for meditation. While some people will play music while they meditate, there is a question about whether music serves simply as a distraction. Try turning off the music for a week, and see for yourself if you are able to accomplish more with a quiet atmosphere.
Accept that there is no clear and easy path. Many people spend so much time looking for the easy route that they forget to appreciate the joys of the road. Changing your perspective will take time, but try to begin thinking of obstacles as stepping stones along the path of your life.
Be nicer. Positive energy is contagious. If you do something nice for someone today, chances are that before long that person will do something nice for someone else. Little things go a long way, and if you are doing nice things for people, you will begin to create a snowball effect of niceness. Many holistic healers claim that there is no more powerful medicine than love and that simply giving or receiving affection such as a hug can raise the spirits and begin to heal the body. Don’t forget to be nice to yourself!
Avoid clutter. Clutter is an energy buster. If your bedroom is cluttered, the energy will not flow as freely as it should and your sleep will be affected in a negative way. Not only that, but clutter is frustrating because it often keeps you from finding something that you need in a few seconds. Take the time to eliminate clutter, but start small with one area at a time Ooherwise, you risk overwhelming yourself with a lot of work. Other people and thoughts can clutter your life too.
Be gracious. Gratitude is extremely powerful, and remembering to say thank you for even the littlest things can be a powerful positive change. Expressing gratitude is much more pleasant than expressing frustration, and it will eventually begin to replace the negative habit of complaining that we all get used to sometimes.
Consider a peroxide bath. Hydrogen peroxide is known for being a highly effective astringent that removes dirt and toxins from scrapes and cuts. It can do the same thing for the rest of the body as well. Simply add a quart of peroxide to your hot bath and soak for a few minutes to check for tolerance. If you don’t have any irritation that doesn’t stop quickly, add a second quart and soak for about ten minutes. The peroxide will pull toxins from your skin and help you to flush toxins better afterward.
Consider a liver flush. Gallstones form in the bile ducts and the gallbladder and may be to blame for medical problems that go otherwise unexplained. By performing a liver flush you are helping your body to eliminate the built up toxins and gallstones. If you are interested in instructions for a liver flush, you can find them at any reputable holistic healer or online. If you have any health problems or suspect that you might, you should speak with your doctor prior to performing the process. In any case, a clean liver equates to a healthy body.
Eat bentonite clay. Yes, clay in its naturally occurring form is fantastic for treating many different health ailments that might go otherwise untreated. Liquid bentonite clay is available and can be taken several times a day to help with problems of the liver, headaches, arthritis, and skin disorders. Clay masks are fantastic for the skin, and when used after a good exfoliation they can remove impurities and toxins from your skin.
Consider transpersonal therapy. If you have found that standard therapy is not working out for you, this is an approach that helps many people to feel more comfortable. In this type of psychotherapy, the therapist and the patient focus on making a significant connection with one another in order to remove anyone from a superior position. Many patients have found that when they feel a connection with their therapist, they feel that they can be more open-minded and receptive.
Be mindful instead of bored. If you feel bored, or feel as though you are stretching every minute to its fullest extent in order to get things done, you are probably a good candidate for the practice of mindfulness. Through mindfulness, you are going to get to the root of what is causing you to feel stressed or bored. Often there is something deeper that is causing you anxiety and through this technique you are likely to discover what that something is. The premise is to let go of pain and to allow thoughts to flow freely. By trying to suppress feelings and control thoughts, you are actually doing your body more harm than good.
Pay attention to your dreams. Dreams can tell you a lot of information that you might not otherwise realize. Therapists believe that through our dreams we become aware of personal struggles, fears, and internal conflicts. Consider keeping a dream journal where you record at least the major themes of what you are dreaming. Do this as soon as you can after waking, so that you make sure to get the essence of your dreams. Pay attention to patterns, serial dreams, and symbols that seem to reappear often. Find out what these things represent to you by meditating on the symbol or theme or look them up in a dream dictionary for the generally accepted explanation. While this may not represent the meaning for you, it will give you a place to start.
