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  • Writer's pictureDr. Doug Pooley

Health tips that work

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good a bacon.” ~ Doug Larson

No matter how you cut it, you are what you eat. If you want to reclaim your health you absolutely must adopt a healthy diet. It is proven that no matter how hard you exercise or what fad diet you choose, without a lifestyle centred around common sense and balance in your eating habits you are doomed to eventual failing health and disease.  We can help all you have to do is ask.

“The greatest wealth is health.” ~ Unknown

We have all heard sayings such as this but most choose to ignore them and as a result eventually suffer the consequences. We have been convinced that the “system” will take care of our health care concerns and sadly nothing could be further from the truth. There is a big difference between staying healthy and fighting disease. Fighting disease usually means becoming dependent upon someone or something that is out of our control. Staying healthy creates a sense of empowerment, strength and vitality. The main difference here is that only you can keep you healthy. Not drugs and certainly not any other human being.

“Let food be thy medicine and the medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates

For most of our mankind’s time on this earth we have not had the benefits of medications to help treat our ills. For most of our evolution on this planet we have looked to nature and the plants as both a source of nutrition and a valuable and effective source of medicines.  Today as people are becoming more aware of the alarming side-effects associated with many prescription medications they are again looking to nature for alternatives to drugs for many common conditions. The internet is a good source of information on many natural approaches to maintaining health, but here are a few examples that may merit investigation:

  • Cinnamon to help normalize blood sugar levels

  • Tumeric/curcumin for treatment of inflammation

  • Omega 3 fatty acids for brain function and joint pain

  • Garlic actually has numerous therapeutic properties such as an anti-infective

  • Honey for it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties

  • Apples help to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

“Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ~ Edward Stanley

No truer words were ever spoken.  Modern science is continually finding new evidence to support the bounty of health benefits associated with regular exercise. Everything from diabetes to high blood pressure to breast and colon cancer to sex drive can be positively impacted by an effective and balanced exercise program.  The flip side is also true. There is plenty of evidence to support the fact that people who do not exercise are statistically sicker, more obese, have less energy and enjoy a poorer quality of life. This is really a no-brainer!

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