How To Keep Clear Of The Doctor’s Office
Nobody likes going to the doctors. But there’s a growing sense today that current medical systems simply aren’t dealing with the problems people have these days. In the past, doctors were great for prescribing antibiotics or fixing broken legs, but today’s diseases are intractable. Doctors can’t prescribe a pill for obesity or an injection that’ll reverse heart disease. They’re powerless.
What’s more, there’s a growing recognition with medical malpractice on the rise that doctors’ offices are potentially dangerous places. Doctors can prescribe the wrong medication, perform unnecessary procedures, cause patients to become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and misdiagnosed conditions. Patients, therefore, have an incentive to stay away from the medical system as much as possible.
But is there anything that you can do to steer clear of traditional medical practice? Take a look at some of these ideas.
Stop Eating Packaged Foods
If there were one change that people could make to revolutionize health in this country, it would be to choose “naked” foods – foods that haven’t been processed and packaged for convenience. Naked foods, or whole foods as they’re sometimes known, have been associated with a lower risk of our most common killer diseases, like cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Some of these foods, especially certain kinds of berries, beans, whole grains, and leafy greens have been shown to reverse many common conditions, helping patients avoid seeing their doctors regularly for the rest of their lives.
Boost Your Magnesium Levels
Magnesium is an essential mineral the body needs to bolster the immune system and protect against invading pathogens. But the Western diet, full of nutrient-sparse processed foods, is low on magnesium. Some public health experts have said that magnesium deficiency is the scourge of the western world. Modern water filtration systems take magnesium out of food, making it hard to get enough of it in the diet.
Increasing magnesium intake is easy, and you don’t have to use supplements. Foods like quinoa, kale, broccoli, apples, and nuts are all high in magnesium and can become a staple of your daily diet.
Package Your Sleep
Researchers now know that sleep occurs in 90-minute intervals. The body starts in a state of light unconsciousness; then the brain periodically switches off various functions until people enter the deep REM phase of sleep, before coming out of it once more.
Working with natural sleep rhythms is important. Coming out of a sleep cycle early, perhaps because you’ve been woken up by an alarm, can leave you feeling groggy all day long. People who go to sleep naturally and then wake up without the help of an alarm clock (a rare luxury) tend to have better overall sleep patterns than those who don’t.
Better sleep has been linked to a host of health benefits. Not only do you feel better throughout the day, but you also reduce your risks of developing neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s. The more sleep you get, the more chance the body has to recover from the insults of the day.