Study your hands to remember your dreams. If you are experiencing personal conflicts, feeling stressed, or would just like to gain a new level of access to your inner thoughts, consider learning to control your dreams to make them work for you. By concentrating on your hands several times throughout the day, asking yourself if you are dreaming, you will start to remember to look at your hands while dreaming. If you can control your hands in your dreams, you will already be able to change the course of your dreams and play an interactive part. This can include bringing specific people into your dreams or even asking them to leave. Try this technique and you will be amazed the first time that you are dreaming, and realize that you are actually able to do more than just watch what is happening.
Try yoga to overcome depression. If you are suffering from depression, practicing yoga may help you to overcome the symptoms and get to the root of what is causing the problem in the first place. Through the practice of yoga, you are attempting to connect to your spirit and to reconnect your mind and body and you may start to see the symptoms of depression begin to decrease almost immediately.
Learn about your constitutional type. In Indian traditions, Ayurvedic medicine focuses on treatment of patients based on how their constitution relates to the elements of water, fire, earth, space, and air. According to this centuries-old practice, it is believed that diet, activities, and healthcare can be specifically targeted to the individual. There are a number of factors that help determine your constitutional type according to Ayurvedic teachings. You can work with a practicing Ayurvedic doctor or you can find information about type determination online.
Pay attention to your colors. Although you may have stopped paying attention to color as a young child, there is definitely some benefit to examining what colors you tend to use, enjoy, and prefer. Color is directly associated with body energy and emotions. Sometimes you may feel out of balance and the colors surrounding you can provide you some insight. For example, if you tend to wear a lot of red or to surround yourself with red, you may be over stimulating your emotions. However, if you frequently feel tired or listless you might want to add more red to your wardrobe. Try changing the colors in your wardrobe to better suit your emotional needs during any particular time in your life. For example, if you feel that you are in need of a personal change or that you need to build your self-esteem, consider wearing more purple, as this color is known for its connection with self-healing. If you are stressed, try wearing light blue. Green’s a great color to add when you feel like you have recently made a personal accomplishment since it is a color known for renewing effects.
Try magnets for pain relief. Magnetic therapy is becoming a very popular method for treating chronic pain and conditions that cause chronic pain. Magnets are shown to increase blood flow through the body by as much as a third. This increased circulation is a great way to alleviate pain. Studies have shown that applying magnets to an injury will help to increase the healing rate because the magnets correct the polarity of the body cells and increase the overall health of the area where they are applied. Healing will be faster and pain will be less when you apply magnets.
Try bioenergetic therapy when you are feeling depressed or tired. Bioenergetics is an alternative therapy that includes a combination of different techniques used together to help your body fight off illnesses, depression, and other conditions. Practitioners observe the patient and form a treatment plan that works to correct things like breathing patterns and stress levels in order to begin identifying and alleviating problems that are being experienced. This therapy combines biofeedback with talk and touch therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling specific way determined by each individual patient.
Play an active role. If you have decided to see a holistic practitioner, one of the things that you need to realize when you get started is that this is not the passive medicine that you may have experienced in the past. The practitioners are there to guide you as the patient however, you will need to make a significant effort and work with your practitioner to determine the best treatments for you and to increase the effectiveness of the treatments. Many patients find that taking an active role in treatment makes the effects more immediate and tangible.
Focus on the dance of life. Life is ever changing and ever adapting. Sometimes we all get bogged down in our day and forget to take time out for ourselves. It is beneficial to take at least some time each day to work on personal growth and healing. Spending time working on personal growth in some way will make you more aware of the ups and downs of your life and give you tools for dealing with whatever comes your way throughout your life.
Try a natural caffeine detox. If you have been promising to give up coffee or to cut down, you might need to actually remove the effects of caffeine from your system with a detoxification process that includes chamomile. This extract helps to calm you while washing caffeine from your system. You can use chamomile tea, or a specially developed compound designed to detoxify the body.
