Over the last few months, I have come across many frustrated patients who are tired of taking chronic medication, tired of not feeling well, tired of feeling uncomfortable in their bodies and tired of doctors. They are tired of being prescribed a pill whenever they complain of a symptom. While this is never the solution to treating an illness long term, you need to understand how you got there in the first place. And that starts with your lifestyle.
The conventional medical paradigm places little to no emphasis on lifestyle. This is where the integrative approach shines. You don’t have to be sick in order to make a change. You can be well and still try to optimize your health. We all have done things a certain way in the past BUT when we know better, we do better. Your lifestyle is made up of your sleep, diet, exercise and stress management. With lockdown some patients’ lifestyle have suffered. Many patients are also not sleeping properly and R10 000 worth of supplements and consultations won’t help if you are not getting enough, good quality sleep. Others are not having regular bowel or bladder movements. If you want to improve your health, your life, the best place to start is always your lifestyle.
Lifestyle changes should not be seen as a punishment or something that is impossible to achieve. You should look at it as a fun and creative process. After all, you are doing something for yourself. Working on your physical, mental, emotional self is hard work but the process and the result is so rewarding.
Sometimes we make the changes and feel fantastic but then life happens. We fall off the bandwagon months down the line. That is human nature and doesn’t mean that you are weak or have failed in any way. Restart your changes or come see us to re-evaluate your current situation as the advice may change depending on your current lifestyle.
Call us today to book your LIFESTYLE assessment consultation.
MORE LIFESTYLE CHANGES = LESS MEDICATION / SUPPLEMENTS
MORE LIFESTYLE CHANGES = MORE HEALTH = MORE LIFE