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Incorporating Lifestyle Changes for Better Health

People these days can now live for as long as 80 years old, if not longer. Back in the 1950s, the average life expectancy was 67. Thanks to better healthcare and access to healthy food, we’re able to enjoy life much longer. Wouldn’t it be better, though, if we can do so with the least pain and illness? From cycling tips for beginners to choices of the best foods, here are the best ways to higher-quality health. Benefits of a plant-based diet for seniors First, let’s talk about the most ideal diet for seniors: a plant-based diet that ideally completely vegan, that comprises of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Why is this the best diet for seniors? Here are science-backed reasons: It lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes As you grow older, your body begins to break down. It doesn’t function as well as before. It then increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes, which may develop due to improper insulin production (insulin is the hormone that …

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Supporting Alternative Healthcare: Know What It Is and How to Incorporate It into Your Life

When popping pills no longer work or that you feel like standard care has become insufficient, you should give alternative medicine a try. Whether used alone or as complementary care, there are certain benefits you’ll gain, including a resolution to your health problems. But you should familiarize yourself before you start this kind of treatment. What is alternative healthcare? When we think of alternative healthcare, images of acupuncture and meditation come up. Well, you’re not exactly far off. Alternative medicine is majorly important to the overall health of a person. If the mind is not right, then the body is not right. It’s great because it tends to focus on the whole body and not just treating a symptom as traditional medicine does. Everyone should incorporate alternative healing into their lives. Why should you consider alternative healthcare? This is a great question. Another great question is, why not? Alternative healthcare has been around for thousands of years, from Chinese herbal medicine to Kinesiology. It has been supporting and healing the human race since our inception. …

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Incorporating lifestyle medicine into your daily life

Everyone wants to be healthy, but not everyone is. This is largely due to our lifestyle choices. And, as long as one chooses to live an unhealthy lifestyle, the more their health will suffer. Conventional medicine can treat many health conditions. However, it mostly focuses on treating the symptoms instead of the root cause. If traditional medicine is not working for you, then maybe a more holistic approach, like lifestyle medicine, is the right option. Certified lifestyle medicine professional at Baylor College of Medicine, Sarah Keyes, explains that lifestyle medicine uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches—regular physical activity, stress management, adequate sleep, avoidance of risky substances, and whole-food, plant-based diet, etc.—in preventing and treating prevalent chronic diseases. It might even reverse them. One such approach is holistic or healing dowsing. Google “what is dowsing?” and you will get a long list of results. All About Spirituality defines dowsing as a method for locating minerals, water, and other underground minerals with the use of a special and unique device called a divining rod. Although dowsing is more known …

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Going Vegan? Here’s how to avoid allergens in your meals

Different people have different motivations in choosing a vegan lifestyle. Whatever the reason is, you might come face to face with foods that are considered part of a healthy diet; however, you’re allergic to them. This is common since food that trigger allergies, such as nuts, soy, wheat, and seeds are usually part of a healthy plant-based diet.  Now, there’s a solution to this. Getting EAV allergy testing can help you determine what foods trigger your sensitivity. While this can help you avoid certain types of food, it won’t solve your allergy problem.  The question is: can you still become a vegan if you have allergies? Also, what is the best way to plan meals without allergy-triggering foods? What are some of the major food allergies?   According to the Food and Drug Administration, there are over 160 foods that can cause allergic reactions to food-sensitive people.  Below are eight of the most common allergenic food: Milk Eggs Fish Shellfish Tree nuts Peanuts Wheat Soybeans If you’re a vegan or planning to become one, you’re …

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