Try working with a holistic athletic trainer. If you are an athlete, you might benefit from the experience of working with a holistic trainer who focuses not only on injury recovery, but also on performance analysis, counseling, and injury prevention. Through the holistic approach, your mental and physical needs will be addressed and you can improve your performance significantly as a result.
Add some fun to your inner work with transpersonal art therapy. Through this practice, you will create artwork and accomplish personal transformations as your work progresses. Don’t worry, no previous experience or talent is required and this type of counseling can be very effective even for young children.
If you believe in your body’s ability to heal itself, try osteopathy. Osteopathy is commonly regarded as an excellent way to strengthen the body after an injury, however, it is also known as an excellent treatment option for those with headaches, digestive disorders, and several other health problems. The intent of an osteotherapist is to correct problems with the skeleton in order to alleviate or prevent illness and injury.
Try a homeopathic approach to ADD. ADD is becoming one of the most commonly issued diagnoses among young children and adolescents today. Unfortunately, the treatment options are limited and most include the use of strong medications with terrible side effects. Homeopathic treatment includes not only natural medicines but psychological counseling as well. The goal is to treat the patient, and not the disease. There are many traditional physicians who will work with you to develop a homeopathic treatment plan and many holistic physicians who specialize in this type of treatment.
Get real allergy relief. If you suffer from allergies, you already know the frustration of treatments that just don’t work. Sure, they may mask symptoms for a while, but they are not going to provide lasting relief. Homeopathic allergy treatment is different because instead of treating the symptoms, the goal is to strengthen the body to a point where it can resist the allergens that are behind the symptoms. A patient can expect to be given medications that make their immune system build upon itself to create a natural defense.
Listen to more music. Sound therapy is becoming commonplace in homes with newborn infants and older adults. There are many benefits of sound therapy including calming and increasing the patient’s sense of overall well being. Find soft music that you enjoy and try playing it at the lowest possible volume in a quiet room. You will find that before too long if you are quiet and relaxed, you will hear the music as though it were at full volume.
Become familiar with aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a simple way to change your daily life. Through the use of essential oils, it is possible to get access to wonderful therapeutic results. Aromatherapy has been a popular holistic health topic for thousands of years and many people will tell you that the promised benefits are completely accurate. For example, consider placing a few drops of rosemary oil on a cotton ball and dabbing it on your forehead during a headache. Or consider placing a drop of lavender oil on the light bulbs in your bedroom for enhanced relaxation during sleep. Consult a pharmacist, holistic specialist, or a book on essential oils to determine if one or more could help you to improve your well being.
Nourish your soul. Just like mind and body, the soul also needs nourishment to continue to grow and develop. Your soul is what provides you with energy and vitality. Everyone has different soul food, however, most find that their soul is nourished by a walk outdoors or spending time with friends and family. If you take the time to listen to your inner voice, your soul will tell you what it needs. It is important to take the time to listen, otherwise, you can lose your soul and not be able to find out what it is that you are missing. Just a few moments of quiet each day and you are bound to learn something that can change your life.
Make your bedroom only for sleep. In today’s busy world, there is a tendency to turn the bedroom into a home office and multipurpose room. This is not recommended, as the bedroom should be instilling a sense of relaxation and restfulness.
Eliminate the cause of health problems before trying to treat the symptoms. So, for example, if you are suffering from indigestion it makes more sense to eliminate the foods that are causing the problem than it does to take medication after the pain starts. Holistic healers are looking to heal the whole body and, therefore, it is believed that first, you stop doing the things that are harming you then, replace those things with actions and nutrients that are better for you. This can apply to the body, mind, and the soul.
Get more vitamin D. Supplements are one way to increase your Vitamin D intake, however, the best way to get this nutrient is from sunshine. The human body synthesizes Vitamin D that is absorbed through the skin when exposed to sunlight. Many people are not getting the sun exposure that they require because of the risk of skin cancer but in moderation, sunlight is very beneficial.
