With all the different philosophies about health in this world from the western mindset which puts the Doctor’s opinions in the highest esteem; to the eastern mindset that focuses on allowing the body to heal itself and more focus is placed on eating the right things to enable the human body to do its job correctly.
The eastern philosophy is not all about the food. Instead, it looks more at the whole person and addresses problems differently that western medicine.
Learning more about medical training in the US for Doctors and realizing that it is focused more on fixing the health issues through procedures and prescription drugs; without giving alternative medicine any serious considerations.
Most people have experienced this from interacting with Doctors closed-minded to eastern philosophies or alternative medicine. For many people, this can leave them discouraged and distraught over what to do next to address unresolved health issues.
Interestingly, health is something that people view differently, and that changes all the time. It is more of a journey that something that will never finish, we all are continually aging, and that affects our health.
This last couple of weeks have reminded me to keep my mind open to new ideas and things regarding health. In striking up conversations with people who are acquaintances through our children’s activities; they introduced me to a product that I have not heard of before that helps many people to lose weight and reduce appetite.
Recognizing that there are possible answers to your health issues or any other problems that you are facing in life, is a way to change your mindset toward your thinking about health.
How to View the Real You
People look at other people in many styles, and that can influence the way a person sees themselves. How you deal with this vision of yourself makes a significant impact on your health.
On the physical side, our diet will replenish everything that makes up the human body, and what we see comes from what we eat. That is not all that we are; there are the mind and spirit that makes up who we are.
A person character is much more important to people who place a high value on a person character over the physical appearance of the person. Being in good physical health can help carry out good or bad deeds depending on what the motivation of the person is, and in my opinion, that is why the character is more important.
The belief system that a person believes in will make a significant impact on the way they view themselves. When a specific belief system focuses on the negative qualities in people, then that is what is seen first by the participants of that system see in themselves.
On the other hand, when the specific belief system focuses on the positive aspects of people, the participants will tend to think positively about themselves.
A more balanced and objective way is to focus on looking at things from a viewpoint that does not assume people are naturally good or evil.
Instead, judge yourself based on the results of the actions you take, and the motivations will reveal themselves, others will judge you based on their value system, and that will vary significantly from person to person.
Does the Typical Health Advice Work for You
The standard health advice that you hear from the medical community works for some people and not so well for others. How does it affect you will determine how much credence to give it to yourself.
The standard calories in versus calories out model on weight loss are not working very well in society. The average of people are overweight, and the growing obesity rate tells us that it is not working.
What is a person supposed to do when they have followed the advice from the medical community, and it is not working? The first answer that comes to mind is: Do not to give up, instead, look for another solution to the problem.
People can get different opinions within the medical community to start with; most people are not aware, but Doctors say that 30% of the time a second opinion is sought out by a patient the diagnosis changes.
This change can be from another Doctor seeing something that is overlooked by the first, or it can be from a collaboration of the two minds coming together. In any case, the patient is getting better care, and the Doctors are learning more also
This idea of getting a second opinion also applies to the thoughts, suggestions, and products that we entertain or try out for ourselves. The fact that everyone is different means that it is prudent to think through each option very carefully before starting a new program or trying a new product.
Alternative Health Options
Learning more about natural remedies is ongoing in life, and we will never know everything there is to know about natural resources or other treatments from different parts of the world.
Sometimes we can get anxious or inpatient and want to try things too quickly. When searching out new alternative health options, it is best to do your homework and make sure that there is nothing that will cause you more harm than good.
People who are in the business of helping people are not typically trying to hurt someone, but there is no way of knowing exactly how something is going to affect you until you try it.
Many of the modern medicines come from natural remedies, or the idea of them spawned from the herbs, spices, or roots associated with ancient resources. Understand how pharmaceuticals may interact with a natural substance before introducing it to your body.
It is easy to get caught up in the movement and let your guard down if you are not careful; especially when you think you are doing something healthy. The perception will change as you progress in learning and find out what works for you.
The concept of bio-individuality works well with this line of thinking, remembering that one person’s nourishment may be another’s poison.
Just because something works for your best friend or even a close family member does not mean that it will work for you in the same manner. Best to approach things like an experiment on yourself until you see how it affects you personally.
Interested in Learning More
Since being introduced to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, my understanding has increased, and I am looking at the options that are available much differently than before starting the program.
My reason for joining the program is to learn how to change the way that I look at life and find a real balance between the natural physical world and the spiritual world.
The terminology used is different for me, and it is opening up my understanding of the differences between western and eastern philosophies.
Classes are available to people who are interested in learning more about how to live a healthy lifestyle and balance all the areas of life to improve your quality of life.
There are carrier opportunities for those who are so inclined and find that this lifestyle and belief system is something they would like to promote by becoming a health coach.
Changing the way you think about health is totally up to you, but with the right support and training, you can do it. People learn in different ways and at different speeds, do not beat yourself up if you are moving slower than others.
The best thing to remember is that for you to enjoy life, you must find the things that you are doing enjoyable. That can happen in several ways; finding what works for you is the key to success.
Find the real you and identify what works best for you in a healthy lifestyle that is something that you can live with daily. Search for the alternative options that will enhance your life and make you a happier person.
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