Right upon waking up, our energy levels are high and we are in a positive mood. How great would it be for our energy levels to stay high during the day? Most of us start feeling exhausted by the hour after waking up, we develop symptoms like bloating and headaches, and making it pat the 3:00 pm can be done by indulging in stimulants, coffee, and sweets.
Then we get home with zero energy and completely drained. So, takeout makes more sense than spending time in the kitchen cooking, followed by cleaning…
Many of us are not feeling well, and when energy levels get chronically low, symptoms just progress each day. Then, the majority of us end up in their doctor`s office or in a walk-in-clinic. Unfortunately, beginning on the holistic route is something that people rarely do.
The New Medicine
The ‘New Medicine’ has nothing to do with a new medication pill. Amazingly, disease prevention and even reversal could be done by changing what you eat! The ‘New Medicine’ isn’t a new drug, but a plate of healthy foods.
While popping a pill seems much easier than changing your lifestyle, the latter is way better alternative.
Beth Morris, a physician at Greenville Family Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, is board-certified in Family Medicine. She is also working on becoming a board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle Medicine is a practice that uses lifestyle interventions. Its goal is to prevent and reverse disease with the help of a whole-food diet, exercise, stress management, and quality sleep.
The most common diagnoses Dr. Beth Morris sees include heart disease, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. She also sees too many people have “yet to realize the benefits of a lifestyle change until they’ve had their first heart attack or they’ve been diagnosed with cancer”.
Are you ready for a huge change?
Here is Beth’s question for you: “What do you want to achieve and what is stopping you from doing that”.
Yes, It Takes Work to Be Healthy
It does take work to be healthy, but the reward is worth the work. As Beth explains, “we now live in a world that does not have a healthy food environment, and our biggest problem is the lack of awareness. A lot of people aren’t aware of how easy it is to reverse disease, prevent disease and feel better.” And, many people don’t even know that real food actually is.
A healthy diet isn’t just raw veggies and water. Your options are endless. All you have to do is to get creative and prepare healthier versions of your favorite meals, whether it is macaroni, pizza or a carrot cake.
Here’s Your Homework
Here are a few tips on how to begin on the holistic route.
- Get motivated
- Find an online program
- Get a healthy cookbook
- Work with a practitioner to develop your own, individual plan