Natural Supplements are part of the health & wellness, alternative medicine and natural healing lifestyle. But for many of us its just something we read about in the media, its only when we are suffering with health issue's that we turn to alternative medicine. Unfortunately it can sometimes be a serious illness that forces us to seek an alternative path. In the past our ancestors lived off the land as hunter gathers,
their medicine was found all around them in the trees and plants. Just as it is today with the native tribes living deep in the jungles of South America and Malaysia. Although we have, in the main, lost the ability to do that in the 21st century. The knowledge is still available if we seek it. In fact with the internet we can search the globe for natural medicines from around the world.
One major factor in our health is the food that we eat. After all the adage 'you are what you eat' is very true. Or in this case its what you don't eat that matter's. Because what were not getting in our food is the vitamins and minerals that our bodies require. All over the world the land where farmers grow their crops has become depleted of the nutrients that our bodies need to stay healthy. Years and years of farming the
soil has taken its toll. Anyone who gardens will recognise the problem, that why all good gardeners will compost everything they possibly can, and return it to the soil. Only a few years ago the Earth Summit Report revealed a potential loss of 72% of mineral content in the soils of the western world over the last 100 years.
Its these depleted soils that produce our food. Food that has become tasteless and more importantly, deficient in the nutritional content that we need. For example, when flour is refined, copper, iron, folic acid, magnesium and chromium are all destroyed in the process. Also it has become standard farming practice to spray crops with toxic
chemical fertiliser, pesticides and fungicides. In some cases various offal from one animal has been processed as food for another animal. This happened in the United Kingdom when left over parts of dead pig were used in a process for cattle feed. This resulted in 'mad cow' disease.
Besides eating these types of crops, cattle and other farm animals are also subject to a strict regime of treatments to keep them healthy. A poorly, diseased or dead animal is another expense for the farmer. All these unnatural chemicals and treatments are in our food chain. In small quantities they are of no consequence, but over a period of years they will build up and can pose a threat. As the human race is designed to be
made up of individuals, some people will succumb to serious illness while others will stay relatively healthy. Think cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Some medical practitioners believe that by the time most adults reach fifty years of age they are carrying 5lbs of unwanted, undigested food in their gut. You don't have to be Einstein
to realise how deadly this can be.
Only a few generations ago the western world fed itself by what it grew itself. In the 21st
century supermarkets have shelves full of processed food, meat and vegetables that come from all over the world. If you are transporting perishable food around the globe it needs to be kept fresh. Freezing and packing into chemically filled plastic bags are just two methods used. The more you look into how our food is grown and transported
the more you realise that maybe you should be much more selective in what you eat.
We also live in a pollutedworld. In our daily lives we are exposed to a numerous toxins, not only from the food we eat but from water and the air we breathe. These increasing high levels of toxins and poisons can cause toxicity and free radicals. Free radicals are produced as a by-product as the body uses oxygen, by smoking and other means. They
are the cause of many chronic diseases. Anti-oxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E are used to combat free radicals. There are plenty of natural supplements that are full of vitamins and anti-oxidants, many can be easily purchased over the internet.
As responsible people we should take more responsibility for our health. As birth rates spiral upwards and economic cutbacks take place most hospitals are creaking under the strain. The last place you want to be is in a hospital. So what can we do. Eating the right foods such as fresh vegetables and fruit is a good start. Then instead of that nice juicy steak, consider pork or, better still fish. Its all about eating sensibly and not eating to excess. Eating little and often is better than eating very large amounts once or twice a day. But the real secret is taking natural supplements. Natural supplements are a source of vitamins, minerals and trace elements essential to the human body. Its these things that are missing from our diet. There are natural health supplements for every type of illness and health problem, from treating acne, to asthma and even cancer. But natural supplements should be part of your daily routine, why wait until you fall ill. Prevention is better than cure.
A few of the benefits you will get from natural supplements include:
Reduces the risk of hundreds of diseases.
Increased energy levels and stamina.
Better hair, skin and nails.
Powerful Anti-Ageing benefits.
Boosts your immune system.
Relief from chronic inflammation.
Easing stress,anxiety and tension.
Lowers cholesterol levels.
And . . . No unpleasant or harmful side effects.
When you decide that you want to become healthy and live longer the first thing you should do is undertake a detox. This will get rid of a lot of the unwanted rubbish swilling around in your body and give it a good cleansing. From then on you should eat sensibly and have a balanced diet. When I say 'diet' I mean eating in general, not as in weight loss. Daily supplements should of course be part of this balanced diet. These
supplements can come in tablet form, as a liquid or powder. Remember that natural supplements can take up to three month to take effect, so be patient if you are suffering from an illness. Taking natural supplements should go hand in hand with some form of regular exercise, physical and mental.