“Americans spent more than $300 billion on prescription drugs every year; nearly half of all adults have taken at least one prescription drug in the last month; nearly a third regularly use two or more; and women are more likely than men to use prescription drugs.” Source: CDC.
“Drugs can undoubtedly save lives, but our penchant for prescriptions can sometimes mean treating or masking symptoms—without fixing the root cause of the health issue.” Source CSI News. Can this also be said for topical cares, quick fix diets, and basically any trend that does not create a lifestyle choice, and change?
It is a fact that many common ailments can be treated naturally. Some of the common ailments that can be treated without a prescription, or titrating off a prescription with the correct behavioural changes and choice (always consilt a Dr before quitting a method of treatment) include but are not limited to pain, high blood pressure, hypothyroid, acid reflux, insomnia, depression, diabetes, high cholesterol, infection, impotence, anxiety, obesity, and many in combination with traditional and non-traditional means such as cancer, MS, crohns and colitis, IBS, ulcer; and many are in fact preventable through healthy, natural choice. The US National Library of Medicine services compares traditional v non-traditional treatment regimens, as well as prevention.com. – June 5 2014
For this supporting blog post the list could be endless to support natural, minimally processed, and products that are clean, effective and serve a purpose or facilitate positive change.
The most benefit I can offer you is to provide the best possible source of information for the maximum benefit in an efficient manner. The reason people buy skin care and choose “healthier” food options is fear. Fear of wrinkles, aging, deep lines, sagging skin, and fear induced by media, marketing, and social means that advertise harmful ingredients, and what to avoid. They are seeking education, efficacy, benefit and risk harmful outcomes to replenish, renew, rejuvenate, heal and return to youth, etc, etc, etc.
There is no avoiding foods that have some amount of chemical exposure as we live in one biosphere, by the same token, there is no avoiding some form of genetically modified food, synthetic ingredient or preservative of some type. Bread is the easiest example I can readily think of as I write….most often it is packaged in plastic, and even if bakery bought would be made with some type of ingredient that has been exposed to some ingredient that has been affected by “science.” (for example..the eggs). This is a bold statement for which I would be pleased to take on any comment with regards to the truth.
I can however (with being exposed to new to market products almost daily) offer some guidance on what to look for in the natural, effective and beneficial realm that will bring some clarity to reducing harmful ingredients and maximizing results.
Currently trending are clean, natural, effective products such as Mineral Hygienics at www.mineralhygienics.com, Skin 2 Skin Care who have won 20 awards for product excellence in various categories www.skin2skincare.com, and for body care, prevention, sulphate free shampoo/conditioner, pain relief the sites I can refer you to are www.sasynsavy.com and www.ynotnatural.ca whose emu oil and omega 3-6-9 products can relieve pain associated with joint and muscle aches, gout, arthritis and sports injury. I will state that I am biased as I know these products, and you can search the benefits of the ingredients under medline and other reputable sources.
In the systemic or category of food, there are many ways to go natural, or organic if that is preference as well as ayurvedic especially in the now warmer summer months forthcoming. My suggestion is to seek farmers markets, seasonal fruits and vegetables, simple, clean foods. Opt for beneficial proven ingredients that can be added to smoothies, salads, or cooked foods such as Turmeric, bean sprouts, coconut oil, milk, water, avocado oil, olive oil, and opt for a banana, apple or high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory food with every meal or between meals. Upon waking and going to bed water with a squirt of lemon or fresh lemon sliced.
To prevention, well-being and, your “whole” or entire good health.
Best -Christine Pemberton