Take vitamin C prior to sun exposure. Getting a sunburn is definitely unpleasant. By taking an extra dose of vitamin C prior to beginning your sun exposure, you are boosting your skin’s natural defenses. If you would like increased protection, consider adding vitamin E as well.
Soothe your stomach with oranges and fennel seed. Make a mixture of a tablespoon each of orange peel and fennel seed added to two cups of water. Boil and then steep this tea. Add honey to sweeten the tea and drink it when you are suffering from indigestion.
Drink rosemary tea. Rosemary is a common kitchen herb known for its ability to stimulate the senses. If you are feeling tired but have a lot to get accomplished, you might do well to drink some rosemary tea. It is also an excellent remedy for headaches.
Use ipecac syrup to stop vomiting. While this is one of the common ingredients in most home first aid kits, you may not realize that it is also a homeopathic remedy for vomiting when taken in very tiny doses. While ipecac will not do much for patients experiencing nausea, it will work wonders for you if you are experiencing continuous vomiting. A homeopathic physician or pharmacist can recommend exact dosages for you.
Take ginkgo for better concentration. Ginkgo is known for its ability to stimulate the mind and to help the brain to metabolize nutrients correctly. In some cases, the herb has been noted to reduce the effects of aging and to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Ginkgo leaves are ground into a powder and the extract can be used in many different forms. A few years ago, it became very common to see ginkgo added to just about everything in the supermarket. A homeopathic physician can help you to determine whether you would benefit from a ginkgo supplement.
Mix garlic and honey. If you are at risk or suffer from high blood pressure, consider eating a teaspoon of minced garlic with 2 teaspoons of honey every day. Honey and garlic are known for being healing foods, and when combined they are extremely beneficial to the circulatory system.
Try magnesium for leg cramps. Many people suffer from cramps in their legs, particularly in the calves. Drinking more water will probably help to relieve the frequency of cramps and adding magnesium to your diet is a great way to eliminate them completely.
Try belladonna for ear pain. If you have an ear infection or ear pain, belladonna extract could possibly help to alleviate this pain. This extract helps to reduce inflammation in the blood vessels, one of the common causes of ear pain. Other ailments for which belladonna will help include toothaches, fevers, restlessness or insomnia, and eye pain resulting from dryness.
Take St. John’s wort for stress. This plant extract is known for its ability to help relieve the symptoms of depression, grief, and anxiety. You can also try taking St. John’s wort for any injury that causes sharp pains or a repetitive stress injury. This supplement is commonly added to teas and is also widely available in capsules and tablets.
Consider poison ivy for an ankle sprain. Although it is not commonly thought of as a good thing, poison ivy extract is actually an excellent pain reliever for sprains and strains. Sometimes the extract is given to patients with severe flu symptoms or even arthritis.
Use chamomile for teething. Many homeopathic remedies for teething contain chamomile extract, which is known for its calming effects. The safest way to use this extract is in a cream or gel designed specifically for teething babies. There are also capsules designed to be placed under the baby’s tongue to induce calmness and relieve pain.
Use onions to relieve allergy symptoms. Onions are an excellent treatment option for those suffering from allergies because the root is completely natural and proves to be very effective at opening nasal passages. Instead of just eating an onion, an extract should be taken in tiny doses until the body begins to ignore irritants and develop a defense against other allergens.
Try lavender on your feet. If you suffer from athlete’s foot, you already realize that there is little you seem to be able to do in order to stop the affliction. That is true with traditional medications. However, using oils of lavender, garlic, and tea tree in an alcohol solution will help to ward off the problem once and for all.
Try peppermint oil for headaches. If you get chronic tension headaches and have found conventional medications to be failing, it might be a good idea to consider trying peppermint oil. A few drops of this oil can be placed on a cotton ball and applied to the forehead. Take a few minutes to relax and allow the oil to penetrate the skin. The same technique is also useful for sore muscles.
