Before you can start living a better quality of life, begin by making mental connections between your lifestyle and the way you feel. This includes how and what you eat.
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits & veggies. Instead, most people over consume sugary drinks, alcohol, caffeine, and fatty foods like tasty cupcakes and salty snacks. It happens to the best of us!
Though life’s guilty pleasures can increase satisfaction, the key to a healthier life is balance. Likewise, if you’re a vitamin fanatic, know that only about 30% of vitamins and supplements are absorbed into the bloodstream. This means you really don’t feel all of their benefits.
Where are you hooking up to recharge? If you’re getting your energy from sugar and energy drinks, you’ll realize you’ll never be truly satisfied and your battery will die way too quickly. Also, think about how you sleep and whether or not your sugar or caffeine intake levels impact your ability to recharge overnight.
Questions to ask:
Create and strengthen a strong foundation for vitality and wellness. Consider these the pillars of a healthy lifestyle:
We must do more to protect our health. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Turns out pain is also directly associated with nutrition. If you’ve ever undergone any major surgery you'll agree that one of the best ways to bounce back is to feed your body stuff that will heal you. Superfoods such as salmon, avocado and grapefruits can help you a lot. In fact, there are certain juicing techniques that will help you recover from constipation, an inflamed gall bladder, and even blurred vision. Again, this comes back to mindfulness and knowing how your body feels. It's not all in your mind!
Vitamin D3, which is best absorbed as an intramuscular shot, or taken as a supplement with food can help with joint pain. And if you’re an athlete and need a boost to muscle recovery, consider taking vitamins B12 or C.
Cryotherapy - a freezing technique established in the 90s zaps you back into recovery. Often times, curing muscle pain, destroying deceased tissue and attacking bad cancer cells. Some additional benefits include reducing muscle and joint pain, generating anti-inflammatory effects, releasing hormones, and much more. If you don't have access to cryotherapy as a wellness center, you may consider ice baths or cold showers. For a supercharged vitality boost, try contrast hot and cold therapy. Always consult with your doctor before hand when considering new therapies.
Budget for holistic forms of medicine that aim to lower or even prevent explosive healthcare costs associated with allergies, diabetes, or even stress in the long-term.
And since we’re on the topic of stress, let’s talk aging. Stress ages the body big time, directly affecting your cells through something called oxidative stress. On the outside, oxidative stress impacts the way you look and feel about yourself. It also attacks your ability to detox, stay fit, and feel energized to live life to its full potential.
Glutathione, a master antioxidant most people don’t know too much about, can do wonders to reduce signs of aging.
But with time, your body stops producing glutathione on its own, causing undesirable cosmetic changes, like wrinkles or pigmentation on the skin. The best way to manage the visual signs of aging is to receive glutathione IV infusions direct to the bloodstream. Shhhh... This is our little secret ;)
We believe that in the era of alternative medicine, we finally have the tools to have superhuman qualities. One of those qualities is to actually never or rarely ever get a cold or flu. Very true! The body has a powerful innate ability to heal itself through an intelligently controlled process called homeostasis as long as we give it the right tools in the right environment. If you're asking what the right tools are, start with the foundation for optimal health (see above!).
Like any sky scraper, you can't reach monumental heights without a strong, sturdy foundation. Likewise, you can take all of the vitamins, herbs, and minerals you want to think you're healthy, but if you're gut isn't functioning properly or your diet isn't health-promoting, you'll just have expensive pee. Of course, there's a time and place for supplementation, which can truly be life changing for some people. The point is there has to be a clear therapeutic strategy in place so that you can achieve the health goals you desire.
Each person is unique and as such, should be treated accordingly. The beauty is that we have a large tool box of powerful forms of medicine provided directly from nature - such as vitamin and mineral supplementation, herbal medicine, regenerative medicine, hydrotherapy, and much more. Ask your Naturopathic Doctor today to help you create a highly personalized therapeutic program on how you can reach your health goals.
There's a reason why comfort food is called exactly that. Likewise, junk food can make us pretty sloppy. It can take so much energy from you, making you feel sluggish, unfit, and rather tired. Sometimes your body really needs to reset. Consider things like a proper detox regimen or chelation therapy, which helps remove toxins and heavy metals from your body. Doing this every so often will have a direct impact on mood and your overall outlook on life.
Better yet, consider a micronutrient lab analysis to get a deep dive understanding of what nutrients your cells may be deficient in or have in excess. Heavy metal toxicity tests screen for certain metals that could be causing illnesses in your body. These powerful advanced laboratory tools can truly help us look into key metabolic pathways, such as the levels of healthy fats Omega 3's, magnesium, vitamin D, or excess of toxic metabolites. This is what we mean by treating the cause of disease. In order to do so, we must perform our due diligence to find organic causes of disease.
Tools such as functional lab testing can truly create an ultra-personalized therapeutic regimen with nutrition, supplementation and herbal medicine, and especially IV vitamin infusions.
Looking for more brain foods? Sprinkle some rosemary, walnuts, or extra virgin olive oil in your foods or better yet, get a diffuser with rosemary essential oils to give your brain the edge it needs to get things done.
Superfoods help us detoxify and gain a competitive edge with our body’s current chemistry. How so? They help fight off disease, lose weight, and strengthen the body’s various functions. Brain foods are also worth mentioning, too. These foods are high in antioxidants, good fats, vitamins, and minerals that protect the brain against diseases.
Our bodies are designed to thrive in a state of health. We just need to give it the right environment and tools to do what it does best - and that is to heal. Aging doesn't have to be conventional! In fact, it should be graceful. Fueling your body with the right kind of nutrients makes a huge difference in your productivity, energy levels, and your overall happiness. IV infusion therapy is the most efficient way to get 100% of vital nutrients directly to your cells.
Here are some of the best superfoods for detoxification:
Superfoods or powerfoods are nature's way of rescuing us from harm. Many of the weaknesses we feel or even our body’s immune deficiencies are due to lack of nutrition. Want something more exotic? Try pichuberry, acai berries, or amalaki.
There is no perfect timing to start anything. Begin the journey of health today with at least 1 of these simple steps. Small actions everyday compound into massive results! Rome wasn't built in a day, nor will you reach all of your health goals tomorrow. One step at a time and you'll be there before you know it.
Nourishing your mind and body with the right selection of fruits and veggies is sure to make you feel happier, smarter, and stronger. Nutrition, hydration, sleep, and stress management are the key's to a strong foundation for optimal health. You don't have to do this alone of course! You have a whole community of like-minded individuals who would love to support and empower you to reach your health goals. Just reach out if you need a hand!