It’s a new day in medicine. People everywhere are seeking the best way to stay more Spiritually conscious, healthy, and beyond all, full of energy. Just in time, a new paradigm of knowledge has emerged from a branch of healthcare called “Integrated Medicine.”
This branch of medicine seeks to apply more natural considerations to our wellness. Such as healthy living, right dieting, good exercise, and stress reduction. All in order to keep the whole person healthy and vigorous. There is a lot of fascinating news in these areas that everyone can apply, with little or no inconvenience to their daily routines.
In fact, I believe that God provided the world with everything needed to keep us free from disease and keep our immune systems strong. Emergency medical treatment is very important but I believe- health providing natural antidotes- find life changing benefits. Studies are confirming the healing power of natural supplements made from fruits, vegetables and herbs and the use of essential oils. These natural remedies date back to biblical times. Today, thousands and thousands of people testify that they have stayed out of doctor’s offices and stopped using synthetic drugs completely just by adding supplements and essential oils to their daily routines.
This site is dedicated to helping keep you up to date with information about this new, expanded approach to a healthy lifestyle. Also, to relate it to the general, spiritual theme of living- a more conscious and inspired life.
“Spirituality can not be separate from how we treat our bodies, construct our lifestyles,
and keep our energy at higher levels.” -James Redfield
To stay abreast of the latest facts, I have found three key sources that are on the leading edge of optimal health and energy research. They include: The Life Extension Foundation, The Blaylock Wellness Report, and Dr. Joseph Mercola. Given the new information, here are the most important things you need to know now:
You Must Acquire Your Own Health Knowledge
The “common sense” about health matters is changing, but the trend toward holistic medicine is still evolving slowly. According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, many health professionals are still years behind the current research. He makes it clear that most physicians acquire almost no knowledge about the nutritional and lifestyle connections to the onset of disease. As a result, they are unaware of the preventive measures that can keep diseases at bay. Further, many health professionals hold on to the antiquated ideas: the body is a machine, and pharmaceutical drugs are the only way to treat the problem.
Unfortunately, all drugs have side effects. On his website, Dr. Mercola explains that many people are sometimes taking a dozen pharmaceuticals—the first one to treat the problem and then additional ones to treat the numerous side effects. Worse, most synthetic drugs will suppress your immune system, leaving you vulnerable for life-threatening diseases. For instance, when diagnosed with high blood pressure, there are many proven natural techniques, yet you may never hear these options. Instead, you are given a drug that can cause other serious health issues.
According to Dr. Mercola, integrative medicine informs us that the body is an energy system. The whole system needs treatment with as few unintended disturbances as possible. Disease is an interruption of the body’s natural systems. Most often the disease is created by lifestyle, food choices, or sometimes, a particular nutritional deficiency. In many cases, merely altering our personal choices and supplying proper nutritional balances is all that’s necessary to retain health.
The absence of disease is not the same as optimal health and high energy. Integrative medicine focuses on the farther reaches of human potential concerning our energy maintenance and healthy longevity. At the Life Extension Foundation, scientists and doctors are applying research to these fascinating issues. These include how long humans can live, and how we can stay energetically strong if we truly take care of ourselves.
What We Know About Healthy Eating
As Dr. Blaylock stresses, humans are supposed to eat a wide variety of foods that are in as natural a state as possible. Which in most cases means, as raw, fresh, and clean as you can find. Even in these states, some foods are healthier than others. For instance, low-glycemic vegetables—squashes, dark leafy greens, pea pods, beans, and etc.—are best.
We should avoid too many starches and grains since they have the effect of raising insulin and sugar levels in the body. Sugar, as it turns out, is far more damaging than anyone ever imagined, and leads to a process called glycation. Glycation causes premature aging and loss of energy. It also contributes to the dreaded process of inflammation (as our immune system senses foreign entities threatening the cells and fights back) in joints, various organs, and especially our brains.
As Dr. Blaylock has pointed out in his books and newsletter, the presence of inflammation is what makes most diseases perceptible to an individual. Inflammation from too much sugar, food additives, taste enhancers (glutamates), and bad oils are responsible for the runaway epidemic of the diseases of aging. A few of those are heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. It is also responsible for the leading precondition of them all, obesity. These diseases are striking people at earlier ages, specifically because our diets and lifestyles are intolerable to our bodies. Even when we haven’t yet contracted a disease, inflammation robs us of our natural energy levels in which to pursue a higher, more spiritual life.
The current situation: we must eat to sustain a higher consciousness and longevity. Even if you are young, you are doing great damage to your body if you do not shift to a sustainable way of living. How you eat determines whether you feel energized or lethargic. Energized, with a higher consciousness, is our goal.
It is a well-known adage: “pay me now or pay me later.” No one gets off the hook. The good news is that it is easy to find good food that also tastes good. And now we have scientific evidence from the integrative medical community to show us what to consume and what not to consume, based on research.