Sleep better with a sesame oil scalp massage. Warm a small amount of sesame oil and massage into the scalp before washing your hair in order to induce sleep. This can also be an effective technique to stop a headache. Scalp massage, in general, is a good treatment option, however, when combined with sesame oil the effects are felt better.
Try passionflower extract. If you suffer from anxiety disorder, depression, or hyperactivity, passion flower extract can help eliminate daily anxiety, calm hyperactivity, and relieve stress. The calming effects of this extract are also thought to help with high blood pressure.
Use natural methods to reduce stress. One of the most commonly treated medical conditions in the world today is anxiety disorder. Thankfully, nature provided us with natural stress relievers like passion flower, lemon balm, lavender, and valerian to name a few. Consider trying these various extracts to test their effect on your anxiety and stress levels with essential oils, teas, and other forms.
Try feverfew for headaches. Feverfew has been used for centuries by medical experts to treat rheumatoid arthritis and migraine headaches. This root is known for its ability to reduce swelling and fevers as well. You can try a tablet or even a feverfew tea.
Try vitamins C and B for a hangover. If you happen to overindulge with alcohol, you should immediately drink a glass of water and take some B and C vitamins. This combination will start to remove the alcohol from your bloodstream and start the process of recovering so that you feel better faster.
Try bee products for arthritis and joint pain. If you suffer from stiff joints or arthritis, consider trying bee venom in any of its popular forms. You might try a cream made from royal jelly, eating raw honey, or even using bee venom itself. If you are interested in experiencing the healing relief of bee venom, contact an apitherapist, who will actually administer bee stings to your affected joints. If you are allergic to bee stings, you should not consider this treatment.
Try ginger for joint problems. If you experience joint pain or stiffness, you might benefit from ginger caplets or simply more ginger in your diet. Ginger is an antioxidant that is known to assist the body in preserving cartilage. You can find ginger supplements in any health food store.
Try coriander oil for joint pain and stiffness. Coriander oil or extract can be added to mineral oil for massaging sore joints or it can be brewed as a tea. Try making a 1 to 5 solution in an oil of your choice, letting it sit for 24 hours and then applying to sore joints.
Stop sneezing with echinacea. This herb has been used for thousands of years to treat the symptoms of the common cold. It is thought to be an excellent immunity booster. There are many different forms of echinacea currently on the market. Depending on whether you are taking it as a preventative supplement or to treat current symptoms, the dosage may differ.
Add more B vitamins to your diet. Foods rich in B vitamins are thought to be some of the most beneficial to the human body. B vitamins are excellent for the nervous system, the skin, and are even used to treat respiratory problems like asthma. Foods like brown rice, baked potatoes and fish are high in B vitamins.
Improve your food choices. Many people who eat unhealthy diets believe they are following a sound nutritional plan. However, those same people often do not include fruits and vegetables with every meal and often eat meals on the go without giving it a second thought. If you want your body to perform at high-efficiency, you must provide it with high-efficiency foods. This means more whole, raw foods and as few preservatives as possible.
Plan your eating ahead of time. This is one of the things that nutritionists will tell you to do when you want to improve your eating habits. For one thing, you will not be hungry if you are prepared with a meal schedule. Also, you will not be tempted by sugar and caffeine throughout the day when you have plenty of healthy alternatives on hand.
Drink more water. Most people cannot honestly say that they drink nearly enough water. In fact, many people do not realize how much water they need to drink throughout the course of a day. You should focus on drinking half of your body weight in ounces each day. So if you weigh 160 lbs, drink around 80 oz’s of water a day. In order for your body to function at its optimal level, you need to make sure that you are drinking enough. Dehydration can occur when you are not getting enough water and there are many dangerous and bothersome side effects that come with it.
Eliminate the color white from your diet. In general, foods that are white in color contain little in terms of nutritional value and are in fact better eliminated completely. This includes white potatoes, white bread, white pasta, crackers, and rice that are not made from whole wheat. You can eliminate these items or replace with foods that have a higher nutritional value like whole wheat bread and pasta, sweet potatoes, and brown rice.
