Let’s talk about natural alternative health methods, and what role it plays in your longevity and wellness. If you are trying to make moves away from traditional health methods, then focusing on adding in more natural alternatives to improving your health and preventing diseases is a great place to start.
Take Your Vitamins (But Do Your Research)
Taking the most effective vitamins and minerals is probably the easiest way to get into alternative health and prevent those extra trips to the doctor. If you are not getting enough nutrients from your food, the next best thing is to take a multi-vitamin or supplements your doctor has recommended.
Take a good look into the ingredients on the vitamin labels to be sure there are not a bunch of extra additives in the vitamins you’re considering. Check out the amount of vitamins per bottle and the daily recommended dosage. For example, a bottle 80 gummy-vits may seem like a good deal, but they may have the daily dose at 4 gummies per day, so it is really only 20 days worth of supplement. Start with a high powered multi-vitamin, and then add more types of supplements to meet your specific health goals.
Multiple Benefit Of Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used for so many things, from getting better sleep to reducing your anxiety. There are also blends that are great for your skin, treating minor cuts, promoting relaxation, and also enhancing immune support. There is a lot to learn about essential oils, but a good place to start is common oils like lavender for relaxation and stress relief. You might also try Thieves oil for immune support in an essential oil diffuser to fill your environment with a health promoting scent.
Health Providing Herbs
There are an abundance of herbs that have a plethora of health benefiting characteristics. Some herbs are known to provide preventative medicine to keep you from the doctor’s office. Other herbs give you some relaxation to wind down at the end of a long day. Products made from plants which are used to treat diseases or to maintain health are called herbal products or botanical products. A more technical term is phytomedicines. A product made from plants which is used primarily for internal use is called an herbal supplement.
Herbal supplements are considered as foods, not drugs, by the FDA. This means they are not required to have the same rigorous testing, manufacturing, labeling standards or regulations as over-the-counter or prescription drugs. So check your labels to make sure your are getting a quality herbal product.
A few of the herbs that people like to use for natural remedies include aloe, ginkgo, echinacea, chamomile, and primrose. Herbs come in many forms: dried, chopped, capsule, powder, bath bomb, or liquid, and can be used in many different ways to promote a healthy life. Herbal products are not going to replace medical care from health professionals, but instead may help with preventative health from home.