Eat more foods that are acidic and alkaline. Consider modifying your diet to include foods that are acidic and alkaline, because many holistic experts believe that this is one of the keys to maintaining a healthy body. Foods like meat are high in acid. Fruits and vegetables tend to contain a high alkaline content. One of the reasons that this will improve your health is that your body will contain far less bacteria when it has a proper PH balance.
Don’t overdo the grains. Consider reducing the amount of grains and other carbohydrates that you are eating on a daily basis. The typical food pyramid emphasizes eating a large quantity of starches, however, nutritionists believe that focusing more on fruits and vegetables will keep you healthier overall.
Consider adopting a raw food diet. This is where you eat only unprocessed and uncooked foods. Often, the damage done to the body by food occurs because of the additives and preservatives that are used in the preparation. While most people find that they cannot sustain this type of diet for an extended period of time, some have transformed their life and health through raw food consumption.
Avoid foods with added supplements. Believe it or not, nutritionists do not recommend supplements for the sake of adding more nutrients. You should try to obtain the nutrients you need through the foods that naturally contain them. And if you require supplements, you are far better off just taking supplements. One nutrient that seems to be added to everything these days is calcium. The amount of calcium being added to products like orange juice is so minimal that it really will not help you to overcome a deficiency.
Eat a teaspoon of honey every day. Honey is known for its amazing healing properties and because it contains 100% natural sugars, it is a safe and effective way to give yourself an energy boost. Honey is good for your skin, your circulation and for the cells of your body due to a high content of antioxidants.
Nourish your body. Holistic healers believe that malnutrition is often responsible for many commonly occurring health problems, meaning that if the body does not get what it needs, illness will be the result. Imagine if you completely avoided calcium. The result would be brittle and broken bones and teeth. Well, the same applies for many other important nutrients. So be sure to keep giving your body what it needs to stay healthy.
Eat a better diet for better skin. Holistic specialists who deal with dermatological problems will tell you that most skin problems are related to the foods you eat and the quality and amount of nutrients that you ingest. They will most likely point at food-based toxins that seem to be keeping your skin from functioning effectively. One possible treatment that might be suggested is liver detoxification, considering that the liver is responsible for filtering most toxins out of the body. If you are suffering from a skin problem such as acne, eczema, or some other sort of condition, the answer may be as simple as drinking more water. Improperly hydrated bodies lead to skin that is not supple and nourished enough to stop these conditions.
Treat your skin with jojoba oil. Jojoba oil, in its many forms, is an excellent supplement for your skin and hair. This oil is known for rejuvenation of the skin as well as repairing hair and scalp problems. Consider using a shampoo or body wash that contains the oil in order to have healthier skin and hair. The effects will be seen almost immediately.
Do not use anything on your skin that you would not also eat. While you naturally are not going to eat soap, you should purchase products that contain natural substances and little in the way of toxins or potential irritants. Otherwise, you are requiring your skin to work harder to eliminate toxins.
Try sulfur for acne relief. If you suffer from teen or adult acne, it might be worth trying a sulfur-based cream specially formulated to work on skin lesions. Sulfur is a naturally occurring substance in the body, and therefore it is completely safe There are a number of conditions that can be helped by sulfur, in addition to acne. These include liver damage, shortness of breath, pink eye, and lactose intolerance.
In order for commercially available products to be profitable, companies must sometimes use synthetic materials that have a long shelf life and can be mass produced at a low rate. Products with an unnaturally long shelf life can be detrimental because they don’t break down easily and cause issues in the organisms that absorb them but can’t utilize them properly.
Massage therapy is beneficial on so many levels, many of which have yet to be discovered or explained. Some studies show massage therapy reduces heart rate and increases blood and lymph flow; improves the range of vision
In Shiatsu philosophy, the body is thought to be a miniature version of the entire universe, ruled by both the five elements and yin and yang. In perfect health, no aspect is dominant over any other and balance and harmony is achieved.